The conservative politicians and business owners have been lying about the economy since the Reagan administration. They have somehow convinced the ignorant ones in their party that lower taxes mean more jobs for people. Lower taxes mean more profits for those at the top and we at the middle or bottom pay for the tax cuts that is part of the reason I can't understand a poor or middle class person voting for the lunacy of the conservative liars in politicas.
They have had tax breaks for thirty years and we've lost jobs overseas, doesn't that tell you they are not taxed enough already !!! America is falling apart and the blood suckers like Romney and his con men are shipping jobs overseas to continue to break Americas Democracy and freedoms. Before you TP "patriots" try to remind me this is a Republic I know it is a Republic based on Democracy, they the TP'ers and the false conservatives are trying to make it a Roman type of Republic. We all know what happened to Rome the top became so corupt that they destroyed the country and it it fell into disrepair because the taxes that were collected were spent on useless wars instead of maintaining the country. Sound familiar all you TP/conservative chickenhawks ??
Anyway here is a link to an article that really shows how idiotic the whole premise that taxes and the economy are so tightly wound together. This article explains how economists from both sides disagree with the Democrats and Republican talking points about the economy because the politicians are not economists they are politicians.
From the Link:
The U.S. Economic Policy Debate Is a Sham
ByBetsey Stevenson & Justin WolfersJul 23, 2012 3:30 PM PT
Watching Democrats and Republicans hash out their differences in the public arena, it’s easy to get the impression that there’s a deep disagreement among reasonable people about how to manage the U.S. economy.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
About Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers
Betsey Stevenson is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Michigan. Justin Wolfers is an associate professor of business and public policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
In reality, there’s remarkable consensus among mainstream economists, including those from the left and right, on most major macroeconomic issues. The debate in Washington about economic policy is phony. It’s manufactured. And it’s entirely political.
Let’s start with Obama’s stimulus. The standard Republican talking point is that it failed, meaning it didn’t reduce unemployment. Yet in a survey of leading economists conducted by the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, 92 percent agreed that the stimulus succeeded in reducing the jobless rate. On the harder question of whether the benefit exceeded the cost, more than half thought it did, one in three was uncertain, and fewer than one in six disagreed.
You see the conservatives cannot let this be known because it shows just how wrong they are. Then they would also have to admit that the stimulus actually helped America, and that the cause of the need for the stimulus the policies of the GOP, are really hurtful to America and ned to be stuidied miuch more deeply.
These corporations have not been practicing Capitalism as it is supposed to practiced they have been practicing corporatism since at least the days of Reagan. Capitalism is based upon innovation and small businesses not giant corporations that destroy competiton and stifle investments in small businesses.
More from the link:
Do you remember the Republican concern that Obama had somehow caused gas prices to rise, a development that Newt Gingrich promised to reverse? There’s simply no support among economists for this view. They unanimously agreed that “market factors,” rather than energy policy, have driven changes in gas prices.
How about the oft-cited Republican claim that tax cuts will boost the economy so much that they will pay for themselves? It’s an idea born as a sketch on a restaurant napkin by conservative economist Art Laffer. Perhaps when the top tax rate was 91 percent, the idea was plausible. Today, it’s a fantasy. The Booth poll couldn’t find a single economist who believed that cutting taxes today will lead to higher government revenue-- even if we lower only the top tax rate.
The consensus isn’t the result of a faux poll of left-wing ideologues. Rather, the findings come from the Economic Experts Panel run by Booth’s Initiative on Global Markets. It’s a recurring survey of about 40 economists from around the U.S. It includes Democrats, Republicans and independent academics from the top economics departments in the country. The only things that unite them are their first-rate credentials and their interest in public policy.
I'm sure that those GOP/TP'ers who are really just haters of president Obama could care less and still want to blame him for all the problems instead of working to fix them. But then again we really don't need them to help us, we just need them to get out of the way. Because we are seeing more and more of the GOP as being certifiable in their intentions for this country. They are being led by a small group of wealthy individuals who could care less about America, their intent is globalization and they wish to break America and take away our freedoms. So that other nations can not point to our fredoms and say they want to be like us. Look at the politicians' goals the house of unrepresntatives has been doing it's best to prevent an economic recovery under President Obama because it would make Bush look even worse than he does now. His tax cuts are and were a sham to reward the wealthy at the cost to our country !!!
Lets also take a look while we are here at the dangers of allowing conservative corporate thinking people to be in charge of making sure that the earth and our ecosystem is considered when they do business.
Here is a link to an article about that as well.
From the link A Climate of Corporate Control0A+A-Many of the country’s leading companies have taken contradictory actions when it comes to climate change science while pumping a tremendous amount of resources into influencing the discussion, according to an analysis released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
The science advocacy group examined 28 companies in the S&P 500 that participated in climate policy debates over the past several years. All of them publicly expressed concern about climate change or a commitment to reducing emissions through websites and public statements, but half (14) also misrepresented climate science in their public communications. Many more contributed to the spread of misinformation about climate science in less direct ways, such as through political contributions, trade group memberships and think tank funding.
“Corporations’ increased ability to influence policy should come with an increased responsibility to let the public know how they are doing so,” said Francesca Grifo, director of UCS’s Scientific Integrity Program and a contributor to the report. “Companies may play a role in policy discussions, but right now, it’s simply far too easy for them to get away with misrepresenting science to achieve their goals.”
Now I don't know about you but having seen how much the conservatives lied in this last election. I don't want them in charge of making sure greed doesn't get in the way of doing what is right for the country and world.
In other words the conservatives misrepresent themselves about so much that it is hard to know what they really believe in except money and power, racism and control, false religion and and false representation. They are really good at those things so I guess their best asset is what I'd call a liability. They aren't good for people or living things, and they don't care.
To all you conservatives who do care. Try proving it and getting away from the mad dog syndrome shown by the GOP/TP leadership.
They aren't helping you or America, they are destroying things in an atempt to bring about the control of the one they worship and it is not God or Jesus Christ or they wouldn't be behaving the way they are.
Hope you enjoyed the article.