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I figure the Washington/Wall Street dance is a little difficult to buck.
Paul Ryan is a RINO.
Simple math: at the lowest tax rate (but increase the same at the highest) 23.9%/15% = 62.76% tax increase. The tax system is progressive Bright, so the more small business owners earn they typically put right back in their business. Exactly like you needing capital to start a business. They can no longer do that, thus the unemployment problem.
Read the other books and visit Mises Academy.
9 hours ago
cerulean - correction, agreed about subsidies - but on immigration, I agree with AZWillie 100%. If you've been convinced otherwise the special interests have bought enough advertising on TV to convince you of that. Don't be a fool.
The Senate flat denied Ted Cruz' amendment that would eliminate the possibility of illegal's access to the lucrative US welfare system to understand that the intention isn't to secure the borders.
Think the middle class is hurt now? Just wait until these fools push this legislation through just like OC.
Call Flake and McCain today and tell them what you think.
[smile]12 hours ago
cerulean - agreed.
What you've described is what I speak of with 'special interests, lobbying, crony capitalism which is the REAL culprit of the horrible economy.
I don't believe in any subsidies to anybody. No outside money should be affecting the vote including labor unions or money coming from who knows where. It also means you can't use the big foot of the IRS to get your way politically if the law doesn't support your game plan.
On principle though I agree - subsidies are another way to get a lobbyist in Washington.12 hours ago
AZWillie - we also agree on immigration. We also agree on Ron Paul. You're closer to being a libertarian than you think! [beam]12 hours ago
The economy is under assault because the Fed has FLOODED the market with liquidity, saving private businesses (banks) at taxpayer expense, and continued use of overused Keynesian economic theory. Bernanke should be discharged with the BS that comes out of his mouth. It's easy to see we're in another head fake housing bubble as we write. Couple that with an administration whose policies demonstrate contempt for Main Street businesses, while being cozy with cronies & Wall Street and no end to corruption. To me the party's don't matter - they're ALL thieves at our expense. So playing it small and being devoted to a party seems silly.
Small business owners - tax rate increase in January. Combo rate change & 3.9% OC tax = 60% increase. Simple math – IRS website. No business owner wants to invest capital when a 60% tax increase hits their pocketbooks. I'm not talking about Wall Street businesses - I'm talking about Main Street businesses - some that get quite large but don't want to make it to the public largesse like Wall Street businesses (WalMart, Haliburten).
Read the books Bright.
14 hours ago
Those issues I harp on ARE the problem Bright - you're just not willing to read or learn differently.
You've been sold the Democrat propaganda version. Obama's policies are the problem Bright and until you educate yourself better, you're not going to understand it.
Read David Stockman's book, go to Mises Academy, read everything by Ron Paul, Hayek's seminal work "Road to Serfdom' and you'll understand everything I speak of regarding the Fed, crony capitalism, and the relationship with Washington.
15 hours ago
Right, bright. Businesses are doing just fine.
News flash: Between the expiration of tax cuts and OC 3.9% tax rates increased 60% in January on business income. Guess that's 'nothing' to you. Obamacare unlike what the lying Democrats convinced you of is estimated by these companies to add an additional 25% to their costs in benefits.
It has NOTHING to do with being evil and wanting to people less. It's simple math.
I'll ask you the same question that I asked AZWillie. Since the Fed has flooded the market with liquidity, and since you both believe businesses are doing just fine even though the evidence proves you wrong, why is the economy on life support? Please spare me the evil Republicans excuse too.15 hours ago
AZWillie, Simple to understand. Never said that pensions shouldn't be. Government workers and people like you can do just fine like the rest of us with a 401k or IRA. The difference between yours and government workers and mine - are you've been made a millionaire at our expense.
Pensions that allow people to retire in their early 50's is a windfall, unrealistic, and ridiculous to expect if you have none of your own money on the line. And when a government worker, paid by the taxpayer, lands one of these windfalls - I very accurately point it out as abusive.
None of your post about businesses, taxes, and other liberal BS makes sense. Maybe you can explain to me why when the markets have been flooded with liquidity - why is the economy on life support?
Right, it's those evil Republicans at it again.16 hours ago
cerulean- I could care less what the United Nations has to say about America's economy. They should have ZERO influence over anything in the US.16 hours ago
When someone calls themselves 'transparent' and whose brand is 'all about the little guy', when it's anything but, I call it for what it is.
I see it quite clearly for the fraud that Obama is. 16 hours ago