Paying for a Jobs Bill by Cutting Federal Jobs?

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    Name a federal job that creates wealth
     
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    What I find incomprehensible is that despite the fact that even liberal economists like Christina Romer are warning that raising taxes on ANYONE in a weak economy is bad fiscal policy...people like Flaylo continue to insist that a tax increase on the wealthy is the way to go. Once again...for you economically "challenged" folks out there...the reason why even a liberal Keynesian like Romer is cautioning against raising taxes on the wealthy is that doing so will slow an already anemic economy.

    So if raising taxes on anyone is a bad idea...what's left? Gee, cutting spending? And where is waste rampant? The Federal Government? Duh? This really isn't rocket science, kiddies.

    Instead of playing this stupid political game? Let's do the fiscally intelligent thing and cut spending before we get another credit downgrade. Then...when the economy DOES recover and start to grow...THEN and only then would a tax increase make sense to cut down the size of the deficit. You raise taxes when the economy is roaring...not when it's barely wheezing.
     
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    Taxes on the top 1% is not going to harm the economy you dumb asses, don't ever misrepresent my position like that again.
     
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    Taxes on the top 1% is not going to harm the economy you dumb asses, don't ever misrepresent my position like that again.
     
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    All of them.
     
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    Taxing the people that most benefited from the Bush tax cuts will not slow recovery. There really is just so much money one can spend in a year so the tax cuts on that sector of society didn't at all help the economy. And the very wealthy DO NOT use their own wealth to "create jobs". They are extremely risk adverse.
     
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    I never heard of federal job cuts drastically reducing unemployment but I have seen it increase unemployment because duh, its lost jobs. Some of you would sacrifice everything and everybody before taxing the sacred rich you worship, even if meant you were the sacrificed ones.
     
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    People seem to keep thinking that all of the very rich are all business owners who go to work and create jobs, they're not the same.
     
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    And the very wealthy don't create jobs, if there is no demand for a product there will be no jobs to create, thus the greedy bastards shouldn't get tax cuts.
     

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