Bill Clinton: Hike taxes across the board
Bill Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s goal of hiking taxes on the rich alone is not enough to solve the country’s fiscal woes and suggested that middle class Americans must also eventually contribute more.It's always about the government wanting more money, never about the the way they piss it away on frivolous stuff.
Clinton, who discussed a number of economic and political issues at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s third annual Fiscal Summit in Washington, D.C., prefaced his comments with the warning that he was giving his personal view and was “not speaking for the White House.”
“This is just me now, I’m not speaking for the White House — I think you could tax me at a 100 percent and you wouldn’t balance the budget,” said Clinton, who has earned tens of millions of dollars since leaving office. “We are all going to have to contribute to this, and if middle class people’s wages were going up again, and we had some growth to the economy, I don’t think they would object to going back to tax rates [from] when I was president” - before the Bush tax cuts.
Also, how come when they talk about budget cuts it's always the seniors, the military, emergency services, education and other essential services that are threatened?
They never talk about defunding stuff like the CPB or National endowment for the arts or even the vast bloated, bureaucracy of soulless civil servants who lord their petty little positions over the people who are forced by the rule of law to pay for their over sized salaries.
The problem isn't that the government ain't got enough money, it's that they're to irresponsible to be in control of it.