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OMB director: “We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with people earning a lot”
Hot Air ^ | 9/19/11 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 09/19/2011 1:16:36 PM PDT by Nachum

Jack Lew today couldn’t say how an additional tax on millionaires and billionaires will create jobs — and barely confirmed that he thinks such a tax will at least contribute to deficit reduction. The director of the Office of Management and Budget appeared this morning on Fox News’ “Happening Now” to defend the president’s just-announced proposals to trim the deficit — proposals that are a part of his overall jobs plan. Fox’s Jenna Lee asked Lew how the tax will reduce the nation’s high rate of unemployment.

“Today’s plan puts into place a balanced, fair approach to doing the $4 trillion of deficit reduction we need to get to a point where our deficit as a percentage of the economy is at a sustainable level,” Lew told her. “Whichever way you go is a hard choice. There’s a Republican budget in the House that would make severe changes in Medicare and turn it into a voucher program. It would reduce spending on things like education and research and development to the point where we couldn’t invest in what we need for the future.”

Better to tax the super rich, Lew suggested.

“We believe there’s a fundamental unfairness to have middle class people paying higher marginal tax rates than millionaires and billionaires,” Lew said. “We’re not saying we should have a confiscatory tax rate; we’re saying it’s just not fair to have a world where it’s so unbalanced.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: director; earning; lot; omb
The slimiest bunch of worm-ridden filth ever to work for the American people.
1 posted on 09/19/2011 1:16:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Unless you count “You’re not paying your fair share” is something “wrong”.


2 posted on 09/19/2011 1:18:36 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 09/19/2011 1:19:19 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Of course they see nothing wrong with people earning a lot. That just means they get to confiscate a lot!


4 posted on 09/19/2011 1:19:21 PM PDT by Obadiah (Okay, so what's the speed of dark?)
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To: Nachum
OMB director: “We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with people earning a lot”

They approve of earning a lot, so long as Obama gets to spread that wealth around. After all, when a communist spreads other people's wealth around, "everyone benefits", and it's not like the rich are going to stop working so hard just because they are demonized and their share of what they produce beyond their own basic needs is taken away by the Regime.

5 posted on 09/19/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Obadiah

Jack Lew is an idiot. It’s a requirement to be in this administration.


6 posted on 09/19/2011 1:20:31 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: Nachum

They can earn it. They just can’t keep it. That money is for those who DON’T earn it.


7 posted on 09/19/2011 1:26:13 PM PDT by crosshairs (If Sharia Law becomes the law of the land, heads are gonna roll.)
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To: Nachum

Every time anyone uses the term ‘fair share’ they need to be asked ‘What is fair about 48% of the people paying absolutely zero while the other half pay it all?’


8 posted on 09/19/2011 1:29:50 PM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Nachum

OMB director: “We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with people earning a lot”

oh no. It is perfectly OK as long as they are working for the government.


9 posted on 09/19/2011 1:30:53 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Nachum

“It would reduce spending on things like education and research and development to the point where we couldn’t invest in what we need for the future.”

less money from us = less money for Solyndra


10 posted on 09/19/2011 1:33:04 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: Nachum
. It would reduce spending on things like education The things they teach children now a days in school this is a good thing.
11 posted on 09/19/2011 1:45:10 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Nachum

Is this a Seinfield episode or our “leaders”? What a joke...


12 posted on 09/19/2011 1:55:40 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: Nachum

Jack Lew is “not saying there’s anything wrong with (him and his cronies or ‘his people’) earning a lot”


13 posted on 09/19/2011 2:07:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Nachum

Democrats are damn filthy, crooked thieves that always see others with money they want to steal.

It is not about making America great. For Democrats it is only about lying, stealing and buying votes SO THEY CAN HAVE THEIR LARGESS.


14 posted on 09/19/2011 3:00:40 PM PDT by A message
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To: Nachum; JLAGRAYFOX; flat; gonzo; SouthTexas; Free ThinkerNY; tgusa; SkyPilot; DooDahhhh; ...

Filthy rich like, shall we say, Feinstein, Pelosi, Kerry, Boxer, Reid, Frank, Schumer, et al.? How much do all these self-serving, arrogant, hypocritical Elitists pay in taxes compared to their wealth? What loop holes do they use? Why don’t they donate more of their wealth to help the downtrodden? Same goes for the Liberals in Hollyweird. Don’t see any of them donating their millions to the poor do ya? They would rather steal your hard-earned money and give it away while keeping their own. Can we say hypocrites? Can we say corrupt hacks? Can we say Elitist RATs?


15 posted on 09/19/2011 3:01:50 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum
OMB director: “We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with people earning a lot”

This isn't going to hurt.

You can trust me.

The PC isn't dead.

I'm not lying.

The truth: We will punish you if you earn a lot. It will hurt. You can't trust a person who says you can trust them because trustworthy people never have to say it. The PC is dead. A person telling the truth doesn't have to tell you he's telling the truth... that's what a liar says...

16 posted on 09/19/2011 3:26:15 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
"...Filthy rich like, shall we say, Feinstein, Pelosi, Kerry, Boxer, Reid, Frank, Schumer, et al.?..."

We need a Constitutional Convention to correct this Country.

Politicos should be changed like diapers, and for the same reason ................................... FRegards

17 posted on 09/19/2011 6:29:16 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
"...Filthy rich like, shall we say, Feinstein, Pelosi, Kerry, Boxer, Reid, Frank, Schumer, et al.?..."

We need a Constitutional Convention to correct this Country.

Politicos should be changed like diapers, and for the same reason ................................... FRegards

18 posted on 09/19/2011 6:29:30 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: gonzo

Damn .......................................................... Damn


19 posted on 09/19/2011 6:30:36 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Nachum
"We just want to tax your success, that's all. And if you are just a working stiff, we want to tax your employer. It's a balanced approach, you see."

STFU, you marble-mouthed bureaucrat!

20 posted on 09/19/2011 6:37:53 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: baiamonte
Jack Lew is an idiot. It’s a requirement to be in this administration.

Some reporter should ask Jack Lew Lew two questions:

1, When was the last time raising taxes ever reduced the debt?

2, Exactly how much is a "fair" share?

21 posted on 09/20/2011 8:05:40 AM PDT by dearolddad
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