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Archive for August, 2010

Diversion

August
29

Posted by Matt Davies on Sunday, August 29th, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
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Curbed Appeal

August
27

Posted by Matt Davies on Friday, August 27th, 2010 at 9:11 am |
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Clucked

August
26

Posted by Matt Davies on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:54 am |
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Savings

August
26

This is an interesting issue. The simple view is that “the rich” are the job creators, and should be left alone to plough capital back into the economy in order to create jobs. The reason that theory is currently failing is because our vast, beleaguered middle class are really the ones that “create” jobs by demanding products that swashbuckling entrepreneurs can then supply. There is no successful or honest economic model that reverses the ancient demand/supply matrix.

Add in the concept that the tax code is a giant social engineering tool, designed to coax the money of people who itemize deductions – in order to reduce their tax burden – into very specific directions: Either business/property/investment or charity. All of which actively churn money back into the economy, rather than allow lucre to sit idle in savings accounts waiting for the economy to get well.

So as odd as it sounds, allowing the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to sunset will help the economy far more than waging a fiscal war by blindly swinging a rigid ideological theory over our heads. In an heroic effort to avoid paying those extra few % the wealthy will actively invest more of their money in our economy. But don’t take my word for it. Go ask their accountants.

Posted by Matt Davies on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 at 6:53 am |
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Parade

August
24

Posted by Matt Davies on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 at 7:33 am |
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Ledgerslators

August
22

Today’s cartoon was created to go with a special series – dealing with the inordinate costs associated with overly-profligate NY State lawmakers’ legislative offices – that our Albany bureau put together, called The Platinum Legislature. As an aside, we put out a series called the Gold Plated Legislature 25 years ago – dealing with the inordinate costs associated with overly-profligate NY State lawmakers’ legislative offices.

Posted by Matt Davies on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 at 9:34 am |
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Vest?

August
20

Posted by Matt Davies on Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
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This Land Is My Land

August
19

Posted by Matt Davies on Thursday, August 19th, 2010 at 7:07 am |
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Sign Language

August
18

Posted by Matt Davies on Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 10:15 am |
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Take That!

August
17

Posted by Matt Davies on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 8:07 am |
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Matt Davies is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for The Journal News. Born in London, he immigrated to the United States in 1983 and pursued his love of drawing, writing and making fun of people in positions of power throughout his educational career, while fitting in schoolwork in his spare time.

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