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Old 09-19-2008, 08:29 PM
 
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Why don't wealthy Democrats who believe in wealth redistribution just voluntarily give away all their money to those who are less fortunate?

This is the Obama philosophy isn't it? Wealthy folks who believe in this don't need to be forced by law to redistribute wealth. What are they waiting for? The middle class needs help now. Right?
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Why don't wealthy Democrats who believe in wealth redistribution just voluntarily give away all their money to those who are less fortunate?

This is the Obama philosophy isn't it? Wealthy folks who believe in this don't need to be forced by law to redistribute wealth. What are they waiting for? The middle class needs help now. Right?
Wealthy Dems only want to give YOUR money away.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Wealthy Dems only want to give YOUR money away.
Please explain how.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:49 PM
 
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"This is the Obama philosophy isn't it?"

No advocating a more progressive tax structure doesn't have a thing in the World to do with "giving away all your money".


Likewise, wanting to help the poor doesn't mean you must become poor.

(This has been another addition of simple answers to stupid questions)
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:04 PM
 
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"This is the Obama philosophy isn't it?"

No advocating a more progressive tax structure doesn't have a thing in the World to do with "giving away all your money".

Likewise, wanting to help the poor doesn't mean you must become poor.
OK, so I exaggerated.

How about if wealthy Dems made sure that they could live like upper middle class folks? They could still help folks who are less fortunate. It really is about caring isn't it? They could start right now. Why does the government have to be involved?

Obama's tax cuts ( stimulus checks ) aren't going to be helpful enough anyway.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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Why don't wealthy Democrats who believe in wealth redistribution just voluntarily give away all their money to those who are less fortunate?

This is the Obama philosophy isn't it? Wealthy folks who believe in this don't need to be forced by law to redistribute wealth. What are they waiting for? The middle class needs help now. Right?
Wealthy dems do tend to give money away. Right now they are giving alot of it to Obama's campaign.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:05 PM
 
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What Democrats describe as a "progressive tax structure" is nothing more than an attempt to turn American against American, creating class warfare. This, at a time when 40% of the "poorest" Americans pay NO INCOME TAX AT ALL! We already have way too much of the populace not pulling their own weight.
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Why don't wealthy Democrats who believe in wealth redistribution just voluntarily give away all their money to those who are less fortunate?

This is the Obama philosophy isn't it? Wealthy folks who believe in this don't need to be forced by law to redistribute wealth. What are they waiting for? The middle class needs help now. Right?
I'm willing to pay more taxes if it means fixing a broken economy and country. Any other questions?
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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they do give their money away. A local in my town is a shining example of it.

FORTUNE Magazine: Warren Buffett gives away his fortune - Jun. 25, 2006

Warren Buffet Backs Obama For President
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:10 PM
 
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I'm willing to pay more taxes if it means fixing a broken economy and country. Any other questions?
Yes. You can pay more into the government than what you owe after your taxes have been prepared. Do you? Voluntarily?
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