Does anyone here really believe their income would double if taxes were cut in half?

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    Does anyone here really believe their income would double if taxes were cut in half?

    Because that's what you'd have to believe to buy the right wing argument that a tax cut would increase government revenues. Actually that would be the requirement just for the government to break even.

    I think its a horseshit argument supported by zero empirical evidence and based on shaky theoretical grounds.
     
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    My sensors are telling me that extreme leftist posters have been given marching orders to pave the way for acceptance of high taxes so America can be Europe with all its fiscal issues.

    Is that it, Dr. Doh?
     
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    Sure, that's it.

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    Taxes are at historic lows and debt at a historic high - and we're the crazy ones for suggesting that taxes should be raised.
     
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    If they do, they are as ignorant as you are. The idea is that cutting tax rates, frees up money for hiring, now, this isn't necessarily as easy as "we cut taxes, so now there will be more employment opportunites."

    It's a matter of several policies of over reaching fed. govt. to repeal or deregulate to create an incentive. Then with lower taxes, more businesses have the incentive (given demand is there, which is a good prediction because people will have more expendable income from a tax cut) to expand and hire, instead of the money being pissed away by govt. through taxation. The government is nonproductive ecomonically. Just look at the fiscal trainwreck they created.
     
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    Spending though...that's just nothing, right?
     
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    These types think the government creates jobs or is economically productive. So spending is good. Until they take it all and then, well....then we all get govt. jobs?
     
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    I just think it's mind boggling that anyone would actually WANT more taxation. I'm not able to wrap my mind around that.
     
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    Its not that they want more taxation on THEM, its that they want more taxation on SOMEONE ELSE.

    At that point, its easy to figure out why they want it.
     
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    Some people like theft by force, I suppose. I can't call it anymore with the way these people see it. Here we are bickering over 80 billion a year in additional revenue to put toward our 1.3 trillion spending deficit. As if this is some kind of accomplishment. It's beyond reproach to me.
     
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    True. And that's really the only reason. It's not because they want to balance the budget, because only an idiot thinks that increased taxes alone is going to do that.
     

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