Um...No. Most of them are trying to salvage their careers and get re-elected, they could care less about you for the most part.
This mess could have been avoided years ago, by not blindly following the GOP into the Bush tax cuts, NOT glibly invading countries, and not throwing money at the defense sector. Above all I place the blame squarely at the feet of the banking lobbyists that convinced both parties to repeal the "glass-steagall act", the decision to allow wall market asshats to speculate on oil, and the anti-union attitudes that supported outsourcing, deregulation, and "right to work" legislation.
So basically don't blame them, blame everyone over the age of 40, I didn't vote for Ronald Reagan, Bush 1.0, Clinton, or Bush 2.0. It wasn't me voting with my wallet to allow exploitation, sweatshops, and practical slave labor to give me a graphic t shirt for five bucks and coffee makers for ten.
You could be wrong because you are, we had more than twice the number of troops in Iraq as afganistan. Under Bush defense spending was almost 50% of our budget, under obama it's now about 19%.TARP was signed into law by Bush 2.0 and the program's 1st half of spending ended before Obama came into office, you're referring to the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 that was up to 700 billion dollars in relief. Which coincidentally is the EXACT amount spent on TARP by Bush. So 700 is twice as big as 700 now? Did you fail math?
My taxes during the last several years have not been much, since I've not been making much money, but I've been following how the tax rates on various brackets have been going for some years. It strikes me how the richest people, who have been making more and more money and getting richer and richer, have been paying less and less tax. Here's the thing most people don't hear about, often don't believe, and seldom understand why: the lower the tax rates on the rich and big corporations have been, the worse the unemployment rates have been. When the Bush tax cuts on the rich went into effect, job creation, particularly by big corporations, went down. In the last several months or year of W. Bush's administration, job losses started accelerating faster and faster. So did the national debt. But their was little outrage over the debt until Obama took office. I've often heard people talk about "Obama's 2009 deficit explosion" when in fact, the 2009 budget was approved and signed in October, 2008-the month BEFORE Obama was elected.
So we are being lied to by the people who are screwing us. They are telling us one thing and doing another, or else giving us bogus reasons for doing what they're doing. Sadly, there are a lot of American people voting against their own best interests. Many of them won't listen to reason and I hope they wake up before it's too late.
I'm not sure I see the tie between the tax rates and unemployment... Not that I disagree with your statement, just the whole conversation doesn't add up to me personally...
Seems like if they need more money they should raise taxes, if they need less they should lower them... Seems like the economy always gets messed up when we start jacking around with taxes as either a punishment for the rich not voting democratic, or to "stimulate the economy" I think businesses are going to do what they can to maximize profits regardless of the tax rate... The same idiots who say a tax cut will "stimulate the economy" are the same ones who recommended raising taxes the year before And got it messed up to begin with most likely...
Need more business minded people running the economy instead of dumb *** economists and politicians...
I really do believe economists are just wanna be business men who don't understand how money works so they just make up **** on the fly
I actually get a kick out of the whole thing, granted I get tired head even trying to understand it at all... But I find it humorous they couldn't just vote to extend the deadline until they could figure it out... What a bunch of dopes...
The funny part is that now we have a "fiscal cliff" that EVERYONE had to headline... As if any of that stuff is true... The economists don't have a clue what would trigger a recession in reality, if they did we could avoid them forever... All a bunch of BS scare tactics the news media drums up to drive ratings... No one gives a damn, we all just want to stop hearing about it during halftime of the football games... Ugh
Politicians are the worst... Spend all day playing with our lives and money trying to figure out how to get reelected... What a great job to have...
I sit here, incredulously, as I listen to/read liberals STILL blaming the GOP 5 years into Obama's presidency. What the fúck?
Who else would they blame? Like they are going to take the blame themselves? That isn't going to win them any votes... Both sides blame the other side for everything while sitting on their ***** not fixing anything... That's the game... That's how you win... Whoever has the dumbest voters gets elected... State by state and nationally... Why would anyone believe anything that group of elitists says? They don't believe any of it themselves...
All they are doing is trying to find a way to get more money and make it look like they're doing the right thing. The only people the gov looks out for is there personal rich friends. If you don't have at least 5 or 10 million in your overseas bank account you do not exist to them.
Selfish American's mucking up the mortgage system and throwing good working people out of houses they were encouraged to purchase. The resultant banking disaster rebounded across the world economies.
Shame those repossessed, now homeless black people, did not take stronger action against a system so prejudiced in favour of the bankers and wealthy.
Selfish wars between Democrats and Republicans now put recovery of other countries at risk
Off topic - we are talking about the financial crisis caused by America that originated from total lack of proper financial controls of the banking system and resultant repossession of the houses of poor black people who had strived to take part in American society.
We are talking about selfish politicians playing brinkmanship that could have put America into recession and dragged the rest of the world with it.
What in God's name would make you think that?
It is what it is liars liars liars
You mean the jackasses that are getting raises? Must be rough raising taxes on themselves while they get that raise.
I'm clinging to the edge by my fingernails ...
They've been trying to do it for centuries: