Tax the rich, Obama says; class warfare, says GOP

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  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    Sept. 20, 2011 7:42 a.m.

    Where are the jobs? Mostly in India and China. Why? You don't have to pay a living wage or benefits in those countries. If we would just follow the republican plan of eliminating minimum wage, ending unions and making employees pay for all their health care and retirement, reducing taxes for the "job creators" instead of the FICA taxes that benefit the middle and lower class, cut the entitlement programs that benefit the middle and lower classes,then the wealthy people would be happy to bring jobs back to America.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 20, 2011 6:24 a.m.


    TARP was NOT a stimulus, sorry to disappoint you. It was intended stabilize the banking industry, which it did, and that portion made a profit for the treasury.

    Where are the jobs? between 1/2001 and 11/2007 (following the tax cuts) the US ADDED 8.8 million jobs (source: US Bureau of Labor statistics.)

    Since BO has taken over and passed and spent his porkulus, we've LOST 2.975 million jobs (same source)

    Obamacare and cap and tax through EPA regulations and massive deficits (3 times what bush generated) are supressing the economy.

    What BO did and wants to do more of isn't working.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 19, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    Lost, I enjoy how you continue to refer to Obama's $787 billion dollar stimulus as a 'porkulus'...

    while George W. Bush was the FIRST one to do create a stimulus, for $700 billion.

    We need things to stir the economy. The Bush tax cuts for the wealthy was passed in 2001.

    Where are the jobs?

    Instead of working to CREATE jobs the GOP has only stalled government to get more tax breaks.

    That is not government. And, that is not working.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 19, 2011 5:56 p.m.

    Durbin(D) Illinois said the senate won't even consider BO's son of porkulus until sometime in October. Looks like even his own party is ignoring his plea to pass the bill now!

    his 'deficit reduction' plan is more of the same class warefare demagoguery. nothing more, nothing less. Punting on addressing entitlements is not leadership, but then we've never seen leadership from this guy.

    Sept. 19, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    the GOP is right about one thing there has been people engaging in class warfare for more then a decade now but it was not and is not Obama or the democrats.