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Bush Tax Cuts Extension for the Upper Class

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    The Republicans, yes all of them, have been hollering for Democratic Senators to sign an extension to these tax cuts for everyone (they passed it in the House) and sent it on to the Senate.  Their reasoning is that the wealthy ARE in fact the real job creators in this country.  My argument is that it is small businesses that are the real job creators in our country.  As an example, let us look at the Republican supposed Presidential nominee.  Mitt Romney has created how many jobs in the last 3-4 years? And for how many of those years was he receiving this tax cut?  So you can see what I mean when I say unless you are a small business owner, you don't need this tax cut, and certainly no addition to it like the Republicans are now proposing under the Ryan Budget.  Perhaps the tax cut could be extended---NOT increased---to any small business owner that can show he/she added jobs in each of the last three years while they were receiving the stimulus, and not to other upper income people that had no small business and thus added no jobs.  All I am saying is why should other millionaires and billionaires, like Mitt, get ANY tax cut if they have not been using it in recent years to create jobs?  That would seem to be simple enough to pass Congress, and relatively easy to enforce and police by the IRS.  
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    I agree! Good point.
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    I agree too. Just giving rich people money doesn't do anything but make them richer. We need strings attached if creating jobs is the goal. I would go even further. Let the Democrats and the president hang tough and let the Bush tax cuts die. Then issue new tax cuts that really do something for the economy and help the middle class. It would help the deficit too. The cuts were originally a way for the Republicans to be the sugar daddy with the CLINTON surplus. Let hem expire. Unlike when the tea party refused to extend the debt limit, this won't hurt our credit rating one bit. Bring it on.