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  •  But This Analysis... (2+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, Nailbanger
    Investments are driven by expected after tax returns,
    ...is done at the micro-level (it's individual companies using those software packages, after all, not the US economy doing it) and doesn't capture the macro effects. The simple fact is that shifting the tax burden up the income ladder in this economy will increase overall demand in the economy and THAT will increase after-tax returns.  

    I'd also add that you are making the rather odd assumption that a lack of investment funds is a problem.  Seems to me that the popularity of near-0% treasuries and the couple trillion in corporate cash on the sidelines NOW are telling us that that we have a SURPLUS of investment funds right now...what's missing is the DEMAND to drive OPPORTUNITIES for investment.  

    •  Yes, "crowding out" is tough to argue. (0+ / 0-)

      ZIRP pretty much destroys that idea.

      -7.75 -4.67

      "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

      There are no Christians in foxholes.

      by Odysseus on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 07:32:44 PM PST

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