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February 04, 2009 – Comments (5)

To stimulate the economy, you have to stimulate that which RUNS the economy...business. Taxing business more just kills jobs and growth, shooting the economy at its heart. Poor people don't hire employees and neither do poor businesses.

Congress keeps failing to learn from history and thus continually repeats its mistakes. Using FDR as an example of a sound recovery plan is ludicrous. Roosevelt EXTENDED the depression by seven (7) years through his socialist collectivism. It wasn't FDR's economic program that recovered the economy, it was World War II, and the employment of a huge percentage of the American public to build ships, airplanes, weapons, supplies and munitions for the war effort. In other words, productive jobs.

American business pays the second highest tax rates on the planet. Even socialist Europe has learned these lessons and has drastically lowered business taxes, causing American corporations to consider relocating just to survive, and taking those jobs with them.

Congress has somehow convinced a gullible public that taxing business is a good thing. However, businesses never "absorb" those taxes. They pass them along to consumers in the form of higher prices. Period. End of story. Thus, a tax on business is just another tax on the public.

Bottom line: socialism has failed every time it's been tried, because it saps the productive dry and drains the economy of any growth, finally leading to oppression of the very people who were promised "Utopia". Unfortunately, each generation thinks it can re-brand and re-message a modern version of socialism, and the cycle begins again. I've spent time in socialist countries. Those who advocate socialism in this country have never had to live under its oppression, or they'd never vote for it. Once again, this past November, the "Sheeple" of the United States were duped. And they'll get what they deserve: poverty and unemployment.

Thanks a million, Idiots.

5 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 04, 2009 at 12:22 PM, devoish (98.63) wrote:

Once again.

In 1925 unions reresented less than 5% of the American workforce.

In 1935, 25%

In 1945 35%

In 1950 30%

In 1960, and 1970, 30%

In 1980 President Reagan broke the unions by withdrawing Federal support and firing the Air traffic controllers when the struck.

!n 1990 unions represented 18% of the American workforce.

In 2000 unions represented 13% of the American workforce.

In 2002 Americans began borrowing instead of working to improve their standard of living.

In 2006 the economy collapsed.

Our business leaders are using the collapse to continue breaking more unions.

CUSTOMERS drive business. The customers have been slaughtered by pro-business labor policys.

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#2) On February 04, 2009 at 12:31 PM, devoish (98.63) wrote:

American business pays the second highest tax rates on the planet. Even socialist Europe has learned these lessons and has drastically lowered business taxes, causing American corporations to consider relocating just to survive, and taking those jobs with them.

Any business that can buy a skybox at Citibank Stadium and write off entertaining clients should Shut the F up about their taxes. Using a skybox to buy clients instead of using a quality affordable product is the culture of a badly run business.

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#3) On February 04, 2009 at 1:08 PM, blake303 (29.21) wrote:

I've spent time in socialist countries.

You live in one. Name a country that is purely capitalist (i.e. no elements of socialism). 

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#4) On February 04, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Rehydrogenated (32.23) wrote:

People argue about taxes all day. Tax the poor, tax the rich, tax the businesses. It doesn't matter at all. Government needs to do what it can to guarantee people's rights and freedoms. Anything else is just pork, lobby power, or thievery.

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#5) On February 04, 2009 at 1:43 PM, nthought (< 20) wrote:

FDR extended the depression?  That's ludicrous.  1933 was not about to be a recovery year. 

 

More revisionist history, at the worst possible time.

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