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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Wrong.
    Do you even understand how the top 1% got wealthier?
    Hint: It wasn't from being bailed out.
    I will tell you how I do

    I only spend about a tenth of what I make each year. (of course taxes take about 40% of what I make) but that still means half of my income is left over. So I invest it.

    yeah I live on a nice 25 acre piece of property-when I bought it it was farm land going for about 5K an acre and now-well I am surrounded by subdivisions and one of my neighbors sold his 5 acres for 500K so you get the idea. But I also drive an 11 year old Lexus I bought used and its got 155K on it. I don't feel a need to buy a new car every year-in fact my last three cars have been used. I don't take expensive vacations-the last time I paid for a trip out of the country was my honeymoon 18 years or so ago. Neither of us drink and I rarely eat at expensive restaurants. I guess the one real luxury i have-other than sending my son to the best school I can find is belonging to a country club where I spend tons of time playing tennis and squash and coaching

    but the bottom line is spending less than I make and investing for the LONG TERM



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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    as a tax payer it is my business, incase you missed the memos America is going to **** and if the GOP are going to keep blocking ways to produce jobs that money is going to have to come from somewhere! Hell I dont mind paying more taxes if it is for the greater good!
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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Wrong. Do you not understand that honest wealthy people are struggling in this economy? The only people that have it made, are the one's that are too big to fail, and they can keep ****ing the rest of us over. We paid for their mistakes. We bailed them out to save our economy and jobs, and they are still ****ing us and living as comfortable as did before they destroyed our economy.
    you have no clue of what you speak

    I never received any bailouts, I had no investments in bailed out industries and I am doing fine. so are most of my friends who are what you would call rich but we are hardly buying yachts, jets, small countries or states nor do we have the ability to say devalue the pound or the franc like Soros can



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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    as a tax payer it is my business, incase you missed the memos America is going to **** and if the GOP are going to keep blocking ways to produce jobs that money is going to havfe to come from somewhere! Hell I dont mind paying more taxes if it is for the greater good!
    Then pay more.

    What is your claim to someone else's property?

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the malignancy of parasitic activity continues to grow. take a friend of my parents. her billionaire husband died and most of the wealth (after taxes and donations) went to his children. She got the home, his artwork etc free and clear because the estate taxes were paid with his cash holdings. So she is sitting in a 6 million dollar home etc but has a decent but not huge income of say 190K a year--enough to maintain her comfortably and pay the 39K property taxes. her income put her in the upper middle class but her wealth-which produced ZERO income made her "very rich".

    Now many parasitic liberals would say she ought to pay a huge tax each year on that "wealth


    that sort of mentality disgusts me
    Her husband died, and she can't live the same lifestyle.. not even if she paid zero percent in taxes. Her husband could have left her more money, but he didn't... She has to "tighten her belt" and plan to live on a smaller budget. Of all the things that is sad in that situation, losing her husband and children losing their father, I don't feel that her financial situation is at tragic.

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    as a tax payer it is my business, incase you missed the memos America is going to **** and if the GOP are going to keep blocking ways to produce jobs that money is going to havfe to come from somewhere! Hell I dont mind paying more taxes if it is for the greater good!
    the people who claim that are rarely paying much of anything in taxes and rarely understand that taxing people more isn't for the greater good of anyone but the politicians who use that to pander to their voting bloc



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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    They threatenend banks who would not set aside traditional underwriting requirements in making loans, i.e., those who did not loan to unqualified buyers.

    The "ownership society" was a miserable, liberal failure at social engineering, and totally at the feet of the government.
    Threatened banks with what? Fines, jail, ?

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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Wrong. Do you not understand that honest wealthy people are struggling in this economy? The only people that have it made, are the one's that are too big to fail, and they can keep ****ing the rest of us over. We paid for their mistakes. We bailed them out to save our economy and jobs, and they are still ****ing us and living as comfortable as did before they destroyed our economy.
    You're just scapegoating.
    We pay for lots of people's mistakes, we have a social safety net and all sorts of other social programs.
    Not hearing any gripes about those "bailouts."

    Blaming one group of people is totally irrational and intellectually dishonest.

    Want to know how the wealthy became wealthier?
    Look at the stock market graph from the recession.
    They bought low and got wealthier as it rose back up.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Her husband died, and she can't live the same lifestyle.. not even if she paid zero percent in taxes. Her husband could have left her more money, but he didn't... She has to "tighten her belt" and plan to live on a smaller budget. Of all the things that is sad in that situation, losing her husband and children losing their father, I don't feel that her financial situation is at tragic.
    of course you don't. she needs to have her wealth confiscated so others can feel better

    that her husband's estate paid millions in taxes after he paid millions each year is not enough for the leftist mentality

    her situation is not tragic now but you all sure would like to change that if you could



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    Re: N.Y. millionaire tax gets a push from poll, Occupy Wall St.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the people who claim that are rarely paying much of anything in taxes and rarely understand that taxing people more isn't for the greater good of anyone but the politicians who use that to pander to their voting bloc

    well of course your going to say that your rich!

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