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Howard Dean: ‘Tired’ of Anti-Tax Rhetoric
cnbc.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Bruno J. Navarro

Posted on 06/14/2012 8:11:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean blasted anti-tax rhetoric Thursday, arguing that Americans owed something back to the nation that created the world’s most successful economy.

In an appearance with Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” Dean took a shot at the businessman’s stance.

“You made a lot of money because you live in the United States of America,” he said. “We owe something to the government to grow up in this great country. I’m tired of hearing people in the private sector talk like they don’t owe the government anything. We do. This is a great country because we all pay into it. It’s about time we all pay into it.”

Dean also brought former President Bill Clinton — recently praised for having lowered federal spending as a percentage of GDP, even amid higher tax rates — into the mix.

“If we paid the same amount of taxes we paid when Bill Clinton was president, I would be a happy guy, and the budget would be closer to balanced,” he said. “You cannot give away money, whether you give it to rich or poor people. That’s what George Bush did — excuse me, trillions of dollars. You can’t do that.”

Dean also ripped into presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

“Why turn the economy over to a guy who invests in the Cayman Islands, has a Swiss bank account and who’s advocating doing the same things which wrecked the economy in the first place, which is giving the Wall Street guys free rein to do whatever they want,” he said. “That makes no sense at all. I think the idea that Mitt Romney will be the next president — given the record of Wall Street and creating this mess — is laughable.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: berniemarcus; homedepot; howarddean; vermont

1 posted on 06/14/2012 8:11:41 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Howard Dean the “has been” loser. He’s not relevant.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 8:15:47 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Howard, do you have an hour to listen to what I’m “tired of”?


3 posted on 06/14/2012 8:17:24 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

STFUHD and crawl back under the rock


4 posted on 06/14/2012 8:17:42 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Most of our nation’s growth, progress, and creation of wealth all took place BEFORE there was a Federal income tax.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 8:18:06 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Myrddin

If the silly man doesn’t want to hear anymore, he can put in earplugs or walk away. The person has a right without that numb skull complaining


6 posted on 06/14/2012 8:18:48 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m tired of Howard Dean.


7 posted on 06/14/2012 8:21:45 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Myrddin; cripplecreek
Howard Dean the “has been” loser. He’s not relevant.

Dare I suggest that Howard Dean and the income tax is.....

http://thetimetimes.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/obsolete-man-wordsworth.jpg

OBSOLETE!!!!

8 posted on 06/14/2012 8:23:05 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: Myrddin

Shouldn’t Dean be spending more time with his family?


9 posted on 06/14/2012 8:23:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is a government of, by and for the people. I don’t owe the GOVERNMENT a damned thing. I owe my nation, my people every thing for its defence but the government; nothing.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 8:23:13 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh Yeah?

Well I’m sick of all of the anti-American actions of owebama and the demoncrat party of which you are a member so FO howie! You are a disgrace to the medical profession and the human race in general.


11 posted on 06/14/2012 8:25:04 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would have to research to find the legislations of yore to current times in which the Democrats incrementally slipped in laws that put their Leftist perspectives in command of the economics of this Nation either by those laws, or by their Leftist influence.

The Left today is like a disease that has spread into, and thus taken over the most important areas of our economic concerns.

Getting the Leftist influenced aspects of government out of our business, and getting the Federal Government back to that which the founders designed for this Republic is essential for the future of this Nation.

The Fed is supposed to be a simple charge of security, and economics for benefit of the Union of States, thus the people, NOT the political party of the Marxist/Leftists.

end rant.


12 posted on 06/14/2012 8:30:41 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Post’s T.W. Farnum did some research and found that out of the total sum, just 638 workers on Capitol Hill owe the IRS $9.3 million in back taxes. As in, overdue. The IRS gets stiffed by the legislative body that controls its budget. How Washington works.

And then we learned this guy Timothy Geithner owed something like $42,000 in back taxes and penalties to the IRS, which is one of the agencies that he’d be in charge of as secretary of the Treasury.

Privacy laws prevent release of individual tax delinquents’ names. But we do know that as of the end of 2009, 41 people inside Obama’s very own White House owe the government they’re allegedly running a total of $831,055 in back taxes.

In the House of Representatives, 421 people owe a total $6,524,892. In the Senate, 217 owe $2,774,836. In the IRS’ parent department, Treasury, 1,204 owe $7,670,814. At the Labor Department, where Secretary Hilda Solis’ husband had some back-tax problems before her confirmation, 463 owe $7,481,463. Eighty-one workers for the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors owe $1,076,733.

Over at the Justice Department, which is so busy enforcing other laws and suing Arizona, 1,971 employees still owe $14,350,152 in overdue taxes.

If you want to be sick, you can read the whole story here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2010/09/congress-taxes-irs.html


13 posted on 06/14/2012 8:30:59 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gee Howard, it works.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 8:37:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Paladin2

“Shouldn’t Dean be spending more time with his family?”
They’re probably as thrilled with him as we all are here.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 8:40:34 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Can you imagine living with that whackjob-dirtbag?


16 posted on 06/14/2012 8:42:10 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

One things for sure,whackers like Howard make you feel good about your own family.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 8:44:08 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As usual (beyond the fact of why this idiot even gets TV time) the libs have it backwards.

It has been private business that created this great country, not the government. Slowly, we are getting back to that fact.

Why we have to is a pure shame.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 8:45:23 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Democrats are dangerous and evil. Republicans are just useless and useful idiots.)
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To: Myrddin

If I hear one more dim talking head say that taxing people less is “giving away money” I will lose my mind. They really do consider it their money.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 8:47:49 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. Go take a Rip Van Winkle nap, Howie. You will NOT be missed.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 8:48:07 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Myrddin

If I hear one more dim talking head say that taxing people less is “giving away money” I will lose my mind. They really do consider it their money.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 8:48:18 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, is Dean now in favor of “workfare” too?

That’s where people on welfare are required to do some public service work in return for receiving money.

Shouldn’t they “give something back” too, in return for being supported?


22 posted on 06/14/2012 8:52:01 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Of course he’s tired. That seems about the only idea Dems have for raising revenue(for the state, not us of course).


23 posted on 06/14/2012 8:54:37 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Doogle

“STFUHD and crawl back under the rock”

Why? Every time he opens his mouth in front of people other than his few rabid (figuratively? Maybe...) supporters, he generates more Republican votes. I, personally, would like to see and hear more of him.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 9:01:14 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Americans owed something back to the nation that created the world’s most successful economy.

I'm a vet Dean, 4 years of my life. How about yourself?

25 posted on 06/14/2012 9:02:33 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay. How bout we start a new movement to jail all thieves such as yourself in local state and federal governments.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 9:02:51 PM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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Dean and the Dems are apparently all for “job creation” as long it’s not some private sector job creator.

The creators of those jobs “owe something to government.”

Government job creators who create jobs paid for by the taxes on private sector jobs - they don’t owe anything to government.

And if it’s a public sector union job creator - paying politicians to create jobs paid for by public sector taxes - well, government owes them: a job.

Howard Dean fell down the rabbit hole - and made it his home.

But we’re not following him there, and in November, insanity and confusion will lose their power.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 9:03:35 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Watched Fred Thompson on Great tonight. He said that the Republicans are making a mistake letting Obama get away with the blame Bush rhetoric by failing to defend the Bush Economy.

He noted that the Bush Tax (Rate) Cuts resulted in the largest increase of Federal Tax Revenues in the shortest time in History, a fact I never neglect to bring up when a Liberal says the Tax Cuts “cost” money. The Bush Tax (Rate) Cuts for all Taxpayers (not the Rich), increased Federal Tax Revenue by 35% from 2003 to 2007.

Anyone remember Nancy Pelosi asking “where are the jobs Mr, President” back in 2006 when the Unemployment Rate was 5.5%?

Never forget to tie the Pelosi / Reid takeover of the House and Senate in January 2007 to the Economic slowdown that occurred shortly thereafter. Coincidence, I think not.

28 posted on 06/14/2012 9:17:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: D-fendr

I was flipping the channel and I heard Dean say this.

Howard Dean sounded unhinged.

The 1% pays 40% of the taxes Kudlow replied.

The Dude from Home Depot, he was being talked over by Dean.

I felt bad for the Home Depot CEO. Here he is, making all this wealth out
of his idea for millions of employees, shareholders and all Dean
wants to do is impugn him and his motives.

We must defeat Obama for this reason. This cannot stand.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 9:17:57 PM PDT by preamble
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They made a lot of money DESPITE living in tax-happy, entitlement-mentality America.

They didn’t do it because of anything government did for them. They’ve paid taxes all along. They don’t “owe” anything to government. Government just adds to the cost of everything at multiple places of the supply chain.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 9:21:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dean can always go to work for King George III. Those damn colonies owe so much to the king.


31 posted on 06/14/2012 9:22:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, we’re tired of his pro-tax rhetoric. So I guess we are even.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 9:27:33 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Howard Dean proves once again that the progressives have no clue on free market economics, and they can’t get out of their own way long enough to realize that THEY are the problem, not even a small part of the solution.

Time to take back the nation...


33 posted on 06/14/2012 9:28:52 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We owe something to the government to grow up in this great country."

Dean's got it back-asswards once again. It's the government that is responsible to and has duties to the people. We may owe some things, like loyalty, allegiance, or service to our nation, but what we owe to the government is only what we as a people mutually decide that we owe.

Also, the government didn't allow me to grow up in this country. I am a natural born citizen, therefore I had a birthright to grow up in this great country, and the government had no say in that matter.

34 posted on 06/14/2012 9:29:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Graybeard58

Oooh, that’s going to leave a mark.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 9:33:43 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: PGR88

Me too, I am tired of him and all of the other rmembers of the leftist freak show that we call the democrat party.


36 posted on 06/14/2012 9:37:46 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“It’s about time we all pay into it.”

Good that the 40-50% who pay no taxes will now start ‘paying into it’.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 9:51:42 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone tell Howard the party is over.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 10:07:40 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

MORE! MORE! MORE!!!


You peasants aren't paying enough!


39 posted on 06/14/2012 10:21:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dean? Howlin Howard?


40 posted on 06/15/2012 1:36:49 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Lion Den Dan

My thoughts precisely.


41 posted on 06/15/2012 2:13:35 AM PDT by scram2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My question. With Dean’s so much concern about what other people give to this Nation it makes me want to know if he has ever put his life out on a limb for it. If not I can’t/won’t believe he has any right or propriety to affect my belief about this Nation in any way.


42 posted on 06/15/2012 2:26:11 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

(arguing that Americans owed something back to the nation that created the world’s most successful economy.)
Hey DUMB ASS. It was not the “nation: that created the most sucessful economy it was the people. you know the ones you want to yax into oblivion. Jerk.........


43 posted on 06/15/2012 3:03:03 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If government was cut to the bone, Dean would have an argument that people have to give back. But when we’re paying for shrimp on treadmills, boondoggles to Vegas for the GSA and paying farmers not to grow, then it’s a hard sell that the government doesn’t have enough revenue.


44 posted on 06/15/2012 5:27:15 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Howard Dean should pour gasoline over himself and commit self-immolation to protest the tax stance of America. I’ll send him the match.


45 posted on 06/15/2012 3:19:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

A match? Cheapskate! Send him a lighter.


46 posted on 06/16/2012 5:37:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’d simply ask Dr. Dean to produce a list of Democrats (Hollywood and otherwise) who have sent in to the FedGov the amount of taxes they didn’t have to pay because of the Bush tax cuts.


47 posted on 06/16/2012 5:47:17 AM PDT by nascarnation
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