I find that hypocrisy wonderful. Any time someone, anyone of any political background says "level the playing field" and "tax the rich more" in the same thought process, they are lying. That lie is evident in this thread - it's not about leveling the playing field, it's about taxing those with more for the sole reason they have more, to provide for those who do not, or are unwilling.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Crime has been on the rise since the economy has stagnated a few months ago. Wouldn't you think it's smart to keep police on the job?
Put simply, Stimulus 1 helped keep teachers, police and firefighters on the job because the States couldn't afford to. I see nothing wrong with providing more short-term federal funding - Stimulus 2 - to do the same while also providing incentives for State and federal governments to form public-private partnerships to spur job growth and prop up local/state economies. Think of it this way...
States, especially those with Republican Governors and GOP majority legislatures, have worked hard to bring their budgets into balance and reduce waste, etc., etc. If they're finally getting their spending on track but just need alittle bit more of a cushion, why not provide that push at the federal level? It worked once for teachers, firefighters and police to keep them employed, why shouldn't it work again?
The Jobs Plan is intended to spur short-term economic growth while other legislation, such as trade agreements and expediting pattents, are intended for long-term economic stability.
Sidenote: Just heard Rush lie about the Senate vote on the President's Jobs Plan. He said the Dems on gained 50 votes which is true. However, he falsely claimed that the Dems could have passed the bill all by themselves. How is that possible when there are only 52 Democrats in the Senate?
He's also now claiming that the Occupy movement was "created by Liberals". Interesting, since I attended a local Occupy rally over the weekend and met folks who were both Democrats and Republicans - same political mix alleged by the Tea Party. Nice try, Rush. Not everyone is fooled by your and misinformation.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 10-17-11 at 12:14 PM.