Sunday, August 02, 2009

Geithner's Orwellian Orgy of Doublespeak

How do they keep straight faces????? We have a $2 trillion deficit, they are proposing $1 trillion/year heath "reform" and they talk about the importance of "deficit reduction?"

Only one of two things are possible: they assume we are all idiots or they ARE idiots???

Link
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.”

“We will not get this economy back on track, recovery will be not strong and sustained, unless we convince the American people that we are going to have the will to bring these deficits down once recovery is firmly established,” he said.