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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    So if it were a conservative that regularly engaged in homosexual intercourse and advocated for the criminalizing of homosexual intercourse you could find no way in which that would be hypocritical?
    Been there, done that...or close any way. Gay republican politicians advocating for "gay unfriendly" laws is not hypocrite, and I took flack for pointing that out.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Has Sanders advocated for people to pay more than they owe in taxes? If not, no hypocrisy.
    No, it is hypocrisy. In a recent speech, Sanders stated the following:
    Here are the top ten corporate freeloaders in America today:

    1) Exxon Mobil. In 2009, Exxon Mobil made $19 billion in profits. Not only did Exxon avoid paying any federal income taxes that year, it actually received a $156 million rebate from the IRS, according to its SEC filings.

    2) Bank of America. Last year, Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS, even though it made $4.4 billion in profits and just a couple of years ago received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

    3) General Electric. Over the past five years, while General Electric made $26 billion in profits in the United States, it received a $4.1 billion refund from the IRS.
    Etc. If you notice, he called them freeloaders without any talk about any violation of laws in doing what they did. He accuses them of being greedy, not lawbreakers. It sure sounds to me that he expects others to be more charitable, regardless of laws on taxation.

    Full text of Bernie Sanders' Senate speech: A litany of greed

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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    No, it is hypocrisy. In a recent speech, Sanders stated the following:


    Etc. If you notice, he called them freeloaders without any talk about any violation of laws in doing what they did. He accuses them of being greedy, not lawbreakers. It sure sounds to me that he expects others to be more charitable, regardless of laws on taxation.

    Full text of Bernie Sanders' Senate speech: A litany of greed
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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Been there, done that...or close any way. Gay republican politicians advocating for "gay unfriendly" laws is not hypocrite, and I took flack for pointing that out.
    Fair enough that you don't think it's hypocritical. However most would disagree.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Fair enough that you don't think it's hypocritical. However most would disagree.
    If I worried about how popular my opinions where going to be, I would never post. Most of my opinions are unpopular, and frequently with democrats, republicans and libertarians all at one time.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If I worried about how popular my opinions where going to be, I would never post. Most of my opinions are unpopular, and frequently with democrats, republicans and libertarians all at one time.
    I'm not sure how an opinion on how to view conflicting actions has anything to do with political affiliation.

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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Did you know that people and corporations are not the same thing, nor are the rules for the two the same? It's true, it's true.
    Did you know that people comprise corporations and that they have CEO and other people who get slandered when reckless, unsubstantiated charges are made? Did you know that laws cover both organizations and people? It's true, it's true.

    Are you seriously implying that laws that regulate organizations are irrelevant or at some lower(???) status than laws that regulate people?

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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Has Sanders advocated for people to pay more than they owe in taxes? If not, no hypocrisy.
    He says it in nearly every speech. Anyone that is successful or makes a decent income needs to pay more in order to help the "poor."

    Translation: Penalize those that work hard, give handouts to those that don't. We have seen Robin Hood economics in countries like Sweden...

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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    What a piece of garbage article. Pointing out that loopholes are bad while utilizing those loopholes does not make a person a hypocrite. If you don't like something fix it. Bernie doesn't like a lot of the loopholes so he plans on fixing them. But to cap it off, Bernie's tax deductions are not even all that exotic.
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    Re: Bernie Sanders: Tax hypocrite

    What Sander's has stated in speeches is not much different that Pelosi or Hilary have stated. I have stated in other threads if they really believe the "rich" should pay more, then there is nothing stopping them from writing a check to the US Treasury and pay what they believe is a fair share. Of course they won't. They use the tax code to their benefit.

    Unless an IRS audit shows they messed up in the filings, they have done nothing wrong.

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