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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:53 PM

Another Study Confirms That Taxes And Regulations Aren’t Holding Back Job Creation

A favorite GOP talking point is that a slew of regulation and taxes are preventing employers from creating jobs, which explains the stubbornly high unemployment rate. “By pursuing a steady repeal of job-destroying regulations, we can help lift the cloud of uncertainty hanging over small and large employers alike, empowering them to hire more workers,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). “Business owners are reluctant to create jobs today if they’re going to need to pay more tomorrow to comply with onerous new regulations,” claimed Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME).
But a new study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve finds that this line of thinking is largely bunk:
Figure 3 shows there was almost no correlation between job growth in a state from 2008 to 2011 and the increase in the percentage of businesses citing regulation and taxes as their primary concern. In fact, if anything, the correlation is positive.
States in which businesses increasingly cited regulation and taxes experienced higher job growth, although this correlation is not statistically significant. The lack of correlation is not a matter of the timing we choose. For example, there also is no strong correlation if we examine the 2009–11 period or the 2010–11 period instead.
As this chart shows, there is basically no relationship between businesses citing increased regulations and taxes and higher unemployment rates:

In fact, some studies show that far from killing jobs, regulations help create them and help boost economic growth.
Instead, the San Francisco Fed shows that lack of job creation is tied to a lack of demand — customers don’t have any money to spend, so businesses have no reason to expand. “U.S. counties with high household debt levels coming into the recession are the same counties with depressed levels of employment in the nontradable sector today,” the study said.

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/11/1573441/no-regulations-and-taxes-aren039t-holding-back-the-economy/

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Response to octoberlib (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:57 PM

1. The rich republican fuckers

just don't want to pay taxes. Oh, boo hoo. Cry about it why don't you. Taxes are a p[art of life. Fucking deal with them. And yes, I mean you too Donald Trump

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:13 PM

2. THINK of the implications of these facts in a DOWN-LABOR-MARKET, like that which SUBSIDY-Sam

Brownback, the Tea Party, and COMPLICIT Democrats have planted in Kansas.

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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 02:18 PM

3. Oh, I know Patrice.

I grew up there and hate what Brownback is doing to that state.

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 03:00 PM

4. We are serfs here to SUBSIDIZED RELIGIOUS ROYALTY.

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