Why is Washington politics so complicated? Republicans claim tax cuts boost employment. History shows that public sector unemployment will go down when Bush era tax cuts expire in 2012.
Lets look at facts.
- 1920s - Republicans cut taxest to 25%
- 1930s - Great Depression unemployment 50%
- 1940s - Democrats increase taxes for the wealthy to 80%
- 1941 -- Baby boom unemployment falls below 8%
Depression era tax cuts killed jobs. Tax hikes for the wealthy stimulated the economy. Examples one and two.
Gerald Ford first claimed that tax cuts stimulate the economy.
- Ford proposes a $16 billion tax cut - January 13, 1975
- Ford signs $22.8 billion tax cut bill - Tax Reduction Act of 1975
- Unemployment rises to 8.7 percent - highest since 1941
The tax cut of 1975 killed jobs. Example three.
Clinton tax hikes boosted jobs and Bush tax cuts killed jobs. Examples four and five.
What does government research indicate?
Five different examples that show tax cuts will always kill jobs and research to back it up.
Why would republicans be completely incapable of grasping basic facts that exist in the historical record?
Are they lying?
Well ................ lets look at conservative ideology.
How old is the universe?
What if you have a slightly different opinion about how the universe came to be?
Conservatives believe you're the devil if you disagree - so nobody else's opinion maters.
Lets keep going.
When did humans invent writing?
Facts show writing was invented at about the same time as the first stories were recorded in the bible.
Fossil evidence doesn't prove that evolution is a fact because every conservative knows that Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs like we ride wild horses.
That is why republicans want to ban abortion?
How about global warming.
What does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have to say about global warming?
What do republicans have to say about global warming?
I don't think flood insurance is going to protect anyone from that magnitude of stupidity.
Tax cuts didn't cause a problem for the federal government until the social security trust fund was exhausted in 2005.
Republican tax cuts spent our national retirement savings AND killed our jobs.
How about that tax hike for the wealthy?
The only way the fiscal cliff will harm us is if Republicans fire millions of public sector workers in the military, in education, and in public safety.