"Tax increases, I think, are off the table. It's a very simple equation. Tax increases destroy jobs. And the Joint Committee is a jobs committee. Its mission is to reduce the deficit that is threatening job creation in our country."
What evidence is there that increasing tax rates results in a decrease in the number of jobs in a developed economy? What evidence does Speaker Boehner use to support his assertion?
Related question: Do income tax increases on the top 2% of earners prevent job creation?