"If transferring wealth to the top 2% creates jobs, wouldn't we be swimming in jobs?"

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    When Mitt Romney asserted in a recent interview that his tax rate was fair and that it was necessary for job creation, I wish the interviewer would have followed up and asked him for some details and examples of how HE has created jobs in the US since he thinks his tax rate causes job creation. And then I would have asked for some specific examples from other people who are wealthy and get the same tax breaks.

    In a report on Sensata (a Romney/Bain enterprise) laying off employees and outsourcing jobs, one person about to lose his job asks, "If transferring wealth to the top 2% creates jobs, wouldn't we be swimming in jobs?" (instead of outsourcing them which obviously creates more wealth due to much lower wages for the investors).

    It doesn't impact the public with more jobs at all.

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    Only stupid people believe that. People who aren't "smart".

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfxVR78Pp48]Rick Santorum: We Will Never Have the Smart People On Our Side - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Who says transferring wealth to the top 2% will create jobs?

    Oh yeah, nobody says that.
     
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    Cutting taxes doesn't transfer wealth to anyone, nitwit.


     
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    The government does not transfer wealth to the top. When taxes are at reasonable rates, they merely steal and redistribute a little less.

    There have been many times in the past when lowered taxes resulted in higher revenue. Isn't that what government really wants? I guess not now since Obama is declaring war on the top earners. Actually, he won't since he needed those top earners to donate to his campaign. But, pouring fuel on the class wars has been beneficial and his supporters might still believe they will get their hands on some Obama cash from his stash.
     
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    If taxing the rich more and massive government spending created a jobs and a strong economy the Greek economy would be booming wouldn't it ?
     
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    Jealousy of the rich sure as fuck never created a job.
     
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    And so would the economies in Spain, Portugal, Iceland, France, England, and other countries in the European Union.
     
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    What is this "transfer of wealth" that you are writing about?

    Your whole premise is a FRAUD, because you are trying to draw a parallel between INCOME tax and CAPITAL GAINS tax, which is a GREAT "sleight of hand" trick that the leftists use successfully all the time.

    The percentage of INCOME tax a person pays is based on how much income they make in a calendar year.

    The percentage of CAPITAL GAINS TAX is the same for EVERYBODY, no matter what their income is.
     
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    So we had the Bush tax cuts, which are still in effect. Where the hell are the jobs? Clinton raised taxes on the wealthy, did we have an economic bust under Clinton like we did under Bush?
     

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