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  • Latinos Favor Tax Cuts for All, Including the Wealthy

    Are Hispanics—the fastest growing demographic in the country— on their way to becoming a reliably voting liberal bloc? Not so fast, especially considering a recent McClatchy-Marist poll that found that Hispanics, by a margin of 62 percent to 36 percent, favor extending tax cuts for all Americans—including the most affluent.

    The findings of this poll are clearly a roadblock for liberals’ visions of indoctrinating Hispanics into believing that the government has every right to take more of our hard-earned money to pay for an endless stream of government goodies and services. The poll was particularly encouraging that Hispanics are seemingly not buying the President’s constant class-warfare arguments that taxing the wealthy is a question of “fairness.”

    Class warfare makes great political fodder—especially in campaign season—but lousy policy.

    In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that President Obama himself told us that “the last thing you want to do is raise taxes in the middle of a recession, because that would just suck up—take more demand out of the economy and put businesses in a further hole.” However, President Obama is choosing to ignore his own sound economic advice in favor of calling for higher taxes on those earning above $200,000—even if it means this policy would adversely impact more than 1.2 million U.S. businesses.

    Raising taxes on American businesses defies logic, especially when the Hispanic unemployment rate remains in double digits.

    Rather than punishing successful businesses through punitive tax measures, Congress and the President should look for ways of reducing the regulatory red tape and onerous taxes to reward ingenuity, creativity, and hard work. For many Hispanics, the American experience is a testament that hard work is rewarded in our country, and it is why many of the best and the brightest Hispanics chose to leave everything and everyone behind to come to America.

    It’s encouraging to read that Hispanics are not buying what the President is selling when it comes to lousy economic policies packaged under the guise of “fairness.”

    If America is to remain the beacon of freedom and the leader in ingenuity and economic prowess, class warfare must be stopped in favor of sound economic policy that allows all Americans to keep more of our hard-earned money.

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    4 Responses to Latinos Favor Tax Cuts for All, Including the Wealthy

    1. John says:

      Where goes the border between corporate tax planning and tax fraud, or is it constantly moving as laws are changing?

    2. WiseONe says:

      People that consistantly think there is fraud in everything, have a criminal mind. Some of that goes on , as people are people, but to think that all Corporations are evil is so wrong. It always depends on the people.
      Our country did well for 235 years, till obama. Now ,we have been down graded from AAA, to AA, and there is talk of A. why do people want us to be a third world country? Then you will see some REAL fraud, and out and out criminal behavior. Think of Somalia. Those pirates. Then they were interviewed and they said that, they all try to get money, (stealing, pirating) then the rest of the time they are watching and try to protect themselves from OTHERS wanting what they have. Wake up people. Corporations are not the enemy; obama is.

    3. Bobbie says:

      Hopefully more will come to see exactly what's going on. Obama says the wealthy agrees with him?

      When wealthy people use their freedom of choice to donate to charities, the whole value of the donations goes to that charity which makes the donations honorable and sincere. Government involvement takes a big chunk out of any donations/contributions just because they take their cut everywhere they're involved but control the rest of the money anywhere the government deems charitable which makes any wealthy person agreeing with Obama insincere to their wealth and giving. Why would the wealthy want to take away from charities to involve government?

    4. Dan Poole says:

      Hi Mr. Ortega. I wrote an article for Examiner in response to this post of yours. I hope you'll take a look at it:
      http://www.examiner.com/article/hispanics-support

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