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Old 01-11-2014, 08:19 PM
 
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On that basis Warren Buffett is yet another wealthy hypocrite, he has been at the forefront of addressing inequalities.
No he hasnt. He stopped paying capital gains rates in order to reduce taxes owed, and upon his death 100% of his wealth goes to a charity, thus paying no taxes then either..

Yes he's a huge hypocrite, by promoting higher taxes, that WONT AFFECT HIM, and that he has made every effort to avoid.

He hasnt at all addressed inequalities
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:14 PM
 
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No he hasnt. He stopped paying capital gains rates in order to reduce taxes owed, and upon his death 100% of his wealth goes to a charity, thus paying no taxes then either..

Yes he's a huge hypocrite, by promoting higher taxes, that WONT AFFECT HIM, and that he has made every effort to avoid.

He hasnt at all addressed inequalities
No to mention the fights he's had with the IRS over unpaid taxes.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:03 AM
 
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The Daily Show has gone down hill, it happened ever since the election. The show, along with the Colbert Report, is nothing more than liberal preaching for a young and naive liberal audience. I know that he likes to say '' it's just comedy '' but the reality is that his show has a huge influence on younger voters. And anyone who gets their '' news '' from his show shouldn't be voting in the first place.
Much truth; I may not agreed with either politically, but those shows did have (emphasis on the past tense) a nice biting wit I could find funny irregardless.

But about six months ago it really devolved into "Repooblicuns r dumm hur hur hur" and I couldn't give either my time anymore.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:24 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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I love Jon Stewart. Dude is awesome.
The guy is an absolute idiot! How can you stand to listen to such garbage?
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:25 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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I wonder if the camera crew recognized the hypocracy in Jon Stewarts "rant" on inequality..
Probably not, and neither do his "fans" or the OP. This is such stupidity, it's beyond description.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:28 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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LOL.

The crew is fine, they're probably very highly paid. People don't have a problem with some inequality, they have a problem when almost ALL of the gains go to the top. They have a problem when inequality becomes too extreme.
Could you explain that, please? How do "amlmost all of the gains go to the top." How does this work? I'd really like to know, because I always thought people who work, earn thier salaries?
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:32 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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You missed the key point that he is saying we should DO something about it. He is rich and realizes that a lot of people are very poor and need help, which is a lot different from the conservative talking heads that get millions to blow smoke. They're rich and everybody else can **** off.
Give us an example. I haven't heard any conservative "talking head" saying everybody else can **** off. Who has said this? Got some quotes?

Give us some links to something so we can hear it for ourselves.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:34 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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So what has he done about it other than demand other people do things?
He couldn't care less about those with less, that need help. Like the rest of the Democrats, they talk about "compassion," but they have not shown any.

If Democrats had any compassion, they wouldn't have shoved Obamacare down our throats. That is a perfect example of Democrat "compassion." They want control.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:36 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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So liberals take their talking points from a comdiean? And they expect people to take them seriously?
Sure. They always have. Bill Maher is one of their heros too. They think these people are gods.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:37 AM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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That's funny, he flaps his gums and you complain about conservatives blowing smoke. Talk is cheap, especially coming from a multi millionaire liberal who thinks someone else should do something about "income equality". He could bring 1200 poverty level households up to the median income every year, but he doesn't, that would mean spending his money.
These people are hypocrites.
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