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Skip to comments.Geithner: 'Privilege of Being an American' Is Why Rich Need Higher Taxes
Posted on 02/24/2012 11:16:26 AM PST by Rudder
"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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What do you bet the “rich” will willingly GIVE UP on America if you tax them more than is equitable???? Eh, Geithner? You IDIOT.
That’s some great logic there, Turbo Timmy.
So, according to you, the poor need higher taxes because they also have the privilege of being American.
Good. Does this mean he’s going to start paying his taxes now?
Geithner, the poster child of privilege.
I wish this country was back to the days where the Obamas or Geithners were put on trial for treason like they deserve.
The TAX CHEAT speaks.
Tim Geithner couldn’t count his balls and get the same number twice.
...so is Timmy finally going to pay his taxes?
Didn’t think so.
Just another day in Obamaland....
From each accourding to his ability, to each according to his need, Comrade.
Right, does that mean that if “the rich” don’t “pay their fair share” that their American Citizenship can/will be stripped??? Just asking.
So this ass clown said, “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.”
Middle class Seniors or National Security.
Words fail me.
They both seem to have a grudge against America, and some perceived unfairness.
The Constitution is the document that would limit government action against its citizens, but we have a President that believes it is a ‘charter of negative liberties’.
Without common understanding of government between citizens, we have no nation, just a place to live.
That worked so well, didn’t it?
This coming from a tax cheat!
That one had me guffawing.
The guy’s fulla sh*t, plain and simple.
The rich DO pay more - and a helluva lot more, too.
ANY percentage of a million bucks is gonna be astronomical when compared to the same percentage of fifty or eighty thousand.
And supposing I’m rich - what am I getting out of my tax dollar that Joe Shmoe isn’t getting for far less?
In fact, Joe Shmoe is almost certainly getting more in terms of government goods and services.
Marxist reasoning is fallacious reasoning.
In fact, this whole line - that we hear so often from government commissars - is purest bullsh*t.
It’s nothing but a lie perpetuated to justify the purchase of Joe Shmoe’s vote - and at a steep discount, too.
Geitner: “...slightly larger burden...”
Like from paying 70 percent of all income taxes to say, 85 percent?
In democrat math, that’s only a fifteen percent increase...
Like when they say going from 33 percent to 36 percent is only a three percent rise, not 8.3 percent. Get it?
No? What, are you home-schooled or something?