"Ummm, this thread has shown us that you're the one not willing to compromise. I don't think you understand the position we're in. And 1.9% is not growth. That's stagnation."Put 10 economists together and you get 15 different opinions on how to fix the economy.Yet, you know what has to be done. Great for you. 1.9% is not great but where are our trading partners these days? You do know we live in a global economy now?Which companies earnings took the biggest hits this past earnings season? Companies with the most overseas exposure, right?Do you really think we can grow at 4 or 5 % when most of our trading partners are in or near recessions?As I've said before, the fact that we are growing at all is a small miracle. Economics is never an absolute and must always be taken in context."Riddle me this: how are cranking up taxes rates on small businesses going to promote growth?"Obama's plan would affect less than 4% of small business and many of those are businesses such as hedge funds.This could have been corrected last year when Obama was begging for a tax hike compromise of any kind. If the threshold had been hiked as many speculated, then higher taxes would have affected far fewer small businesses.
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