Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:00:41 AM
Okay! From now on when I want to call someone a complete and utter fcuking a55h*le I'll refer to them as either Greg Gutfield or Gavin McInnes since they so clearly epitomize that kind of sh*t-for-brains stupidity.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:43:03 AM
Even Obama accepted the positive effects of the bush tax cuts in helping the economy come out of the recession and made them permanent for people making less than $400,000 per year.
Ask yourself if taxes drive business, why are taxes used to stamp out smoking, fossil fuels, collecting rainwater, etc.?
You can read any economics book you choose, all will say that increasing taxes create inefficiencies that result in unemployment.
Listen I understand what you're trying to say but I don`t agree at all. The four years you mentioned have little to do with the president. Congress has the "power of the purse" not the president. You`ll notice that those years you mentioned were after Newt Gingrich forced Clinton to sign the 1997 Balanced Budget and Taxpayer Relief Act and it cut $160 billion in spending between 1998 and 2002. There was also things like approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization, welfare reform, and farm-subsidy reform. Also the economy at that time also got a boost from the dot com bubble. The more you tax business, the more you hurt the small business owner. Small "mom and pop" shops have a very hard time dealing with tax increases and as they go under the void is filled by bigger more durable multinational corporations like walmart.