Skip to comments.Geithner: 'Privilege of Being an American' Is Why Rich Need Higher Taxes
Posted on 02/24/2012 11:15:57 AM PST by Beave Meister
"Thats 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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Turbo Tax Tim doesn’t pay his taxes like he should. That is why he has no problem raising them for everyone else.
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”?
Citizenship is a priveledge not a right now? I think Timah is a little dumb.
>>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??
So, what do poor people owe the country for the privilege of being an American?
Wait... we pay them for existing... and being “aggrieved”.
Like the guy who pays 102% in taxes?
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?
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So says the rich tax dodger.
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”?
I long for the days when more revenues came from economic growth.
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.
One half of American taxpayers pay no Federal income taxes. Aren’t they “privileged”?
The privilege of being an American is the highest taxes in the world.
Isn;t everyone privileged to be an American? Should they all pay more taxes Tim?
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