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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Why not. He is not going to give it to his kids. So unless he wants to have his funeral in a spaceship what is he going to do with the $30 billion?
    it will stay with whatever trust / other tax shelter he can put it in.

    this is the ridiculous thing about those who complain about the wealthy and taxes in measurements of their wealth - were Buffet to ever attempt to actually liquidate his wealth, much of it would disappear.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    it will stay with whatever trust / other tax shelter he can put it in.

    this is the ridiculous thing about those who complain about the wealthy and taxes in measurements of their wealth - were Buffet to ever attempt to actually liquidate his wealth, much of it would disappear.
    Nonsense. His wealth largely consists of Berkshire Hathaway stock. Berkshire is as blue chip as they come -- easily fungible.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    One shouldn't, unless they are complaining that they do not pay enough.
    So basically applying your logic no one can argue to raise taxes. It's a circumstantial ad hominem.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    So basically applying your logic no one can argue to raise taxes. It's a circumstantial ad hominem.
    Sure they can. And if they are not fighting against paying the taxes they currently owe and do everything they can to avoid paying taxes I might take them seriously. There are serious arguements one can make to raising revenue.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    you miss the point - Buffet is arguing that tax rates should go up in ways that will not cost him a dime in taxes, but will bring him tons in profits. Buffet isn't arguing for self-sacrifice, he's arguing that we should sacrifice for him.
    he's smart, he is gaining wealth while having the libs kiss his ass and sing his praises



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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sure they can. And if they are not fighting against paying the taxes they currently owe and do everything they can to avoid paying taxes I might take them seriously. There are serious arguements one can make to raising revenue.
    So their argument depends upon their personal circumstances. That is an ad hominem by definition.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    So their argument depends upon their personal circumstances. That is an ad hominem by definition.
    "Their"? We are talking about one person. I can not speak concerning "their" situations as I do not know what they are.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    "Their"? We are talking about one person. I can not speak concerning "their" situations as I do not know what they are.
    Ok, lets get specific, you are saying you do not take warren buffets tax argument seriously because of his personal circumstances.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Ok, lets get specific, you are saying you do not take warren buffets tax argument seriously because of his personal circumstances.
    I don't take his argument seriously at all since I see no logic in sending more money to this Congress that helped create the 14.6 trillion dollar debt and in fact just raising taxes on the rich doesn't provide a lot of value in any area. Until the govt. gets serious about cutting the deficit then let the American people keep their money.

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    Re: White House Tax Plan Would Ask More of Millionaires

    Quote Originally Posted by drz-400 View Post
    Ok, lets get specific, you are saying you do not take warren buffets tax argument seriously because of his personal circumstances.
    Yes. I do not take serious his desire to pay more taxes.

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