Americans Are Finally Finding Out They Got Royally Screwed By The Republican Tax Scam

Nov 2012
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They could have used that power to fundamentally improve the lives of ordinary Americans. They could have passed all kinds of incentives to keep corporations from “outsourcing” jobs and hiding and parking their profits overseas. They could have routed vast sums of money to rebuild deteriorating highways and bridges that Americans rely on every day. They could have bolstered up Medicare and Social Security, ensuring that millions of citizens enjoyed a dignified and prosperous retirement. They could have helped families pay for their kids’ college educations. They could have funded all kinds of services that would improve the quality of Americans’ lives.

Instead, they chose to do the exact opposite.

Americans are finally finding out they got royally screwed by the Republican tax scam
 
Nov 2012
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The GOP has never wanted to improve the lives of ordinary citizens. Never one time have they wanted that. Maybe this is what it takes for people to finally figure it out.
And this is just the first year. It gets worse every year after. The current talkingpoint by the trump chumps is it's just that ten's of millions of Americans have been doing their taxes wrong all these years.
 
Nov 2018
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» The Problem with Tax Cutting as Economic Policy

All of the business climate rankings view tax cuts as a central tool of state economic policy, but there are many problems with this approach. State and local taxes don’t have much impact on economic growth, and in fact, tax cuts can undermine growth if they impede the many public investments that actually play large roles in the prosperity of a state.
The Lessons of Kansas
For advocates of income tax cutting, Kansas was to be the poster child. But the Kansas experiment has been a costly one for the children of Kansas and for workers, who have seen sub-par job growth. Read more
State and Local Business Taxes Are Not Significant Determinants of Growth
State and local taxes on business are too small a share of business costs to have a significant effect on business location. Other costs dominate most businesses’ location decisions. Read more
Tax Cuts Undermine State Investments in Productivity
Tax cuts do not pay for themselves, and come at a great cost to states. State and local tax cuts cause revenue to drop which cuts into funding of important services. Read more
Personal Income Tax Cuts will Not Boost Small Business and Entrepreneurialism
Individual income tax cuts will not boost employment in small businesses or stimulate entrepreneurial activity. Read more
Taxes Have Little to Do with People’s Decisions to Move to or From a State
Serious research consistently finds that taxes have little to do with rates of migration into and out of states. Read more
The Estate Tax Has Nothing to Do with Growth
Despite claims to the contrary, there is no reason to believe that eliminating a state’s inheritance or estate tax would help the state’s economy. Read more
 
Dec 2015
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The GOP has never wanted to improve the lives of ordinary citizens. Never one time have they wanted that. Maybe this is what it takes for people to finally figure it out.
AND hitting Americans in the checking account is a great way to figure things out. :cool:
 
Nov 2012
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» The Problem with Tax Cutting as Economic Policy

All of the business climate rankings view tax cuts as a central tool of state economic policy, but there are many problems with this approach. State and local taxes don’t have much impact on economic growth, and in fact, tax cuts can undermine growth if they impede the many public investments that actually play large roles in the prosperity of a state.
The Lessons of Kansas
For advocates of income tax cutting, Kansas was to be the poster child. But the Kansas experiment has been a costly one for the children of Kansas and for workers, who have seen sub-par job growth. Read more
State and Local Business Taxes Are Not Significant Determinants of Growth
State and local taxes on business are too small a share of business costs to have a significant effect on business location. Other costs dominate most businesses’ location decisions. Read more
Tax Cuts Undermine State Investments in Productivity
Tax cuts do not pay for themselves, and come at a great cost to states. State and local tax cuts cause revenue to drop which cuts into funding of important services. Read more
Personal Income Tax Cuts will Not Boost Small Business and Entrepreneurialism
Individual income tax cuts will not boost employment in small businesses or stimulate entrepreneurial activity. Read more
Taxes Have Little to Do with People’s Decisions to Move to or From a State
Serious research consistently finds that taxes have little to do with rates of migration into and out of states. Read more
The Estate Tax Has Nothing to Do with Growth
Despite claims to the contrary, there is no reason to believe that eliminating a state’s inheritance or estate tax would help the state’s economy. Read more
Yes, but these are established facts that don't fit the narrative.

It's not about responsible economic policy, it's about how many suckers can you successfully convince to vote against their own best interest.

And there are a large pool of them. Fortunately a younger generation is now coming long not as easily led around by the nose as their National Enquire reading, late night Televangelical watching parents.
 
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