Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, speaking this morning on CNBC:
“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."
This statement is indicative of an administration that has no idea what it is doing to
, much less what being American is about. FREEDOM! Freedom, not to do whatever I “feel” like, but to do what enables me to find that which is endowed by my creator “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. Key to this is PURSUIT, not guaranteed or given to me by President Obama or Congress. Being American is a gift from God, not some privilege enabled by a government. If one chooses not to pursue happiness, so be it, it is their choice (ironically making me PRO-CHOICE, with regard to the pursuit of happiness anyway). America
“the most fortunate Americans”—yes there are fortunate Americans who have a great deal of money, but unless you can prove they stole the money, it’s their money (usually a result of saving, hard work or smart investing, and yes sometimes inherited from a hard worker or smart investor). Unfortunately, our current government (I use the term government to include all political persuasions) does not realize that they don’t have any money, it’s not theirs period. Taxing someone for over 25% of any type of income is plain thievery.
“privilege of being an American” —I REPEAT: being American is a gift from God, not some privilege enabled by our government. “Fortunate Americans” realize they owe a debt for their fortune (certainly more than someone who thinks their happiness is owed to them). That debt is owed to God and fellow Americans through charity, not taxes to a government that wastes more than1/3 of its taxes on administrative bull(explitive). Just exactly what should the 49% of non-federal income tax paying Americans do for the “privilege of being an American”????
“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." —If I am not mistaken, the unacceptable cuts have been made to our national security structure by this administration already, so your threat is only aimed at “middle class seniors”, which are already feeling the brunt of OBAMACARE. What you are really saying is you have no other ideas to help us deal with our debt. Let me give you a hint, don’t spend more than you take in, that’s how the rest of us do it.
noun, plural -
1. a place where the funds of the government, of a corporation, or the like are deposited, kept, and disbursed.
Mr Geithner you are the secretary of nothing. Our government does not have “funds” to deposit, keep, or disburse. In case you have been sleeping for a couple decades, we owe money and have an annual deficit. What we have are bills, debts, and probably some IOUs and you can have them all. If you run your personal finances like our government does, you are destined to bankruptcy.