Matt Gruber wrote: CamKing wrote:
Matt Gruber wrote:
once the average voter understands that the "rich" get a 15% cap gains tax rate,
God, how I wish that were true. That's only for the very few people who make their money on Wall Street.
OWS - that is where the anger is being directed. however u spin it, there are more voters in favor of taxing wall street like main street. Republicans have a hopeless agenda, to extend the bush tax cuts forever. Hopeless because u are correct, it is only "very few people" not enough votes to win against an improving economy.
u may not know this, the LT cap gains rate for those in the 15% bracket is ZERO NADA ZILCH 0. there is an income limit, however.
OWS had it's 15 minutes, and is now a joke for the late night talk show hosts.
Republicans have an agenda that is firing up the right, and there is nothing to fire up the left.
Obama just F'ed himself by killing the Pipeline. Now even the unions are upset with him. Killing 20,000 construction and engineering jobs will be shoved in his face over and over again, and his excuse that he needed more time doesn't fly with the voting public, when they know he had 3 years to research it. Obama is toast, and thanks to the redistricting The dems are going to lose even more seats in congress.
As for unemployment, it has no chance to get below 8%. The only reason it's dropped to where it is, is because so many people have quit looking. If you adjust for SGS(estimated long-term discouraged workers, who were defined out of official existence in 1994), the actual unemployment rate is still rising.
The number of employed people is the real telling statistic, and it shows how bad the economy is really doing. We need to add 125,000 jobs a month, just to keep up with population growth. We're simply not seeing it.