8/02/2009

More broken promises:Obama administration talking about raising taxes on middle class?

Well, put aside that this promise on taxes has already been broken, the administration is seriously talking about breaking this promise in a big way.

To get the economy back on track, will President Barack Obama have to break his pledge not to raise taxes on 95 percent of Americans? In a “This Week” exclusive, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told me, "We’re going to have to do what’s necessary.”

Geithner was clear that he believes a key component of economic recovery is deficit reduction. When I gave him several opportunities to rule out a middle class tax hike, he wouldn’t do it.

“We have to bring these deficits down very dramatically,” Geithner told me. “And that’s going to require some very hard choices.”

“We will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained, unless we convince the American people that we are going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established,” he said.

While Geithner told me, “There are signs the recession is easing,” he warned that, “We have a ways to go.”

“I want to emphasize the basic reality that unemployment is very high in this country,” the secretary said. But, he underlined that the administration is “going to do what is necessary to bring growth back on track.” . . . .

Geithner also strongly endorsed legislation currently pending in the House that would increase the power of the SEC and give shareholders more rights to vote on executive compensation. He insisted that Republican criticism that the government is overly involved in the financial system is unfounded. . . .

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Blogger 1 said...

Geez! There are so many promises that Obama's made and many that have already been broken...

The St. PetersburgTimes has the Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises, 26 pages of them and so far it seems the only promises kept are to 'tax the rich' and 'hose big energy'...

Those are seemingly being kept with a vengence...

Note that Sam Niles over at Forbes has the Layoff Tracker (there is also a cute little widget for one's site) and from Nov. 8 of '08 till July, 29 the number of layoffs is 595,018 from America's 500 largest public companies...

It only promises to get uglier it seems: Obama officials eye more jobless aid, weigh taxes with more yammering about some more of the magical, mystery stimulus crapola...

8/02/2009 12:59 PM  

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