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Obama: Social Security checks may not go out if debt ceiling not lifted. Social Security chief: That’s your call, pal, not mine!

B.O., in his crusade to economically ruin the nation that he both runs and loathes with every fiber of his being, has resorted to trying to rattle the geezers by telling them that if he doesn’t get his big-government tax hikes, Grandma and Grandpa may not be getting their SS checks.

Stephen Goss, chief actuary of SS, basically says “Dude, that’s your decision in general, and Turbo Tax Timmeh’s decision in particular.”

July 13, 2011 Posted by | big government, Obama, shameful, Social Security, Tim Geithner | Leave a comment

Geithner: Hey, we need to tax the crap out of small businesses so government doesn’t get any smaller!

You want to know what the priority is of the economic illiterates in the White House administration?  Look no further than Turbo Tax Timmeh:

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told the House Small Business Committee on Wednesday that the Obama administration believes taxes on small business must increase so the administration does not have to “shrink the overall size of government programs.”

The administration’s plan to raise the tax rate on small businesses is part of its plan to raise taxes on all Americans who make more than $250,000 per year—including businesses that file taxes the same way individuals and families do.

“Looking into the future, you are supporting the idea of taxation, increasing taxes on those who make $250,000 or more. Those are our business owners,” said Ellmers (That’s freshman Republican Renee Elmers of NC, the lady that defeated the “hoower you, you whippersnapper college student” assault guy. – CL).

Geithner initially responded by saying that the administration’s planned tax increase would hit “three percent of your small businesses.”

Ellmers then said: “Sixty-four percent of jobs that are created in this country are for small business.”

Geithner conceded the point, but then suggested the administration’s planned tax increase on small businesses would be “good for growth.”

“No, that’s right. I agree with that,” said Geithner. “But just to put it in perspective, it’s important to recognize why are we doing this. You know, our deficits are 10 percent of GDP, higher than they’ve been since any time in the postwar period really. We have a big hole to dig out of, and we have to figure out how to do that in a way that’s balanced, good for growth, fair to people as a whole.”

Ah, yes.  The ol’ “tax hikes are GREAT for job creation and economic growth” argument!  Yep, that worked when…um…well, there was the time that, uh…um…I mean, we jacked taxes up and saw the economy roar like gangbusters when…uh…

Never mind.  Stats are racist anyway.  Continuing:

When Ellmers finally told Geithner that “the point is we need jobs,” he responded that the administration felt it had “no alternative” but to raise taxes on small businesses because otherwise “you have to shrink the overall size of government programs”—including federal education spending.

So now we get to the heart of it!  It’s not growing the economy that these nimrods want…it’s growing government!  I mean, those of us in Normal America have known that, but it’s nice to wrestle a confession out of the ObaMao admin every once in a while.

I can think of one Timmy that is at least slightly more competent and intelligent than Geithner:

June 24, 2011 Posted by | big government, economic ignorance, socialism, Tim Geithner | 6 Comments

Turbo Tax Timmeh consulting the experts on the economy

We often chastize President Kick#ss and his Merry Band of Hapless Meat Sticks for not consulting with true, actual experts when it comes to solving real world problems.  It is only fair that we give them their due when they do consult experts.  And by “experts”, I clearly mean…Jon F’ing Kerry Stewart.

Wait, what?  Seriously?

Yeah.  Seriously:

In the midst of debates on financial regulation and China’s currency in April, Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner sat down to discuss the U.S. economy — with comedian Jon Stewart.

Geithner and Stewart, host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” held an off-the-record meeting at Stewart’s office in New York on April 2, according to Geithner’s appointments calendar, updated through August on Treasury’s website.

Geithner didn’t stay for a television interview with Stewart although other administration officials — most notably President Barack Obama last week — have turned up for on-camera chats.

“Jon Stewart is influential in America, so we took the opportunity for the two to meet and to discuss the economy,” Treasury spokesman Steve Adamske said in an e-mail yesterday. Stewart’s program has poked fun at Geithner, including a segment last year about the Treasury secretary’s trouble selling his New York home.

What’s next?  Sending Hillary to meet with Cedric the Entertainer for diplomacy advice on China?

Wow. Inspires confidence, no?

November 5, 2010 Posted by | shameful, Tim Geithner | 5 Comments

Another Obama campaign promise expires

Aren’t you feeling all Hopeychangey with Turbo Tax Timmeh running the show?

Obama’s already broken a ton of campaign promises, especially that “95% of Americans will get a tax cut” thingy that many naive Americans foolishly believed.  Well, here’s a question for you middle-class Americans who voted for The One because, in part, you actually believed that a Democrat (especially of the Marxist brand) who had never voted for a tax cut would finally do it: how does his butt taste now?

Details:

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.”

Heh…”95%”, huh?  Breaking a campaign promise in the first six months: brilliant!

BTW, isn’t it cute that ABC’s piece opens with the assumption (masquerading as fact) that increasing taxes leads to economic prosperity?  “To get the economy” corrected, B.O. may “have to” raise taxes?  I don’t know of a country that has ever taxed itself into prosperity.  After all, taxes are, by nature, disincentives to productivity.

August 3, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, Obama, taxes, Tim Geithner | 2 Comments

Time magazines adds “Barack’s Beauties” to list of “100 Most Beautiful People”

Would this be the same “objective” magazine that has had Oprompter on its cover 13 times in the last 10 months?  Yes, it would.  Details:

Breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate made the cover of People magazine’s 100 most beautiful people issue on Wednesday in a list that welcomed newcomers U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and “Twilight” heart-throb Robert Pattinson.

….Also included in a “Barack’s Beauties” section were White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and others.

What, no Janet Napolitano?

From Weasel Zippers:

beavisgeithner

Notes Allahpundit:

Michelle O making the list was a given — I’m reasonably sure Laura Bush made it too once or twice — and I’ve been told by more than one woman that Emanuel has the raw animal magnetism that only a profane male ex-ballerina can project ( 😆 – Ed. ).   But TurboTax Tim? What’s the appeal, ladies? Does his tax dodging give him a certain rebel derring-do? Does his deer-in-the-headlights confusion when answering questions about TARP make you want to mother him or something? Help me out.

Now I’m not trying to be superficial or anything, especially since I’m not exactly God’s gift to women or anything.  Then again, I’m not in Time’s list, either, but is it wrong for me to think that I might be just a tad bit more appealing on the eyes than Beavis Geithner or Dead Fish Emanuel?

Nope…no liberal media bias!

April 30, 2009 Posted by | media bias, Obama, Tim Geithner | 9 Comments

Turbo Tax Timmy crushes the dollar by opening his cakehole

You’re doing a heckuva job, Brownie Timmy.  No wonder B.O. has supreme confidence in you!  Details:

China’s central bank governor said earlier this month said the world should consider the special drawing right (SDR), a basket of dollars, euros, sterling and yen, as a super-sovereign reserve currency.

Geithner, responding to a question at a Council of Foreign Relations event in New York, said he had not read the Chinese proposal but added, “as I understand it, it’s a proposal designed to increase the use of the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights. I am actually quite open to that suggestion.”

The market took Geithner’s willingness to consider the SDR currency issue as a negative sign for the dollar, said Marc Chandler, global head of currency strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman in a note to clients. “This is most likely mistaken. Geithner admits to not having read China’s proposal.” …

Predictable effect:

In a blink of an eye, the U.S. dollar has collapsed against the Euro, Japanese Yen and other major currencies. The trigger was comments from Tim Geithner who said that the U.S. is “quite open” to China’s suggestion of moving towards a Special Drawing Right (SDR) linked currency system. If the world adopts the SDR, which was created by the IMF as an international reserve asset, it would mean that countries around the world would need to hold less U.S. dollars. The U.S. is probably open to this suggestion because a weaker dollar is stimulative for the U.S. economy and would relieve the U.S. from having to implement effective monetary policy while balancing the international demand for a reserve currency.

Geithner’s comments indicate that the U.S. is not taking China’s suggestion with a grain of salt and instead is giving it legitimacy. This is extremely important ahead of the G20 meeting. The only question is whether this is another amateur mistake by the new U.S. Treasury Secretary.

D’oh!  Well, it least it was an isolated dollar-related incident from the already bumbling administration.  Yeah, isolated:

But Geithner wasn’t the only top Obama adviser who refused to rule out a transition to a global currency. White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said much the same thing yesterday afternoon in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Although he characterized such a change as “unlikely,” Goolsbee twice declined to rule out such a global currency despite being pressed by Blitzer.

And this dude wants greater control over the financial systems?  No thanks!  How much longer are we stuck with this economic illiterate tax cheat for Treasury Secretary?

Hopenchange…pfffft!

March 26, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, Obama, Tim Geithner | 3 Comments