01 December 2010

The Fab One: TAXMAN!

If you try to drive, I will tax Main Street...


Today we have Dear Leader 'negotiating' with the GOP re. precisely who gets fleeced after January 1st... this on top of $670B in wreckless Obama tax increases already.  

And if he does succeed in allowing Bush tax cuts to expire on the entrepreneurial class that Reagan said 'create most or all of the job growth' in the US -but whom Obama plainly considers class enemies- the feeble American economy will sure-as-you're-born be plunging straight into cardiac-arrest mode...

Washington Examiner (highlights RR):

The Obama administration is sending in high-ranking mediators in hopes of ending its stalemate with congressional Republicans over extending the Bush-era tax cuts. 
.......
The disagreement between the two parties over who should continue to get a tax cut has turned into a high-stakes game of chicken, with neither side willing to budge. 

Most Democrats want the current tax cuts extended to individuals earning less than $200,000 or couples making less than $250,000. Republicans are insisting the cuts be extended to everyone, saying it would help revive the fragile economy. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said that if the new round of negotiations fails to produce an agreement, he will introduce a bill that would extend tax cuts only to the lower-income taxpayers.


Of course Obama is blaming his desire to bleed those he perceives as "rich" on the dubious ambition of reducing a federal deficit he and his own congressional allies tripled in just one year... this while ignoring clear historical precedent that proves total revenues could grow significantly under the real stimulus of a tax cut on those who employ people in this country.

Peter Ferrera (ex. Reagan WH Office of Policy Administration) writing in American Spectator (highlights RR) labels Obamanomics' revenue-side schemes Tax Piracy... while ineffectual and even deeply damaging:
...President Obama has consistently followed exactly the opposite of every plank of Reaganomics. As a consequence, we can rightly expect that America will now suffer exactly the opposite results, unless those economic policies are quickly overturned by new Congressional majorities. 

In 1983, President Reagan's third year, his tax rate cuts became fully effective, and real GDP zoomed upward over the first 4 quarters of recovery by 7.7%. That recovery flowered into a generation-long, 25-year economic boom, interrupted only by two short, shallow recessions, following President Bush's budget deal increasing tax rates in 1990, and the 9/11 terror attack in 2001. 

Art Laffer and Steve Moore have rightly called this Reagan boom "the greatest period of wealth creation in the history of the planet." Indeed, more wealth was created in America during this 25 year boom, from 1983 to 2007, than in all the prior 200 years of American history, from George Washington to Jimmy Carter, combined. That is why Steve Forbes has rightly called it an "economic Golden Age." 

The mirror image opposite of this economic performance would be the natural, logical result of following the mirror image opposite of Reagan's economic program, including the counterproductive incentive effects of Obama's comprehensive federal tax rate increases, the costs and burdens of Obama's reregulation hitting next year, and the continued drain of private sector resources due to President Obama's supposedly stimulative spending increases and deficits. 

Laffer explains: 
[W]hen the U.S. economy comes to 2011, the train's going to come off the tracks…. The tax boundary that will occur on January 1, 2011 tells me that GDP growth in 2010 will be some 6% to 8% higher than GDP growth in 2011. 
A year on year decline from trend of some 6% to 8% in GDP growth would represent a larger collapse than occurred in 2008 and early 2009. We see signs of that already even in this year's economy, which, again just the opposite of Reagan's performance, should be the peak economic year in President Obama's reign of error. 

Economic growth is in a tailspin, falling from 5% in the fourth quarter of 2009, to 3.7% in the first quarter this year, to 1.6% in the second quarter. Unemployment is rising again, with the economy continuing to lose jobs every month. 

The stock market has been long stalled, mired 30% below its record highs over 14000 in the Dow. This weak economy couldn't be a worse time to raise Federal tax rates across the board. 

With President Obama's current economic policies, the probability of a renewed, double-dip recession is over 100%...


The GOP caving to this politically-feeble would-be redistributor would be a very bad sign of things to come... let's hope Boehner, Cantor, and McConnell can stick to the proven Reaganite principles they must uphold without exception if there's any hope still of turning this ship away from the falls.

More background on Reaganomics -which gave this country eight of the best years it's ever seen- vs Obamanomics... a comprehensively flawed set of policies that has America careening towards the fate of the Weimar Republic -here-


18 comments:

Toaster 802 said...

It is really funny to watch the first Kenyan talk about working together when for the last two years it has been nothing but "we won". Short memories have brought the country to it's knees. And all thought I am looking hard, there is no Reagan in sight.

Reaganite Republican said...

I like Palin, Bolton, and West

There's a few others too imho

Keep your chin up lol

Andrew33 said...

Socialists are generally very well off. They don't care what the government does with taxpayers money because the can afford to incorporate and than pay only capital gains taxes. It is their goal to now keep others from reaching their financial status. The statists say it's not about money. Of course most of them have never gone without money. They blame it al on "corporate greed" yet is both corporate and capital greed that has caused this mess.
There are 2 darkhorses from Florida in your presidential race. Lt. Col. Allen West, and incoming Atty Gen Pam Bondi. Bondi was heavily involved decisions regarding legalese in the Fl vs Obamacare case. Over 20 states have since signed on. As this case goes forward, Bondi will be seen quite often as she is now our Attorney General and is responsible for prosecuting the case she designed.

innominatus said...

I read yesterday that the gov't ends up with about 19% of GDP no matter what the tax rates are. Might as well do like Reagan and have 19% of a bigger, growing pie.

But that makes sense, so it is like a foreign language to those in DC.

Reaganite Republican said...

Excellent insight re. the limo libs Andrew... they probably hate New Money, never thought of it that way

A good example of this would be how the old school Goldman Sachs et. al on Wall St support Democrats... while entrepreneurial upstart IBD is Republican- just as you say

Reaganite Republican said...

That's interesting Inno... you are right, if no diff (flat part of the Laffer Curve...?) why not go with the high growth formula

And the bottom line is the only way Obama's heavy spending damage will ever be repaired fast enough to save us will be by serious small gov't Reaganism... any Romney or such will that thinks goverment is just swell will simply not cut enough to spare us from Chinese enslavement- or worse.

Aurelius said...

Funny vid. Thanks for sharing it.

Reaganite Republican said...

I love this one LOLOL

Steve Dennis said...

Great video! Barack Obama is responsible for the debts we have incurred and now he wants to raise taxes to pay for his out of control spending. Typical liberal!

Matt said...

The comparisons are so obvious, and the facts so clear, you really have to assume that Obama wants the economy to remain in the pooper.

Reaganite Republican said...

It's like he keeps stabbing the capitalist beast and it won't die

Cloward-Piven FAIL... so far anyway, Thank God

Red said...

There is only one corndog.

Reaganite Republican said...

Ex-cuuuuuuuse me!

lol

Maggie@MaggiesNotebook said...

If Boehner and crew cannot hold the line on extending Bush tax policy then we are lost. They must do this and so much more.

The graphic above looks like O.J. I see similarities. Both narcissists.

The video is terrific - another winner.

Reaganite Republican said...

Thank you Maggie, and agreed on all points

Government Mess said...

Great piece sir! You and I couldn't agree more James. The true conservative minds really see things the same way because its simple common sense logic that leads the way. Keep up the outstanding work sir; you are a beacon of truth fighting the biggest fight for freedom of our lifetimes.

I am with you brother! God Speed!

Conservative Pup said...

This is great, James! LOVE the vid! Linked today.

Agree on Palin, West, Bolton. Truly brave, each one of them, and honest without the 'parsing.' A refreshing change, each one of them.

Reaganite Republican said...

Thanks Pup, have a SUPER weekend!

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