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When/If they do...they just don't respond.
You just responded
so why didn't you take the time to give your liberal opinion, too?
You want a response?
Explain this statement
doesn't pay his taxes himself
Does that mean he doesn't pay ANY Taxes?
Does it mean the Tax Fairy pays HIS taxes?
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was among those coming to Geithner's defense.
"These are huge times. Now is not the time to think in small political terms," Graham said. "I don't see any desire by the Republican Party to play gotcha on this. ... I think he's the right guy."
I didn't say
anything about how others felt about Geithner heading the talks......I wondered how LIBERALS felt about it.
If "others" aren't liberals....
Romney didn't evade and paid what he owed
Timuuuuuthhhy hasn't paid........big difference. So I guess Geithner is qualified to lead these talks in your opinion?
And once again....
....you don't know that, because he refused to release his returns.
He did...you just wanted more
than what you were 'entitled' to have.
You're a PITA
The talks are about FEDERAL income taxes........he owes and hasn't paid.......
That still doesn't explain your statement.
I thought Canadians didn't count?
Don't the conservatives who have claimed JP's opinion didn't count because he was Canadian find it a little hypocritical and ironic that his "liberal" opinion now is included in the conversation when it suits Toni's agenda?
His opinion doesn't count with me
I just find it hypocritical on his part that he finds posts to target TO comment on, KNOWING his opinion isn't going to matter (vote) and it's done just to antagonize. BUT IF he is going to comment on one of my posts, and take the time to do so, why not voice another opinion?
So....you're a liberal, grim......what do you think about Geithner heading up those talks on increasing taxes?
whole discussion not worth two hoots
So what if Tim's having tax issues? He's certainly no worse than the hypocritical right he's in talks with.
Bunch of lunatics at best, esp. the ones with the heavy southern drawls.
"Job creators", my posterior region.
Toni, I have to be honest and say that I have no opinion...
... because I quit paying attention to politics/economics since the last presidential debate. Why? Because I manage a retail store and do web based advertising on the side, so I have literally no time to do anything but monitor metrics, drive sales, train seasonal staff to do their job, and keep up the new advert sales my web clients want me to post for them.
Tis the season to work my *** off, fa lala lala lalalala.
My personal opinion though, is that what has needed to be done has been obvious for years now. Cut expenses and raise revenue. I see no problem in going back to the same tax structure the country had during the Clinton admin. As for who is in charge of doing the right thing? Well (sigh)... I wish we could kick ALL the bums out and start over. I'm not holding my breath on that one.
Someone asked that question today
Either it was Reid or I think someone else right after Reid made a speech blaming everything Republican for another Democratic failure. Specifically was asked why they weren't willing to go back to a Clinton era budget. Hem-hawed around and never really answered the question. The person was on CNBC. Maybe I can find a video clip of it. The upshot of it was obvious that doing both actions, including cutting was NOT what that person wanted, but was also wanting to walk around the Clinton era question.
Boehner...."I'm not going to get into details."
Neither side will get into "details", the devil is in the details.
You show me yours, then I'll show you mine. Details, that is.
Clinton stunned the Dem Convention by mentioning details
... and many people (myself included) mentioned how much we admired him for it.
Why is it that I get the feeling that both parties want to let the nation go over the " Fiscal Cliff " just so they can point a finger at each other and say "I told you so"?
I thought the same even back right after the election
when both seemed to be so concilatory.
Even then it sounded like ground work for saying we tried but they wouldn't work with us.
the truth is .....
....a forced budget caused by automatic, even draconian budget cuts and tax increases which satisfies neither side, may be the very grudging compromise that is needed to steer the ship of state back onto a safe course, out of the economic shoals it currently is headed to ground itself upon. It does offer both sides a unique opportunity to say "we tried, but those others...." while giving both sides some of what they want, where nobody can be directly blamed. It may be both sides have seen going over the fiscal cliff as the acceptable alternative, but just aren't willing to admit it?
But the cuts are required to be across the board
I was watching a discussion a few days ago. One man was saying the amount that the cliff will require the military to cut wasn't the largest problem for the military, it was the mandate that it cut equally across all areas. He was of the opinion the Pentagon could probably handle the cut if it was allowed to do it as it wanted to do, where it wanted to, and without interference from politicians saving a base or other military assests in their home district for local economics and political reasons rather than the best use and staging of military assets.
I'm sure my state is as guilty as anyone, we have a lot of military bases and it is a huge part of several different local and regional economies.
At this point I'm about ready to go with the taxes returning to what they were for everyone, forget the fight about who gets what, but do something to moderated the cuts, to make cuts rationally not draconically.
Of course we do. Nor in our eyes is he a liberal.
Paul Krugman is a Liberal, Tim Geithner is a Wall Street opportunist only slightly less rapacious than the rest of the breed which makes him a strong Conservative but not a Rebarbative Right Wing Reject.
Credibility from a guy who has worked all his life on Wall Street??? Don't make me laugh.
I had a friend whom I knew at University whom I watched change from "one of the guys" mildly liberal into a take no prisoners Corporate shill in the course of 12 years. It was a sad situation. He died of Coronary Artery Disease at 54 having made and lost 3 fortunes. Fortunately he died on the made side of the equation so his wife and kids are fine.