July 25, 2010
Tapper: Timster will you keep the very expensive but awesome Bush tax cuts on the obscenely rich?
Geithner: we will cut taxes on 95% of the people
and raise taxes on the top 2% because the Tea Party want to cut the debt
Tapper: clever - but won’t that slow the growth in
the sales of gold plated toilets?
Geithner: it could but I’m not too worried Tapper
my ass is covered
Tapper: Blue Dogs are very worried about the deficit so they want to keep lower taxes on the
Geithner: so so sad -- fuck ‘em
Tapper: what can you do to grow this economy?
Geithner: convince businesses to rehire people
Tapper: how so
Geithner: with my awesome charisma
Tapper: um do you have a backup plan?
Tapper: isn’t it terribly important to pay for unemployment benefits unlike everything else or future generations will be mad at us?
Geithner: no that’s idiotic
Tapper: shouldn’t we have less financial regulation since lack of regulation failed us before?
Geithner: no because the new law will allow the government write a strongly worded letter to businesses before they destroy America
Tapper: Liz Warren hates you but consumer groups love her
Geithner: she’s a sharp cookie I’ll give her that
Tapper: giant businesses on welfare are giving their employees free Lamborghinis
Geithner: that’s crazy we told them to buy American and get Cadillacs
Tapper: Auto companies had to take haircuts but bankers did not
Geithner: no the executives had to do that too
Tapper: Tim those were actual haircuts!
Geithner: well that’s what the financial regulation bill is for Jake
Tapper: did you learn anything from the Sherrod fuck-up?
Geithner: yeah never trust Fox news and their
Tapper: my sister network - who knew?!
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Tapper: Governor how in the hell did you win in
Christie: I just promised lower taxes and common sense bullshit and people love that nonsense
Tapper: critics say you balanced the budget by just ignoring your funding obligations
Christie: no I cut spending that might have happened but didn’t
Tapper: like what?
Christie: we cut education spending that Corzine had blown
Tapper: that money from the federal government
Christie: look we’re broke so we’re cutting pensions
Tapper: you raised property taxes
Christie: no that’s shared sacrifice Jake
Tapper: it’s a shared tax increase big guy
Christie: I don’t see it that way
Tapper: do you hate teachers?
Christie: no I love teachers but they’re coddled and other unions are seeing their property taxes
Tapper: you’re raising them!
Christie: stop saying that
Tapper: you come across as kind of a jerk
Christie: fuck you
Tapper: gimme straight talk - will join the lawsuit against health care reform?
Tapper: who do you say is demagoguing immigration?
Christie: secure our borders!
Tapper: has the GOP hurt their cause with immigrants?
Tapper: sounds like a yes
Christie: hey I’ve worked with Democrats in NJ so Obama can work with the loons in Washington
Tapper: speaking of crazies do you love the
Christie: no I hate that show - it’s a totally negative stereotype!
Tapper: what do you recommend?
Christie: The Sopranos