Pew Research finds that more than two-thirds of Americans believe that "raising taxes on incomes above $250,000 would help the economy" or "make [no] difference."
This startles agreeably, since GOP pols uniformly huckster the myth of "job creators" creating jobs generally (or only) when they can skirt their taxing duties; by burdening the poor devils with their fair share of the nation's upkeep, government destroys job creation. Furthermore job creators, according to Republican macroeconomics, seem to "create" jobs from removes of fundamental abstraction, and not from the Marxist grime of profitability. (A distressing swath of pols and strategists on the Democratic side commit the identical error whenever they casually reference independently acting "job creators.")
Yet businesspeople are not in the business of creating jobs (except for incompetent nephews). Consumers create jobs, by consuming, and businesses respond, by producing; the greater the aggregate demand, the higher the general employment. The absence of this elementary principle of economics in contemporary political "debate" is astonishing--especially since most Americans, somewhat shockingly, have already filled in the incoherent gap.