Let Tim Geithner talk long enough, and eventually he tells you the truth. The reason the Obama administration wants more taxes is so it can keep government large.
“If you don’t touch revenues and you leave in place the tax cuts for the top 2 percent that were put in place by President Bush, if you leave those in place and you’re trying to bring our deficits down over time, then you have to do exceptionally deep cuts in benefits for middle-class Americans and you have to shrink the overall size of government programs, things like education, to levels that we could not accept as a country,” said Geithner.
That’s the government-centric view. The people-centric view was expressed by his questioner, Rep. Renee Elmers of North Carolina. URL. H/T Drudge.
[Late edit to put in the full quote instead of the partial, elided one I had posted earlier.]