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Geithner: 'Privilege of Being an American' Is Why Rich Need Higher Taxes
The Weekly Standard ^ | 2/24/2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 02/24/2012 11:15:57 AM PST by Beave Meister

"That’s the kind of balance you need," said Geithner. "Why is that the case? Because if you don't try to generate more revenues through tax reform, if you don't ask, you know, the most fortunate Americans to bear a slightly larger burden of the privilege of being an American, then you have to -- the only way to achieve fiscal sustainability is through unacceptably deep cuts in benefits for middle class seniors, or unacceptably deep cuts in national security."

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: classwarfare; geithner; liberals; obama; riggingamerica; turdbotaxtimmy
Tin Geithner, you couldn't count you balls and get the same number twice.
1 posted on 02/24/2012 11:16:14 AM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

Tar...feathers...rail...apply liberally.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 11:26:40 AM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: mrmeyer
This from a weasel who couldn't who thought he was so priviliged he didn't even have to pay his taxes.
3 posted on 02/24/2012 11:38:34 AM PST by cschroe
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To: mrmeyer

Turbo Tax Tim doesn’t pay his taxes like he should. That is why he has no problem raising them for everyone else.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by toolman1401
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To: Beave Meister

Hey TIM!
You tax dodging idiot!

This was AMERICA, BEFORE Obama started adding Trillions in debt, designed soley for the purpose of destroying this country!

We are under NO obligation to PAY FOR YOUR SOCIALIST AGENDA!
Just which part of your MARXISM do you consider a “privlege”?


5 posted on 02/24/2012 11:41:57 AM PST by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Beave Meister

Citizenship is a priveledge not a right now? I think Timah is a little dumb.


6 posted on 02/24/2012 11:49:07 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Beave Meister

>>the privilege of being an American

But, I thought that being an American was a RIGHT for every brown- and black-skinned person who can sneak across our border??


7 posted on 02/24/2012 11:49:16 AM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Beave Meister

So, what do poor people owe the country for the privilege of being an American?

Wait... we pay them for existing... and being “aggrieved”.


8 posted on 02/24/2012 11:51:46 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: cschroe

No kidding...


9 posted on 02/24/2012 11:52:39 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Beave Meister

Like the guy who pays 102% in taxes?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/business/at-102-his-tax-rate-takes-the-cake-common-sense.html?pagewanted=all


10 posted on 02/24/2012 11:53:38 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Beave Meister
I thought for SURE this was going to be one of those semi-news/semi-satire articles!

Hmmm. I think that the poorest of Americans are infinitely better off than the rest of the world's poor. And the rich are, well pretty well off no matter where they live. So really, it is the poor that should be REALLY grateful that they have the privilege of being an American - so I think that they should be taxed more.

Hmmmm. And could even add an even higher tax onto poor folks that have immigrated here from other countries.

Hmmm. And folks descended from slaves. If their relatives had ended up in S. America or elsewhere they no doubt would not have survived long enough to have descendants. They should REALLY be grateful for the privilege to being an American and pay more in taxes.

Okay - my satire rant is off. How about we ALL pay a bit less and expect a bit less from the feds?

11 posted on 02/24/2012 11:57:04 AM PST by 21twelve
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12 posted on 02/24/2012 11:57:42 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Beave Meister

So says the rich tax dodger.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 11:58:28 AM PST by MCCC (Owning a gun and saying you are armed is like owning a piano and saying you are a musician.)
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To: MCCC

Holding the “higher men” to the same moral standard as the lower men is detrimental to both the higher men and to the society as a whole - Nietzche.

Does anyone epitomize this line of thought any more than the ‘rats & “progressives”?


14 posted on 02/24/2012 12:02:25 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Beave Meister
"Why is that the case? Because if you don't try to generate more revenues through tax reform

I long for the days when more revenues came from economic growth.

15 posted on 02/24/2012 12:06:21 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Beave Meister

And the ‘Privilege of Being an American’ is why about half of the country pays NO taxes, and has a subset that gets back something like 7 billion in refunds. Some animals are more privileged than others.


16 posted on 02/24/2012 12:11:06 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Beave Meister

One half of American taxpayers pay no Federal income taxes. Aren’t they “privileged”?


17 posted on 02/24/2012 12:15:11 PM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Beave Meister

The privilege of being an American is the highest taxes in the world.


18 posted on 02/24/2012 12:19:40 PM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Isn;t everyone privileged to be an American? Should they all pay more taxes Tim?


19 posted on 02/24/2012 12:20:43 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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20 posted on 02/24/2012 12:40:02 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Beave Meister

So we finally have the full picture of Obama’s world view.

We know it is a privilege to be an American.

But closer to Obama’s liberation theology, he believes Americans have an unfair advantage not enjoyed by the rest of the world and we must be punished for it. He believes the world playing field must be leveled. In his mind, there are two ways to bring this about. Deem the rest of the world to be equal to American citizens with an equal say in our govt. as he is bringing about with his immigration policy. Or make Americans pay for their advantage.

To make sure they are burdened for centuries, triple the debt so that it will take generations for Americans to pay it back. Why should the rest of the world have to suffer? Americans must be made to pay. Steal money through the Fed and give it to the world banks and Soros. Americans will pay for it. Limits need to be placed on American resources. We can’t be allowed to use our own oil resources. Limits need to be placed on our freedoms. The Constitution can no longer be followed. Only democrats in govt. shall rule. Limits need to be placed on American’s possessions. Any extra money shall go to pay essentials and taxes nothing else. Any advantages Americans create by their own hard work need to be taken and given to the rest of the world. It is only fair since it is obvious that America with all it’s advantages needs to share with the world, by force as it seems necessary.

After all, from each according to his ability, to each according to his need. The United States has the ability. The rest of the world has the greed, I mean need.

Treasury Secretary Tax Cheat Timmy Geithner is just laying out the beginnings of what is to come. First the “rich” pay taxes for the privilege of being American, but in the end, we will all be paying. Except for the democrats, they never pay.


21 posted on 02/24/2012 12:45:36 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: Beave Meister

“the most fortunate Americans to bear a slightly larger burden of the privilege of being an American,”

If being an American is a “privilege” then we should surely limit voting to those that pay for that privilege.


22 posted on 02/24/2012 12:57:21 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Beave Meister

What is asked of the cell-phone, flat-screen, 2-car owning poor for the privilege of sitting on their ass while being supported by the other 50% of the population that actually pay taxes to support them.


23 posted on 02/24/2012 12:58:05 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Beave Meister

How about if Geithner, Rangel, Sebellius, Franken and the rest of them just paid their taxes? Then maybe Geithner would not need to raise the taxes of honest people who pay theirs.


24 posted on 02/24/2012 1:21:25 PM PST by Miami Vice
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To: Beave Meister

How about if Geithner, Rangel, Sebellius, Franken and the rest of them just paid their taxes? Then maybe Geithner would not need to raise the taxes of honest people who pay theirs.


25 posted on 02/24/2012 1:21:45 PM PST by Miami Vice
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To: Beave Meister
Timmy "Tax Cheat" Geithner is a true democrat


26 posted on 02/24/2012 1:43:57 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Beave Meister


27 posted on 02/24/2012 1:48:39 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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Thanks Vintage Freeper for posting this:

Debt Ceiling Debate in a Nutshell | Creators.com | 07/29/2011 | Chip Bok | Posted on 07/30/2011 12:12:11 PM PDT by Vintage Freeper

28 posted on 02/25/2012 11:42:54 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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