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Old 08-15-2011, 08:02 PM
 
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Broad tax reform would be great, but remember to include those on the lower end of the spectrum, the 50% who don't pay any Federal income taxes. Of course they shouldn't pay as much as those who have more money, but they should pay something towards the cost of running the country. Like our Pres used to say we all got some skin in the game.

BTW I wish all these rich guys like Buffet (and Obama) would actually put their money where their mouth is and pay the difference in taxes between pre and post Bush tax cut rates.

Every talk show host should immediately hand them the IRS form for voluntary contributions as soon as they open their mouth about this. Maybe we should mail them to Obama, Kerry and all the other millionaire politicians.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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What's funny is that he wants the estate tax of 55% of your estate when you die goes to uncle sam yet he is avoiding it by donating his fortune to bill gates charity.

Buffett Avoids Estate Taxes « Dealbreaker: Wall Street Insider
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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BTW I wish all these rich guys like Buffet (and Obama) would actually put their money where their mouth is and pay the difference in taxes between pre and post Bush tax cut rates.

Every talk show host should immediately hand them the IRS form for voluntary contributions as soon as they open their mouth about this. Maybe we should mail them to Obama, Kerry and all the other millionaire politicians.

Here we go again with the talking point.

If a person says that he believes taxes should be raised on himself, isn't he basically putting his money where his mouth is?

It amazes me that after 2 days to come up with talking points this is all the right wing mediasphere can come up with.."if he thinks he should pay more taxes, he's free to.."

He's already said he's willing to. Holy smokes people, get a clue.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:34 PM
 
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What's funny is that he wants the estate tax of 55% of your estate when you die goes to uncle sam yet he is avoiding it by donating his fortune to bill gates charity.

Buffett Avoids Estate Taxes « Dealbreaker: Wall Street Insider
He's avoiding it by giving it to charity. Maybe somehow that is "funny"? I don't know.

The right wing can't trip over themselves enough trying to find some way to disprove this guys point.....the rich can afford to pay more taxes to help the country. That's it. You've all proved tnat you can't refute it. You disagree with it because of anti-tax, anti-government ideology, but that doesn't change the fact that the wealthy in this country can pay more.

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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He's avoiding it by giving it to charity. Maybe somehow that is "funny"? I don't know.

The right wing can't trip over themselves enough trying to find some way to disprove this guys point.....the rich can afford to pay more taxes to help the country. That's it. You've all proved tnat you can't refute it. You disagree with it because of anti-tax, anti-government ideology, but that doesn't change the fact that the wealthy in this country can pay more.
Why should the wealthy be penalized for being wealthy?
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:05 PM
 
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Why should the wealthy be penalized for being wealthy?

...here we go again....

Your anti-tax ideology is noted.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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...here we go again....

Your anti-tax ideology is noted.

captain obvious strikes again.

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Old 08-16-2011, 01:22 PM
 
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captain obvious strikes again.
Aren't you one of the guys earning income off of taxpayers in one of the highest taxed states in the country?



"Why should the wealthy be penalized for being wealthy? "

Of course this ridiculous question assumes that taxes are a "penalty" to anyone. It's hard to believe anyone older than 12 believes this kind of stuff.
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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Why should the wealthy be penalized for being wealthy?
Because the fiat monetary system in the US has a flaw in it -- which penalizes the middle class through inflation, and rewards the ultra-rich with increased asset valuations via this regressive hidden tax... On top of what is already skewed tax code in favor of capital gains, dividends and carried interest (all taxed at 10 to 15%). This has lead to a huge income/wealth disparity gap with the top 0.3% hoarding all assets vs the bottom 98% paying for it. The middle class is sick; hasn't seen a real wage increase since the 90's. It's clear to most people what needs to be done.

You're out of your league here.

ps- overkill on the embedded images
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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You're out of your league here.
The Massapequa rocket scientist has come to the rescue. And listen here boy we all know you're from a recessed area with plenty of animosity towards successful white collar workers so perhaps you should sit this one out.
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