Tuesday, July 27, 2010

We Have a choice. End the Bush tax cuts.

A family with an income of $250,000 would not be effected but every additional $1000 it earned would cost them an additional $40 in taxes.

A family making $300,000 would pay an additional $2000 in taxes.

A family making $1,000,000 would pay an additional $30,000 in taxes.

The additional taxes would have little, if any, effect on consumption of consumer goods.

This would generate approximately $6 Billion per year and would nearly cut the deficit in half. Bring the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan and we have a balanced budget. Bring the unemployment down to 5% and we have a surplus.

Reinstating the Bush program and we have disaster. WE HAVE A CHOICE!


  1. You are, of course, quite right Brooks; it's a no-brainer. But why is it such a tough sale? Is it the inattention of so many voters? Is it that the powerful interests do so much advertising? Is it that our representatives in this republic of ours are bought and paid for by the lobbyists of these powerful interests? Or is it a combination of all these?
    Implied in your blog: "Will the Internet be Shut Down", and as I also believe; cyberspace is the only place that, so far, can't be easily influenced by the powerful.
    But how do we take advantage of this? How do progressives get their rhetoric to enough people to bring about change at the voting booth.

  2. All the above. The average voter reacts rather than reasons.