Republicans Say Lower Taxes Create Jobs

Republican presidential hopefuls say lower taxes and fewer regulations will create jobs. But they're struggling to explain what they'd do differently from their rivals to make that happen.

In a presidential debate Saturday, the six GOP candidates onstage -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Gov. Rick Perry -- all say they want to reduce the burden on American businesses.

Only Romney is offering a specific number of jobs he says he would create by the end of his first term. None of the candidates specified how their plans differ from their rivals'.

Paul did differ by blaming the federal reserve and bank bailouts for a loss of jobs in America.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM
    I concluded now that and.... is actually Verim Supreme. He has all the attributes, a boot on his head and the same beliefs as the guy...why he is Vermin. And yes, Obama did start a war in Libya. Its a matter of public record...you didn't know that? Only Congress can authorize any war...apparently, you don't even know how government works...we figured that out already based on your libterdial perspective. Vermin Supreme, wellcome aboard!
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      by And... on Feb 3, 2012 at 07:13 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      Even you know that the war was a NATO action , the last time i checed Obama is presiident of the US not nato your tinfoil hat is getting in the way of your revisionist GOP brain. May want to start taking you meds again it might help.
  • by Bubba on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:52 AM
    Republicans also say that smoking is good for you!
  • by and... on Dec 17, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    One War oVER ! Time to end the other George DuBYA war.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:59 PM in reply to and...
      Are you going to tell us how Bush went around congress to start a war or will you just continue that childish lie? You kids....just showing your ignorance..
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        by and... on Dec 19, 2011 at 09:32 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        funny how you tried to say Obama was starting a war in libya ,. Even you , with your GoP tinfoil revisionist hat on know that George DubYa was President When BOTH WARS WERE STARTED , HE COULD HAVE GONE IN ANOTHER DIRECTION LIKE HIS FATHER THAT KNEW BETTER> Time to end the other George DuBYA war and bring our troops home.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    And my mommy says Santa is coming soon.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 16, 2011 at 01:38 PM in reply to
      I am sure she can explain that lump of coal you got for around a trillion dollars...don't feel bad, some of us didn't get anything for it.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 16, 2011 at 08:17 AM
    So if Obama supports OWS then; The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers: Communist Party USA Sources: Communist Party USA, OWS speech, The Daily Caller American Nazi Party Sources: Media Matters, American Nazi Party, White Honor, Sunshine State News Ayatollah Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran Sources: The Guardian, Tehran Times, CBS News Barack ObamaSources: ABC News, CBS News, ForexTV, NBC New York The government of North Korea Sources: Korean Central News Agency (North Korean state-controlled news outlet), The Marxist-Leninist, Wall Street Journal, Times of India Louis Farrakhan, Nation of IslamSources: video statement (starting at 8:28), Black in America, Weasel Zippers, Philadelphia Weekly Revolutionary Communist PartySources: Revolutionary Communist Party, Revolution newspaper, in-person appearance David DukeSources: Talking Points Memo, video statement, davidduke.com Joe BidenSources: Talking Points Memo, video statement, Mother Jones Hugo ChavezSources: Mother Jones, Reuters, Examiner.com Revolutionary Guards of IranSources: Associated Press, FARS News Agency, UPI Black Panthers (original)Sources: in-person appearance, Occupy Oakland, Oakland Tribune Socialist Party USASources: Socialist Party USA, IndyMedia, The Daily Caller US Border GuardSources: White Reference, http://www.usborderguard.com, Gateway Pundit, Just Another Day blog Industrial Workers of the WorldSources: IWW web site, iww.org, in All give money to OWS....
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      by and.. on Dec 17, 2011 at 06:54 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      kinda like you , same as china and north korea- dont let em protest if its not in your intrest . Can you say GoP Commie wearing a tinfoil hat. Thank you for the cut and paste from your Glenn Beck fan club news letter.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 18, 2011 at 12:57 PM in reply to and..
        Sorry, not from Beck...the internet. Now go grab you foil hat and join you brothers at OWS...you will be the loudest since most are just mushbrains, cattle and sheepish...sort of like you with Obimbo.
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          by and... on Dec 19, 2011 at 09:36 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          I thnk then a cut and paste like all your RePUG comments - a sheep the cannot even pick his own canidate , has to wait until he is told who to vote fo!!!!! too bad all you got is Klowns and your name for the next 5 years!
  • by To Snake Location: enc on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:33 AM
    Rasmussen reporting Obama ahead of Ginrich 49%-39%. Obama ahead of Romney 45%-42%. Try looking for Mr./Ms Generic-they do not exist.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:38 AM in reply to To Snake
      Im not a big fan of any of our guys, but i would vote for the rotting corpse of a roadside possum before i would vote for Barry ….. Dead possums do no damage….
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        by and... on Dec 17, 2011 at 06:41 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        I'm not a big fan of Klowns or republican revisionist historians wearing tinfoil hats.Another 4 years of the O because you cant figure out how to get a canidate of any character. Let the Klown show continue.
  • by Need more money? Location: end on Dec 15, 2011 at 07:01 AM
    The GOP says it will take lower taxes to create jobs? In 2011 CEO pay went up from 27%-70%!!! Meanwhile median income went down to $27,000. How much more of the working class's money do they want? Half of people in this country make $27,000 or less per year, but the profits from stock options went from an average of 950,000 to 1.3 million-an increase of 70%-which is taxed at the rate of 15%-it is capital gains! That is 70% that was NOT used to create jobs! That was 70% that was taxed at a lower rate than the middle class income! And the GOP wants MORE!!!
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Dec 14, 2011 at 08:31 PM
    Folks just look over Snake Oil. Let me tell you why he's so upset with Obama in case you guys didn't know. Snake Oil is an avid Hillary Clinton supporter. Every since she lost to Obama during the Primaries, Snake Oil has been furious every since. That's why he hates Obama so bad, because he beat Hillary. After Obama beat Hillary, Snake Oil went into a rage and has been in one every since. I told, the guy is nuts
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 15, 2011 at 05:32 AM in reply to Lavon
      Interresting theory moped guy. Only problem with it, I warned you Obama would turn out to be the worst president in history and I am of course, right. I told you to read his book and you didn't. You just voted color and ticket...pretty much a no brainer on your part. Now gas has been over 3 dollars over 3 years now. Unemployment has been over 8% after spending a trillion dollars, food prices have gone up 20% and he has left us with a huge deficit for your kids to pay back. So tell us again scooter bouy, why you voted for the worst of the worst?
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        by To Snake on Dec 15, 2011 at 07:06 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Which book do you want us to read? I have read both and there is nothing in them that says anything revealing or bad! One book is clearly the self-examination of a young man in relation to an absentee father. Have you read Perry's book? or Romney's book? Unemployment will continue to be high as long as CEO's are allowed to pay taxes on money they receive from bulging profits at 15%!!! What is the incentive to hire if you make more from NOT hiring!!
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:43 AM in reply to To Snake
          Well, you need to learn to read in more detail, who did you surround himself with...he clearly said it in his first book; Tim Geithner Kathleen Sebelius Tom Dascle Kevin Jennings Van Jones John Holdren Cass Sunstein Mark Lloyd Harold Koh Adolfo Carrion Michelle Obama Jeremiah Wright ACORN William Ayers Read more: http://www.city-data.com/forum/politics-other-controversies/778641-obama-judge-me-people-i-surround-2.html#ixzz1gceKxzx0
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        by Lavon on Dec 15, 2011 at 01:20 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Food prices have gone up 20percent? Well where do you shop? I haven't seen any foods I buy that cost 20percent more since Obama has been President
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          by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:49 PM in reply to Lavon
          it's hard to notice the price of food when you pay with a state supplied card.
  • by Web on Dec 14, 2011 at 10:05 AM
    @ Snake Oil: Under whose administration did the recession begin? How many years was he president before the recession started? Why did he not prevent that? Why have the super rich's wealth increased 300% or better over the last 10 to 15 years, whereas the average American's has decreased? You keep posting your same post without any information or facts. Obviously you do not like Obama, and I have my concerns as well, but, really, do you think you would be better off had McCain won? If you are right, post some facts, please. Otherwise, you appear to be 'under the spell.'
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      by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:40 PM in reply to Web
      Hes CRAZY!!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Dec 16, 2011 at 09:40 AM in reply to Web
      When did democrats take over the congress? That is the time that all recessions start...see the trend? Oh and Im not a big fan of any of our guys, but I would vote for the rotting corpse of a roadside possum before i would vote for Barry ….. Dead possums do no damage….
  • by Web Location: Eastern NC on Dec 14, 2011 at 09:07 AM
    I have voted 2 to 1 Republican througout my life. But on the current economy: The 1% and rich Republicans have you fooled. There may have been a time when ‘trickle down’ worked for all of us. Not because the Republicans had any love for us ordinary folks, but because we were a captive labor force . Now, instead of “Tricle DOWN” it’s “Trickle OVER” ... OVERSEAS that is!!!! Those are not poor Democrats that are buying US companines, closing them, laying off US workers, and moving the companies overseas! Those with moderate means are being told that a Republican government will be less government and better. The government is YOU ... .the PEOPLE. The rich Republicans want YOUR government to fail so they can take over its functions privately ... and CHARGE YOU for it! They get richer; you get poorer. The Republicans thesis is that we are too stupid to run our own ‘business’ ... the government by the people (vs. government by corporations). By supporting them, we prove them right.
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 09:32 AM in reply to Web
      Hmmm, DNC trolls are here on WITN again. It doesn't matter how much blitherskite you post, Obama will lose and the senate will be GOP. The people in this country are not dumbfounded with you post, we read it and think, you and people like you are what got this country in trouble in the first place. All failed policies in the past, were democratic bills and all the social programs gone wrong...democrats. So now it all comes closing in and you iply it was due to the GOP. Well, play that stupid card all you want, its over in 2012 for the libterds.
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        by Sorry, Snake on Dec 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Polls are showing Obama ahead! Beating Gingrich more than Romney!!
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        by Lavon on Dec 14, 2011 at 12:09 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        Polls show Gingrich is a worse matchup to Obama than Willard Romney was. Who's going to beat Obama Snake Oil? Joe The Plumber?
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:02 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        What polls? Rasmussen and Gallop having him being a loser like Jimmy Carter. Keep hope alive, can you give us the links to those winning polls? I'll wait....
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          by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:37 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          All the poll I see say other wise, Obama is ahead of ALL The GOP candidates.
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          by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 06:33 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          LOL, the only decent candidate you have is Huntsman and you lot are to stupid to run him. Have fun running your truck into a ditch when you hear Obama's hear to stay for another 4 years.
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          by To Snake on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:21 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          No it doesn't! Rasmussed shows Obama beating both Romney and Gingrich!!
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        by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 04:38 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
        This idiot is just cut and pasting his own comments. Get a life.
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      by To Web on Dec 15, 2011 at 07:12 AM in reply to Web
      "Trickle down" NEVER worked! The term was used often in regard to the huge gap between incomes during the Great Depression. It was a massive mistake and failure under Reagan-known as Reaganomics. He cut the highest income taxes from 70% to 28% and sliced taxes on capital gains. Ross Perot called it "political voodoo"! It failed then and they are trying to feed it to us again!!!
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Dec 15, 2011 at 08:45 AM in reply to To Web
        Really? Than explain to all in WITN viewing area how you get buy working for a poor man? This should be quite enjoyable...the one falsehood of he progressive agenda that is missing....no lies...we really want to know how you work for a poorman...shouldn't be that hard...
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          by To Snake on Dec 15, 2011 at 04:20 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          There is a huge difference between a "poor man" and the multi-millionaires the GOP is "protecting". Many, many small business men employ others and make a good living from those businesses and do NOT take home millions in salaries or capital gains! Look at the locally owned restaurants-you think those owners are mulit-millionaires like the top 1%? Wrong!! You have proved time and time again that you have no concept of what is a small business and who these major corporate and non-working millionaries are! Small businesses all over the country are saying that it is NOT polution restrictions or high taxes hurting their ability to expand and hire. It is the banks refusals to loan to them!! Ride down main street some time and look at the "small businesses". How many are "poluters"? How many of them need their 2nd Million in income protected? How many of them have taken their businesses overseas? 6 of the Walton's (original owners of Walmart) are worth the equivalent of the bottom 30% of the entire country! These are the people you and the GOP want to "protect" from taxes-NOT the small business man on the corner!
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        by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:52 PM in reply to To Web
        And the Reagan, Bush senior, Clinton years were the best in recent history.... ALL BECAUSE OF WHAT REAGAN SET INTO MOTION with low taxes and regulations
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          by To anonymous on Dec 16, 2011 at 11:46 AM in reply to
          You need to look up "Reaganomics". It was an amazing failure! That is why he RAISED taxes 11 times!!
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      by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 03:51 PM in reply to Web
      do you really believe there are no RICH democrats ? There are lots of RICH democrats with businesses, that ENJOY those tax benefits, that move jobs overseas to make more profit. Get real !
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