8-23-10 logical brain
A few weeks ago I was on a mini rant about the Bush Tax Cuts (here)…. Since then, I’ve been looking around my middle class neighborhoods (both in DM and KC) and thinking about this more…. How best to spur on the economy?
Well, my neighbors and I (none of us make over $200,000... most of us not even close to that) and we seem to be doing a better job of “employing Americans” than any wealthy investor might.
At my house we have been doing home repairs and got a new roof. Neighbor Sue got new living room furniture (leather couch had “Made in USA” tag), she also hired her hardwood floors to be redone. Ann and Roy also got a new roof, Tamara and Doyle got a new kitchen, neighbors in KC are having their house repainted. Neighbors Chris and Paul hired local landscaping company to install a water garden and new patio.
Our spending directly is employing small business people in our communities. That way they can feed their families without government help.
That’s why I say, give the tax cuts to the middle class and NOT to the wealthy 1 or 2% of the US population. After all, what REALLY have they done with their extra money since the tax cuts Bush gave to them? I didn’t see any large spurt in our economy back then. All I see is more money going back into the pockets of politicians and their campaigns.
The “trickle down” economic mind set just does not work. It only creates more poor people which in returns requires a bigger government to take care of them.
If people truly want smaller government, then give more money back to the middle class and make laws that favor the working middle class.
OK, that’s my rant for today!