How does raising taxes help our situation?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grampa Murked U, Sep 19, 2011.

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Is raising taxes a good idea?

  1. Of course, its a no brainer!

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  2. Hell no, are you stupid?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    It won't create jobs
    It won't spur economic growth
    It won't convince companies to bring back overseas jobs
    It won't balance our budget since its spent before its collected
    It will create division among the people
    It won't stop ATM's from stealing our jobs
    It won't help end the wars
    It won't make our enemies fear us
    It won't make our friends like us
    It won't fix the broken housing market
    It won't drive up consumer spending


    It will make liberals feel better

    Beyond that I see 0 upside
     
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    Everybody knows that when you take more money from the private sector we're all better off.
     
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    I was hoping taxes would be raised on trolls and trolling. Then maybe you and Willow Tree would run away together.
     
  4. Grampa Murked U
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    I didn't think you were capable of answering the OP.
     
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    Raising tax rates helps no one. In this environment of out-of-control spending and associated debt, ever increasing regulatory burdens, a Fed-caused devaluation of the dollar, and an administration hyper-focused on class warfare, it's no wonder corporations and the wealthy are keeping their resources on the sideline, resulting in little job creation. Apparently the President believes that if you tax those entities more, this will help the economy.

    They're not spending money now...so more taxes will get them to spend? Really? In what world does this makes sense?
     
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    I do not want to give the gov't one fuckin' dime more until they show they can spend the money they're getting now more responsibly. It's like giving an alcoholic another bottle.
     
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    So you admit higher taxes are a deterrent for people producing something?

    Don’t get me wrong, Gramps ain’t no conservative in that he believes spending trillions putting us into debt/bankruptcy as long as he agrees with the spending but you did just prove the reason why taxes are bad, especially during a recession/depression.
     
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    I couldn't answer your poll because raising taxes is neither always nor never a good idea. It's necessary to actually study some economics to understand that, though, and obviously what you are looking for is jerking knees.
     
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    Because I think Ron Paul is a inept individual you think I believe in spending money?

    Your off the deep end :eusa_whistle:
     
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    If so, there'd be tax money from you, TM, BD Kook, rdean and failgo to balance Obama's imaginary budget.....
     

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