To give Barack Obama, his crony Dimocrats, and enabling Republicans more money, whether in taxes or contributions, is the real Cash For Clunkers program.
Americans are beginning to fight back against their clunker representatives. In 2010 Americans will dump the clunkers in the axelgreased junkyards of American history.
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We’ll get to Tax Cheat Tim and the Tax Hikes for the Middle Class Treachery shortly (don’t miss our analysis below – it is one you will not read anywhere else and is right on target – video evidence included). Right now, let’s take a quick trip to Columbus, Ohio circa August 1, 2009 and the latest “Liber-Tea Party”.
Cheering messages of limited government, lower taxes and states’ rights, thousands rallied yesterday at the Statehouse, hoping to continue a movement that began in the spring with nationwide tea parties.
The enthusiastic crowd took aim at government bailouts, rising national debt, “socialized” health care and even Columbus’ proposed income-tax increase.
If approved, the tax would increase from 2 percent to 2.5 percent and generate $90 million to $100 million a year. City voters will decide the issue on Tuesday.
“That’s $1 billion over the next 10 years taken out of wallets and given to an institution right over there that has proven to us that they can’t manage our money at all,” City Council candidate Matt Ferris told the crowd while pointing toward City Hall.
“Say ‘no’ to this massive tax.”
Organized by the Ohio Liberty Council, people arrived by the busload and expressed anger over issues such as taxes and government intrusion. [snip]
Though there was plenty of anti-Obama sentiment in the crowd, speakers took aim at both parties. [snip]
Jason Rink of Clintonville, a member of the Liberty Council, reminded the crowd that President George W. Bush got the ball rolling by approving the federal bank bailout.
“Now that Obama is in office, all of the Republicans oppose the bailouts,” he said. “They are born-again fiscal conservatives. That’s convenient.”
George W. Bush did indeed get the ball rolling with the assistance and votes of then Senator Barack Obama who now pretends he is blameless in setting the ball in full roll, even as he voted for the Bush financial “plans”. After George W. Bush, nothing changed for the better, plenty changed for the worse – and we know that Obama is the Third Bush Term.
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As the Tea Parties gather steam, take some time to remember Tim Geithner.
We opposed Timothy Geithner as Treasury Secretary because the tax cheat, we felt, had lost the moral authority to head the Internal Revenue Service at the very least. We also did not believe his tax problems were not purposeful tax cheating. However, Secretary Geithner is not the problem. The problem is inexperienced and unqualified Barack Obama – the distractor-in-chief.
Big Media will misdirect on this issue but we’ve got it right: Tim Geithner along with Larry Summers yesterday did Obama’s bidding. Tim Geithner and Larry Summers were on message yesterday. Both Obama appointments began to roll out Obama’s latest treachery.
This is what happened yesterday, Sunday, August 3rd, a date which will live in infamy.
President Barack Obama’s treasury secretary said Sunday he cannot rule out higher taxes to help tame an exploding budget deficit, and his chief economic adviser would not dismiss raising them on middle-class Americans as part of a health care overhaul. [snip]
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers both sidestepped questions on Obama’s intentions about taxes. Geithner said the White House was not ready to rule out a tax hike to lower the federal deficit; Summers said Obama’s proposed health care overhaul needs funding from somewhere.
Here is the key Geithner quote which tracks what Obama said during the campaign almost exactly:
“If we want an economy that’s going to grow in the future, people have to understand we have to bring those deficits down. And it’s going to be difficult, hard for us to do. And the path to that is through health care reform,” Geithner said. “We’re not at the point yet where we’re going to make a judgment about what it’s going to take.”
What Geithner is referring to is the Obama promise during the 2008 campaign to RAISE taxes.
Here is what Obama said during the campaign which was entirely ignored by Obama’s Big Media protection squads:
In the above video, Obama declares he will “raise revenue” (translation: raise taxes) if there is half a trillion dollars in deficits. Because of Obama the budget deficit in 2009 is well past a trillion dollars. The meaning is clear: time to raise taxes.
Back then, as our video demonstrates, Obama worried about $10 billion of borrowed money from China spent per month in Iraq. Back then Obama worried about “credit card” budgets financed with Chinese money. In the same video Obama attacks John McCain because McCain allegedly “blows a hole in the budget”. But that is exactly what Obama has done.
After questioning Obama declares that he will consider raising taxes once the economy is on the road to recovery. That, we suspect, is why Obama has proclaimed “glimmers of hope” and “green shoots” and “positive economic signs”. Time for Obama to raise taxes, as he promised.
There is very little difference between what Obama said during the campaign and Tax Cheat Tim Geithner’s tax hike declarations yesterday. Here is what Tax Cheat Tim Geithner said:
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in an interview aired Sunday that the administration will do “what’s necessary” to revive the economy, and didn’t rule out new taxes as a means to do so.
“We’re going to have to look at – we’re going to have to do what’s necessary,” Geithner told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, host of “This Week.”
“Remember the critical thing is people understand that when we have recovery established, led by the private sector, then we have to bring these deficits down very dramatically. We have to bring them down to a level where the amount we’re borrowing from the world is stable at a reasonable level. And that’s going to require some very hard choices. And we’re going to have to do that in a way that does not add unfairly to the burdens that the average American already faces.”
Pressed on whether he was ruling out new revenues, Geithner said: “[W]e’re not at the point yet where we’re going to make a judgment about what it’s going to take. … I think what the country needs to do is understand we’re going to have to do what it takes, we’re going to do what’s necessary.”
Is it not exactly what Obama said? Watch the above video and compare Tax Cheat Tim Geithner’s remarks to Obama. Translation: “prepare to raise taxes”.
STEPHANOPOULOS: I know you believe that passing health care is central for getting the deficit under control. But independent analysts say even with that you are going to need to find new government revenues. The former deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman said it is no longer a matter of whether tax revenues should increase but how. Is he right?
GEITHNER: George it is absolutely right and very important for everyone to understand we will not get this economy back on track, recovery will not be strong enough to sustain unless we can convince the American people that we’re going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established. Remember we inherited a 1 point three trillion dollar deficit. The cumulative consequences of the policies this country pursued over the last 8 years left us with 6 million dollars of more debt than we would have had by making a bunch of commitments to cut taxes and add to spending without paying for those. We are not going to be able to afford to do that. And it is very important that people understand that. Our first priority now though is to get this economy back on track, make sure this financial system is repaired. Without that, we’re not going to get our deficits under control and the necessary path to fiscal responsibility, the necessary path to getting this country living within our means again is not just health care reform, to bring down those costs, but we’re going to a range of other things and that’s going to be a very difficult challenge for this country. We can do this, it just requires the will to act.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Including new revenues?
GEITHNER: Well, we’re going to have to look at – we’re going to have to do what’s necessary. Remember the critical thing is people understand that when we have recovery established, led by the private sector, then we have to bring these deficits down very dramatically. We have to bring them down to a level where the amount we’re borrowing from the world is stable at a reasonable level. And that’s going to require some very hard choices. And we’re going to have to do that in a way that does not add unfairly to the burdens that the average American already faces.
STEPHANOPOULOS: But that’s the dilemma, isn’t it?
GEITHNER: That is the dilemma.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Because when you look at health care reform again – I know you believe it’s going to bend the cost curve over time. But the Congressional Budget office says, at best, the health care reform plans out there are going to be deficit-neutral over the next ten years. So to bring the deficits down, there is not enough money in the discretionary budget, we all know that. That means more revenues. The President has said that taxes won’t go up for any Americans earning under $250,000, but it doesn’t appear that he’s going to be able to keep that promise if you’re going to bring the deficits down.
GEITHNER: George, we can’t make these judgments yet about what exactly it’s going to take and we’re going to get there. But the very important thing, and no one is going to care about this more than the President of the United States, is for people to understand that we do not have a choice as a country, that if we want an economy that is going to grow in the future, people have to understand that we have to bring those deficits down. And it’s going to difficult – hard for us to do and the path to that is through health care reform. But that’s necessary but not sufficient. We [are] going to do some other things too.
STEPHANOPOULOS: So revenues are on the table, as well?
GEITHNER: Again, we’re not at the point yet where we’re going to make a judgment about what it’s going to take. But the important thing…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But you’re not ruling it out, you can’t rule it out.
GEITHNER: I think what the country needs to do is understand we’re going to have to do what it takes, we’re going to do what’s necessary.
Geithner is saying almost word for word what Obama said during the campaign, but Big Media protected Obama. No questions were raised. Now, Americans had best prepare for the Obama Tax Treachery.
[No doubt the deficit is a massive problem made much worse by Barack Obama which we have sounded the alarm on often. We also do not think that merely taxing the “rich” is a rational response (and yes the rich certainly have benefited disproportionately during the past eight years) to funding programs.]
During the campaign, Big Media loved to show video tape of Obama cutting taxes on the middle class. Here is the dominant message from Obama and his Big Media protectors:
That video is very clear too – “Read my lips no new taxes!” Obama indeed did promise NOT to raise taxes on the middle class. “NO NEW TAXES”, said Obama.
Obama was so clear about his “No New Taxes on the Middle Class” pledge that now it is much more than revelatory. It is almost a confession of lies by Obama. Obama in the video below says Republicans will call him a “tax and spender” – but isn’t he? Already Obama has raised taxes on “sin” items which affect the poor and middle class and Obama proposes many taxes on the wealthy. And there can be no doubt that Obama loves to spend, spend, spend, – other peoples’ money.
Obama said it himself in the below video: Republicans will accuse him of wanting to spend it on all kinds of crazy pork barrel projects. Isn’t that what Obama did by pushing for and signing the “stimulus” scam?
Obama in the same video says the Republicans will say he does not pay for his spending, he borrows. Well? Does that not describe Obama to a “T”? Here’s the video:
So now the question is how to reconcile the Obama video in which Obama declares he WILL raise taxes on the Middle Class and the below video in which Obama makes very clear (then not so clear after he is questioned) he will NEVER raise taxes on the Middle Class?:
How can we reconcile Obama saying he will never raise taxes on the middle class (under $250,000), and Obama saying he will raise taxes upon economic recovery?
The answer is easy. The answer is about backstabbing and treachery and Big Media protection of the ultimate clunker: Barack Obama.
How to explain these two contradictory statements by Obama and echoed by his Tax Cheat lieutenant? Simple:
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.