Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls
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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pat Buchanan defends the indefensible

Pat Buchanan repeats a line that unfortunately is sometimes still taken seriously by people in America. "I've never been given a job by a poor person." This is meant to imply that cutting taxes on wealthy folks will somehow stimulate job creation. Yet, for this to make sense the line should be: "I've never been given a job by a poor person, or a wealthy person paying a higher tax rate than those in effect after the Bush cuts of 2001-2003." Really Pat? You spent most of your life in an economy with much higher tax rates and more robust job creation than under Bush. There's a hidden threat in this line as well-- better give us what we want or we won't hire anybody. Many Americans have begun to discount this threat as they realize that giving the rich whatever they wanted didn't stop them from outsourcing millions of jobs.

1 comment:

mlee33 said...

This guy is such a stooge! How an anyone take him seriously?