Discussion in 'Politics' started by Zoom-boing, Aug 24, 2009.
The High Cost of Liberalism - WSJ.com
Obama has been doing the spend part first, the tax part is next.
What do you think our current economy would be without any stimulus?
What do you think our current economy would look like without the cost of the Iraq war?
i have no idea how they can say the bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 raised tax revenues? we had 2.0 trillion in tax revenues collected in 2000 and in 2008 we collected about the same in revenue....but after the bush tax cuts, in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, we collected billions LESS in tax revenues, then FINALLY in 2005 we were back up to collecting the same tax revenues as we did in the yr 2000?
2009's budget spending, which started october 1, 2008 and ends sept 30th of this year will be attributed to president bush, not president obama, at least on the books, it will go under the Bush presidency.....the $1.5 trillion dollar deficit will be attributed to president bush, though obama certainly affected it!
Please explain SPECIFICALLY, how these "choice" taxes negatively impact our economy?
I cannot wait until they raise the taxes on fast food! Then you non-smoking Nazis will know how it feels to be targeted!
Well, the tax on smokes makes it more expensive to smoke so many smokers will quit. Ooo, savings on health care, yeah! One problem -- they are using the tax increase from smokes to provide for SCHIP. Oh, and they also allotted $75million in the stimuless package for . . . . wait for it . . . smoking cessation programs!
Smoking cessation programs and higher taxes on smokes = less smokers
Less smokers = less tax received
Less tax received = where the hell are they going to get the SCHIP money from?
Where the hell are they going to get SCHIP money from = tax something else
See the pattern?
Government, redefining stupidity daily.
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