You really have to wonder about the people in office right now. Last week, tea party protests were held all over the USA. Now the Democrats want tea party activists to think they’re trying to cut taxes, make government smaller, and reign in the deficit.
First, President Obama spoke at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser on tax day, April 15th and said that tea party activists should “be saying thank you” for the tax cuts enacted by his administration.
Then Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appeared Sunday, April 18th on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He was asked about the tea party protests and responded by saying “We’ve just been through eight years where many people said deficits don’t matter. We can pass huge tax cuts, pass huge new programs without paying for them. That debate has changed fundamentally.” “You don’t hear people say anymore deficits don’t matter. You don’t hear people saying we can pass enormous expansions in government without paying for it. That’s an important change.”