View Poll Results: Tax cuts cost nothing and are free

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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by FluffyNinja View Post
    However, a tax cut would indeed mean that the Government has less money to spend/redistribute. Let us think hypothetically for a moment. Let's assume that a tax cut will equate to the government not being able to fund a particular project - repaving a highway for instance. The monetary COST in this scenario could be that the private paving contractors would lose the contract. It could equate to less money in the pocket of the company owners or a temporary layoff for the workers. WHile this obviously does not equate to a monetary loss for you or I, SOMEONE will "pay" the cost. Another way of looking at it could be that local drivers would not receive the potential benefits of a newly paved highway - one pothole and a blow-out could equal a monetary cost for that particular driver. My point was, simply, EVERY economic decsion produces tradeoffs to some extent and often, neither you nor I can fully understand the extent to which these decisions will COST someone else.
    Less money spent by the govt is a good thing, and should be expanded.
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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Turtledude has repetitively argued that tax cuts cost nothing, aka they are free.

    So do you agree, that tax cuts cost nothing, that they are revenue neutral, that they are free?
    You asked two different questions here. There is a difference between costing nothing and being revenue neutral. Tax cuts are not an expense because the government doesn't pay us the portion of income that we get to keep. Tax hikes are an expense to the economy which can result in lost revenues since tax revenues can be measured as a percentage of private income. So actually, someone could say tax cuts may directly reduce revenue, but tax hikes are an actual cost since they reduce GDP growth and potential tax revenues.

    But yes, Turtledude is correct. Cuts in revenues are not the same as costs. And reducing prices to attract more business is certainly a viable method of increasing revenues.
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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Less money spent by the govt is a good thing, and should be expanded.
    True..The Alaskan "Bridge to Nowhere" would not have been built....supposedly..And that incredibly stupidly conceived wall between our nation and Mexico......lol
    This "reasoning" is scary.

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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    The REAL TRUTH:

    In essence tax cuts ARE free. If taxes are cut, government revenue is cut. Therefore government has fewer resources to do malicious things to the people, i.e. fewer officers to harass the people and eat out their substance.

    Yes, there are a few things government must do and get paid for. But that is a tiny percentage of what government currently does.

    Tax cuts are not only free, they pay dividends.
    Malicious?
    So who does things "perfectly" ??
    And private enterprise is not malicious at times...
    The argument is immature and silly...
    "The Real Truth".
    Hokum!

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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    Malicious?
    So who does things "perfectly" ??
    And private enterprise is not malicious at times...
    The argument is immature and silly...
    "The Real Truth".
    Hokum!
    whining about private enterprise appears to be an immature and silly argument from where I stand. we have a much easier chance of avoiding a malicious corporation and a malicious federal government. And I can choose which corporations I do business with



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