Republicans Claim To Be The ‘Job Creators’ And That The Wealthy Already Pay Too Much

Author: July 8, 2011 7:09 pm

This is very interesting considering they have not brought one single piece of legislation to the floor of Congress that will help “create jobs”, and they’ve denied every Democratic bill that has come before them. How do they plan on creating more jobs? With the same failed tax policies that have been diminishing our economy since they began 30 years ago? At least President Reagan recognized when certain revenue increasing initiatives were necessary to somewhat stabilize the economy. He raised taxes, albeit on the backs of the working and middle class, but he raised taxes when he knew it was necessary to bring in much-needed revenue.

You can’t pay for programs, services, the infrastructure of our nation, our military, etc…. this all meaning the civilized and free nation that we are, without a form of revenue. It is not possible. The tax breaks to the very wealthy, the tax breaks to mega-corporations, the subsidizing of big oil and corporate jets, etc. is suffocating our ability to grow the economy. The Republicans will tell us that 51% of the nation doesn’t pay much of any taxes, and that over 30% of the tax revenue coming in is coming from the wealthy. What does that tell us? It tells us that over 51% of our nation is not making what they should be making. That 51% percent of the nation is not making enough to pay into a system necessary for their survival because they can’t. It tells us that yes, even 15% of $350M would be more than 25-30% of $50k… indeed. And yes, the wealthy do already pay more, because they make an obscene amount of money in comparison. The wealth discrepancy is astounding, and the Republicans like to use it as a talking point to not raise taxes on the wealthy because they are the “job creators” and already pay enough. Well if that were so, 51% of the nation would be paying more in taxes because they would either have a job, have a better job, or actually make a living worthy of the work they are doing. Not just the big wigs on top collecting the profits from those that they are underpaying on the bottom. As well, where does this leave the middle and working class? It leaves them picking up the slack for the remaining 70% of revenue that is coming in for essential services. If you are making more, then yes you will be paying more, that’s simple math. Imagine the revenue brought into the nation if the very wealthy paid more, and the corporate tax-breaks and unneeded oil subsidies were eliminated, as well as the bottom 51% paying their fair share as well… because they can. We could lower the deficit dramatically, and perhaps even balance the budget.

If they claim to be the “job creators” then create some jobs. This does not mean create jobs overseas to cut costs, this does not mean to create jobs that won’t offer proper compensation and benefits… this means create jobs of actual worth where that 51% can pay more into our system as well. Tell your corporate cronies to stop hoarding their money, or try to get the best deal overseas, and actually create jobs here in the United States that will pay a fair wage or salary. Then we will all be paying our fair share. It is called “Shared Sacrifice” because we will all share in the sacrifice of paying for our unpaid wars, essential service, etc… The answer isn’t in cutting programs essential to the very existence of many of our citizens, the answer lies in the privilege of being an American. If you have the privilege of living here in the US, share in the sacrifice of keeping our nation safe, educated, clean, well-functioning, and civilized. Freedom isn’t free.

 

Sarah Wood (Opinionated Democrat)

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  • Just because someone is rich does not mean they are a “job creator” it just means they are rich. Where is the hard data that shows all millionares and billionares create jobs? What they do with their extra money is save it, invest in the stock market, and make more of it. They don’t magically create jobs just because they are rich.

  • I think a lot of people r confused! Republicans r the rich! Democrats r everyone below rich and should be voting democrat You would not believe how many people that I see that live from day to day(money wise) that vote Republican! They need to be educated more on this matter!And I like Obama and blame the fact that the Bush administration got us in this fix! Obama said change takes time, not a year or two! Republicans r fighting change every step of the way! They r greedy! Like paying more tax would hurt them! What would they do if they had to do all of what us hard working Americans do for work! I got injured on the job, then got screwed over by my republican boss whom said the crew I was heading was working to slow and now I am disabled because a picture window valence fell on my head and hit me so hard I didn’t even remember it for 5 months ! A girl I worked with there told me what happened to me! Now the disc in my neck and back r so badly damaged that they r talking about just deadening my nerves! He never even asked how I was doing! They don’t give a rats ass about us hard working Americans or about how we have to struggle to make it! I get $555.00 a month after they take out for my medical! Do you know how hard it is to live off of that?? I am 48 yrs old,depressed because of the pain I live in every day! Was going to a Orthopedic Surgeon but he don’t want to mess with Medicare because he has a hard time getting paid from them so here I suffer!And might I add that when I was fighting to get my disability, SS wasted tax dollars trying to prove that I wasn’t by sending me to their bunk doctors that lied and said that I was fine! I couldn’t get a doctor to treat me or diagnose the physical problem because I had no insurance! Social Security Disability waste tax dollars sending people to doctors they pay to lie!Cutting government aid for the poor and middle class is not the answer! Republicans paying more tax is! We work hard doing all the things that the rich republicans r to good to do! Time for them to stop being so greedy!

  • James has it backwards-Surprised? Too much Fox.

    GOP Blocking Jobs Creation
    July 4, 2011
    The Post-Journal
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    To the Readers’ Forum:

    A recent editorial suggests that President Obama is guilty of ”complacency” in dealing with the unemployed. Some interesting facts point out that ”complacency” does exist, but not with the president.

    Shortly after taking office, President Obama was warned by Senate Minority Leader McConnell, that he would block every piece of meaningful legislation that did not include more tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans. Those tax breaks would surely create jobs. After three such tax cuts, the unemployed are still waiting for the promised results; where are the jobs?

    Following are four examples of the ”complacency” mentioned in the article.

    1) On July 21, 2010, the GOP used a filibuster to block the latest jobs bill.

    2) On Sept. 28, 2010, the Republican senate blocked a jobs bill using yet another filibuster.

    3) On Dec. 2, 2010, the Republicans blocked another jobs bill; a vote was not allowed.

    4) On April 13, 2011, the Tea Party and Republicans blocked another jobs bill, not allowing a vote.

    I believe the ”complacency” on job growth and the unemployed rests directly at the feet of those who have voted to block very attempt by this president to put workers back to work.

    Sam Sabino

    Jamestown
    © Copyright 2011 The Post-Journal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • James Fiddler

    So, if bills are stalled in Congress and not heard, then they don’t count as being introduced? That appears to be the logic here. Several bills to promote job creation/growth have been introduced, as reported by UPI, and all were stalled by the Dems. This goes beyond the superficial tax level debate. This is simple stonewalling in order to control the market on job growth. Unfortunately, it has failed. It’s time to end the pissing contest and do what’s best for the people. Create domestic jobs, keep taxes at a reasonable rate, resist the temptation to punitively tax the job creators in the private sector (the wealthy), and live by a budget.

  • Second Amendment Democrat

    Hmm, let me see i I’ve got this straight:

    One party is trying to create jobs
    The other party is preventing jobs from being created, and because they are successful at this, we are supposed to blame the other party – and vote for the scum that blocked the jobs in the first place?

    There is a serious disconnect here. Some would call it psychosis. I call it the stepping-stones to pure fascism. Ve are in kontrol! Do vat ve say or you haff no job.

    Well, fuck that shit! Americans, take your country back from the Nazis while you can. Please…

  • And the lower 51% do pay taxes that the upper tier doesn’t pay–ever hear of FICA?
    They’ve stripped our wages to the bone and now they want us to pay for everything while they pay nothing. What they are after are those FICA taxes. If they can make you pay more, they get even more benefit from your work and make you pay for infrastructure to boot.

  • With the drastic budget cuts that the GOP are trying to get enacted, millions of people will lose their jobs.

    I think that that is about as far away from creating jobs as it is possible to get.

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