Originally Posted by tonton
No money to put into the economy? Well then I guess you're not eating, not paying rent or a mortgage, not driving or taking public transport, not buying media, not buying guns and ammo and magazines about guns and ammo...
Saying that if you're paying taxes you don't have money to put back into the economy is a big fat lie.
Kirby Puckett playing table tennis... here we go again. And again. And again.
If I am taxed to a point where people are laid off, the government misses income- from me and the employee. If my clients are taxed highly and cannot buy as much, I make less, so does the government because of the lack of money moving.
I'm still waiting for you to tell me how we can "tax our way to prosperity" and how higher taxes help the economy. Tell my why taxes are not high enough. Tell my why you trust money more in Washington than you do in the hands of the people that earn it. I'm all ears.
The government taxing and spending limitless amounts of money cannot make an economy work... they have a name for that when it has been tried, you know.
You see this eternal lowest common denominator- eating, rent, etc. You rarely reference small businesses (like mine, that employ most of the people in this country) and entrepreneurs and how your socialist policies affect THEM. You pretend that people either work for a big corporation that should take care of their every need, or they depend on the government for basic subsistence. Well, tonton, there is a whole other world out here full of "little people" (like you claim to care about) that are being squeezed by income taxes, property taxes, capital gains taxes, and the myriad of other taxes that end up, in total, seriously reducing the quality of life we are able to enjoy... and reducing our access to both social mobility and business growth. What you claim to be part of the solution is actually part of the problem- in fact, it is a huge problem.
Your clamoring for higher taxes will, if successful, put a single mother of two out of a job. And a disabled veteran. Right here in my office. By your hand, not mine. And I will also have to cut healthcare benefits for my employees. That's the "unintended consequence." So go ahead, raise the cap gains. Raise the min wage. Raise the employment taxes. Raise the income taxes. Be my guest. But don't act with shock and anger when I put hard-working lower-middle class people out the door without a job. Hey, you have a solution for that as well, I know... a government check. Business owners understand this situation. But, as usual, my case would be held up as "conservative greed" by die-hard leftists... even though it is what I have to do to stay in business, and continue to employ the rest and provide for my family.