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Sat Oct 6, 2012, 04:38 PM

CRS: lower tax rates appear to create greater income disparity. Do not create jobs or GDP growth.

From the Congressional Research Service:

However, the top tax rate reductions appear to be associated with the increasing concentration of income at the top of the income distribution. The share of income accruing to the top 0.1% of U.S. families increased from 4.2% in 1945 to 12.3% by 2007 before falling to 9.2% due to the 2007-2009 recession.


SO the tax breaks for the rich didnt create jobs and did put more money in the pockets of the 1%, or actually the top .3%, er ah top .1%..... Heres the pdf

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/news/business/0915taxesandeconomy.pdf

From concluding remarks

Tax policy could have a relation to how the economic pie is slicedólower top tax rates may be associated with greater income disparities.

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Reply CRS: lower tax rates appear to create greater income disparity. Do not create jobs or GDP growth. (Original post)
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Hydra Oct 2012 #1
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Response to FogerRox (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:27 PM

1. The magical thinking is that there will be some sort of "boom" if the rich have more to spend

But as usual, there's a weakness- The rich don't want to "spend"...they want to "make" money! Ie: they want to suck more money out of the system with less taxes applied to it.

Why is it that all of the "adults" don't understand this? Are we going to kill the planet to make the rich feel "special"?

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Response to Hydra (Reply #1)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:01 PM

2. Well said.

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