Video: TurboTax Tim won’t rule out raising taxes on the middle class

posted at 6:37 pm on August 2, 2009 by Allahpundit

I stuck a link to this in our post on the boss’s “This Week” appearance but it really deserves its own thread. After all, how many presidents in U.S. history have needed to start backtracking on one of their chief campaign promises within their first six months in office? Even Dubya didn’t reverse himself on nation-building until eight months in, and in that case his hand was forced by 9/11. What’s The One’s excuse? Oh, right: It’s Bush, of course, as you’ll hear Geithner “explain.”

I’ve always thought Obama and the Democrats would postpone tax hikes until after the midterms to minimize the electoral damage, but if they do that, they risk being swallowed up by voter anxiety about spiraling deficits. Either they take painful action to stop the fiscal bleeding and pay the price or they do nothing and let the deficits climb and pay the price. There’s no third option. Well, except cutting spending, but come on.


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The country is lost . . . we should prepare and plan for the exodus.

rplat on August 2, 2009 at 7:41 PM

I’m not leaving, unless it’s feet first.

DFCtomm on August 2, 2009 at 7:48 PM

You point this out to liberals and they start off with “Well Bush…”. Doesn’t matter libs, you voted for this guy.

Rightwingguy on August 2, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Listening to him this morning I kept screaming at the tube. We’re all going to have to pitch in, help out, sacrifice….
Why? Because they deliberately spent us (sent the $ overseas) into oblivion?

A well orchestrated take over of America.

The commies are almost there!!!

katy on August 2, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Geithner looks like an elf….

Rightwingguy on August 2, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Democrats view citizens as only herd/prey animals.

Only votes keep them from purely subjective actions and liberals are working hard to sublimate that.

Speakup on August 2, 2009 at 7:57 PM

The country is lost . . . we should prepare and plan for the exodus.

rplat on August 2, 2009 at 7:41 PM

And go where?

Lanceman on August 2, 2009 at 7:58 PM

“We’re going to do what it takes,” says Geithner. Please, give me a break! When my finances are low, I do what it takes: I tighten my belt and cut my spending. When the government’s finances are low because ordinary Americans are feeling the pinch of the recession, the government’s idea of “doing what it takes” is to spend more money it doesn’t have and then demand that ordinary Americans (who don’t have the money) come up with extra money to pay for it! That should really stimulate the economy. Obama is no doubt creating or saving jobs of lawyers specializing in bankruptcy and foreclosure.

Much of the current mess is the result of runaway government convincing people that they have an ever longer list of “rights” that the government must provide them. But when a politician talks about “rights”, he/she is really talking about an excuse for government to steal from the citizenry so it can do as it wishes with our money (think Stimulus bill).

We are treated as children. The government raids our piggy bank, takes a dollar from us, then gives us a quarter back, pats us on the head in a gesture of paternal benevolence and tells us to “run along and have a good time”.

I wonder if anything is really a “right” if we are unable or unwilling to pay for it ourselves. And the cost is not always monetary. To purchase our liberty, our founding fathers pledged not only their fortunes, but also their honor and their lives. If modern day Americans are no longer willing to do the same, then perhaps we have lost the “right” to liberty.

No one has the “right” to force others to pay for what they want. Least of all a bloated government bureaucracy that sees itself more as royalty than as the servant of the people.

When will the government learn that doing what it takes in difficult economic times means not spending what you don’t have to buy what you can’t afford? Many would reply, “Never”. But I believe that it will happen when we begin to elect ordinary people, who know from personal experience how to tighten their own belt and cut their own budget, instead of career politicians whose top priority is increasing their own power and getting reelected. Maybe that will never happen, but if it doesn’t, it’s our fault, not the fault of the career politicians that we love to despise.

The question is not, “Is the government willing to do what it takes?” The question is, “Are we as Americans willing to do what it takes to turn this country and the economy around?”

Are ordinary Americans willing to take time out of their lives and careers to serve in public office as citizen servants? Not just running for Congress or the Presidency, but running for local and State offices. We need people at the local and State level who will hold the federal government to the boundaries placed upon it by the Constitution.

Am I frustrated? You better believe it! But I’m not ready to join the ranks of the growing number who think that America’s best days are behind us. I believe that America’s best days are still yet to come. If we want it and are willing to pay the cost to get there. Are we willing to pledge our fortunes (such as they are), our honor and our lives to peacefully stand up against the tyranny of those who would take away our liberties as they seek to remake America in their own image?

There is only one real crisis in America today. It is a crisis of responsibility. Are we willing to take responsibility for our own lives and to take responsibility to help those who are truly in need and to tell the government (local, State and Federal) to stick to its constitutionally enumerated powers and otherwise leave us alone? The President of the United States of America has no business becoming a car salesman, a loan officer or an insurance agent. Personally I can think of few things more unpleasant than the picture of a career politician pulling on a latex glove and telling me to bend over and grab my ankles. What about you?

Ordinary American on August 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM

“We’re going to have to do what it takes. We’re going to do what’s necessary.”

CUT SPENDING YOU FREAK!

fossten on August 2, 2009 at 7:42 PM

I am not sure what those exchanges were about, but it sparked a thought,
A large part of the US economy is based on consumer spending. What I’ll be doing besides casting my vote against Obama in 2012 will be that I am cutting any elective spending to the minimal. One, is that I need to save money to pay the extra tax. Two is that I want to do my part so Barry cannot claim he had successfully revive the US economy.

bayview on August 2, 2009 at 8:02 PM

You mean to tell me that this tax cheat that can’t figure out a way to pay his taxes expects us, that pay our taxes, to pay more??? I know there just has to be someone with brains out there to run our government without running it into the ground, there just has to be.

pitter43 on August 2, 2009 at 8:05 PM

They’re always tryin’ to steal me Lucky Charms.

Ted Torgerson on August 2, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Why? It was the spineless, clueless, touchy-feely, moderates who elected this no-talent ass-clown in the first place.

CurtZHP on August 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM

That’s right, but it was because they bought into all the MSM crapola about Obama having a “superior temperament” and being “post-racial” and likely to “govern as a moderate” (despite his ultra-liberal voting record and all his radical associations). They also bought into Obama’s own lies about not growing government and not raising taxes on anybody making less than $250k. And yes, it was idiotic of them to believe any of that garbage, but they did. And now many of them are starting to catch on to the fact that they’ve been played . . . and they’re not liking it.

AZCoyote on August 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Well well well, the other shoe drops.

Terrye on August 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

Why? It was the spineless, clueless, touchy-feely, moderates who elected this no-talent ass-clown in the first place.

CurtZHP on August 2, 2009 at 7:44 PM

That’s right, but it was because they bought into all the MSM crapola about Obama having a “superior temperament” and being “post-racial” and likely to “govern as a moderate” (despite his ultra-liberal voting record and all his radical associations). They also bought into Obama’s own lies about not growing government and not raising taxes on anybody making less than $250k. And yes, it was idiotic of them to believe any of that garbage, but they did. And now many of them are starting to catch on to the fact that they’ve been played . . . and they’re not liking it.

AZCoyote on August 2, 2009 at 8:10 PM

And because most of them are dumber than bait, and have the political attention span of a cockroach, they will continue to buy the MSM crapola about how none of it is his fault. “It’s those wascally Wepubwicans!”

CurtZHP on August 2, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Geithner looks like an elf….

Rightwingguy on August 2, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Just imagine how much better he, Obama, Barney Frank, Chris Dudd, John Kerry, John Murtha, Nasty Peloosi, George Staphinfection, Chris Matthews, Kieth Olberdork would all look hangin from the noose end of a taught rope!

dhunter on August 2, 2009 at 8:17 PM

aaaaagggghhhh

I think that says it all

Sheena_is_a_Conservative_Now on August 2, 2009 at 8:18 PM

How is that health care reform is to path to getting the deficit under control, when the most the Bambi has EVER promised is that his health care plan will be revenue-neutral and non-biased estimates are that the proposed health care plan will actually increase the deficit?

C’mon Stephie. Show some sack and ask those kinds of questions you POS.

PackerBronco on August 2, 2009 at 8:21 PM

And this is the guy that they said we could not survive without? I wouldn’t buy a used car from that crapweasel. I don’t know what he thought he was saying in that interview, but what he said was they would do “whatver it takes”; but what it takes is to get the government out of the buesines world. That is what they are NOT couing to do.

Hey, crapweasel Geithner, WE will do whatever it takes to stop you and you communist party from stealing our grandchildren’s future.

MikeA on August 2, 2009 at 8:23 PM

“We’re going to do what it takes,” says Geithner.

Stephanolopolis: Does that include dropping Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and Reid into the Atlantic Ocean with lead weights strapped to ankles?

Geithner: We’re going to do what it takes.

PackerBronco on August 2, 2009 at 8:24 PM

“We’re going to do what it takes,” says Geithner.

Stephonopolis: Including cutting government spending?

Geithner: Well , da, da, da, ah, no … not THAT.

PackerBronco on August 2, 2009 at 8:25 PM

LOL! Geithner uses that same Bill Clinton gesture where he folds his thumb over his fist like he’s holding a piece of paper and points with it. I think Clinton did it in his infamous “I did not have sexual relations with that woman….” lie.

FloatingRock on August 2, 2009 at 8:34 PM

The time fast approaches for any reasonable taxpaying American to seriously consider turning off the faucet on endless and mindless income redistribution disguised as government spending. A Federal tax revolt is the only way we can effect change. Simply file a new W4 with your employer in which you maximize dependants thereby guaranteeing you’ll owe come 4/15/10. This simple act will get their attention real fast!

dmann on August 2, 2009 at 8:35 PM

The country is lost . . . we should prepare and plan for the exodus.

rplat on August 2, 2009 at 7:41 PM

I’m with you…unfortunately the list of go-to places is quite short (assuming you’re talking fairly civilized, free nations) and isn’t getting any longer.

Europe is well on its way to becoming a giant Muslim colony (England included), Japan is crowded to the point of absurdity, China is now firmly established as a Christian-murdering anti-freedom Communist nation, Australia is a few cities and a lot of desert (never mind the scads of poisonous critters that reside in that area), Israel’s very survival is a perilous situation…

Anybody got a good suggestion or two? I’m patriotic, but not to the point of joining in the equivalent of a national suicide pact that the USA is hell-bent on committing.

Dark-Star on August 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Is The FDIC Broke And Covering It Up?

JiangxiDad on August 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I believe so.

Vashta.Nerada on August 2, 2009 at 8:44 PM

Anybody got a good suggestion or two? I’m patriotic, but not to the point of joining in the equivalent of a national suicide pact that the USA is hell-bent on committing.

Dark-Star on August 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM

I’m thinkin Mexico because when HealthScare passes and the Dims pass amnesty for all there will be lots of room and affordable land there.

That or Canada or if they would seceede Alaska or Texas!

dhunter on August 2, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Australia is a few cities and a lot of desert.
Dark-Star on August 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM

And a lot of beaches.

bayview on August 2, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Secession may be the only solution.

BPD on August 2, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Anybody got a good suggestion or two? I’m patriotic, but not to the point of joining in the equivalent of a national suicide pact that the USA is hell-bent on committing.

Dark-Star on August 2, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Even as an ex-pat, you are liable for paying US taxes. So living abroad does not mean you can escape paying Obama tax. The point, however, is when taxing becomes so oppressive, there is no point in working for the government. You can John Galt yourself to enjoy the sun and fun on Bondi Beach, chucking Fosters and grilling shrimps on the barbie.

bayview on August 2, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Sheena_is_a_Conservative_Now

Thank God for cut and paste!

Lanceman on August 2, 2009 at 8:55 PM

You can John Galt yourself to enjoy the sun and fun on Bondi Beach, chucking Fosters and grilling shrimps on the barbie.

bayview on August 2, 2009 at 8:53 PM

This sounds more and more appealing on a daily basis.

BPD on August 2, 2009 at 8:57 PM

BPD:

I think running them out of office is a more workable solution than secession.

Terrye on August 2, 2009 at 9:06 PM

I have no idea what middle class you’re talking about. I’m very “middle class” and pay taxes out the wazoo.

darwin on August 2, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Then you are not middle class. Look up the numbers at irs.gov. If you pay any substantial amount of taxes you are by definition in the top 20-30% of income earners. Meaning you are NOT middle class.

angryed on August 2, 2009 at 9:10 PM

I have an idea,,,
when ever libs want to control us, steal from us and so forth,, we always hear how its to protect us from ourselves or due to the cost of our lifestyles. You know,, smokers are killing themselves and then killing others with secondhand smoke as well as the financial burden they place on our health care system. And now it’s the same with the so called obese.
Well,, using their own argument,, I think it is time to pass legislation to regulate liberals. We need to protect them from themselves and from us,, and also due to the tremendous cost and damage liberals have inflicted upon our society. Liberals have increased the cost of nearly everything. From housing to health care. They have damaged nearly everything they have touched. I say it is time to put a stop to liberals. We need commercials, billboards and PSA’s detailing the damage liberals are causing to themselves and everyone around them. The liberal lifestyle is a lifestyle no one should emulate. Their thought processes should never be copied. We could have employers begin sensitivity trainings in the workplace to both educate the workforce about the lib mind and assist any libs who may want to break the habit, quit and become a rational thinker. We could give tax credits to individuals who listen to talk radio. Encourage communities to form Lib Neighborhood Watch programs.
Oh well,, I can dream can’t I.

JellyToast on August 2, 2009 at 9:12 PM

JellyToast on August 2, 2009 at 9:12 PM

I like it

katy on August 2, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Just imagine how much better he, Obama, Barney Frank, Chris Dudd, John Kerry, John Murtha, Nasty Peloosi, George Staphinfection, Chris Matthews, Kieth Olberdork would all look hangin from the noose end of a taught rope!

dhunter on August 2, 2009 at 8:17 PM

I got the rope. I think this is what it is going to take to get these assclowns to quit taking our money. All the welfare leeches can go piss up the hanging rope.

izoneguy on August 2, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Even as an ex-pat, you are liable for paying US taxes. So living abroad does not mean you can escape paying Obama tax. The point, however, is when taxing becomes so oppressive, there is no point in working for the government. You can John Galt yourself to enjoy the sun and fun on Bondi Beach, chucking Fosters and grilling shrimps on the barbie.

bayview on August 2, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Well if THAT doesn’t just pour a big f—— bucket of liquid nitrogen on my fire. Geez. What does it take to not be legally liable for the coming tax crush?

I have a friend who’s suggested something much like ‘going Galt’ together, although for different motives…problem is he lives in New Zealand. His idea is sounding better all the time though.

Dark-Star on August 2, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Geithner and this whole administration have some gall to be pushing this BS about deficits. They’ve invented a whole new system of math that doesn’t even make sense and expect us to swallow it as they spend our country into oblivion. It’s insulting and disgusting. It has to stop.

CP on August 2, 2009 at 9:24 PM

JellyToast on August 2, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Democide – Death from Liberal Policies

izoneguy on August 2, 2009 at 9:25 PM

It all comes down to protecting the head of the mafia. Obama needs a healthcare bill. That means protecting the filthy liar by raising taxes instead of protecting the Congressional seats that will be lost.

highhopes on August 2, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Well if THAT doesn’t just pour a big f—— bucket of liquid nitrogen on my fire. Geez. What does it take to not be legally liable for the coming tax crush?

I have a friend who’s suggested something much like ‘going Galt’ together, although for different motives…problem is he lives in New Zealand. His idea is sounding better all the time though.

Dark-Star on August 2, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Cash, under the radar….
Get good at something where you just get paid in cash….
Hooker, hitman – whatever.

izoneguy on August 2, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Unless all hell breaks loose…. congress can repeal much of this after 2010…if we get off our depressd asses and rise up!

katy on August 2, 2009 at 9:28 PM

They’ve invented a whole new system of math that doesn’t even make sense and expect us to swallow it as they spend our country into oblivion. It’s insulting and disgusting. It has to stop.

CP on August 2, 2009 at 9:24 PM

The good news is that America seems to be waking up.

highhopes on August 2, 2009 at 9:32 PM

JellyToast on August 2, 2009 at 9:12 PM

I like it

katy on August 2, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Me too. You should develop the idea a bit and bring it up again in the next nanny state thread. Even if it is just a dream as described, it could at least be a vehicle to turn the nanny statist’s own arguments back against them.

FloatingRock on August 2, 2009 at 9:41 PM

By the time Barry gets through with the economy, it’ll take $250,000 to buy groceries, so his original pledge not raise raise taxes on anyone making that much will be technically accurate.

Obama retools reality to fit his lies.

profitsbeard on August 2, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Cash, under the radar….
Get good at something where you just get paid in cash….
Hooker, hitman – whatever.

izoneguy on August 2, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Well, that’s a start at least.

Dark-Star on August 2, 2009 at 9:43 PM

becoming hooker, hitman – whatever.

izoneguy on August 2, 2009 at 9:27 PM

You mean joining the Obama administration?

bayview on August 2, 2009 at 9:43 PM

I am paying in clunkers.

TheBigOldDog on August 2, 2009 at 9:48 PM

I love the term “raising revenues” in place of “raising taxes”.

Idiots. They don’t know the first thing about raising revenues.

Saltysam on August 2, 2009 at 10:00 PM

I love the term “raising revenues” in place of “raising taxes”.

Idiots. They don’t know the first thing about raising revenues.

Saltysam on August 2, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Saltysam, don’t you get it yet. This administration deems all that you own theirs. They get to choose how much you get to keep and they are not shy about raiding private property to fund their socialism. They have done to wealth distribution what Chairman Mao did to intellectual freedom.

highhopes on August 2, 2009 at 10:18 PM

I’ll just not pay and blame “Turbo-Tax.” It’s worked before!

Star20 on August 2, 2009 at 10:21 PM

“Obama Promises Middle Class He Will Only Tax ‘Their Credulity’”: http://optoons.blogspot.com/2009/07/obama-promises-middle-class-he-will.html

Mervis Winter on August 2, 2009 at 10:22 PM

I think you’re going to see — what you’re going to see first is growth turn positive. And then you’re going to see the pace of job losses slow materially for the — they have already slowed significantly, as you said. They’re going to slow materially further.

But again, most private forecasters — and let’s use their judgment — suggest you’re going to see unemployment start to come down maybe beginning in the second half of next year.

There are so many variables in tracking job data that no one can possibly make predictions with any certainty. But they trot out there every week and make them anyway. They’re like the weatherman. Doesn’t matter that he’s wrong half the time – he trots out there the next night and predicts the weather all over again. And the masses sit there and watch.

They are hoping unemployment comes down the second hald of 2010 because they hope the economy will start to correct itself on its own and they will poor massive ARRA money into it during that time period for the 2010 elections.

Mr_Magoo on August 2, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I’ll just not pay and blame “Turbo-Tax.” It’s worked before!

Star20 on August 2, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Only if you happen to be a Democrat going for a Presidential appointment. Otherwise, you are one of the “little people” who has to obey the law.

Put another way, Geithner became Secretary of the Treasury you would go to jail.

highhopes on August 2, 2009 at 10:33 PM

One thing they are not taking into account is that baby boomers will stop buying and start paying down their debt for retirement. Those who would normally be buying up until retirement won’t take the risk of getting caught having to use their retirement money to pay off their debt when the big day comes.

I know. I’m one of them. We’ve been using our debit card for almost a year now and are not using our credit cards except for big stuff like car repairs, etc. No more big ticket items. We’ve been paying down our debt as fast as we can.

We’ll be passing on the new car, too. Close to paying both cars off and will keep them. Our plan WAS to buy one more new one but that is out the window.

And we were going to move one more time but that has been scrapped too for obvious reasons. So all those nice purchases we had planned to make one last time won’t happen.

Mr_Magoo on August 2, 2009 at 10:34 PM

One thing they are not taking into account is that baby boomers will stop buying and start paying down their debt for retirement. Those who would normally be buying up until retirement won’t take the risk of getting caught having to use their retirement money to pay off their debt when the big day comes.

Mr_Magoo on August 2, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Not just individuals. Business also reacts when the government decides to ramp up taxes. They will forecast less purchasing and scale back production and hire fewer employees. It is a death spiral and IMO precisely what the filthy liar in the White House is engineering.

highhopes on August 2, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Middle class supporters of Obama = suckers.

BuckeyeSam on August 2, 2009 at 11:07 PM

Middle class supporters of Obama = suckers.

BuckeyeSam on August 2, 2009 at 11:07 PM

The filthy liar in the White House calls them patriots but I’m with you.

highhopes on August 2, 2009 at 11:10 PM

I am thinking all the college kids who swarmed to polls will have a change of heart before the 2010 elections. Mom and Dad having to shut of the tap of money will shock them into common sense. We can only hope.

TXMomof3 on August 2, 2009 at 7:33 PM

I’m pleased to report that I have one college kid who swarmed herself to the polls to vote for Obama in her first election. It took her all of two months after he got in office to decide it was a big fat mistake.

Alana on August 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM

We endured 8 years of Bush being called a liar, for stances that mirrored those of his predecessors.

When can we start calling Obama and his crew a filthy group of liars, cheats, and thugs?

WHEN!!?

James on August 2, 2009 at 11:18 PM

Just imagine how much better he, Obama, Barney Frank, Chris Dudd, John Kerry, John Murtha, Nasty Peloosi, George Staphinfection, Chris Matthews, Kieth Olberdork would all look hangin from the noose end of a taught rope!

dhunter on August 2, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face.

Fighton03 on August 2, 2009 at 11:20 PM

When can we start calling Obama and his crew a filthy group of liars, cheats, and thugs?

WHEN!!?

James on August 2, 2009 at 11:18 PM

Since the day the lyin c@mguzzling pig was born.

Fighton03 on August 2, 2009 at 11:21 PM

I’m pleased to report that I have one college kid who swarmed herself to the polls to vote for Obama in her first election. It took her all of two months after he got in office to decide it was a big fat mistake.

Alana on August 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Hey, a better “teachable moment” than ….”OMG, mom I’m late”….sry, couldn’t think of any more positive messages.

Fighton03 on August 2, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Is The FDIC Broke And Covering It Up?

JiangxiDad on August 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM

I’ll buy it. There can be no ‘recovery’ until the bad assets are sold at a discount and cash freed up via those sales for credit flow.

What I’m not getting from Mr. Lighting-Talker is how will health care reform suddenly make the country solvent? How is creating a huge agency and cutting high earners (like doctors) income? What am I missing? Health care is one of my least (at the moment) costly expenditures.

TinMan13 on August 2, 2009 at 11:24 PM

WHEN!!?

James on August 2, 2009 at 11:18 PM
The sooner the better. Pinnochio and his merry band of holdovers from the Clintoon era are shamelessly lying to shove through all the things that Clintoon could not. They are criminals to a person and are hell bent on socializing this country. I just wonder what Pinnochio had on Hillary. She was bad, maybe as bad as him but for her to bow out and Pinnochio to incorporate all her people is kind of wierd to me.

dhunter on August 2, 2009 at 11:25 PM

We were once declared bankrupt and the cartel extracted SSec out of us. I wonder what they will want from us now? Single payer?

Wake up conservative America, the banking cartel is coming after you. Geithner is their man inside the White House. The Fed owns us.

True_King on August 2, 2009 at 11:27 PM


Ordinary American on August 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Bravo!! I agree with you…I would like to see term limits for all politicians. It keeps the special interests at bay and keeps the will of the people fresh on their minds. ALL of our idiot politicians, repubs and demos, have completely sold us out…I too believe we can take back our country…

Ltlgeneral64 on August 3, 2009 at 12:18 AM

I saw on a blog somewhere something like “It’s the end of America when more people vote for a living than work for a living”. Words of wisdom, seems that’s where we’re headed.

oldoldbabs on August 3, 2009 at 12:24 AM

And I’m going to have to do what it takes, too, Timmy. First, I purchase the highest caliber weapon available.

mr1216 on August 3, 2009 at 12:54 AM

I’m pleased to report that I have one college kid who swarmed herself to the polls to vote for Obama in her first election. It took her all of two months after he got in office to decide it was a big fat mistake.

Alana on August 2, 2009 at 11:12 PM

What would happen if the voting age was raised to 21 to match the drinking age? By then many are close to finishing their degrees and the worry over the first post-college job and college loans is starting to trickle into their heads and some of the brainwashing of the professors might be wearing off.

journeyintothewhirlwind on August 3, 2009 at 1:12 AM

I just want to know where Obama found a Talosian to be our treasury secretary, is this all just some sort of illusion, and what does he know about the current whereabouts of Captain Pike.

crosspatch on August 3, 2009 at 2:58 AM

Few care much about deficits and Federal spending-until they have to pay for it.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2009 at 3:35 AM

Is it me, or is Steffie breaking a sweat in his Obama investment. Trying to get turbo-g to admit that raising taxes is their plan all along, was that uncomfortable. Or what?

Kini on August 3, 2009 at 3:52 AM

What would happen if the voting age was raised to 21 to match the drinking age?

A higher percentage of Obama voters would be drinking heavily right now.

PackerBronco on August 3, 2009 at 6:38 AM

Just imagine how much better he, Obama, Barney Frank, Chris Dudd, John Kerry, John Murtha, Nasty Peloosi, George Staphinfection, Chris Matthews, Kieth Olberdork would all look hangin from the noose end of a taught rope!

dhunter on August 2, 2009

Individual ropes are probably called for, but the image of all of them hanging from one big communal rope is funny as hell.
Sorry, gallows humor there.

SKYFOX on August 3, 2009 at 7:57 AM

Hindsight is perfect, but I blame the Republicans. I know — they spend less in every single situation than the Democrats — but here’s the hindsight. They have W in office, he’s completely focused on the WoT and generally leaves domestic policy to his congress, and what do they do? They act like a 7th Grade science class with a substitute teacher.

This is sort of a recipe for how to lose the coming elections to the liberals, who then come in and treble the spending. Republicans might have foreseen what a cluster-fark this would be, and yet they squandered their credibility anyway.

I am stunned and horrified at the number of smart people I know who think we are past the tipping point for U.S. financial ruin, and that there is already no way to reverse it. I’m not smart enough to know that, but I know this: look at our budget; think of it as a household budget problem, and ask yourself how you would fix it.

Right.

Jaibones on August 3, 2009 at 8:42 AM

After all, how many presidents in U.S. history have needed to start backtracking on one of their chief campaign promises within their first six months in office?

How about 4 months before their election? Clinton immediately jettisoned a key campaign promise right after he secured the nomination. And irony of ironies, it was the same promise Obama is about to bust: a middle class tax cut.

Video of Clinton’s 1992 promises stacked against Obama’s 2008 promises. Clinton got away with it … mainly becuase Al Gore hadn’t invented YouTube yet. Will Obama?

Cuffy Meigs on August 3, 2009 at 8:42 AM

What I’ll be doing besides casting my vote against Obama in 2012 will be that I am cutting any elective spending to the minimal. One, is that I need to save money to pay the extra tax. Two is that I want to do my part so Barry cannot claim he had successfully revive the US economy.

bayview on August 2, 2009 at 8:02 PM

A lot of us are doing the same.

Vashta.Nerada on August 3, 2009 at 9:36 AM

Vashta.Nerada on August 3, 2009 at 9:36 AM

All of my discretionary spending is going either to the EU or Canada, and when I have to, from merchants based in Red States.

Is it “unpatriotic” to patronized EU or Canadian merchants (as one of our resident trolls would ask)? No. In fact, it is the opposite, as the values of states (and their representative governments) like Ireland, Germany, Poland, and even Britain and France are more in line with American values than those propagated by the Ogabe regime. I will pay enough in taxes to this criminal regime this year, I don’t see why I should aid in their propaganda war.

PimFortuynsGhost on August 3, 2009 at 10:19 AM

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” William Pitt

JDPerren on August 3, 2009 at 10:30 AM

I’d like to step on his arrogant face and do a graceful pirouette.

MaiDee on August 3, 2009 at 10:42 AM

Beck, for all his raving, just made an excellent point. Turbo Tax Tim wasn’t talking to the American taxpayers. He was talking to China.

CTD on August 3, 2009 at 10:59 AM

sounds like a “read my lips” moment coming. tax cuts for 95% who are they, illegal aliens?

workingforpigs on August 3, 2009 at 11:14 AM

The only thing that surprises me, is that there is anybody who is surprised by this.

MarkTheGreat on August 3, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Geithner looks like an elf….

Rightwingguy on August 2, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Nah, it’s Beavis all grown up…

Wyznowski on August 3, 2009 at 12:53 PM

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