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Old January 31st, 2009, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: Rail Transit

Originally Posted by Composite 2992 View Post
It's going toward a project that increases the size of the workforce. It's hundreds of thousands of people giving up a tiny amount of their income to help get several hundred or a few thousand others a living wage.
The question is, where would that money have gone if it wasn't taxed? How can you say that wouldn't have translated into several hundred jobs anyway? Just because it's hard to quantify the impact of the small amounts doesn't mean there wasn't an impact. It seems to me that the jobs benefit is being conjured out of nothing.
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