Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Current TV: Michael Grunwald: The Takers vs The Makers, Who Pays Taxes: What Makes Economies Grow and Work



I'm going to go out of my way not to make this blog not sound like some Class Warfare argument, because thats not my politics left or right. And I simply don't believe in Class Warfare and thats all you need to know about that but if you hear today's GOP and I'm not even sure I want to call them Republicans anymore. Unless they are Republicans I actually respect and seem them as real Republicans and there are still plenty of Republicans I like and respect, so I'll talk about the Tea Party. And there not a lot of people in the Tea Party I respect especially as it relates to the economy today, because if you hear them talk about Economic Growth and not listen to anything else. Well first of all you'll be left out with at least half of the facts if not more but you'll get the idea that Economic Growth is driven by corporations and its executives and wealthy investors. That drive Economic Growth and perhaps to a certain extent Small Business and thats where it ends that the rest of us are lucky to have jobs and we have little to no impact on Economic Growth. When the fact is without labor and customers, we don't have any corporations or any Private Enterprise in the country.

Without executives and investors we don't have any Private Enterprise in the country as well but they are part of the package. Not the package itself and as far as who pays taxes, if you purchase things or work and get paid for a living, you pay taxes and in some cases the more you make. As an individual or business, the less you pay in taxes depending on how well you know the US Tax Code and how much influence you have over it, this is not Class Warfare but simple economic facts. Economic Growth is driven by demand and the supply which creates the work based on the demand, is depended on how much demand is out there, how much money do customers have and. How much they are willing to spend, thats Market Economics 101, as well as the quality of products that are being designed and produced, this is what creates Economic Growth that leads to Job Growth.

The new argument thats coming from todays GOP as it relates to taxes and the economy, that unless you pay Income Taxes. And they rarely mention the word Income which is a key word when it comes to Income Taxes, you are not a Tax Payer and you are some of moocher that sits on your rear end all day. Not producing something, when the fact is that anyone who works for a living or purchases items, is paying taxes and helping to drive Economic and Job Growth in this country.

CBS News: Late Show With David Letterman: President Obama Responds to Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comment



President Obama tells it like it is, we live in a Presidential Federalist Republic, where the President of the United States represents the whole country. Unlike in a lot of Parliamentary Systems, where the Prime Minister represents a Political Party or district.

The Nation: Why Progressives Should Vote For President Obama

Why Progressives Should Vote for Obama

Every single Progressive in the country could vote for Jill Stein of the Green Party for President and Mitt Romney would still win. And you would end up with a President Romney to go along with a Neoconservative Tea Party Congress and everything Progressives have spent hundred years working for. Would be at risk of being thrown out like garbage but if you vote for the President. You get a Democrat whose going to work for preventing these things from happening, thats all the reason you need to vote for President Obama.

Salon: President Obama Fights For Indefinite Detention

Obama fights for indefinite detention

Here's just one example of why I'm not a big fan of President Obama and not an enthusiastic fan of his

AlterNet: "OWS Activism its Alive, Occupy Nations Across The Country Show Movements Impact?"

http://www.alternet.org/activism/its-alive-occupy-actions-across-country-show-movements-impact?akid=9405.231645.HEp4PP&rd=1&src=newsletter712002&t=10

At some point Occupy Wall Street is going to have to decide are they Socialists looking for Progressive Change. Or are they Anarchists who get most of their members thrown in jail, which is what we saw yesterday.