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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

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    I really would like to see one of those pamphlets. Unfortunately, I am a university graduate but I was thinking that you might appeal to special needs students and the OWS crowd. I suspect that there your economic theories might be well received.
    Actually Paul Krugman owes quite a bit of what he knows to me.

    btw - what "economic theories" if mine are you referring to?
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    You show your intolerance and over sensitivity to even the mention of race in any context by calling it silly, unless you're the inductor. Why is it silly if it makes a valid point? If he kept repeating it in an out of context manner then your recognizing and bringing it to attention is sincere. Otherwise it looks like you're the race baiter. By the way, I don't really believe that either by the limited amount you actually used it.
    We discussed economics and taxes for scores of pages. Then, out of the blue, Turtle comes in with a bit about race which had nothing at all to do with the subject. And somehow, someway, his doing this makes me oversensitive? His bringing race into taxation makes me intolerant? Someone else brings in race and I am a race baiter?

    Glad to see you don't believe that because it sounds a little fantstical to me too.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How is another 5% on capital gains going to going to make the country more prosperous?
    Our whole tax code needs to be revised. Profitable corporations that pay no income tax. What?? Hedge fund managers who are allowed to take their income as capital gains rather than salary. What?? Second homes being allowed the mortgage interest deduction. What?? People like Warren Buffett who keep their income at $100,000 a year and take the rest as capital gains or dividends. What?? Limited partnerships being allowed to do the same. What?? The IRS accepting 10 cents on the dollar for delinquent taxes. What?? Federal employees who are taking taxpayer funds for their salaries and pensions themselves not paying their taxes to the tune of over $1 billion. What?? 3% of House staffers and over 4% of Senate staffers tax delinquent to the tune of over $10.6 million. What?? Add to that that 47% of American taxpayers pay no income tax, and you've got a big freakin' mess. Capital gains is just the tip of a very large iceburg.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Our whole tax code needs to be revised. Profitable corporations that pay no income tax. What?? Hedge fund managers who are allowed to take their income as capital gains rather than salary. What?? Second homes being allowed the mortgage interest deduction. What?? People like Warren Buffett who keep their income at $100,000 a year and take the rest as capital gains or dividends. What?? Limited partnerships being allowed to do the same. What?? The IRS accepting 10 cents on the dollar for delinquent taxes. What?? Federal employees who are taking taxpayer funds for their salaries and pensions themselves not paying their taxes to the tune of over $1 billion. What?? 3% of House staffers and over 4% of Senate staffers tax delinquent to the tune of over $10.6 million. What?? Add to that that 47% of American taxpayers pay no income tax, and you've got a big freakin' mess. Capital gains is just the tip of a very large iceburg.
    Well said. You have my vote.... or my sword... or my axe... or bow ... or something.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    People like Warren Buffett who keep their income at $100,000 a year and take the rest as capital gains or dividends. What??
    I agree with everything you say Maggie but I wanted to point out that the reason he pays a 15% on his salary is the same reason Hedgefund managers pay 15%.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Go for it! A lot of that money is already overseas anyway. I'm going to hang around here with the rich people not too greedy to pony up an extra 5% on their capital gains taxes to make their country more prosperous and with the labor force that is the backbone of production. I hear Somalia is nice this time of year though! See ya!
    really? Like your democrat senators that you never seem to bitch about? like the 'liberals' that would really LIKE to do more...but...well..golly...the government wont FORCE them...so...sorrrrrrry!!!!

    You guys are a crack-up...

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

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    Go for it! A lot of that money is already overseas anyway. I'm going to hang around here with the rich people not too greedy to pony up an extra 5% on their capital gains taxes to make their country more prosperous and with the labor force that is the backbone of production. I hear Somalia is nice this time of year though! See ya!
    BTW son...that picture could be taken from downtown Detroit...

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Go for it! A lot of that money is already overseas anyway. I'm going to hang around here with the rich people not too greedy to pony up an extra 5% on their capital gains taxes to make their country more prosperous and with the labor force that is the backbone of production. I hear Somalia is nice this time of year though! See ya!
    Oh...and a final...BTW...thats funny you think those rich liberals would let you 'hang out with them'. They might let you clean up after them...after the 35k a plate fundraisers...

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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How is another 5% on capital gains going to going to make the country more prosperous?
    By helping to decrease our debt owed by all, and by helping address some of the extreme wealth disparity that is killing economic demand by restoring just a little of the progressiveness that has been cut away from our tax system over the last 30 years.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    really? Like your democrat senators that you never seem to bitch about? like the 'liberals' that would really LIKE to do more...but...well..golly...the government wont FORCE them...so...sorrrrrrry!!!!

    You guys are a crack-up...
    I bitch about the conservative democrats all the time, including the one in the white house. If there were more liberal alternatives, I would vote for them.
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