I find it Ironic that Democrats would complain about jobs and still want to raise taxes. Has it ever occured to you that if you stimulate Businesses
that more jobs would be created. The reason why most mom and Pop businesses go out of business is because they can't afford the taxes. We need to
stop the class warfare that the Democrats love,
I recall that Kerry said he wanted to reduce the 'middle class' taxes, and roll back the tax cuts to the super wealthy. This would not be
'raising taxes' to my mind. I could barely tell I had a tax cut.
The rich folks that I know seem to 'gobble up' more than their share of government services. They get a bigger share of police 'protection',
fire protection, the county work crews take more care in the nicer neighborhoods. If a dead deer needs to be removed from the roadside near my house,
I have to ask my well-to-do neighbor to call.
When we needed a sign to alert busy traffic to a hidden school bus stop, we were told, "It's not worth the taxpayers money." But the well to do
guy got a 'horse crossing' sign, and when the mansion went in on the hill next door, the county could suddenly put up three street signs - undoubtly
to alert the weathly party goers where to turn.
I have worked
for some wealthy republican Mom&Pop operations. When times were good, they all got new rolexes, reduced our health plan and
reduced expensive full-time employees to part time or sub-contractor status. ( their big tax cut might have gone toward new cars, or new watches, or
nice vacations, but I really doubt it went for any job creation-unless you count the boss's wife's new nose job)
During Clinton's term, they made so much money that they 'had to pay taxes for the first time!' It nearly killed them. They over extended the co.
debt to aquire other businesses--not creating jobs, just buying ones that already existed. They fell prey to a take over, cashed out the 'stock'
that they had 'awarded' themselves and left town.
The new owners condensed the operation, keeping younger, cheaper workers, letting go those nearing 10 years of service. ( I went from a $10/hr job
to $7/hr at another Mom&Pop operation. That one
went out of business because they hired too many people and couldn't meet payroll after the
co. paid for their
house and their
insurance-while the employees there had no insurance.
My husband's employer has bought out 2 other plants ( in Fla and Mass.) Closed both, sending 90% of those workers packing. The 'work orders' had
The county here has had 8 closings, lost 3000 jobs since '01. There is a 'string' of houses in the neighborhood that have been for sale for 2
years or more. The news this morning said new car sales were way down.
Oh yeah, the economy is just great
And about that 'class warfare'--we don't love it, we're the ones taking a beating!!
[edit on 3-9-2004 by frayed1]