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Re: [newtech-1] McCain picks Sarah Palin as VP (IdiotXY + IdiotXX)

From: Michael S.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 2:27 AM
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:50 AM, Jim <[address removed]> wrote:
> Well at least the republicans say they want to cut taxes. while the dems are
> very clear about wanting to raise taxes. According to the 9/9/8 Wall Street
> Journal (p A24) Obama's proposals represent "the largest tax increase in the
> nation's history".

That is of course in relative terms.  There will be a tax increase but
that tax increase (I am assuming by your presence on this lowly list)
is not aimed at you since it affects only the very rich in our
country.  For the rest, the 95% of people, workers, police, fire
fighters, information workers, nurses, small business owners, etc.
Obama gives a tax cut.  Voodoo economics didn't work in the 80s or the
2000s. Maybe getting back to what worked in the 90s is a better way.

Wars are not free.  We have to sacrifice.

> I guess some may disagree, but it seems clear to me that
> low taxes lead to economic growth and prosperity.

Well considering that has been the motto for party in complete power
for the last 6 of 8 years and our economic outlook reflects some of
the worst numbers since the Great Depression maybe that's not the best
for the country. The UK and Europe are not exactly known for their low
taxes yet the Euro and GBP are worth more than the USD.

> Did you know that US corporate tax rate is the 2nd highest in the world? On
> average the 30 OECD companies referenced in the above report LOWERED
> corporate taxes almost 15%, while the US stayed virtually the same, just
> below Japan (which itself lowered it's corporate tax rate 1.5%). No wonder
> jobs and investments are leaving the US, and going to other places that may
> be able to do the job almost as well, where they have to pay a lot less tax
> on potential profits. US corporate tax should be the lowest in the world, so
> people are interested in doing business here.

You're confusing with our stupid need to not have our children work
with the lowering of corporate taxes.  In general the jobs we are
losing are going to workers that make less money than those in the
U.S.  Maybe they are going to one of the places you left in order to
come to the U.S. so you can get paid more for your work than you got
in your previous country.  I would imagine you didn't come here for a
pay cut.

> I came from another country, expecting personal liberty and low taxes.
> Little did I realize that the democrats were busy destroying everything that
> has made the US great.

The Democrats haven't had real power for the last 10 years.  You're
blaming the wrong party.  McCain==Bush  (I used == since there is no
symbol for equal to 95% of the time)


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