dem policies have led to a massive amount of addicts dependent on government which have sapped the strength of the middle class who no longer looks to themselves to solve problems but rather they wait for the government to do that
Socialist utopia can only come after all are made uniformly miserable. The dictatorship of the proles will endure forever.
First of all, this opinion that you have posted from Media Matters of all places, is the view of the liberal progressive left in this country, and we know that. Nothing new in that, and nothing to back up their assertion that Cap Gains cuts, or Corporate tax relief would only be short term, in fact just the opposite.
The CBO, although being quoted in true cherry pick fashion by both sides, is as a matter of actual fact often wrong in their assertions due to the fact that the way they are set up to score certain things boxes them in to only the information that any given side of the argument gives them, and can not make their own true evaluation through independent research.The federal government uses tax policy to generate revenue and places the burden where it believes it will have the least effect. However, the "flypaper theory" of taxation (the belief that the burden of the tax sticks to where the government places the tax) often proves to be incorrect.
Instead, tax shifting occurs. Shifting tax burden describes the situation where the economic reaction to a tax causes prices and output in the economy to change, thereby shifting part of the burden to others. An example of this shifting took place when the government placed a sales tax on luxury goods in 1991, assuming the rich could afford to pay the tax and would not change their spending habits. Unfortunately, demand for some luxury items dropped and industries such as personal aircraft manufacturing and boat building suffered, causing unemployment for many factory workers. Tax shifting must be considered when setting tax policy.
Do Tax Cuts Stimulate The Economy?
Now, Media Matters well known for cherry picking, and completely out of context argument purposely swayed against anything not in the progressive wheelhouse is disconcerting that anyone would post from them honestly.
It would be to me like taking something from an opinion based right wing source, and passing it off as fact based, like say from the American Thinker. I like their articles, but they are opinion, and should be represented as such.
The other end of that argument that I detest these days is the fallacy of the infallable un named generalization. So before you throw out there that "many", or "most" agree with ANYTHING you have to type in defense of your class war division of this country, know that it is crap before you start.
So stick to facts, and we will all be better for it....Thanks.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville