Message to the Idiots in Congress...
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.