Saturday, July 9, 2011


"We don't need new taxes. We need new taxpayers, people that are gainfully employed, making money and paying into the tax system. Then we need a government that has the discipline to take that additional revenue and use it to pay down the debt and never grow it again. That's what we should be focused on, and that's what we're not focused on.

"You look at all these taxes being proposed, and here's what I say. I say we should analyze every single one of them through the lens of job creation, issue number one in America. I want to know which one of these taxes they're proposing will create jobs. I want to know how many jobs are going to be created by the plane tax. How many jobs are going to be created by the oil company tax I heard so much about. How many jobs are created by going after the millionaires and billionaires the president talks about? I want to know: How many jobs do they create?"

"...which one of these taxes they're proposing will create jobs."

Answer: NONE

"How many jobs are going to be created by the oil company tax..."

Answer: NONE

"How many jobs are created by going after the millionaires and billionaires..."

Answer: NONE

The only answer: More taxpayers via more jobs.

Private sector jobs, not government jobs.

Take $1,000.00 from thirty current tax payers, pay that money to 1 government employee, who will then pay 20% back to the government in taxes. The government spends $30,000.00 and gets back only $6,000.00.

How long does your 5th grade public math skill tell you that can go on?

It can be done only 5 times before the government can no longer sustain it.




Ducky's here said...

What you will manage to do is remove fiscal policy as a tool. Not that Raygun and Bush were able to use it responsibly (Republicans are spendthrifts) but that aside you only make the problem more intractable.

Lone Ranger said...

Fiscal policy is not supposed to be a "tool." That's the problem with democrats, they try to shape behavior through taxation. That's just as immoral as forcing someone to do something at gunpoint.

Joe said...

LR: You are quite right about fiscal policy. You ae also right about liberals and leftists focusing on behavior modification as a matter of policy.

The other issue is that they are so closed minded that they can learn nothing, since they already know it all.

ablur said...

You have the situation nailed. Creating jobs is the revenue enhancer that works. Private sector jobs are the key to solving both the budget crisis and the economy crisis.
Perhaps the solution is too simple for the high skilled think tanks used by the liberals.

Lone Ranger said...

The government doesn't create jobs, it creates negative jobs. All these government employees have to be paid with tax revenue -- money taken out of the economy. And as the government gets larger (12% larger under Obama) the economy gets weaker. Government is a parasite that just gets bigger and fatter until its host dies.

tapline said...

Jobs????They left the US long ago,,,thanks to the government and its run away agencies...It didn't start with OB, but is certainly is continuing under his reign.......I look at my state and wonder where did all the factories go. The shoe factories,,,woolen mills Leather factories and the likes all gone overseas...Who do we thank for that...Big business????Unions?????or big Government and the EPA. We could have a resergence of Jobs If a couple of agencies were closed down...allowing us to drill and develop....Look what we are turning out of colleges today.....What happened to critical thinking......Gone the way of the steam engine......I ramble.....stay well......