Millionaire "job creators" don't base hiring on tax policy nor their take-home pay

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    Dec 10, 2011 3:22 AM GMT
    Millionaires who got that way by being smart businessmen don't base hiring decisions on tax policy nor on income remaining after taxes.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/where-are-the-millionaire-job-creators-npr-does-the-big-hunt-2011-12

    The Republicans have substituted "job creator" for the word "rich" in discussions of tax policy. It is absolute standard practice for them to object to taxing people who have money by saying that this will reduce job creation.

    The Republican party was asked to put some reporters in contact with some tax burdened job creators. They were unable to provide anyone.

    Several of the business lobbies who have been complaining that higher taxes would impede job growth were also asked. These organizations were also unable to find any job creators who would speak about this issue.
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    Dec 10, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    They did interview some people:
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2011/12/09/143398685/gop-objects-to-millionaires-surtax-millionaires-we-found-not-so-much"If my taxes go up, I have slightly less disposable income, yes," said Burger, co-owner of CSS International Holdings, a global infrastructure contractor. "But that has nothing to do with what my business does. What my business does is based on the contracts that it wins and the demand for its services."


    For example, we just expanded our business locally here, in conjunction with a dialysis company. Construction starts next month and should be done by April at the latest. We weren't even thinking about taxes. icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 10, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    Of course, they don't. The whole "job creator" thing is somewhere between a smoke screen and a threat. "If you don't give us what we want, we shoot the job".