Steve, I think you are proposing that tax cuts during the G.W. Bush administration were THE reason for job creation during his presidency
What you said was THE reason, what I said is A reason. I never claimed THE reason for job growth during Bush Jr. was solely due to tax cuts. Maybe that was just a typo and not your intent, but it does change the meaning significantly. I merely made the comment that jobs WERE created. I also would not be caught calling him a brilliant economist. Tax cuts spur economic growth, period. Lower interest rates spur economic growth, period. In fact they work very much the same if you look at interest as a tax on borrowed money. Many other variables, as I have already said, affect economic growth. Further, economic growth cannot be sustained with out job growth, period. Take of that what you will. I have not heard a compelling argument to refute my position.
It really doesn't matter how strapped people are by the federal tax. The fact remains that lowering taxes spurs the economy. (It does have an effect on how much the economy increases, but never the less the economy will grow.)
The fact that I agree with some Bush Jr. policy in no way indicates my opinion of his overall presidency, successful or not. Don't worry he is not in my top 10 presidential icons list.
The conclusions you guys come up with are similar to saying McDonald's food causes obesity therefore all obese people eat at McDonald's. I on the other hand have made no conclusions, only stated fact. If you don't agree, prove me wrong and I will happily concede. Well maybe not happily, but I will concede.