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Pretty amazing stuff: I persuaded 2 hard core Dem supporters to be in favor of massive tax cuts with just one comment

Many more Ron Paul supporters should try doing it - after all it is a very easy case to make.

“As I said on one of my other comments my solution is basically to :-

Cut Corporate Welfare by over $1.3tn a year.

Use that money for massive tax cuts for middle earners and below to increase ordinary people's disposable incomes and get bottom up spending going again.

Use some of the money for tax cuts for small/medium businesses.

Together the 2 above will get recruitment going again.

Completely reform Corporation Tax.

Stop the $1tn a year of bailouts and subsidies to the big banks.
This is increasing the prices of things like food and gas, thereby reducing ordinary people's disposable incomes.

Some other things need to be done as well.
Full details on my blog - which you don't want to read so I won't post it.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/Ian56789/paul-krugman-t...

My solutions are costed out and detailed in here :-
http://ian56.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/the-government-is-being-...

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sehr gut! sehr sehr gut! gut!

crazy, how they only begin to exhibit some semblance of 'getting' it, if you re-word it in slightly more partisan vernacular that they understand, eh?

we literally are speaking different languages, when talking to a statist, whatever political stripes they subscribe to.

geesh. how about talking human? oh right, partisan vernacular is part and parcel of human tribalism. never mind xD ...er... .o(

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Michael Nystrom's picture

Good work Ian

Good idea! Sneaking in the back door, that they left unlocked. Ha ha ha.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

This is from that beautiful place...

where Tea Party and Occupy walk hand in hand.

Corporate welfare is the cause of...
- Inflation
- Rigged Elections
- Lower quality Health care
- Lower quality Education
- Lower quality Food
- Slow economic growth
- Massive consumer/student debt

If you just kept Big Business and Big Government out of each other's pants, it would be so much harder for Government to use Business to steal from us and so much harder for Business to Government to steal from us.

EXACTLY

At least 80% of the population should be able to agree on at least 90% of these measures.

I call that a majority.

Get people thinking and agreeing policies that are in the right direction and then we can move onto things that are a bit more controversial with less current support.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

All good ideas

but I'm for cutting government spending first.
Even big corporation spend money more wisely than the government.
The big banks are a different story.

It IS cutting government spending

Here is the list that makes up the $1.3tn+

http://ian56.blogspot.com/2012/11/it-is-very-easy-to-cut-1tn...

It is a work in progress - more government waste gets added to it all the time.

And I haven't even started on anything remotely controversial, like getting rid of FEMA, Dept of Ed, the other $300bn of OTT military/DHS spend etc.
That's in the next $500bn or so of government waste to be cut.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all -- security, comfort, and freedom. When ... the freedom they wished for was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

It isnt actually cutting spending

But if it is a choice between corporations paying higher taxes or individuals, ill choose individuals every time. At least we get a bit more power through purchase in that scenario.