Hilarious - Republicans will run on "Economic Know-how"

Discussion in 'Economy' started by rdean, May 6, 2011.

  1. rdean
    Offline

    rdean rddean

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    42,769
    Thanks Received:
    4,047
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    chicago
    Ratings:
    +4,409
    The top bosses at the nation's largest companies are getting paid more than they were in 2007. Cash bonuses are also increasing.

    Executive compensation is tied to a number of factors, such as financial performance. Part of the reason we're seeing CEO pay jump is that profits did as well. In the AP analysis of the companies, profit rose 41% last year.

    CEOs see pay rise 24% on average- MSN Money

    Trickle down? Remember that?

    Companies are sitting on two trillion PLUS in capital. Remember, they were going to "make jobs"? Just cut their taxes. Lower standards for clean air and clean water. Bust the unions. Stop pensions.

    So what are they doing with that two trillion? Making jobs of course.

    Just kidding.

    They are taking over other companies and making acquisitions and then sending THOSE jobs overseas.

    They got their tax breaks. They got their CEO pay. They got deregulation. They have greater profits NOW than before the Bush/Cheney/Republican recession. So where is the "trickle down"?

    Let's all sit back and get yet another "lesson in economics" from the USMB Right Wingers. Explain to us how this "trickle down" is "really working" - and we're just not seeing it.

    Now that Obama has taken away the "no experience" card and the "Is the Country Safe?" card, all Republicans have left is the "race card" and the "economy card", both empty "debit" cards? We shall see.
     
  2. Quantum Windbag
    Offline

    Quantum Windbag Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    58,323
    Thanks Received:
    5,010
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +5,211
    Is this anything like Obama running on his economic know how?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. rdean
    Offline

    rdean rddean

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    42,769
    Thanks Received:
    4,047
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    chicago
    Ratings:
    +4,409
    Obama did keep us out of a deep depression.

    However, this isn't about Obama. It's about Republican economic policies. Unless there aren't any?
     
  4. rightwinger
    Offline

    rightwinger Paid Messageboard Poster Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2009
    Messages:
    75,927
    Thanks Received:
    10,096
    Trophy Points:
    300
    Ratings:
    +12,061
    You got a problem with Trickle Down?

    It has been enriching the middle class for a generation while the wealthy keep on trickl'n
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. rdean
    Offline

    rdean rddean

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    42,769
    Thanks Received:
    4,047
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    chicago
    Ratings:
    +4,409
    Why are they so poor now?
     
  6. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Clipboard Guy! Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    20,520
    Thanks Received:
    4,259
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Trinity Site
    Ratings:
    +4,745
    Maybe it's because they have to pay for Obama's 3rd war?
     
  7. Quantum Windbag
    Offline

    Quantum Windbag Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2010
    Messages:
    58,323
    Thanks Received:
    5,010
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +5,211
    Can you prove that? The economists I read say we would have been better off it we had not passed either TARP or the stimulus plan.

    Don't tell Obama it is not about him, he will revoke your Obamazombie membership.
     
  8. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    34,422
    Thanks Received:
    3,709
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +3,954
    Yup. Trickle down. "Piss on the Peon".

    A President is handed a budget that is balanced, a deficit that is decreasing, and, in eight years, we are in the hole trillions. And facing a Second Great Republican Depression. And then you asses run on fiscal responsibility!:cuckoo:
     
  9. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    34,422
    Thanks Received:
    3,709
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +3,954
    Really? The one that won the Nobel Prize in economics states exactly the opposite. So let's see your links to respected economists who are making the statements you claim they are.

    ThinkProgress ยป Krugman: GOP has ‘no coherent theory’ behind obstructing economic stimulus package.
     
  10. Zona
    Offline

    Zona A guy in ariZONA

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2009
    Messages:
    13,875
    Thanks Received:
    941
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ.
    Ratings:
    +941
    They blamed the state of this countries economy on Obama on Jan 2, 2008. They said since he was president for two days, why were we in such horrible shape?

    This man made it so we were not in a damn depression. It amazes me how people forget this.
     

Share This Page