Inequality, the Middle Class, and Growth

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    Jared Bernstein: Inequality, the Middle Class, and Growth



    Why do non-rich Repugs continually vote against their economic interests? Mental illness?
     
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    then lighten the tax burden on the middle class....hello earth to libs worn message..that will create more purchasing power when you lower the taxes on those middle class sector. as obumer says, it's just math.
     
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    Demand creates jobs, not tax cuts for the rich and they lie when they say taking away tax cuts would hurt job creation, learn economics. Supply with little to no demand in the markets create no jobs.
     
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    The biggest advantage of having the uber-rich paying their fair share in taxes is that our natonal debt would be greatly reduced. Instead of having to destroy government services that help each citizen, the government could provide infrastructure improvement grants to communities, more health inspectors could be hired (and maybe slow down the constant e-coli outbreaks,) more staff could be hired to maintain our national parks...jobs. Jobs.

    Or the 1% could keep their money and let the middle class continue to carry the tax burden, because apparently the middle class doesn't work hard for their money like the rich do.
     
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    A good book to read on this subject is "What's The Matter With Kansas" by Thomas Frank published in 2004
     
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    How much demand is there when the gubmint is taking 50% of your income?

    dumbass.... :lol:
     
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    Is there a "What's the Matter With Mustang"?
     
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    Why is it when discussing the benefit of getting more money from the wealthy the left's first
    thought is to spend it....they act like sticking it to the rich will cure every illness that ails this country.And the way to fix anything and everything to a progressive liberal democrat is to throw money at it.....

    HOW ABOUT USING THIS WINDFALL TO PAY DOWN THE DEBT....TO USE IT TO PAY THE INTEREST ON THE FUCKING DEBT TO USE IT ON THE DEFICIT....

    Spend,spend,spend....

    It's all the left knows.... :evil:
     
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    Ooooh, a left wing opinion on a left wing website, yeah it must be the absolute truth.
     
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    Uncle Ferd says, "Yea - Obama keepin' his foot onna workin' guy's neck whilst helpin' the wealthy get richer...
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    Income Inequality Worse Under Obama Than George W. Bush
    4/11/2012 : President Obama may talk a big game about economic fairness, but his record on the issue doesn't quite match up.
     

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