Posted on The Heritage Foundation-By Andy Keim-On October 11, 2011:

How much do high-earning families need to pay before the Obama administration can finally say they are finally contributing their “fair share?” If such a number even exists, we have apparently not found it yet, if the latest proposed tax hike is any indication.

The Heritage Foundation’s Curtis Dubay explains the consequences of the President’s latest tax proposal:

“Taxpayers earning more than $1 million per year are investors and businesses that are directly responsible for creating jobs. Investors provide the capital to existing businesses and startups so they can expand and add new workers. Raising their taxes would deprive them of resources they could invest in promising businesses that are looking to add employees. Raising their tax rate would deter them from taking the risk to invest.”

In the long term, lower-income families will feel the sting of the tax hike as well. In another report, Dubay says job-creators immediately affected by the tax will refuse to hire additional workers simply because it won’t make any economic sense to do so:

“Many businesses pay their taxes through their owners’ individual income tax returns. The President’s tax hikes would be a direct tax on these important employers. A recent study from President Obama’s own Treasury Department shows that 90 percent of businesses that pay taxes through the individual income tax code and employ workers would pay the higher taxes under the President’s plan. Higher taxes would reduce these businesses’ incentives to hire new workers and their ability to retain or increase compensation for their existing employees.”

Ultimately, the U.S. government’s self-destructive policies will harm lower-income families far more than the more successful families and companies who can shoulder the burden at the cost of a reduced work force.

“The millionaire tax would end up costing the U.S. economy more jobs than the President’s jobs plan it is supposed to pay for would ever create. It would ruin American competitiveness among other developed countries,” Dubay says.

If the Obama administration truly values job-creation, it should focus on the real root of the deficit: runaway spending brought on by years of government expansion and poor decision-making.

What do you think? How can the President’s jobs plan create employment opportunities when it makes hiring new employees more costly?”


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I. After Obama’s Jobs Plan Fails in Senate, GOP Pushes Its Own Plan!

Posted on Matt Cover-On October 12, 2011:

( – House Republicans say they are moving ahead with their own ideas on the economy now that President Barack Obama’s jobs plan failed in the Senate Tuesday night. They called on President Obama to work with them on their ideas.

Although the Democrats hold a 53-47 majority in the Senate, the president’s bill, the American Jobs Act of 2011, was defeated on a 50-49 vote, with two Democrats – Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester of Montana – joining with the Republicans against the bill.

At a Capitol Hill news conference on Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said that now that Obama’s plan had failed, the GOP would turn to its own ideas, adding that the GOP would also be willing to work with Democrats on areas of common ground.

“Nearly a month ago, House Republicans outlined – for the president – areas of common agreement where we could work together,” Boehner said. “The fact is Republicans have a plan – our plan for America’s job creators that we outlined back in May – and we have been working since then to enact the ideas outlined in this proposal.”

Boehner said that Republicans would keep working on areas of common ground, stressing that finding ways to improve the economy was what the American people wanted.

“We’re going to continue to work with the president in order to create a better environment,” he said. “Not everything the president outlined is something that we agree with, certainly not everything we’ve outlined is something the president would agree with.”

At the same press conference, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that Obama’s campaign for his own proposal had “failed” and called on Democrats to work with Republicans instead of pursuing an all-or-nothing approach.

“[T]he Senate’s action last night proved that the month-long campaign that the White House has been on to promote the president’s bill failed,” Cantor said. “The president’s bill does not have the bipartisan support needed to pass because we believe that it is contrary to what is needed right now to help small businesses grow.”

Cantor said that Republicans would introduce some of their ideas after the planned congressional recess next week, including a bill to repeal a 3 percent income tax withholding requirement for government contractors.

Despite the calls for common ground, Republicans made clear they would not support Democratic ideas that contradict their basic principles, saying that they would oppose ideas that raise new taxes or incur more federal borrowing.

GOP Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said that part of the Republican agenda was opposing aspects of Obama’s plans that Republicans thought were bad policy.

“[W]hen this Congress began, House Republicans put forth a plan for America’s job creators,” Hensarling said. “Now, in this plan, it means that if the president wants to spend money we don’t have for jobs that we never get, we will oppose him. We believe that as part of this plan America has to be on a fiscally sustainable path.”

“If the president wants to increase taxes on job creators, we will oppose that,” said Hensarling. “We are trying to ensure that there is a fairer, simpler, more competitive tax code.”


II. Video: Executive Dictatorship: Obama Wants Stimulus Projects Without Congressional Authorization!-Posted on The Blaze-By Naked Emperor News-On October 12, 2011:

III. Obama’s Teachable Truthiness Moment: ‘The Pinocchio of Pennsylvania Avenue strikes again!’-Posted on National Review Online-By Michelle Malkin-On October 12, 2011:

IV. White House ‘Czars’ Threaten The Constitutional System of Checks and Balances!-Posted on Bob Unruh-On October 10, 2011:

V. Biden Warns of More Rapes and Murders If ‘Jobs Bill’ Isn’t Passed!-Posted on Conservative Byte-On October 12, 2011:

VI. How the Left has always exploited “crisis”-Posted on Patriotic Update-By: Nathaniel Davidson-On November 18, 2010:

Question: Is the AP in bed with George Soros, who funds approximately 30 news outlets?-You Decide:

AP Fact Checks GOP Candidates on Taxes, Jobs & the Economy!-Posted on The Blaze-By Billy Hallowell-On October 12, 2011:

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Progressive group maps out President Obama’s strategy for next 2 years!

Is it important to understand the Marxist assault on the foundations of our system?

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 After Years Of Stagnation Under Obama 
Household Income Hits 50-Year High

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Former President Barack Obama got plenty of praise for shepherding us through the recovery from the 2008 economic crisis. However, those on Main Street, USA, knew the truth — things weren’t any better than they had been when George W. Bush left office.

As The Weekly Standard reported in 2016, median household income when Obama came into office in 2009 was $56,731. In 2015, six years into his presidency, that number was $56,516 — a decrease of just over $200.

By the time he left office, it’s true that media household income had risen to $59,471 — but that was essentially the same as it had been in December, 2007, at the end of the “Great Recession” and just a few weeks before Obama took office, when it was $59,549.

So, how’s The Donald doing?

Well, as Investor’s Business Daily reported, a new study from Sentier Research found that the median household income in April was $61,483 — a 50-year high.

That’s up from $59,471 in January of 2017.

The firm tracks income using census data and adjusts for inflation — so even a slightly weaker dollar doesn’t account for the increase.

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Bad News For Dems: Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump … And He's Getting Credit For It!!! 

Household Income Hits All-Time High Under Trump, And He's Getting Credit For It

A new report shows that the median household income has climbed 3% since President Trump took office. It's another sign of a strong economy, and at least one poll shows the public credits Trump for...

That’s great news for the country, but maybe not the best news for Democrats.

“This is just another indication that the economy has notably strengthened under Trump. And polls show that the public’s mood has brightened considerably as a result,” Investor’s Business Daily reported.

“The latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index is 53.6. This index has been in positive territory (anything over 50 is optimistic) since Trump took office. The Quality of Life Index, meanwhile, hit a 14-year high in May and the Financial Stress Index is at an all-time low.”

That economic data is followed by a lot of polls that seem to show that the “blue wave” expected in the November midterms breaking and rolling back into the sea.

A new Reuters poll found that a generic Republican would beat a generic Democrat by six points. Back in March, the Democrats were up by nine points. A CBS poll found that Democrats had a two-point advantage on the generic ballot — hardly “wave” material.

The CBS poll also found that 68 percent of Americans believed Trump’s policies deserved at least some of the credit for the economic situation, with 35 percent saying he deserved a “great deal” of the credit.

Sixty-four percent of respondents rated the economy as “somewhat good” or “very good.” In a CNN poll, 57 percent of voters said that “things are going well in the U.S.” In February, that was 49 percent.

Perhaps the most important figure: Under Obama, when Gallup asked whether it was a good time to find “a quality job in the U.S.,” the highest number that administration ever achieved was 45 percent. Under Trump, that number is 67 percent — the highest number in the 17-year history of the poll.

While Trump’s personal numbers haven’t seen the same bounce, they’re still up — and that’s the important thing. Thanks to the relentless campaign of personal attacks against him, Trump’s stated approval rating has always been a lot lower than it probably is.

Don’t believe me? Just ask Hillary Clinton. For all of the personal barbs and attacks, 2016 ultimately came down to the economy. So will 2018 — and that’s not good news for the Democrats.

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