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Why is the idea of raising taxes on the rich so popular with liberals?

Raising taxes on the rich has never been proven to do anything except reduce the national Tax revenue and stifle investment and drive corporations and the jobs they provide to other countries, Even Bill Clinton understood this. So why is the idea still so popular among liberals?

Asked By: pretender59321 - 2/5/2007
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I believe that they just don't get it. A friend sent me something so I'll pass that along... More
Answered By: idiotsreside - 2/5/2007
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It's not, really. "Tax cuts for the rich" is the drum beat; it's used just to stir up hatred for Bush, who has mostly introduced tax cuts for the poor and very few for the rich... More
Answered By: Mahal - 2/5/2007
 
Well when the rich get richer they are supposed to re invest and create jobs. Instead they decided to sell of these jobs to foreign countries to maximize short term profits. So I guess it's pay backs for "selling off" the USA.
Answered By: Red - 2/5/2007
 
There must be more liberal accountants than conservative ones. Hence more business, more profit.
Answered By: dingdong - 2/5/2007
 
the left winger or liberals specialty is appealing to the poor or minorities..raising taxes is popuar to them it on two fronts. sticking to people who are better off than lots of their members and giving people something for ...nothing...that are used to getting it. the problem is liberals never seem to understand... More
Answered By: koalatcomics - 2/5/2007
 
Because Bush just cut taxes to the rich, liberals are just trying to level out the field a little more "this" time...but in the long run no one should really be taxed. However to make that a reality we would need to do away with, food stamps, medicaid, medicare, Social Security, Disability, public schools, pell grants... More
Answered By: b1aluciana - 2/5/2007
 
It makes them feel a fuzzy wuzzy inside. If you take from the rich and give to the poor who does that remind you of? Robin Hood.They believe that these rich people must be too rich. The funny thing is . Look at allthe Hollywood liberals. Aren't they rich? I do not see them donating 90% of their money to a good cause... More
Answered By: ALunaticFriend - 2/5/2007
 
Because cooperate gains are so high. It used to be about 1to40 now 1to400! Basically it takes the average worker about a year to make as much as his rich boss. To make matters worse they all pay the bare minimum ( much and cannot even get the wage hike promised) they can get away with. That is why!
Answered By: Laura M - 2/5/2007
 
Its their standard class warfare rhetoric! It never ceases to amaze me that when they put their ideas into play, the results damage those they pretend to want to help. Lower taxes empower the individual which takes power away from social engineering politicians...And liberals Hate It when that happens!
Answered By: tegidfoel - 2/5/2007
 
It's called class warfare. They will always try to put one group of Americans against another. Typical liberalism. Like all thier ideas, it will cause the loss of jobs.
Answered By: Tom - 2/5/2007
 
political capital (helps them to gain votes from the unrich)
Answered By: Jeff - 2/5/2007
 
Because trickle-down economics rarely works. Most job creation is due to small businesses--not major corporations who are down-sizing and sending jobs overseas because of cheaper labor costs. Also, from Bush's tax cuts, 90% of the cuts were for the top 1% of the salary scale. This is what makes Bush's tax cut different... More
Answered By: Rich A - 2/5/2007
 
Actually, the result is the exact opposite, and that's been proven economically. There are a lot of junk economists out there who still push a voodoo economics platform using highly questionable data and personal ideology, though... More
Answered By: leftist1234 - 2/5/2007
 
Govt needs to do things for the majority, and the rich have the money.
Answered By: bettysdad - 2/5/2007
 
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