Friday, February 24, 2012

Secretary Geithner said what?

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 America, 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).


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 AmericanI 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.

treas·ur·y  /ˈtrɛʒəri/ Show Spelled[trezh-uh-ree] Show IPA

noun, plural -ur·ies.
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.

1 comment:

  1. That bit of brilliance from a tax cheat who is running the treasury...classic!

    I sent the following to a friend just today:

    Didn’t we at one point swear to support and uphold the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC? Where are those who took that oath, and why is re-election even a potential for happening? I truly do not understand…

    Black population…better off or worse off since his election – unemployment highest to date
    Jewish population…scary relationship with those who want Israel defeated
    Christian population…too many issues to count, from abortion to infanticide, to same sex “marriage”
    Military population…gutting the military and its capability to act to defend our nation, for example it will be 45 years w/o SSBNs in numbers we need
    Military industry…shrinking due to the military gut, will be a brain and capability drain that is unrecoverable when needed
    Wealthy…cast as “not paying their fair share” when they pay over half of the nation’s taxes while others pay nothing
    Business owners…can not plan ahead, therefore not hiring, not expanding, but hunkering down…the uncertainty is felt by those looking for work, and those being fired
    American taxpayer (emphasis on tax payer as there are a growing number who pay nothing, per above)…more in debt today, by almost triple, than they were 3 years ago
    Elderly or soon to be elderly…some government bureaucrat to determine what health care is received
    Medical profession…tens of millions (illegal immigrants) being added healthcare with no, zero, increase in the numbers of those who must serve them

    So what specific demographic is being HELPED, and why don’t these others, who clearly should make up the majority of this nation, RISE UP?