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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    I have to agree. The Bush tax cuts didnt do much to help anyone but the wealthy. I would like to see FACTUAL evidence that it was a positive move by Bush.
    what rot-tax cuts went to everyone who paid income taxes. ask those who got tax cuts if they helped-they sure helped my family. we gave a bunch more to the college my mother attended, and the grade schools my kid and his cousins attend.

    that the wealthy got the most cuts is not surprising given the top 5% pay more than half the income taxes.



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what rot-tax cuts went to everyone who paid income taxes. ask those who got tax cuts if they helped-they sure helped my family. we gave a bunch more to the college my mother attended, and the grade schools my kid and his cousins attend.

    that the wealthy got the most cuts is not surprising given the top 5% pay more than half the income taxes.
    Easy to say. And on one level, likely true. But to answer this question you have to show something different, that it helped the economy or provided jobs. Not much evidence to support the larger claim.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    You mean wall street then?
    wrong-dem voters-the ones who outsource personal responsibility to the government. the people who think they are poor not because they are untalented or unproductive but because they got "Screwed" by wall street. A girl I used to date-saw her for the first time since I left grad school a few years ago. She had earned an MBA and JD at a top program. At my 25th college reunion she showed up (85 degree weather-typical New Haven on Memorial day) in a business suit, heels, hose, silk blouse etc while the rest of us were wearing t-shirts and shorts. She was a senior VP and Goldman -Sachs and by then had two children. She noted she might have to catch the late train back to the city to work on some stuff that Friday night. She also noted she was not working as many hours as she had before she had children-down to about 55-60 a week. Yeah she made alot of money. easily a million with bonuses. She told me the sort of hours she had put in for the 20 years since I had least seen her. She noted people like her -with three Ivy honors+ degrees working 70 hours a week, delaying having a family etc-were common in her business.

    its fashionable to bash "wall street" and the Ivan Boeskies etc of the world. It soothes the hurt of people who couldn't imagine working as hard as people like this woman. But the fact remains, most of those people are extremely talented, very dedicated honest people who work their asses off for what they earn



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    When the dead horse is better than anything the Democrats call "new ideas", the dead horse is obviously better. What the Dems are doing is killing this country --- call me crazy but when a choice is a dead horse or a dead country, I'll pick the horse every time.
    Don't believe anything you read. Look around your city. Here in Grand Junction, Target, Walmart, K mart, grocery stores parking lots are full, more traffic, more buying all the time. And I haven't seen a homeless man in a year.

    Recession, just another contrived political trick?

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    if you had to pay more taxes you might have got a bigger tax cut

    again if you want the middle class to get more tax cuts start advocating that the middle class start paying more taxes

    a cute picture that is full of excrement in what it is trying to say



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    if you had to pay more taxes you might have got a bigger tax cut

    again if you want the middle class to get more tax cuts start advocating that the middle class start paying more taxes

    a cute picture that is full of excrement in what it is trying to say
    with every post you reveal how little you really know...

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    with every post you reveal how little you really know...
    well when it comes to making money and paying top bracket taxes I clearly know more than you will ever imagine. I find it funny that people who don't succeed pretend to have so much more knowledge than those who have.



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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well when it comes to making money and paying top bracket taxes I clearly know more than you will ever imagine.
    You clearly have a very active imagination. And the anonymous internet provides the perfect outlet.

    I find it funny that people who don't succeed pretend to have so much more knowledge than those who have.
    Did you see the movie Catfish, yet?

    I think it could be a very therapeutic experience for you.

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    Re: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    You clearly have a very active imagination. And the anonymous internet provides the perfect outlet.



    Did you see the movie Catfish, yet?

    I think it could be a very therapeutic experience for you.

    You can pretend all you want even though others have informed you. But the fact remains, most of the rants about the tax cuts comes from those who don't have the juice to be major league tax payers and are envious of those who do.
    Why would I need education from you? I completed law school



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