Though Obama would have suspended them for the "rich", in reality, that would not be enough revenue anyway.
If the stimulous wasn't big enough, why is there still money left? In 2011 the cap was increased to $840B http://www.recovery.gov/About/Pages/The_Act.aspx
The only sensible thing to do is to revise the tax code and make it more fair. Romney would lower tax rates, but close tax loopholes and that is where the revenue would come from. Though there aren't specifics as to which ones he would close, for the most part, the wealthy take the greatest advantage of tax loopholes. I would think it would raise quite a lot more money than just raising taxes on the rich by 3%.
If Romney lowers the corporate tax rate it would be to make the US more competitive in the world and attract more companies to invest here. The reason I think we have a stagnant economy is because there is so much uncertainty. Companies won't hire and consumers won't buy. Everyone is hoarding their money waiting for the next shoe to drop.
Some of the stimulous paid for road maintenance, but those were only temporary jobs. We need sustained employment in a variety of fields and that can only be achieved by providing certainty and incentives to private businesses. If companies start hiring again that would provide certainty to individuals and they will open their wallets.
Obama has not provided any leadership. That is whats needed. He says things aren't good, but he's trying. He looks defeated and that attitude is an economy killer. We need a change at the top to reinvigorate this country and provide a good environment so that businesses can prosper here. If we don't get it, its four more years of listening to Obama's excuses and high unemployment.
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