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Old 11-17-2011, 07:48 AM
 
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WOW!!!!

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WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- A group of two dozen millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday, demanding lawmakers raise their taxes.
"We want to pay more taxes," said California millionaire Doug Edwards, a former marketing director for Google (GOOG, Fortune 500). "If you're fortunate, and you make more than a million dollars a year, you ought to pay more taxes."

The millionaires want Congress to allow the tax cuts passed during the George W. Bush administration to expire. Some want higher taxes generally.








http://money.cnn.com/2011/11/16/news....htm?hpt=hp_c1

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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I don't see anybody stopping them from donating whatever they want to the government in taxes. They can hand all of their money over to the governemnte inf they feel so inclined. I wonder how many of the other millionaires in the is country agree with these two dozen?? LOL. This is how pathetic the democrats have gotten. Funny how they can just walk right in and get a press conference and meet with the super duper committee. I wonder if I want to pay more taxes if they'll let me meet em all?? What a crock of sheet this is.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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WOW!!!!



There is also an interview with Warren Buffet -- very interesting.

Millionaires ask Congress to raise their taxes - Nov. 16, 2011
Ask them if they want to raise the capital gains tax too. See how much they support that.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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Did they take their checkbooks and write the Treasury a big check to reduce the debt while they were there? Unless they did this is just another campaign ploy by this administration and Obama cheerleader Buffett.
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Old 11-17-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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So they want Democrats to reject any deal that doesn't include a tax increase on millionaires......which basically means they have no problem forcing cuts to entitlements and defense as a result of the debt negotiation deal in August. That's what Committee Failure means. Forced cuts.

Do these idiots actually know anything about what they're saying?
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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Hey!!!!

I don't make the news, I just report it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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WOW!!!!



There is also an interview with Warren Buffet -- very interesting.

Millionaires ask Congress to raise their taxes - Nov. 16, 2011
Stop paying accountants to find ways to lower your tax liabilities to the bone, then cut the government treasury a check for 10%-25% more in taxes then you currently pay, and stop freaking whining.

This is like a fat man whining that he wants government to make it illegal to buy a double cheeseburger and large shake, just to stop him from stuffing his face with a double cheeseburger and large shake. If you don't want to eat a double cheeseburger and large shake then don't, if you want to pay more in taxes, then do it. Just don't beg mommy gob'ment to change the laws to force you to do it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Two whole dozen?! Twenty four actual people?!! Holy crap! That has to be a record - I've never heard of such a large number of people amassing before!

Parking must have been a real nightmare. They must have had to walk for miles and miles after they finally found a parking space.

Did anyone get pictures? I'd like a visual on this record setting crowd.
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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That's nice. Pay more taxes if you want but don't force it on everyone else.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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Two whole dozen?! Twenty four actual people?!! Holy crap! That has to be a record - I've never heard of such a large number of people amassing before!

Parking must have been a real nightmare. They must have had to walk for miles and miles after they finally found a parking space.

Did anyone get pictures? I'd like a visual on this record setting crowd.
These are the same phonies who buy a $150,000 hybrid car, just so they can go to all the cocktail parties and claim to be a much more caring and concerned person then the rest of us.
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