The Republicans will campaign on the idea that lowing taxes on the wealthy (I think Romney wants to keep the Bush tax cuts and even cut more) creates jobs because the money the wealthy do not pay in taxes goes to create jobs. Fay Paxton has looked at the history of job creation and posted an analysis on Winning Progressive. Her conclusion: Democrats create more jobs. These charts describe private sector job creation.
Yes, the first months of the Obama Administration were rough, but as the chart shows, we started bleeding jobs under George W. Bush.
Ronald Reagan wins among Republicans, but he wasn’t afraid of raising taxes.
So what about federal public sector jobs? The Republicans always claim that the Democrats are the party of big government. Is this true? Paxton says
Republicans talk about being conservatives who believe in small government and reducing the federal workforce. The…
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