Monday, September 20, 2010

Arguing that now is not the right time to raise taxes is okay, but there's an even better argument proponents of extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts can make:

Raising taxes on anyone will directly lead to job losses... and not among the supposedly rich folks who are in Obama's crosshairs, but rather among those who are definitely not rich. And while Obama may not care about these people, we definitely do... and that's just one more reason we will not agree to anybody having their taxes raised.

And the ammunition for making such a claim? Well, if even those generally hostile-to-tax-cuts agree that cutting taxes has a stimulative effect, then raising taxes will have a dampening effect on the economy... on spending... on hiring... and workers most at risk of losing their jobs.