Tax breaks for job creators help the economy.
This is in Republican fairyland, where by “job creators” we mean very rich people, and by “tax breaks” we mean that we’re giving them more money.
1. Giving more money to very rich people does not create jobs. If a very rich person (or company) suddenly finds itself with lots of extra money, there is nothing at all to suggest that they will spend this money on jobs. Think about that for a moment - why would they? They might hang on to it as liquid assets, they might merge with another company (which usually creates more unemployment) or they might just buy a fleet of yachts or something (which, if you’re concerned about unemployment in the yacht sector, might be good news I guess?). And even if there were some way to force companies to hire people (and remember that conservatives don’t seem to want to force companies to do anything), they’d probably outsource.
2. There is a way to put heavy pressure on manufacturers to create more jobs, and that is to increase demand for their products (especially in a country like America that seems to run its domestic markets on demand rather than supply). And one quick, easy way to do that (as Franklin Roosevelt discovered) is to pump money into the bottom of the economy. In other words, giving poor people more money will create more jobs. You can make them do bullshit jobs to get it, if you like; it won’t make any difference to the overall effect. Taxing rich people more than poor people isn’t “unfair” or “punishing the successful”; it’s fixing the economy.
Basically, the real job creators are the average every day consumer.
Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum, in his column “Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American” for The American Thinker.
I literally do not know what to say this, other than the subtlety used in the past by folks like Vadum is dead. They do not want those in poverty to vote for fear their rich cronies will no longer be able to buy political clout. The richest 1% have 1% of the vote. 99% of the vote belongs to those outside of the top income brackets.
Never fear, Mr. Vadum. Citizens United v. FEC has your back. I’ll tell you what’s un-American: Decrying the empowerment of the impoverished via the last vestiges of the democratic process we have left in this country. To insist that a person is defined by what one owns versus who one is - that’s profoundly un-American.
You sir, are attempting to establish a new aristocracy in this country, a pseudo-royalty if you will. I believe the Founding Fathers might have a bigger problem with that than with the poor voting.
That is also a quite racist and ageist comment as well as classist because it is well known that blacks voted in historically high numbers (the perceived poor and unproductive and criminal) and the youth did a lot of numbers too (the unproductive, potentially criminal, and deviant).
Tell me again about the good old days & I’ll slap you. This logic right here? This is the good old days in action. They want to bring the anti-labor, anti-equality, robber baron tactics that led us straight into the Great Depression.
(via karnythia) Hating everything again. Like, seriously, WTF? I guess you should only be allowed to vote if you make over 100K a year, since everyone else is just a leach on the system. (via spastasmagoria)
I’ve just been sitting here trying to form a coherent response to this, but I can’t. This is just evil, plain and simple.
“[Y]ou have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.
“Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services — do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? — you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.
“I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.”
- Sen. Rand Paul [R-KY], complete dick and embarrassment to himself, the Senate, and the state of Kentucky. Fear of being enslaved? Ideological lunatic. (via liberalsarecool)
No, he’s not just a ideological lunatic. He’s a fucking moron if he actually believes what he said here, and if he doesn’t believe it then he’s a disingenuous douchebag. There is no way to employ actual logical thinking and arrive at the conclusion he puts forth here. No way at all.
Do you have a right to food and water? Um…yes…I’d like to think that people do, really. Also, if what he was saying were true then that would mean that firemen, police officers, teachers…anyone who works in public service, is a slave. Seriously, what this man is saying is such absurd bullshit it beggar’s belief that he got elected. I despair at the politicians we have here at times, but it’s rare that they can spout bat shit crazy bullshit and still get elected.