Poll: Job creation and taxes on the rich

One of our guests today at 9 a.m., Nick Hanauer, argues that to grow the economy and add jobs, we need to “nurture” the middle class.

Here’s what he said in a TED talk:

In a capitalist economy, the true job creators are consumers, the middle class. And taxing the rich to make investments that grow the middle class, is the single smartest thing we can do for the middle class, the poor and the rich.

Watch his complete TED talk here:

–Stephanie Curtis, social media host

  • The middle class can’t become innovators because they are tied to their full time jobs with health care benefits and their wages have been SO suppressed for the past 30 years. Look at Scandinavia–they tax the wealthy, provide good support for a strong the middle class and are doing very well.