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  •  cutting taxes always means reduced gov't spending (0+ / 0-)

    ...which is always bad for the economy.

    how has the middle class and the economy generally fared with these middle class tax cuts?

    flopped. it has been a disaster. how can "refuse to believe" what is right in front of your eyes? where is your evidence that this payroll tax break has helped the economy? when does this magical tax-cuts-stimulate-the-economy nonsense start to kick in? it never will, but we as Americans have been programmed for 30 years to believe this lie, despite all the evidence proving it wrong.

    "An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war." -Mark Twain

    by humanistique on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:14:37 AM PST

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    •  I don't know (0+ / 0-)

      Government spending has increased substantially in the last few decades, despite lower taxes.

      People panic too much on this site.

      by thematt523 on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:41:10 AM PST

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      •  a lot of that "spending" is interest (0+ / 0-)

        ...because we have to constantly borrow more and more money because of tax cuts.

        "An inglorious peace is better than a dishonorable war." -Mark Twain

        by humanistique on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:49:07 AM PST

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