• How are those “job creators” doing these days?
    posted by Mike McClellan at 20 November, 9:49 AM  0 
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    We heard a lot about the “makers” and “takers” in the recent election.  Republican after Republican divided the country into “job creators” and everyone else. 

    To use Mitt Romney’s inartful and revealing calculation, 47% of the country are takers, sucking the makers dry.

    Well, like so much of his calculations, that one wasn’t true, either.  A recent TIME article notes that since the recovery began, the top 1% have earned 90% of the total income. 

    Seems that the “makers” are taking just fine. 

    Which suggests that they could easily withstand the 4 percent tax increase the President has proposed.

    Of course, the hardest hardas . . . er, intransigents on the Right are holding firm to no new taxes as we approach the cliff.

    But I wonder how they justify that, given that their beloved one percenters are raking in the moolah during this recovery.


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