Friday, November 19, 2010

How About More Money For The Rich?

Idea __________ was attempted for 10 years and didn't do shit to generate economic growth. Why not try _______ again, I bet it will work this time!

Take it away Mike Pence: (via Jed L at dailykos)
Jim DeMint and I are offering legislation on Capitol Hill today to say, look, let's make all the current tax rates permanent, uh, and then let's start to work from there toward putting in place the kind of policies that'll really get this economy moving again. You know, I think it's fair to say, if the current tax rates were enough to create jobs and generate economic growth we'd have a growing economy. It's not working now. Let's at least give some certainty there and then we'll fight for more tax relief.
That's the type of honesty you don't see everyday from the Republican party!

And I know I've been talking about this constantly, but what makes the shitty Democratic tactics on extending the tax cuts so infuriating. Think of all the different messages you can try:

"We tried them, they don't fucking help the economy"

"Republicans want to give your money to rich people"

"Republicans want to cut _____ so they can give money to rich people"

"The average tax cut for the rich (80,000) is more than most people make in a year"

And on, and on and on...


  1. you know, the same argument could be used to counter when you point out that the stimulus was too small.

  2. You're right... I hadn't really thought about it that way, that argument sounds a lot less convincing.

    Maybe we should make a big deal that there isn't an example in human history of tax cuts for the rich creating jobs and spurring massive economic growth.