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December 15, 2007

Good News: The Economy Is Booming

Filed under: President Bush,Taxes — Psycheout @ 3:54 pm
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Your Tax Refund Under Bush Tax CutsAlthough Democrats are counting on doom and gloom to fool voters into giving them the Presidency and even more power in the increasingly unpopular do-nothing congress, it’s going to be much harder to cash in on pessimism after yet another positive economic report.

The total income of the top 1.1 million households was $1.8 trillion, or 18.1 percent of the total income of all Americans, up from 14.3 percent of all income in 2003. The total 2005 income of the three million individual Americans at the top was roughly equal to that of the bottom 166 million Americans, analysis of the report showed.

And to put that increase in perspective, this should make everyone smile.

The increase in incomes of the top 1 percent of Americans from 2003 to 2005 exceeded the total income of the poorest 20 percent of Americans, data in a new report by the Congressional Budget Office shows.

Wow~! That’s awesome~! President Bush’s tax cuts are working. Clearly. This is not the time to reverse course and return to the days of tax and spend. Remember what happened to the economy under Jimmah Carter? If not, it was really, really bad. Trust me on that. I was there.

With this recent economic report, you can be sure that Republicans will be smiling and laughing as they go to the polls to turn out the unpopular Democrats and to keep our nation on a sane fiscal course. It’s time for more corporate tax cuts and to lower the top rates. Lower taxes results in more revenue and a booming economy. Supply side economics works time and time again.

And it’s good for the economy, stupid.

— Psycheout

24 Comments »

  1. Keep telling yourself that Psykkkeout. You’re entitled to live in fantasy land, obviously you don’t have a real job because it would have been sent to China, India or Mexico by now.

    Oh, did I mention the dollar value is at it’s lowest level now?

    Psykkkeout, a total tool.

    Comment by Spacebrother — December 15, 2007 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

  2. Tax cuts are the number one way to stimulate the economy. Without funding for government, government won’t become socialist like those filthy Europeans, and all schools can be privatized so that we don’t have to worry about educating the lazy poor anymore (not to mention required prayer in the schools will increase our moral standing). I, for one, think that another good way to stimulate the economy is to turn welfare queens into permanent slaves, or use them as cannon fodder in Iraq. We will no longer be burdened with the poor and the stupid anymore. What a happy day that would be!

    Comment by Bob_Corker — December 15, 2007 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  3. I know how to solve the economic condition in America, along with the hunger epidemic. Have that bottom 20% of Americans kill and eat the top 1%. After everyones been filled to the brim with their own kind, split up the loot evenly and boom! Everyones happy. (Rich people are always bitching about something, so why not just end it for them?)

    This post provided for parody purposes.

    Comment by Hissho — December 16, 2007 @ 12:59 am | Reply

  4. Sounds like a rather modest proposal, Hissho.

    Comment by Elephant Bones — December 16, 2007 @ 1:52 am | Reply

  5. Eat the rich, yeah Hissho.

    Comment by MoxoM — December 16, 2007 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  6. “Tax cuts are the number one way to stimulate the economy. Without funding for government, government won’t become socialist like those filthy Europeans, and all schools can be privatized so that we don’t have to worry about educating the lazy poor anymore (not to mention required prayer in the schools will increase our moral standing). I, for one, think that another good way to stimulate the economy is to turn welfare queens into permanent slaves, or use them as cannon fodder in Iraq. We will no longer be burdened with the poor and the stupid anymore. What a happy day that would be!”

    Comment by Bob_Corker — December 15, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    The foolishness of your response is that the only people who get the tax cuts are the upper 3% of the income food chain. I’m a middle class person who did’nt get a Bush tax cut just like the vast majority of the rest of America did’nt. Not enough to make any significant difference anyways. If you want to believe what the multi-national corporate controlled media tells you, that your perogative to have your head buried in the sand.

    As far as privatizing schools, once again this will keep the middle and lower class Americans from getting an education or digging into a deeper debt so their children can learn how to get below poverty level jobs making money for the upper 3% while digging themselves into high debt.

    The privatization and tax cuts for the rich mantra is so obviously transparent and a total scam, that it amazes me how stupid so many people really are.

    Comment by Spacebrother — December 16, 2007 @ 11:11 am | Reply

  7. Two comments… 1) This once again proves that “Trickle Down” Economics work better than any Commie Welfare plan and 2) If God didn’t want you to be poor, he would have given you a work ethic and you wouldn’t be poor.

    Comment by Diablo — December 16, 2007 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  8. trickle down economics don’t work if only the rich benefit from it

    Comment by Elephant Bones — December 16, 2007 @ 2:04 pm | Reply

  9. “If God didn’t want you to be poor, he would have given you a work ethic and you wouldn’t be poor.”

    Comment by Diablo

    Living down to your screenname, I see. What about the woman whose innocent husband is killed in the crossfire of a gang war and has to work 80 hours a week just to make ends meet? And don’t tell me she doesn’t exist–I’ve met her. I worked with her one summer when I was earning gas money for college so I wouldn’t be even more of a financial burden on my parents (they were already paying my tuition).

    The poor aren’t lazy–they’re just deliberately kept in ignorance. No one tells them what they’ll need to do to get into college, or when to do it–because people like you assume they won’t use the knowledge. No one tells them about financial aid, because so few of them manage to get the paperwork together in time to get into college–because people like you lie to them and tell them they have plenty of time when they don’t.

    The solution to poverty is twofold. First, we educate the poor at the same level at which we educate the rich. This is vital. The poor are willing and able to learn, just as anyone else is. The problem is, they’re kept in the dark about what they need to move up the socioeconomic ladder, and the subject matter taught in inner-city schools is markedly inferior to that taught in private schools. The second step to end poverty in America is to eliminate income tax for the poorer segments of the population and force the rich to pay their share. And get rid of that idiotic farm subsidy to people who don’t grow anything–the vast majority of the people profiting from it are rich CEO’s who have billions of dollars already without the subsidies.

    Before the Civil War, blacks in the South were forbidden to learn to read, because the rich white plantation owners were afraid of the power that knowledge would give them. And now, once again, a handful of rich white men is claiming they have the cure for all society’s ills, when in reality they’re just doing their darnedest to keep the poor “in their place.” There is no “trickle down” effect. Look again at your statistics. The top 5% of our nation’s earners have an income equivalent to that of the entire bottom 50% combined. The rich are getting richer, while the poor get poorer.

    Comment by L — December 16, 2007 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

  10. And don’t tell me she doesn’t exist–I’ve met her.

    Anecdotes, while interesting, are proof of precisely nothing.

    The rest of your post is typical liberal coddle speak, soak the rich mantras, and conspiracy theories.

    Shhh, here comes a poor person, don’t tell them they have to work hard in school and at work to be successful. It’s not exactly a secret, is it?

    Comment by Psycheout — December 16, 2007 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  11. There is something that has always amazed me about liberals. For people that clutch so dearly to their false notion of “Evolutionary Theory” (key word there “Theory” as in a pile of G-dless of poopy), why do they not acknowledge the same theory in economics? So I guess your magical little theory is great when you want to warp the mind of defenseless children held hostage in our Satanic public school system, but we must sink large amounts of money to basically fight against reality and prop people up that have no desire to better themselves. Kind of convenient how you can just switch your morals around whenever its easiest for you. As for my screen name, I will explain this again…I got in while in the Navy. My last name was difficult for many of the guys to say, so I got the nickname. We had a hispanic guy who went by Ca-ca since that was how the first part of his last name started. That isn’t to mean he was a piece of crap or anything, it was just a nickname of convenience. I really wish you guys wouldn’t just rush to judge people so quickly. You all need to take a page out of Psycheout’s book and learn to be better, less judgmental people.

    Comment by Diablo — December 16, 2007 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  12. So, if the economy’s doing so good, why are you complaining about us using some of that wealth for federal programs.

    Platypi are still not evil.

    Comment by TrogdortheEnlightened — December 16, 2007 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  13. Trogdor, since you have chosen to use the f-word in your email address, every comment you make goes into the moderation queue. Perhaps you should choose a more appropriate email address.

    Comment by Psycheout — December 16, 2007 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  14. Even if we give the poor schools, L, they’ll just use that opportunity to hotwire more cars and shoot more pedestrians with Uzis, while not actually learning about the Bible or the TRUE value of Pi (3.000000000000000).

    Comment by bobcorker — December 16, 2007 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

  15. “Shhh, here comes a poor person, don’t tell them they have to work hard in school and at work to be successful. It’s not exactly a secret, is it?”

    Comment by Psycheout

    Obviously they know that. But they are deliberately kept in the dark about when and where to send in applications for financial aid, deadlines for applying to college, and college entrance exams. Without that knowledge, you can’t get into a university. That is the point I was trying to make, and which you so kindly ignored. My mother has taught at schools in well-off neighborhoods, and in poor areas. She has seen first-hand how badly schools in poor areas have short-changed their students. Counselors in middle-class schools assume everybody is going to college, and advise them accordingly. But counselors in poor schools assume that no child, no matter how motivated and intelligent, will ever see the inside of a university, and discourage them at every turn. Is this American justice?

    “Even if we give the poor schools, L, they’ll just use that opportunity to hotwire more cars and shoot more pedestrians with Uzis, while not actually learning about the Bible or the TRUE value of Pi (3.14159265358….).”

    Comment by bobcorker

    Wow, I get shot down for mentioning that I know hard-working poor people, yet Bob uses a disgusting stereotype without any repercussions. The poor are not all criminals, just as the rich are not all law-abiding. Stop judging by appearances, and evaluate people on a case-by-case basis, rather than accusing everyone who makes less than you of being a criminal.

    Does the fact that I can’t afford a Ferrari and a 20-bedroom mansion make me a criminal, Bob? Am I somehow morally deficient because I couldn’t care less about designer purses and expensive jewelry?

    Giving the poor a better education will enable them to enrich their lives, so they will not be reduced to the despair that has led the weaker among them to such depths. In the words of Benjamin Franklin, “An empty sack cannot stand upright.” If you don’t want them to resort to crime, teach them a better way. All children, rich, poor, and middle-class, are the children of God. Treat them as such.

    And just to set the record straight, it’s the job of the parents and churches to teach our nation’s children about God, not that of the schools. Most parents do take their children to church, no matter what sacrifices must be made in order to do so. Whether the children remain in the Church as adults is their own choice to make under the First Amendment. Every time you act as though you are somehow better than everyone else, rather than a mortal human being with the same original sin as everyone else, you repel others and drive them away from the mercy of Christ. That is not Christian behavior.

    And as a mathematics major, I respectfully ask you to draw a perfect circle, then measure the diameter and circumference. Do not round–give me your exact values for both, as precisely as your tape measure allows. The larger the circle, the better. 3 is a handy approximation for pi, and was used by many ancient peoples, despite its inaccuracy. Pi > 3. The Bible was transcribed by fallible human beings who lacked the mathematical knowledge of later generations. To claim that Pi = 3 just because the scribes who transcribed God’s Word used this approximation, is positively ludicrous.

    “Kind of convenient how you can just switch your morals around whenever its easiest for you. ”

    Just as you can claim to be a Christian, then turn around and deride “the least of these.” The system is not set up to help the “fit” over the “unfit,” it’s set up so a few rich people with no sense of personal accountability can keep getting richer. Congress refuses to improve Medicaid and prevent its abuse, yet every year, votes to increase a bloated Congressional salary go unchallenged. Meanwhile, infant mortality rates in America’s inner cities are the same as in third-world countries, due to inadequate medical care. Yes, there are homeless drifters who are lazy slobs. I never said there weren’t. But not all of the poor are morally deficient. Those who are not deserve the same opportunities as the rest of us. All I’m asking is that we give them a CHANCE to make it.

    Comment by L — December 16, 2007 @ 8:02 pm | Reply

  16. Once I accepted Jesus as my savior, and accepted that we all need to share in the pain he felt on the cross, I have been blessed by earing more money than I ever thought possible.

    $1,000s and $1,000s of dollars, for doing what I love. I have been able to charge $5,000 for three hours work.

    America is a great country.

    Comment by Marty McPain — December 16, 2007 @ 8:23 pm | Reply

  17. Once I accepted Jesus as my savior, and accepted that we all need to share in the pain he felt on the cross, I have been blessed by caring more about the welfare of other people, than about fleeting physical possessions.

    Now let’s try and shove that camel through the needle one more time…

    Comment by L — December 16, 2007 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  18. “caring more about the welfare of other people,”

    Yes exactly. I care deeply about other people and need them to open their eyes to the sacrifices that Jesus made for them.

    May HIS bloody back and pierced flesh protect us!

    Comment by Marty McPain — December 16, 2007 @ 9:28 pm | Reply

  19. “I have been blessed by caring more about the welfare of other people, than about fleeting physical possessions.”

    Hopefully the welfare of other Christians, not unrepentant atheists. If you do care about unrepentant sinners, you will burn in hell along with your Unitarian masters.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — December 17, 2007 @ 1:55 am | Reply

  20. “All children, rich, poor, and middle-class, are the children of God.”

    I severly question whether the poor are children of God or just demons. For instance, when you check a poor person’s urine for drugs, it WILL have drugs. Their favorite music consists of rap and techno, both evil sins.

    “The Bible was transcribed by fallible human beings who lacked the mathematical knowledge of later generations”

    No, the Bible is the perfect word of God. How can you call yourself a Christian if you refuse to acknowledge the infallibilty of the Bible?

    “Every time you act as though you are somehow better than everyone else, rather than a mortal human being with the same original sin as everyone else, you repel others and drive them away from the mercy of Christ.”

    Is it my fault I am smarter than atheists and homosexuals by not sinning? I have every right to mock them and destroy their idols. The Bible commands me to, and I obey, lest I be sent to the inferno for an eternity.

    Comment by Bob_Corker — December 17, 2007 @ 1:59 am | Reply

  21. L is correct as is EB.

    KKKorKKKer and McPedophile are still honorary KKKooKKKy KKKoolade KKKlub KKKids and KKKonsumers of KKKomercial media KKKontrol.

    Comment by spacebrother — December 17, 2007 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  22. The Bible is infallible on spiritual matters as it was inspired by God. However, I highly doubt that God dictated the Scriptures word-for-word (the original Scriptures doubtless contain various Hebrew idioms that were lost in translation), and the mathematical and scientific errors are entirely the fault of the fallible human beings who wrote it down. Only God Himself is truly perfect. While the Bible is the greatest book ever written, and contains the ultimate spiritual truth, it was still transcribed by fallible human beings who made mistakes. Compare Saul’s death at the end of I Samuel with his death at the beginning of II Samuel and you’ll see a clear example of inaccuracy on the part of the scribes.

    And about your views toward the poor and sinners, I would like to remind you of the words of Christ himself (all from the KJV, as there are those who refuse to trust any other version of the Bible):

    Matthew 7:1-2
    Matthew 25:33-46
    Luke 15

    We cannot save the sinner without guiding him back to the fold. Threats and intimidation drive away both sinners and sheep.

    Comment by L — December 17, 2007 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

  23. Nazi Corker wants to lynch the poor children, the sick and the disabled.
    Anyone remember “The Boys From Brazil”?

    Comment by Spacebrother — December 18, 2007 @ 2:13 pm | Reply

  24. Anybody remember Spacebrother? Yeah, me neither.

    Comment by Psycheout — December 18, 2007 @ 2:38 pm | Reply


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