Skip to comments.Howard Dean: ‘Tired’ of Anti-Tax Rhetoric
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 worlds most successful economy.
In an appearance with Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus on CNBCs The Kudlow Report, Dean took a shot at the businessmans 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. Im tired of hearing people in the private sector talk like they dont owe the government anything. We do. This is a great country because we all pay into it. Its 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. Thats what George Bush did excuse me, trillions of dollars. You cant 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 whos 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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Howard Dean the “has been” loser. He’s not relevant.
Howard, do you have an hour to listen to what I’m “tired of”?
STFUHD and crawl back under the rock
Most of our nation’s growth, progress, and creation of wealth all took place BEFORE there was a Federal income tax.
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
I’m tired of Howard Dean.
Dare I suggest that Howard Dean and the income tax is.....
Shouldn’t Dean be spending more time with his family?
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.
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.
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.
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
Gee Howard, it works.
“Shouldn’t Dean be spending more time with his family?”
They’re probably as thrilled with him as we all are here.
Can you imagine living with that whackjob-dirtbag?
One things for sure,whackers like Howard make you feel good about your own family.
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.
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.
Good. Go take a Rip Van Winkle nap, Howie. You will NOT be missed.
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