Minnesota GOP hopefuls unanimous on taxes

  • Article by: RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 31, 2012 - 9:26 PM

New batch of candidates for Legislature say they want to work with DFLers, but won't consider raising taxes on the wealthy.

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truthtimeMay. 31, 1210:09 PM

Where is the evidence, current or historical, that cutting taxes on the wealthy leads them to hire people. They've already had the Bush tax cuts for a decade — a decade dominated by the biggest economic retreat since the Great Depression. There aren't enough rich to drive up demand for goods and services, which is really the only thing that creates jobs. If business sees customers clamoring for more goods and services than the businesses can provide at their current employment levels, they will hire to meet that demand. If anyone gets a tax cut, it should be the lower and middle classes. IN addition to raising the income tax rate on the weatlhy, we should create some additional luxury taxes on cars, private corporate jets, mansions, yachts, etc.

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guessagainJun. 1, 12 6:37 AM

New pledge for the GOP: "I pledge allegiance to RICH of the divided State of Minnesota, and to their wallets which which I defend, one party, underfunded, with tax cuts and favors for the 1%."

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ticknoJun. 1, 12 6:45 AM

They only want to raise taxes on the job creaters, also known as consumers.

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avejoeconJun. 1, 12 8:50 AM

If anyone gets a tax cut, it should be the lower and middle classes. IN addition to raising the income tax rate on the weatlhy, we should create some additional luxury taxes on cars, private corporate jets, mansions, yachts, etc.---------------------The lower and middle class DID get a tax cut by Bush. In Fact, their tax cut was much bigger than the tax cut for the rich. 33% tax cut, vs 8% for the rich. And, Look up what happed when they put a luxury Tax increase on yachts. Hint-It was horrible for the middle class, resulting in massive job cuts.

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avejoeconJun. 1, 12 8:51 AM

New pledge for the GOP: "I pledge allegiance to RICH of the divided State of Minnesota, and to their wallets which which I defend, one party, underfunded, with tax cuts and favors for the 1%."-------------Still waiting for any evidence from you that the GOP have given anything to the top 1% that everyone else didn't get also. I know, you hate when I ask that, but maybe some day, You will actually answer.

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arspartzJun. 1, 1210:48 AM

Can anyone cite a country that has taxes its way to prosperity?

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gcrileyJun. 1, 1211:11 AM

The lower and middle class DID get a tax cut by Bush. In Fact, their tax cut was much bigger than the tax cut for the rich. 33% tax cut, vs 8% for the rich\\\\\ LOL, I am middle class and did not get any 33% tax cut. Where did you make up these numbers from?

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