The Kerry Economic Plan for the Average American - TennisForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 03:01 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 24,671
                     
The Kerry Economic Plan for the Average American

Follow the link http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6158694/ and scroll down to the heading 'Tax Cut Fight'.

Kerry offers....
Quote:
"a new choice" on jobs, health care, taxes and energy, saying he would roll back Bush's tax cut for Americans earning more than $200,000 a year to pay for his proposals.
Kerry would eliminate tax breaks that reward U.S. companies for sending jobs abroad, cut corporate taxes by 5 per cent, offer a new tax credit to jump-start the creation of manufacturing jobs, enforce trade laws and raise the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7 by 2007.
The question, of course is, will rescinding that much of the tax cut actually pay for all that?

But as you listen to all of this rhetoric from Kerry AND Bush, look around you.

In my town, more and more middle class and upper-class guys are laid off. 'Diversity' career fairs are suddenly seeing more and more middle-aged white ex-managers in attendance, as they are laid off.

And once your unemployment benefits run out, you're no longer counted as 'unemployed'. The best guess at unemployment is that it's TWICE the figure the government gives. And an engineer who made 120,000 a year who now make $5.15 an hour at McDonald's is counted as 'employed'. Say what you want about 'the economy'. Bush as been hell itself for the American wage-earner.

The questions are, will Kerry bw any better? And does Bush have anything to offer but tax cuts that favor the wealthy. I got my $600 in tax cuts from Bush. ANd between lost services and higher local taxes, his tax cut cost me about $1500.

Do the math for your town.

Proud to be an American
Not blind. Not uninformed. We are party to atrocities. But the response of the world after 9/11 is worth noting. Even our most dire enemies offered aid. We should all be so lucky.
Volcana is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2004, 03:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Bacardi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Raccoon City's Hive
Posts: 14,737
                     
Some people are affraid if you raise the price of minimum wage that much it will cause the cost of living to go up. But if you pay attention, the cost of living has risen significantly every year. While the cost that employers pay to minimum wage has stayed the same. I think raising it will be a good thing. Overall I think Kerry's proposal will work out, even if it was to fail, anything is an improvement over the current situation.

I finally managed to find myself a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker and lawn sign.

I'm BACK & SINGLE. So lock up all the hotties!
Bacardi is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome