, Maddus Mattus wrote

@cbae: I stand corrected then, he's well educated in the wrong form of economics.

And yet he's wildly successful by any measure. Perhaps your beliefs are on the wrong side.

*snip*

Here goes again;

It's like that movie Herbie posted. More consumers, more demand, more economy, more jobs.

More tax, more regulation, less consumers, less demand, less economy, less jobs.

How does more tax and even more regulation cause there to be fewer consumers?

People that want to spend money will do so. If regulations prevent there from being certain products available, they'll buy something else or, shocker!, actually save the money for another day. If taxes increase, then it's for a reason. It's because the government needs to pay for something (i.e. buy something). That means somebody will be on the receiving end of that transaction. Maybe the receiving end are millions of small businesses or the self-employed who then have enough money to buy products from Mega Corporation that you so love to pander to yet have a snowball's chance in hell of ever becoming yourself.

By structuring the tax system to funnel more money back to the consumer who are the REAL job creators, it creates a positive feedback loop.

Show us how the converse is true. Connect the dots please.

@Dr Herbie:

by pleading to increase the taxes, while he should be pleading for government to back off. In tax aswell as regulation. We are on the wrong side of that curve that Proton posted. Tax and regulation are doing more harm then good. Unless you think we are on the right track in handling this crisis.

@cbae: give a man a fish and he can feed himself for a day, give him the means to fish and he will feed himself for a lifetime.

Stop giving away f*cking fish and start handing out f*cking rods!

How about handing out the rods instead of letting a tiny class of people stockpile all the rods and have them sit there doing nothing?