Treasury Secretary Pleads for Higher Taxes, More Government Spending

Oct 23, 2013 Full story: Free Republic 24

In a New York Times Op-Ed, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made a plea for more government and higher taxes.

Full Story
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
O M G

Omaha, NE

#1 Oct 24, 2013
Here's your sign.....
O M G

Kansas City, MO

#2 Oct 24, 2013
Give 'til you bleed?
Jim

Pasadena, TX

#3 Oct 24, 2013
O M G wrote:
Give 'til you bleed?
Yeah. Gotta fund all those "climate scientists" who say we gotta kill the economy!
booker for president

Saltsburg, PA

#4 Oct 24, 2013
so what did you think he would ask for ?,....40 acres and a free mule in detroit, newark,camden, for every american.
booker for president

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Oct 25, 2013
LBJ AND THE DEMOCRAT CONGRESS, started all the GREAT SOCIETY PROGRAMS IN LATE 60s.and my guess would be many taxes and increases started after lbj was out of office.in PA.. it went from 1% to now 6-7-0r 8% NOTHING HAS CHANGED IN 60 YEARS. congress mandates programs , and the states scramble their taxation........EG. everything declines in value ,DEPRECIATES, INCLUDING EVERY THING IN YOUR HOME, YOUR CAR ETC...except home values. and the reason is "COUNTY TAX INCOME GOES UP ALMOST EVERY YEAR".because HOUSE VALUE IS "CONTRIVED".public housing pays no taxes, yet they cost as much to build...so affordable housing is A CONTRIVED value.AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE , DITTO
booker for president

Saltsburg, PA

#6 Oct 26, 2013
I AGREE. they should put a #1 TAX EVERYTIME A STOCK BOND WARRENT,GETS BOUGHT OR SOLD....#2 A TAX ON EVERY TWEET,TWITTER ,EMAIL check AND TWAT.#3 A TAX ON EVERY BOTTLE,CAN,TRASH BAG,CONDOM,PAPER BAG,STOP SIGN ,TRAFFIC LIGHT,.and i dont mean sales tax...i mean a use tax,transfer tax. that should pi$$ off just about everybody.. o yea "MEANS TESTED" ofcourse
Storm Warning

Fall River, WI

#7 Oct 26, 2013
another jew sucking White America dry
booker for president

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Oct 27, 2013
Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens, sometimes referred to as public aid. In most developed countries, welfare is largely provided by the government, in addition to charities, informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations...http://en.wiki pedia.org/wiki/Welfare
LOS ANGELES (AP)_ Nearly $69 million in welfare money meant to help California's neediest families has been spent or withdrawn in places like Hawaii, Las Vegas casinos and cruise ships from Miami. AND THATS JUST IN CALIFORNIA..
........ YES LETS INCREASE TAXES. MEANS TESTED OF COURSE
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#10 Oct 27, 2013
5:12 pm, Sunday, October 27, 2013:
RE: Treasury Secretary Pleads for Higher Taxes, More Government Spending
..... If the total spending in the country per quarter of the year, adjusted for inflation, has been reduced during both of the last two quarters, then the economy is defined to be in a recession.
..... The thory says that during a recession government is required to spend a lot more in order to partly compenste for the then insufficient spending by the non-government sectors. But there should NOT then be higher taxes because that would reduce their spending even more.
..... AFTER the end of recessions - then it's time for pre-authorized tax increases immediately, so that there then will be high enough surpluses, instead of deficits, that will be used to, in theory, reduce all debts to be close to zero at the start of the next recession.
a day late

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Dec 11, 2013
and 17 trillion ++++++ $hort.WHEN YOUR GOVERNMENT FUNCTION$ WITH A LOADED $HOT GUN , $TUCK UP THEIR A$$. and the trigger controlled by WALL $TREET. AND THEIR OWN $hort$ighetness it$ ju$t a matter of time .
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#13 Dec 12, 2013
11:20 pm, Thursday, December 12, 2013:
RE: Treasury Secretary Pleads for Higher Taxes, More Government Spending

a day late, if you feel like it, and are able, please pay those 17 trillion to your governments immediately or even sooner than that![LAUGHS]
you cant handle the truth

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Apr 13, 2014
WERE 300 TIMES BIGGER THAN WALLMART
2014 .....Federal Direct Revenue

$3.0 trillion

State Direct Revenue

$1.6 trillion

Local Direct Reveue

$1.1 trillion

Total Revenue

$5.7 trillion

Walmart posted fourth quarter profits of $5.86 billion on revenue of $127.77 BILLION
TAXATION IS 300 TIMES BIGGER THAN ALL OF WALMART PROFITS PER YEAR ,PER DAY,, PER HOUR PER MINUTE..,,,,,,,,AND STILL 17 TRILLION SHORT

wal mart has about 10,000 stores . THAT MEANS THAT FEDSTATECOUNTY TAX DEPARTMENTS HAVE ... 3,000,000 ...WAL MART SIZED TAX STORES ......1O,000 X 300 IS 3,000,000..........feds have over 1,500,000 stores......states have 800,000 stores and county gvt has 700,000 wal mart size stores... so TAXATION IS THE BIGGEST BUSINESS ,NOT walmart
A DOZEN DONUT HOLES free

Pittsburgh, PA

#19 Jul 15, 2014
CREATING LAWS? OR DONUT HOLES?... so your unable to get ahead, you borrow and borrow, until your in the {"HUMPTY DUMPTY TAX WALL{"......... your now headed to BECOME A WASHINGTON THINK TANK, FUMBLER , you add your assetts and liabilities and your barely above a dollar store or flea market life...and the magic word is "TAXATION. " STEALING HALF YOUR MONEY ,HALF YOUR LIFE AND HALF YOUR TIME...and no retirement benefits or health care for you...no more casinos, smoking, tommy goods, your car has 4 doors ,but only 2 are useable.....like 50 percent of the population ...."YOUR IN A DOZEN DONUT HOLES"
say TAX

Saltsburg, PA

#21 Jul 17, 2014
A 10 MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY so called payout....,,,, creates more in TAXES , then winnings.. and still government sss are broke...so while you save for a RAINY DAY.....,they spend to make more RAINY DAYS..
tuxes or taxes

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Jul 19, 2014
that is the question SO WHATS NEW, the asians make everything from A TO Z. and all i hear is WE NEED TO RE EDUCATE OUR CITIZENS,,,,,,,,we dont even make underware ,GOVERNMENTSSS TO EVERY DING BAT IS IN DEBT UP TO THEIR ADOUBLE SCRIBBLE, every ONE IS CHASING THEIR TAIL,and the politicians are/have created a system where TAXATION IS JUST AN ENDLESS GOVERNMENT CREDIT CARD STIMULUS . AND the real econoomy is a endless 7percent tax on everything, and the country is a version of the movie" CHINATOWN".. where everything is a hidden.......and everyone is capable of anything ,under the right conditions...
GIVE EM BILLIONS MORE

Pittsburgh, PA

#23 Jul 19, 2014
ITS CALLED.... "THE PALESTINIAN MENTALITY." SPEND BILLIONS ON ROCKETS AND TUNNELS.. instead of becoming CONSTRUCTIVE... AND AT HOME ITS SPENDING TRILLIONS on drugs ,caos, murders , free free free.. AS IF STUPIDITY SHOULD BE REWARDED...AND WONDER WHY CITIES IN AMERICA ARE LIKE THE GAZATRIP///
GDP GNP OR GYP

Saltsburg, PA

#24 Jul 20, 2014
WITH A 50 PERCENT TAX RATE. the economy is 50 percent contrived lie... MOST OF MY PURCHASES ARE FOREIGN MADE . FROM MY KIA TO just about eevveerryytthhiinngg..
MONKEY BUSINESS

Pittsburgh, PA

#26 Aug 6, 2014
?????.....it does my soul good to drive by some smaller business mall and see all THE EMPTY STORES....all the coffee ,donut ,restauerant ,mom and pops bakeryies CLOSED DOWN....... BECAUSE most of them are pure"MONKEY BUSINESS" .. they are just tax collectors, feeding everyone but themself.... with the average business making 6percent net profit,, mom and pops would have to sell over a million just to make $60,000 a year before taxes ......or about $3000 a day 7 days a week..... WHAT A JOKE....
KeepCalmNcarryON

Hemet, CA

#27 Aug 6, 2014
MONKEY BUSINESS wrote:
?????.....it does my soul good to drive by some smaller business mall and see all THE EMPTY STORES....all the coffee ,donut ,restauerant ,mom and pops bakeryies CLOSED DOWN....... BECAUSE most of them are pure"MONKEY BUSINESS" .. they are just tax collectors, feeding everyone but themself.... with the average business making 6percent net profit,, mom and pops would have to sell over a million just to make $60,000 a year before taxes ......or about $3000 a day 7 days a week..... WHAT A JOKE....
You should post this any chance you have and expand upon it
Even if your numbers are off, you are correct. this is the kind of post that
will make people think because it has a real-everyday-life connection
to anyone who goes out in public and DEALs with real life every day.
I always say "Numbers don't lie" and it's true! It really is.
MONKEY BUSINESS

Pittsburgh, PA

#28 Aug 10, 2014
theres nothing like , HAVING YOUR OWN BUSINESS, says the politician, talk show host or sba loan officer... LIKE THE STORY ABOUT THE " ENTRAP ANOOR "who blew his savings , a second mortgage ,and went BROKE trying to sell coffee and pastry... and ended up a couple of hundred thousand IN DEBT....the building is now a cardboard style franchise pizze shop..... ALL MOST MAKES YOU THINK its a government plot to manufacture big donut holes . and the show CONTINUES.... the only REAL BUSINESS IS "TAX COLLECTION". an empty mini mall SAYS A LOT

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Healthcare Law Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
chantix - problems after quitting or weaning (Jun '07) 3 hr Spyros 6,477
Incentives push doctors to electronic medical r... (May '13) 18 hr Calvin James 2
Immigrants Social Security eligible in Obama plan 22 hr icthelite 118
Medicare reduces funding to 9 O.C. hospitals Fri icthelite 1
Has anyone heard of Pfizer's Chantix (Dec '06) Fri CharlieJ 70,324
Vermont's Giving Up On Single-Payer Health Care... Thu jonik 1
Retreat is 14th largest mental health provider ... (Apr '14) Thu Esther 12
More from around the web