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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:35 AM

9. You know there is one thing I really don't understand

This is not venting, or preaching to the choir (I hope). It's not even a claim that Republicans are dumb (not that I'm above claiming so). It's outright utter imcomprehension of why both parties are capable of explaining quite complex issues in simple soundbites in all areas except this business tax/hiring thing, which is a bone-simple utterly non-complex issue to begin with.

The two have fuck all to do with each other. All businesses from Joe's Two-Man Lawn Mowing Inc to Exxon pay taxes on profits. Profits are income minus expenses. Hiring and paying people is an expense. Lowering the tax rate does nothing whatsoever to gross profit, where labor is applicable, but only to net profit, long after labor costs are subtracted.

I'm no Plouffe or Axelrod. But this is not the ACA for Chrissake. Surely they can explain this more simply and more powerfully than I can. Why the hell does anybody still make this argument, or let it stand without being derisively dismissed?

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