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Experts: Hey, Maybe Geithner Will Only Enforce Tax Hikes on the Rich

LastStand Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:25 PM
BTW, the "fiscal cliff" involves 1 trillion in cuts over TEN YEARS (ie- actual cuts are only 100 billion per year). Meanwhile, out annual deficit is 1.2 trillion per year! This is all political theater to make it look like the Republicans were responsible for our economy tanking.
Duke Nuk'em Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 2:22 PM
To a marxist prog, any reduction in spending is a cut.
h20skier2 Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 2:52 PM
Correction Duke. Any reduction in planned spending is a cut.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 3:37 PM
Correction again: Any reduction in planned INCREASES for spending, is called a cut by progressives.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 1:30 PM
This is what just infuriates me when they talk and bluster about the "cuts" and "savings" lasting ten years. Politicians spend $100 billion in a New York minute (Or week at the very latest). What about cutting 1 trillion in a year? How about doing that, lowlifes? I know, I know. We all just don't understand how things work. Well, after the federal and state governments screwing me every which way they can, I got a pretty good idea how things work.

Who needs Congress or legislation these days?  The democratic process is such an anachronism:
 

The White House has the power to temporarily protect taxpayers from middle-class tax hikes even as upper income rates rise if Congress does nothing and all of the Bush-era tax rates expire in January. Experts and lawmakers alike agree that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has the power to adjust how much is withheld from paychecks for tax purposes — for all taxpayers or just for some.  By doing so, Geithner could ensure paychecks reflect the White House position that wealthier taxpayers...