Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:34 PM
hue (2,554 posts)
Secretary Clinton Subtly Weighs in on Tax Debate
Source: Yahoo! News
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared to subtly weigh in on the current tax debate in American politics, something she normally refrains from doing in her job as America's top diplomat.
Clinton made her comments in a keynote address address at her husband's Global Initiative conference. She spoke primarily about America's diplomacy goals for the 21 st century.
When Clinton talked about the collection of taxes in countries around the world, she was careful not to talk specifically about the United States or mention political parties or names, but after speaking generally about her belief that all nations need to have a tax policy where revenue is collected in an "equitable manner," she paused and said, "Especially from the elites" which received a huge applause from the audience.
Her comments came at a time when Congress is deadlocked over how to reform tax policies with President Obama and the Democrats urging higher taxes for the wealthy, while Republicans oppose any tax increases.
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Response to benld74 (Reply #1)
Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:46 PM
benld74 (4,597 posts)
2. And HERE are the replies!!!! Ugly at best,,,
Who give a $%&^ what this worn down inept hag has to say about anything? She and her boss will soon be relegated to the dung heap of history where they have always belonged
Hilary is espousing her One World Government CRAP! These people need to be exposed and removed from political power in our nation
Our government doesn't deserve any more of our tax dollars.
They have already proven they are not good stewards of our money.
When they get a handle on the waste, fraud and abuse, maybe THEN we can talk
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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:15 PM
pampango (13,988 posts)
3. Hillary Clinton CGI Speech Calls For Higher Taxes For Rich People
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered a strongly-worded message to the rich at the Clinton Global Initiative Monday –- help grow your countries.
The former first lady addressed an audience of leaders in the philanthropy, business and politics sectors on day two of CGI, a three-day conference that aims to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. In keeping with this year’s theme of “Designing for Impact,” an effort to alleviate global poverty and health issues, Clinton urged struggling countries to tax equitably and to lean on the wealthy.
"One of the issues I have been preaching about around the world is collecting taxes in an equitable manner, especially from the elites in every country," Clinton said. “It is a fact that around the world the elites of every country are making money. There are rich people everywhere, and yet they do not contribute to the growth of their own countries.”
In addition to calling on the affluent, the Secretary of State encouraged moving away from providing aid and into the realm of long-term investments.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, left, shakes hands with former U.S. President Bill Clinton after they participated in a panel discussion with World Bank President
Jim Yong Kim, center, at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.