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  Well, if they are being taxed on the money, they weren't using it to hire anyone anyway, otherwise it would have been expensed out of their income. They're being taxed on their profits -- i.e., the money they walk away with in their pockets -- not their revenue, so stop pretending it's going to decrease the amount of money they have available to hire people. It's not going to affect that at all.   You right wingers really need to get a grip on reality. I think some of...
  The idea that keeping government to a minimum maximizes freedom, while plausible on a superficial examination, doesn't really hold up under even the slightest scrutiny.   The first problem is to determine what such a theoretical minimum would even be. We could probably agree generally that it would include national defense, but how much national defense do we actually need? We'd probably agree that it requires a certain level of policing to prevent, or at least...
Yes, well, when you actually have an argument based on facts, and not on an irrational belief in utterly discredited ideas, please make it.
  Our tax code does need an overhaul, but not the one you suggest. This country has been following the right wing prescription for job growth -- tax cuts, tax cuts and more tax cuts -- for the last 30 years, and it has repeatedly failed. Not only has it not been effective at creating jobs, but real income for the middle class has gone down over this same period. (And, frankly, your little capital gains anecdote doesn't impress, it reeks of post hoc reasoning.)   What tax...
  Yes, you reject it even though you offer no arguments to support your position. The problem is that you are arguing from religious belief, not facts and history. The private sector isn't going to spend us out of a recession, they're going to sit on their cash until they see a recovery in progress. Austerity is not a recipe for recovery, it's a recipe for worsening a recession into a depression.
  He's not making a comparison, and yes he and you are conflating them in your arguments. You are essentially saying that, "a company can't just go on borrowing, so the finances of the government are in trouble if they do."   Of course, this "argument" of yours also hinges on pretending that Krugman has said that any amount of government debt is ok, which he hasn't, and that they are no downsides to debt for the government, which he also hasn't said. What he has said is...
  Can you point us to where Krugman or "the rest of them" said that corporate and government debt are equivalent and bound by the same principles?   Well, no you can't, yet you are conflating them here. I know that's a common argument technique on the right, but, frankly, it just makes you seem hopelessly confused.
  New York is a mess and Bloomberg is an idiot, although, at least he's not afraid to tackle the important issues... like large sodas.   While being successful in businessman doesn't necessarily preclude being good at political governance, there's no reason we should think it particularly qualifies someone to be a political leader.   It's the job of a business leader to make his own company successful, and if he does that by laying waste to dozens of companies around him,...
  You talk as if "small business owners"* are going to be taxed on revenue. Clearly that's absurd. If they are putting that money back into "growing their business", it's a business expense, and they aren't going to be taxed on it. They are going to be taxed on the amount of money they walk away with in their pockets at the end of each quarter. This is typical of the kind of twisted logic and misleading claims and arguments we've come to expect from the right.     * The...
  There is zero evidence to support the notion that tax cuts for the wealthy stimulate the economy. Zero. And although on an entirely superficial level it seems plausible that they might, an even cursory examination of the logic of the issue discredits the idea entirely. Those who are already making more than they can reasonably spend, aren't going to go on a consumption spree because the now have even more in excess of what than they can reasonably spend. On the other...
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