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  •  My idea for a new frame... (1+ / 0-)
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    Neon Mama

    I might diary this soon when I have some time.....but here it is:

    Democrats, like Republicans, want more people to pay income taxes.

    The difference is in how we'd get there.

    They want to cut taxes for the wealthiest and increase them on everyone else. Democrats want to broaden the tax base by creating the conditions to produce more jobs.

    The GOP wants to cut or cut out important deductions like mortgage interest and indispensable credits for the working poor like the Earned Income Tax Credit. Many in the GOP would even want to replace our progressive income tax system with a regressive flat tax, having everyone pay the same percentage tax rate regardless of whether they make $40,000 or $40 million.

    Democrats want to create more jobs and better-paying jobs through greater investment in our infrastructure and in supporting green technologies that will dominate the economy in coming years. If we can get more people into jobs, we grow the economy. Wages begin to rise and people who didn't make enough money to owe income tax will find they finally earn enough to owe income taxes. Who wouldn't mind paying a little income tax under those happy circumstances?

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 05:09:10 PM PST

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