When the GOP talks about tax breaks for the rich and businesses they always use the argument that the more money business has, the more people they will hire. This has been in a direct conflict of supply and demand economics and more proof is in this:
Despite high unemployment and a largely languishing real estate market, U.S. businesses are more profitable than ever, according to federal figures released on Friday.
U.S. corporate profits hit an all-time high at the end of 2010, with financial firms showing some of the biggest gains, data from the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis show. Corporations reported an annualized $1.68 trillion in profit in the fourth quarter. The previous record, without being adjusted for inflation, was $1.65 trillion in the third quarter of 2006.
Many of the nation's preeminent companies have posted massive increases in profits this year. General Electric posted worldwide profits of $14.2 billion, while profits at JPMorgan Chase were up 47 percent to $4.8 billion.
And yet you and me pay far more in income taxes than G.E., which paid $0 last year. I’m sorry, but this is NOT how America is supposed to work. I’m sick and tired of the corporate welfare and those in Congress that want to keep increasing it. Sadly though many Americans are blind to the robbery we are all victims of. It’s time for people to wake up and realize that policy like this is what has made the American dream all but extinct.