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35. I'd like someone to explain how rich people "make jobs" when they get richer
Edited on Wed Jul-14-10 05:57 PM by Canuckistanian
Rich people don't hire because they have more money in their pocket. They hire because their businesses are doing well.

These RWers make it sound as if rich people are paying us all out of their pockets. And if the rich don't get their tax breaks, they won't feel so generous any more.

Besides the rich don't start businesses with their OWN money, they BORROW it - from banks. And right now the banks ain't lending, DESPITE the bailouts.

If the RWers are SO concerned about jobs, then they should be demanding that the banks start lending again. But they won't.

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  -Tax Cuts for the Rich Do not Create Jobs, You Right Wing Idiot Corporate Ass Kissers! McCamy Taylor  Jul-14-10 12:36 PM   #0 
  - We all know that Republicans are using this downturn  Lifelong Protester   Jul-14-10 12:40 PM   #1 
  - The Bush tax cuts were the single largest contributor to the deficit and no jobs were created  bjobotts   Jul-14-10 09:28 PM   #41 
  - Extending unemploment benefits adds $30 billion to deficit; Bush tax cuts adds $678 billion  bjobotts   Jul-14-10 09:40 PM   #42 
  - Republican deficit reduction is complete hypocrisy. They only care about the wealthy not deficit  bjobotts   Jul-14-10 09:42 PM   #43 
     - At the 2009 level the estate tax only affects 0.02% of the population but adds billions to deficit  bjobotts   Jul-14-10 09:44 PM   #45 
        - If people feel the dems may disappoint, remember the alternative is 100Xs worse  bjobotts   Jul-14-10 10:08 PM   #48 
        - agree a million times  unpossibles   Jul-15-10 09:57 AM   #68 
        - I'm sorry....but, that is crap.....  backtomn   Jul-15-10 11:51 AM   #77 
           - I've heard that shite before  newspeak   Jul-15-10 01:21 PM   #82 
  - Agreed & Well Said  Sherman A1   Jul-15-10 06:44 AM   #63 
  - They invested their tax cuts in mortgage backed securites and derivatives resulting in the big bust!  DailyGrind51   Jul-15-10 12:00 PM   #80 
  - You know exactly where they were when those wars were ramping up  jmowreader   Jul-15-10 11:29 PM   #85 
  - If only I could recommend a thread more than once. n/t  Toucano   Jul-14-10 12:41 PM   #2 
  - use my thread  oberst steiner   Jul-16-10 12:16 PM   #91 
  - Nonsense. It's an Ass Kisser Full Employment program.  aquart   Jul-14-10 12:43 PM   #3 
  - Demand creates jobs. Period.  EstimatedProphet   Jul-14-10 12:45 PM   #4 
  - Mmmm... Bubonic plague pasta!  The_Commonist   Jul-14-10 01:42 PM   #11 
  - I like to say there actually is a real "trickle down economics", but it's not the Reaganite crap...  JHB   Jul-15-10 06:58 AM   #65 
  - demand doesn't create jobs either. there a millions of people who want food, cars,  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-10 01:45 PM   #12 
     - Economically, want and demand aren't the same thing  EstimatedProphet   Jul-14-10 02:08 PM   #15 
     - in the common tongue, that distinction is murky, & this is a general forum, not a special economists  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-10 02:25 PM   #17 
        - In economic terms, the distinction is not murky at all  EstimatedProphet   Jul-14-10 02:36 PM   #18 
        - i understand the common use of the english language fine, thanks. & i understand  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-10 03:00 PM   #25 
        - It's germaine to the discussion  EstimatedProphet   Jul-14-10 04:05 PM   #28 
           - i got it fine. it has an ambiguous meaning. my intention was not to "correct" you as though you  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-10 08:03 PM   #39 
              - Everybody understands what the term "demand"..  sendero   Jul-14-10 09:53 PM   #46 
                 - if you say so.  Hannah Bell   Jul-14-10 10:28 PM   #49 
        - I appreciate your effort.....but,  backtomn   Jul-15-10 11:55 AM   #78 
           - Certainly profit drives the system, as the reward for supplying a demand  EstimatedProphet   Jul-17-10 09:39 PM   #100 
        - Your issue appears to be "Profit Margin"  backtomn   Jul-15-10 11:58 AM   #79 
           - you missed the point. your comments have nothing to do with anything i said.  Hannah Bell   Jul-16-10 04:07 AM   #89 
     - Good point, HB.  OJones   Jul-16-10 05:04 PM   #93 
  - What do they care?  Dulcinea   Jul-14-10 12:49 PM   #5 
  - Indeed  peace frog   Jul-15-10 07:25 AM   #66 
  - Didn't the nit wits try this for 8 yeaars and ended up loosing more jobs then they ever created?  mrcheerful   Jul-14-10 12:50 PM   #6 
  - Yeah, they were really lose with their money.  deaniac21   Jul-14-10 02:40 PM   #21 
  - If tax cuts for the rich created jobs  Sebastian Doyle   Jul-14-10 12:52 PM   #7 
  - Actually, they probably do...  Frisbee   Jul-14-10 12:56 PM   #8 
  - And what do the unemployed have to look forward to?  Rex   Jul-14-10 12:58 PM   #9 
  - FDR raised the tax rate on marginal income of $100,000 or more  JDPriestly   Jul-14-10 10:59 PM   #53 
     - absolutely  NYMdaveNYI   Jul-15-10 10:49 AM   #72 
  - They create jobs alright, in Asia!  DailyGrind51   Jul-14-10 01:40 PM   #10 
  - Best Quote  DonCoquixote   Jul-14-10 01:59 PM   #13 
  - Meanwhile, the greedy CofC turds sit atop a $10 Trillion-plus mountain of cash.  Octafish   Jul-14-10 02:07 PM   #14 
  - they are not "hoarding" that cash. that article complains they aren't letting banks "manage" it  unblock   Jul-14-10 10:41 PM   #50 
  - But, but, but: If I vote republican, I can be rich to.  howmad1   Jul-14-10 11:11 PM   #55 
     - Dumber than dirt.  Enthusiast   Jul-15-10 03:29 AM   #59 
  - Great points  blueworld   Jul-14-10 02:18 PM   #16 
  - Actually, they DO create jobs. In China and India. Not here.  arbusto_baboso   Jul-14-10 02:37 PM   #19 
  - Massive public spending creates jobs...  Deep13   Jul-14-10 02:39 PM   #20 
  - Serious question.  OnlinePoker   Jul-14-10 02:45 PM   #22 
  - K&R  me b zola   Jul-14-10 02:49 PM   #23 
  - #1 reason it is clear we have significant internal issues that are serious roadblocks to any succes  TheKentuckian   Jul-14-10 02:55 PM   #24 
  - Kick n/t  Toucano   Jul-14-10 03:22 PM   #26 
  - Tax cuts for Wealthy (= supply side economics) is utter intellectual garbage  on point   Jul-14-10 03:24 PM   #27 
  - Good suggestion. nt  Enthusiast   Jul-15-10 03:31 AM   #60 
  - Greedy, evil, LYING monsters. Why are they even ALLOWED to get away with this crap?  inna   Jul-14-10 04:29 PM   #29 
  - Tax cuts for the rich creates jobs for Congressmen.  Jakes Progress   Jul-14-10 04:36 PM   #30 
  - They don't create Congressmen, they create slush funds for the Congressmen's campaigns.  JDPriestly   Jul-14-10 11:01 PM   #54 
     - Picking nits  Jakes Progress   Jul-15-10 10:18 AM   #70 
        - Would you prefer just conversing with yourself?  JDPriestly   Jul-16-10 01:37 AM   #87 
           - Ah. Another pointless observation  Jakes Progress   Jul-16-10 11:27 AM   #90 
              - Are you male? Women like to give each other feedback.  JDPriestly   Jul-16-10 03:19 PM   #92 
                 - Are you a sexist?  Jakes Progress   Jul-16-10 06:23 PM   #95 
                    - My post may have been superfluous but I can't understand why I offended you so.  JDPriestly   Jul-17-10 10:53 AM   #96 
                       - You screwed up.  Jakes Progress   Jul-17-10 01:58 PM   #97 
                          - To be very honest, I do not understand what you meant by your original  JDPriestly   Jul-17-10 07:31 PM   #99 
                             - Please read at least the title of the OP.  Jakes Progress   Jul-17-10 10:30 PM   #101 
                                - I thought I understood what you meant until you said I was disagreeing with you.  JDPriestly   Jul-18-10 12:42 AM   #103 
                                   - Good golly.  Jakes Progress   Jul-18-10 04:16 PM   #104 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-14-10 04:41 PM   #31 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-14-10 06:38 PM   #38 
  - Tax Rates vs Unemployment, by the numbers.  GETPLANING   Jul-14-10 04:46 PM   #32 
  - I wonder what you think  INTMANOMYST   Jul-14-10 05:24 PM   #33 
  - Small business revenue is different than profit - you can have revenue  haele   Jul-15-10 03:17 PM   #83 
     - Thanks!  INTMANOMYST   Jul-16-10 12:21 AM   #86 
  - It is simply a veiled threat. Tax breaks or we cut you off. No jobs. No investment.  bluerum   Jul-14-10 05:37 PM   #34 
  - I'd like someone to explain how rich people "make jobs" when they get richer  Canuckistanian   Jul-14-10 05:56 PM   #35 
  - The underlying fiction is that the rich "create" wealth.  Dr Morbius   Jul-14-10 06:01 PM   #36 
  - K&R. I agree. Merde is the only thing that's trickled down. //nt  Overseas   Jul-14-10 06:29 PM   #37 
  - My dyed-in-the-wool Libertarian, mega-corporate attorney, spouse, a few months before he passed on,  patrice   Jul-14-10 08:05 PM   #40 
  - k & R  donheld   Jul-14-10 09:43 PM   #44 
  - "Why not give more money to those who create jobs?"  johnaries   Jul-14-10 09:55 PM   #47 
  - in order for jobs to be created, supply AND demand need to be in balance with adequate capital  unblock   Jul-14-10 10:45 PM   #51 
  - If the Bush tax cuts had actually worked to create jobs we would have tons of jobs right now.  livingonearth   Jul-14-10 10:46 PM   #52 
  - 30 years  guitar man   Jul-14-10 11:24 PM   #56 
  - simply put,  NYMdaveNYI   Jul-15-10 10:37 AM   #71 
  - thanks for linking to that  hfojvt   Jul-15-10 01:53 AM   #57 
  - K&R  Enthusiast   Jul-15-10 03:23 AM   #58 
  - Jefferson's "thing of wax" nightmare had come to pass.  Bryn   Jul-15-10 03:55 AM   #61 
  - Wow!  OJones   Jul-16-10 05:46 PM   #94 
  - it 's a false notion that tax cuts for the weathy results in job creation  SemperEadem   Jul-15-10 05:08 AM   #62 
  - Actual data  quaker bill   Jul-15-10 06:46 AM   #64 
  - the problem is excess capacity  dem mba   Jul-15-10 12:33 PM   #81 
  - tax cuts  530jonathan   Jul-15-10 08:06 AM   #67 
  - before Reagan, I believe the tax rate for the wealthy was about 66%  newspeak   Jul-15-10 11:07 AM   #74 
  - K & R X 10  lonestarnot   Jul-15-10 09:59 AM   #69 
  - I don't mind taxes returning to their former state  LatteLibertine   Jul-15-10 10:56 AM   #73 
  - What tax cuts for the rich result in is more money for the rich, and less for the poor  EstimatedProphet   Jul-15-10 11:16 AM   #75 
  - If anything, the last 30 years have taught us that Reaganomics was a failure  KansDem   Jul-15-10 11:25 AM   #76 
  - Honestly  LatteLibertine   Jul-15-10 03:23 PM   #84 
  - GOPers have NO INTENTION of increasing employment, nor do the big corporations.  old mark   Jul-16-10 02:10 AM   #88 
  - +1  Urban Prairie   Jul-17-10 02:27 PM   #98 
  - Kick for importance.  Jakes Progress   Jul-17-10 10:30 PM   #102 

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