- Feb 19, 2001
Perhaps but if they can't drive anything, then that's pointless. Giving handouts doesnt work either. Look at Bush's 2001 tax rebate checks. Then look at this year's rebate checks. What happened? Obama's tax breaks for the poor are really handouts and giveaways. Sure its great to help the middle class, but when many don't pay income tax already then what?Originally posted by: jpeyton
The bottom 95% drive the American economy.
The bottom 95%, through sheer numbers, buy nearly all the consumables, the cars, consumer electronics, gas, groceries, homes, vacations, etc.
If the bottom 95% is doing better, they spend more, and the companies selling those goods do better. If the bottom 95% struggle, the economy struggles.
Trickle down DOESN'T WORK. Build it strong from the foundation up.