Tax Man
July 28, 2004 3:16 PM   Subscribe

Tax Man Bush says tax cuts stimulate the economy. Unfortunately, he's fallen more than 2.2 million jobs short of the projection made by his own economists.
posted by Postroad (6 comments total)
Having read the article - This sort of careful analysis to determine the success or failure of Bush's economic initiatives is like using shovel to kill a bug. Bush & Co wouldn't know good economic policy if it jumped out of the bushes and bit them in the ass.

Lower taxes, increase spending, and wave good jobs goodbye. Right. I think five year olds could tell you that won't work.
posted by y6y6y6 at 3:31 PM on July 28, 2004

Also doesn't help that corporations got rid of all these jobs over the last few years. They learned they could perferm successfuly without all the extra workers. Hence, why re-higher them?
posted by jmd82 at 5:45 PM on July 28, 2004

I think it's time to start talking about political parties using the terms socially-liberal/conservative and financially-liberal/conservative.

The Republican party shows no sign of being fiscal conservatives, while the democrats seemed to be very fiscally conservative, at least during the last go-around.
posted by five fresh fish at 7:05 PM on July 28, 2004

and those of us with jobs aren't doing that well either: I.R.S. Says Americans' Income Shrank for 2 Consecutive Years
posted by amberglow at 7:18 PM on July 28, 2004

Congratulations, Postroad! You gain 10 points for a successful post hoc ergo propter hoc! I gain 5 points for being the first to challenge it.
posted by wackybrit at 7:31 PM on July 28, 2004

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