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  •  cutting taxes is not the answer (1+ / 0-)
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    Brooke In Seattle

    U.S. manufacturers are paying low taxes now.  The U.S. needs to invest in wind, solar and other renewable energy and quit sending $'s overseas.  We need to invest in infrastructure and put people to work.  I can't understand why we continue to sell war and destruction while our people struggle, suffer, and die.  Family Values , my ass.  We won't even help our own who are in need.   We have to stop letting the corporate powers profit at the expense of the majority of our people.  

    •  I agree that investment is the best way (0+ / 0-)

      to get the economy going again, but frankly that has no chance at all of passing Congress at this point.  I believe the President and Democrats should keep making the case publicly for such investments.  But that's mostly to present an alternative vision to the Republicans' savage budget-cutting in next year's elections.  In other words,

      As for what this Congress might realistically do to help the economy in the next year and a half, I think a "full-year, full-bore" payroll tax holiday along the lines Bernstein suggested may just fit the bill.

      "I used to try to get things done by saying `please'. That didn't work and now I'm a dynamiter. I dynamite `em out of my path." - Huey Long

      by puakev on Fri Jun 03, 2011 at 01:57:52 PM PDT

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