"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Everyone calls me a "commie" but I'm actually just a socialist
Vote John Schnatter (Papa John) 2012!
If you reduce taxes, and private sector jobs increase, you have less unemployment and therefor more people paying taxes. So the government, in the long run, actually brings in more tax revenue from lower taxes. That's the extremely short version for economics 101.
As we're seeing today, if the government increases taxes, it provides a short-term boost of tax revenue. However, after this initial boost in tax revenue, if the government continues to increase taxes instead of lower taxes businesses won't hire and the economy will shrink; thus, in turn, providing the government with less tax revenue than if they had lowered taxes.
It's really that simple. When the government taxes something, typically there's less consumption or use of whatever it is they're taxing. So when the government taxes small businesses and taxes the people to no end, there's less money flowing in the free market to create jobs and stimulate economic growth. The wrong solution is how Obama and the Democrats going about it, thinking that increasing taxes (again and again) will bring in a continuous flow of short-term boosts in tax revenue. The correct solution would be to lower taxes, which will truly stimulate the economy and private sector job growth, and in turn bring more tax revenue to the government.
Last edited by DrunkenAsparagus; 03-18-10 at 02:55 PM.
You are right, it is in reaction to the Tea Party movement, but that does not make it entirely against everything the Tea Party is about, only that it is different and in reaction to.
The Coffee Party is not, anywhere I can see, saying the government should make decisions for people, it is saying that the government is elected by the people to work for us. Congress passes laws, the president signs those laws, we the people pick who is in congress and the president.
It further does not say that the "government should express our wills"(nice spin, only have to change one word to get your interpretation), but that "the government is 'not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will". It's not the government telling us what to do, but puts the responsibility for the government on us. We choose them.
Trying to align a group you don't like with an unpopular group is a common but dishonest tactic.
I went on a rant in that post, but honestly I can't stand people who label others with liberal ideas as being Communist, Socialist, Anti-American, idiots, etc.
I am a moderate and as such have liberal and conservative viewpoints. So when people straight out insult liberals I take it as a personal insult.
Last edited by Jucon; 03-19-10 at 11:10 PM.