Tax cheat Geithner proposes to raise your taxes


Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Tuesday that a deal to raise the legal debt limit, which he expects to be completed in the next few weeks, will be only a short-term “down payment” on solving the nation’s debt problem, and that it would be "irresponsible" to reduce the massive federal deficit anticipated over the next ten years with spending cuts alone.

What is needed, he said, is a longer-term deal on a “balanced framework” that includes “revenue increases through tax reform.”

The fact that any tax increases will tend to slow the economy, producing less in receipts for the treasury over time, making the deficit grow...irrelevant, apparently.