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  •  Yeah, those job creators (13+ / 0-)

    who have to have their taxes cut.

    "There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning." —Warren Buffett

    by Joan McCarter on Mon May 07, 2012 at 11:49:43 AM PDT

    •  taxing "job creators" (3+ / 0-)
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      historys mysteries, rbird, mithra

      A modest proposal -- take them on on their own terms.
      Legislate a Buffett rule, or otherwise raise the capital gains tax up to a level commensurate with the rates for wages or other "sweat of your brow" income -- BUT, add a new tax break for decent-paying actual jobs that they really create.  This way, rather than rely on some vague hope that the Romneys of the world will choose to fund a start-up instead of lighting their cigars with $100 bills, the so-called "job creators" would be able to justify their greed only by doing what they say they would do.  (Oh, there are details to be worked out -- like the jobs can't go to kin or cronies -- but it would once again put the lie to the "hippo crits" on the other side.

      When the people are being beaten with a stick, they are not much happier if it is called "the People's Stick." ~ Mikhail Bakunin

      by Sick Semper on Mon May 07, 2012 at 06:47:51 PM PDT

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