Businesses hire more people when they have more customers. Businesses do not hire more employees when the customers aren’t. In times of uncertainty, lower taxes will only cushion losses from that same lack of customers. No employer is going to hire on more staff when he’s losing business.
To create jobs, you have to create customers, it’s the only way. Lower taxes have no impact on hiring in a weak consumer market.
The big problem with income inequality, and we should all be able to agree on this, is that it’s fucking up the economy.
The only way to get people to be customers again is to give them money and work. Money, we have plenty of money if we raise taxes on those individuals who made money off the collapse of the worldwide financial market. If you made money off that disater, you need to give it back in taxes. It isn’t yours.
By profiting off people losing their homes, you have racked up a debt that must be paid.
By collecting lucrative bonuses as a reward for crashing the global financial system, you have gone into pocket.
By preventing small businesses from being able to borrow capital to weather decreased market demand, there will be an account to settle.
Through fraud, scams, and a complete failure of personal character, you have written checks you can’t cash.
Quit sponging off your political and economic cronies, quit bribing officials because it’s a cost of doing business.
We want our goddamn money. You took it and we want it back with interest, goddamn it.