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Why does Obama want to raise taxes by a Trillion Dollars in an Economy that is suffering?

How is growing the federal government even more going to help create jobs?

Asked By: Manny - 7/11/2011
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Any economist will tell you that a recession is not the time to raise taxes, but if you insist on balancing the budget, it will have much less deleterious effect than cutting spending. How is putting government workers and contractors on unemployment going to create jobs?
Answered By: brucec83 - 7/11/2011
Additional Answers (12)
Because he is an idiot. The end.
Answered By: Obama Carny - 7/11/2011
 
have to pay off the debt accrued by the Bush tax cuts....which, by the way, were supposed to spur job growth....and how is that working out.....
Answered By: itsme6922 - 7/11/2011
 
like we know. You better ask him
Answered By: Procrastinated Valor - 7/11/2011
 
he wanna kill this nation !
Answered By: Judson Boutivar - 7/11/2011
 
Laughing @ Itsme6922 comment of '...debt accrued from the Bush tax cuts'. A tax cut cant create a deficit you peabrained liberal assbasket!
Answered By: vinny_says_relax - 7/11/2011
 
Because he wants to destroy us from the inside out and he has done a remarkable job of it so far. That is the next step.
Answered By: chevypirate - 7/11/2011
 
Like people countries have a big problem; there are bills to pay... More
Answered By: Michael T - 7/11/2011
 
The way you put it it sounds as if he's raising everybody's taxes. I doubt most of the people getting taxed will even feel it. And we've got to do everything we can to pay off our debt to save this country. Do you want higher taxes or cuts to your social security and medicare because that's what's at stake.
Answered By: Dylan - 7/11/2011
 
Because it is the agenda of the current criminals in charge to destroy American economy and make us like Greece etc. The real criminals are the private Fed Reserve bank, IMF bank, large corporations running the government.
Answered By: Kaboose - 7/11/2011
 
Lower Expectations for a Deficit Deal? President Obama is holding firm on his $4 trillion plan that includes tax increases and changes in Medicare and Medicaid as congressional leaders head back to the White House today for more debt-reduction talks.
Answered By: Obama is a loser, - 7/11/2011
 
The portion of the Bush tax give aways to the upper 2% were thought to stimulate economic growth. They haven't. Seems rational, logical, prudent, and good economic sense to now remove those failed policies. Why do Republicans want to continue failed policies, and add almost $1 trillion to the federal deficit?
Answered By: ndmagicman - 7/11/2011
 
Because Republicans don't care about people, they care about dollar signs.
Answered By: mandiemorrison - 7/12/2011
 
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