Geraldo Rivera Sounds Off on Taxes
FNC's Geraldo Rivera weighs in on tax cuts.
- Duration 5:35
- Date May 20, 2011
FNC's Geraldo Rivera weighs in on tax cuts.
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-- monitoring device that the US found data in Osama bin Laden's compound to shut al-Qaeda.
Was targeting smaller US cities in addition to places like New York or Los Angeles.
Now the Department of Homeland Security is cutting counterterrorism funding for more than thirty midsize US cities across the country you can look at just some of them there.
-- a good idea.
Coming at it.
The write down your way and Geraldo Rivera I'd like overall -- -- they -- a week we talk about we need to cut spending and you have budget cuts is the smart.
I have traveled.
The length and -- of this country been told these midsize cities and I am.
Mean did you know beyond belief when he sees some of the equipment that some of these departments have.
They have gigantic swat team anti terror team again anti bomb teams ever -- a bomb they -- -- century you know this is totally feeding at the federal trough.
This is absolutely.
Part of this huge mechanism.
That we have developed an industry to take advantage of our security paranoia I totally endorse these -- they're absolutely.
Right on I would go even further.
List of real terror targets in this country are or -- there half a dozen major targets -- most of them are within five miles of where we're sitting right I think in we're scrolling the city's next -- we're talking right now -- portable city Kansas City Omaha buffalo.
But didn't rouge Louisiana right -- video what are we are the second al-Qaeda got attacked Baton Rouge I get -- hanging out occasions there have yet to.
Well you know it's interesting IPO all three of us are probably.
We're we're garb experiences -- shaped by living in and around new York and experiences that we have -- back 2001 on 9/11 so I wonder if somebody watching.
Say in Oklahoma City is saying hey we were the victim of of terrorism here from Timothy McVeigh I don't know -- with Timothy McVeigh who was commitment that's an excellent point Timothy McVeigh was as home ground as you get yes and how would that our our board power -- -- intelligence -- capacity have stopped that particular.
Not job and his cohorts from killing so many people in Oklahoma City.
What they that you know you what you need is good policeman and in cities where they exist.
That was not prevented by any kind of anti terror investment it's a waste of money -- squandering it's just congressman saying me too.
Yesterday you and you give to New York, New York is eight million OK I have one million I get 18 the what New York gets its automatic and actually take even -- -- -- to do with the reality of the threat.
You take if you don't need it well this is spending eight -- -- cuts that your behind.
But let's talk about raising taxes on people vice president Joe Biden has said that the administration will fight to end the bush tax cuts for the wealthy at the end of.
2012 well I would fight if I were Biden -- vice president but I would fight to stop the the Obama tax cuts the payroll tax cut in December 2010 was absolute travesty.
It was a scandal to go from six point 2% on the payroll tax of four point all the three over a hundred billion dollars boosted -- -- that if I could.
That goes -- -- guys write -- you.
Do you know that electronic teacher who makes a 108000.
-- 107000 dollars a year -- exactly the same total dollars to good the payroll tax as Warren Buffett does.
That we cover off the payroll tax at a 106.
Dollars and if you make anything more than that you still think that everybody got that payroll tax cut everybody got any English -- is that the -- how low income Americans to -- higher income Americans this is chicken crap.
Politics I'm I'm sorry to say that anybody is -- supports a tax cut.
These deficit -- so called yeah huge hypocrites or if you make it trillion dollars why not pick on the -- trillion dollars wife catalog.
Here's everything -- we talk we talk a data at a higher gas prices and what that might do to the economic recovery.
Have we have number people on that said you know all leave for this tax cut it be flat on its back it's only yeah.
I was all for this tax -- it saves us from the higher gas America's un American why is it.
That are thousand dollars absolute dollars in terms of the supply -- that I wanted.
Outfit theory what does that helium that that the payroll tax cut went to everybody or you mad that I.
I demanded that a lot of well I think that the payroll tax cut was ill timed and you can you can talk about you happy if the economy would not growing -- maybe that is that negative that is a false attack relevant that's -- -- -- -- are assuming that -- economy Jen because of that.
Payroll tax cut but what about my issue.
I realize you're not not a way to saving jobs yeah well I think -- tax cuts for the rich in other words if you make more than a 106800.
Dollars you're gonna pay.
That it doesn't matter you can make as much money.
It has ever.
It is might is ever made right to -- to -- much -- this -- the New Jersey school teacher I think that that is bizarre socialism for rich people well -- it's laugh that it is welfare and if you think well -- it and what -- will -- -- -- welfare -- welfare for the -- it's well they don't if you look at.
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