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Old 08-17-2011, 10:03 PM
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I've come to the conclusion that low taxes do not create jobs.

I consider myself a republican and believe in personal responsibility however, the reason behind lower tax rates for the super rich don't appear to be very good.

Taxes are still rock bottom and job growth is stagnat. Every company I've researched thus far is sitting on piles of money and they are working their current employee's to the bone for less and less money.


What if we offered tax breaks for corporations who create x amount of jobs and keep them for x amount of time?

Instead of just keeping taxes low why not raise them to pre-Bush levels and then offer tax incentives for companies who are actually doing something positive for the country.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:24 PM
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oh okay then

lets raise taxes and see how that goes

i'm sure the jobs will be coming outta the woodwork
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:41 AM
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Is Obama doing anything for job creation? Or is he on the campaign trail again?
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:58 AM
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Is Obama doing anything for job creation? Or is he on the campaign trail again?
He's still on the campaign trail, after which he heads to Martha's Vineyard for vacation. Of course, he said he's not campaigning, that way we taxpayers get to pay for the Darth Vader Bus and his "listening summits". But he feels our pain! He said he will come up with another plan to create jobs in September!




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Old 08-18-2011, 01:58 AM
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Is Obama doing anything for job creation?
It's in the news. [Original EDIT]It appears he has done more in his 4 years than our former president did in 8.[End original Edit] EDIT: Not sure if this is actually the case, need to do more research.

New EDIT: What are the companies that got bailed out doing to create jobs that are now sitting on mounds of cash? Some like Ford Motors are building new plants...............in India.

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Old 08-18-2011, 02:05 AM
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It's in the news. It appears he has done more in his 4 years than our former president did in 8.
Whats he doing?
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:06 AM
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It's in the news. It appears he has done more in his 4 years than our former president did in 8.
Of course, it's in the news, so it MUST be true.
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I think maybe we are talking about two things here. The push by the dems to increase tax rates for those making $250,000 or more a year won't do anything for jobs, it's meant to bring in revenue to pay interest on our $14,000,000,000,000.00 debt and - they hope - to bring down our deficit. The problem with that is, historically, Congress spends more than they take in. Always have. Both parties.

This is why I support a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. It doesn't guarantee they will balance it but makes it harder for either side to keep spending like drunken pirates.

I think any tax increases will slow growth and job creation. Just my 2 cents, I guess we will have to see how things are in a year or so.
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It's in the news.
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Of course, it's in the news, so it MUST be true.
Did I state anything of the sort? If you wish to know the news, try reading it.
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