Greenwich Democrats livid over Treasury Secretary nominee’s secret Cayman Island accounts

I blame Bush

I blame Bush

“It’s a complete outrage,” noted local Dem Dollar Bill fumed to FWIW. 

“Bad enough we’ve seen warrantless wiretaps of American citizens, the grand reopening of Guantanamo Bay prison and predator drone attacks against American citizens, but now we’re being offered as our Treasury Secretary someone who bets against America?  The average person doesn’t have access to Cayman Island accounts. The average person doesn’t get to take advantage of tax scams, even if he is a Democrat. We’re talking fairness here –  you think the real Obama would nominate this Jack Lew fellow, this Cayman Island tax dodger? There’s something seriously wrong here.

“No no,” Bill moaned, rubbing his face in his hands, “this shall not stand. We’ve got to storm the White House and rescue the Messiah from the Bush operatives who’ve seized him. Come, Fudrucker, take my hand, we’ll restore our leader to paradise.”

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6 responses to “Greenwich Democrats livid over Treasury Secretary nominee’s secret Cayman Island accounts

  1. Anonymous

    if your angry now – just wait until you get a handle on barry’s bank account in 15 years – it will rival putins..btw why hasnt the media honed in on the fact that m romney lives in CA ..where they take 60% ..i thought he didnt pay taxes?

  2. iAnon

    in the speech dr. ben carson gave at the washington prayer breakfast, he pointed at obama’s pesky tax the rich policy as the reason there are 64 banks in the caymans. if i had more than a buck fifty, i’d park my money there too.

  3. AJ

    “Bad enough we’ve seen warrantless wiretaps…” You left out the constitution-free zone that would include Greenwich.

    ‘Homeland Security Approves Seizure of Cell Phones and Laptops within 100 Miles of Border; Report Remains Secret’

    “Americans have no Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures if they happen to be within 100 miles of the border, according to the “Executive Summary” of a still-secret report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As the ACLU-created map above shows, nearly 2/3 of Americans (197 million people)—including the entire populations of Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Michigan—live in this “Constitution free” zone, as do the residents of the nation’s five most populous cities: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and Philadelphia….”

    http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/homeland-security-approves-seizure-of-cell-phones-and-laptops-within-100-miles-of-border-report-remains-secret-130211?news=847030

  4. AJ

    Speaking of the Cayman Islands:

    “…In 2010, Bank of America set up more than 200 subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands (which has a corporate tax rate of 0.0 percent) to avoid paying U.S. taxes. It worked. Not only did Bank of America pay nothing in federal income taxes, but it received a rebate from the IRS worth $1.9 billion that year. They are not alone. In 2010, JP Morgan Chase operated 83 subsidiaries incorporated in offshore tax havens to avoid paying some $4.9 billion in U.S. taxes. That same year Goldman Sachs operated 39 subsidiaries in offshore tax havens to avoid an estimated $3.3 billion in U.S. taxes. Citigroup has paid no federal income taxes for the last four years after receiving a total of $2.5 trillion in financial assistance from the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis.On and on it goes. Wall Street banks and large companies love America when they need corporate welfare. But when it comes to paying American taxes or American wages, they want nothing to do with this country. That has got to change….”

    http://americablog.com/2013/02/citigroup-taxes-jack-lew.html