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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    You want tolerance? Tolerate first. You want help? Do something first. You want money? Make some.
    I have no idea what this tolerance rant is about.

    What makes you think I do not make money?
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

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    I have quoted your comment about the rich ought to drop to their knees within the last week. Middle of the road posters noted that was "disturbing" when you posted it
    Then it should not at all be difficult to either link to it or reproduce it again. Because I suspect you are perverting whatever I said and attempting to turn it into something it is not.

    But we shall see what you produce........ if anything.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I have no idea what this tolerance rant is about.

    What makes you think I do not make money?
    If you're making money then I think thats dandy

    What i don't quite understand is your beef with rich folk

    Just whats, the issue? We should pay more taxes? We should give more $$$ away?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Warren Buffett (perhaps you have heard of him?) a capitalist of the most successful nature, blew the whistle on that silly class warfare nonsense when he publicly admitted his class has indeed been waging class warfare upon the rest of us for a long time now.... and he is proud to say they are winning.
    You mean the guy who pays his secretary several hundred thousand a year and pretends that its unfair that he only pays himself a salary one third of hers (rather he pays himself with dividends, and other investment income) and thus his tax rate is lower than hers? or that she is some sort of middle class working person

    You mean the guy who is a major league dem supporter who

    1) has major interests in life insurance companies-if the death tax were to disappear the demand by the rich for life insurance would take a major hit

    2) has major interests in railroads-when Obama killed the keystone pipeline, that mean more business for the trains

    3) you mean the guy who set up his estate so the government gets nothing but wants people with much smaller estates to be taxed even more

    sorry buddy, I don't find an uber billionaire able to speak for the interests of most of us whom Obama calls "Rich"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    If you're making money then I think thats dandy

    What i don't quite understand is your beef with rich folk

    Just whats, the issue? We should pay more taxes? We should give more $$$ away?
    I have no beef with rich folk. I have great admiration with people who work hard and are successful and make America even greater.

    I believe that America is in a financial crisis and all Americans should pay five point more on their federal income tax. That includes ever wage earner from dollar one to the absolute top. I believe that income should be taxed according to the same progressive rates schedule without discrimination as to the source of that income.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I have no beef with rich folk. I have great admiration with people who work hard and are successful and make America even greater.

    I believe that America is in a financial crisis and all Americans should pay five point more on their federal income tax. That includes ever wage earner from dollar one to the absolute top. I believe that income should be taxed according to the same progressive rates schedule without discrimination as to the source of that income.
    which means corporate profits will be taxed at at least 61%

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You mean the guy who pays his secretary several hundred thousand a year and pretends that its unfair that he only pays himself a salary one third of hers (rather he pays himself with dividends, and other investment income) and thus his tax rate is lower than hers? or that she is some sort of middle class working person
    I imagine in your eyes he is a traitor to his class.

    your hatred and vitriol directed towards him in no way neutralizes or diminishes his observation about the wealthy waging a class war upon the rest of us.
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    I believe America is in a financial crisis. the government should spend 5% less in each department and anyone getting handouts from the government should take a 5% decrease

    no need to raise anyone's taxes then

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    which means corporate profits will be taxed at at least 61%
    How do you come to that incredible conclusion?
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    Re: Romney's tax rate is only half as high as the middle class pays

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I imagine in your eyes he is a traitor to his class.

    your hatred and vitriol directed towards him in no way neutralizes or diminishes his observation about the wealthy waging a class war upon the rest of us.
    NOt at all, his interests as a billionaire are advanced by screwing over the merely rich like me. the error you make is thinking a guy who makes a billion a year has the same interests as those of us who make enough to be in the top one percent but not enough to see our estate raped at the rate people like you want and then regenerate within 20 years. Buffetts would

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