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**Written by Doug Powers Late in 2009, President Obama graded himself “solid B-plus,” and it turns out that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner isn’t going anywhere until he’s helped get America a credit rating to match. San Francisco Chronicle: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told President Obama he plans to remain in his job through the […]
**Written by Doug Powers Turbo Tax Tim is reportedly thinking about abandoning ship: Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he’s considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the national debt limit, according to three people familiar with the matter. Geithner hasn’t […]
**Written by Doug Powers If President Obama is serious about tax increases (sorry, I meant to say “spending reductions in the tax code”) and increasing overall tax revenue, he should start by first calling a cabinet meeting and ordering everybody in the room to pony up what they owe. From the New York Post by […]
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**Written by Doug Powers On many an occasion I’ve surmised that there simply must be a comedian behind some of the financial decisions the Obama administration has made, but I honestly didn’t believe that to be the case literally — until now: In the midst of debates on financial regulation and China’s currency in April, […]
**Written by Doug Powers There’s a reason this was the best selling software in Washington DC last year: In case you’ve ever wondered why so many on Capitol Hill don’t care about easing the tax burden, it’s because they just don’t pay them: Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end […]
As they say in the military: BOHICA. On ABC’s This Week today, tax cheat Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner championed the expiration of the Bush tax cuts and pooh-poohed the economic impact of tax hikes on the highest earners in the country. It’s “responsible” to punish the wealthy, he argued. Because after spending America into oblivion, […]