Why can't Republicans explain their "Fiscal Policy"?

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    I'm watching Michael Steele talk about Republican "fiscal policy". His only policy is "cut taxes". He said cutting taxes will lift people out of poverty.

    No mention of education.

    No mention of the job's bill Republicans blocked.

    No mention of building up American infrastructure.

    Just "cut taxes".

    I hate to break it to him, if you don't have a job, you aren't worrying about "taxes".

    So is that it? Cut taxes? Nothing else? If there is more, what is it?
     
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    That is their solution to every problem

    Economy good? Cut taxes
    Economy bad? Cut taxes
    Need Jobs? Cut taxes
    Reduce debt? Cut tasxes
    Healthcare? Cut taxes
     
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    And they can never, ever show when decreasing taxes has helped in a bad economy. So they commission a study by the Congressional Research Service, a non partisan group, and then suppress the findings when the study is released. Because the study finds that tax decreases have no effect on economic growth. "In fact, the study found that higher tax rates for the wealthy are statistically associated with higher levels of growth."
    Study: Tax Cuts for the Rich Don

    So, the tax decrease "policy" is meant to make the gov smaller and put more $ in the back pocket of those with very high incomes. Because, after all, those very wealthy are the very ones who support the repubs. What a surprise.
     
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    too stupid and perfectly 1000% liberal. Cutting taxes and so government always helps an economy because government bureaucrats do not invent products; so they can only waste our money.

    We got huge economic growth from the stone age to here because the private sector used its hard earned money to invent new products.
     
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    Do you mean "Republicans" or "Conservatives"?
     
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    Michael who?

    What is the Democrats' fiscal policy?
    Oh yeah, spend, baby, spend!
     
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    they are very similar since 100% of those who sign the Norquist pledge to limit taxes and government as our Founders intended are Republicans
     
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    Yes even when $16 trillion in debt headed to $50 trillion. Greece here we come!! Liberals are totally irresponsible.
     
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    Mebbe `cause the Dems can't explain theirs - payroll tax holiday ends for all wage earners...
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    Obama supporters shocked, angry at new tax increases
    Sunday, January 6, 2013 - Sometimes, watching a Democrat learn something is wonderful, like seeing the family dog finally sit and stay at your command.
     
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    Wow, waltky. The Washington Times. Nice. A really, really nut case con source. Lets vet this claim of tax increases caused by Obama.

    If you actually go out and look on the web, useing IMPARTIAL sources, you will find all kinds of sources explaining that there was a small decrease in SS that had an end Jan 1. Obama requested that it be extended. Congress did not do so.

    So, me boy, you are posting con dogma. Bullshit, in other words. Which is why you should NEVER use a source lie the Wn. Times, for christ sake, with out vetting the story carefully.

    Here are the facts:
    Social Security taxes had been 6.2 percent of gross pay since 1990 and they remained at 6.2 percent until 2011 when Congress and President Obama agreed to temporarily reduce the tax from 6.2 percent to 4.2 percent as part of an economic stimulus package. The reduction in the tax rate shocked many and was the first time Social Security taxes had been reduced since 1968. The two percent reduction in tax wasn’t anything substantial, but it certainly made a difference for those scraping to get by and living from paycheck to paycheck.
    Now, the honeymoon is over. The Social Security tax holiday is behind us and taxes are now back at their original 6.2 percent rate. This means that any American who pays Social Security taxes (i.e., almost every one of us) will witness a drop in net pay effective immediately.
    Social Security taxes to increase in 2013 - Houston Finance | Examiner.com

    Obama made overtures to continue the tax holiday, but got no takers in congress. Neither dems nor repubs had any interest. So, thanks a lot Congress. An actual stimulative tax cut has no interest to them, since it is to low income folks. Maybe because they do not finance politicians.
     

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