View Poll Results: Tax cuts cost nothing and are free

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    Tax cuts are free

    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?
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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Obviously tax cuts are not free.
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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    tax cuts are not government spending

    is saving money spending?



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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Obviously tax cuts are not free.
    really? so the money belongs to the government to start with?

    I guess you have to believe that to hold the positions you do

    I am flattered that OC felt a need to start a thread about me though

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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?
    Of course they aren't free, if they were free, then all the bills I owe are free as well. I know that simply isn't true.


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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Of course they aren't free, if they were free, then all the bills I owe are free as well. I know that simply isn't true.
    what idiocy

    a bill means you received something and have to pay for it

    to claim that a tax cut is the same thing would require proof that if you get a tax cut you are not paying for what you received. In reality, those who got the most tax cuts were the ones who have already paid more than they got but again that is not the issue

    you all operate under the delusion that a tax cut is a form of government spending. That requires the faith based assumption that the money belongs to the government to start with. so before we had an income tax that was government spending



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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    really? so the money belongs to the government to start with?
    Uh, all currency is property of the government. Way to fail. Hence why defacing currency is a crime.

    I am flattered that OC felt a need to start a thread about me though
    This is just for the Lolz.

    If you think that tax cuts are free, you must think that not selling doesn't cost you either. By not selling product, you don't bring in revenue. You no longer have that revenue to cover fixed costs. So your total profit declines as revenue has declined. That has effectively cost you. Drinking the Kool-aid doesn't change this basic accounting.

    you all operate under the delusion that a tax cut is a form of government spending.
    It is a form of government spending. A tax brings in revenue, by effectively returning that revenue the government has spent that money.

    That requires the faith based assumption that the money belongs to the government to start with. so before we had an income tax that was government spending
    It takes no such thing. Only an understanding of the flow of money.
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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Tax cuts don't cost money directly but they cost a s******* indirectly.

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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    OMG this is hilarious-the currency belongs to the government so all the wealth backing it does too

    I think you have some serious envy issues with me and I am going to leave it at that



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    Re: Tax cuts are free

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    OMG this is hilarious-the currency belongs to the government so all the wealth backing it does too

    I think you have some serious envy issues with me and I am going to leave it at that
    Can't win an argument? Then make lame accusations and never refute anyone. And then run away.

    Good luck finding a reputable economist who believes tax cuts are free.

    Oh, btw, tell me, if you reduce revenue without reducing costs, are you making more money? lol. Or has those lost sales reduced your revenue?
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