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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You really need to get over your envy and martyr complex. People don't hate the rich. Most folks don't envy the rich. It's simply a question of funding the government, and when you have to raise substantial revenue it only makes sense to turn to those who have most of the money.
    The only envy on this thread comes from you and a couple others who whine about Romney and whine about the rich.

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The only envy on this thread comes from you and a couple others who whine about Romney and whine about the rich.
    Who is whining about Romney? I keep saying he is the one I fear the most in November and is the only GOP candidate who can win.

    In fact, I salute Mitt and take my hat off to him. When he does reveal his taxes, the results will so shock most Americans that it will force a long overdue national debate on the issue of taxation and the discriminatory preferences given to capital gains.

    He is doing America and its people a great service and I sincerely thank him for that.
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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Oliver Wendell Holmes said it best

    Taxes are the price we pay for living in a civilized society.

    To couch taxation in right wing extremist terms like theft or confiscation is just extremist nonsense that fools nobody except those who already prostrate themselves before the extremist altar.
    When the government takes people's stuff, it is not theft. It is taxation, which is definitely not theft, because theft is illegal and taxation is legal. See, it's totally different.

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Centinel View Post
    Collecting revenue is taking people's stuff.
    well our welfare socialists believe that all wealth belongs to the government or at least everyone has a share of it as their goddess-mother Elizabeth Warren has told them. after all, they think that if they exist within the same geopolitical area as we do, they have contributed to our wealth and thus we have to share it with them. so when the government confiscates wealth through the tax system, they believe that the people, through their surrogates, are merely taking back what was their's to begin with

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Who is whining about Romney? I keep saying he is the one I fear the most in November and is the only GOP candidate who can win.

    In fact, I salute Mitt and take my hat off to him. When he does reveal his taxes, the results will so shock most Americans that it will force a long overdue national debate on the issue of taxation and the discriminatory preferences given to capital gains.

    He is doing America and its people a great service and I sincerely thank him for that.
    I concede that you have said that before about Romney but I also believe you think he should be bashed on this issue. as you can see I was addressing AdamT and did not mention you

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    that's weird, I quoted Haymarket's comment as it is on the board now and I got this other stuff
    I will edit your quote if you so wish Haymarket

    edit note-now it showed up on your post

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    In fact, I salute Mitt and take my hat off to him. When he does reveal his taxes, the results will so shock most Americans that it will force a long overdue national debate on the issue of taxation and the discriminatory preferences given to capital gains.

    He is doing America and its people a great service and I sincerely thank him for that.
    You dream...DC will never address this as BOTH sides are 'gaming' (legally of course) the system EXACTLY as Mitt is.

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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I concede that you have said that before about Romney but I also believe you think he should be bashed on this issue. as you can see I was addressing AdamT and did not mention you
    Yes... However, I think you included me in other attacks... if not - that is my fault for interpreting it as such.

    In the end, the Romney tax return will shock America and propel a discussion about capital gains and who benefits from them as we have not had ever in this country. And that is a great thing to happen.
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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    You dream...DC will never address this as BOTH sides are 'gaming' (legally of course) the system EXACTLY as Mitt is.
    They will have no choice. The issue will be out there and even if the elected pols do not embrace it, others will and it will not go away. It will cause people to change minds and positions.

    But we will see. you could be right.
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    Re: Romney reveals he pays about 15% in taxes(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Yes... However, I think you included me in other attacks... if not - that is my fault for interpreting it as such.

    In the end, the Romney tax return will shock America and propel a discussion about capital gains and who benefits from them as we have not had ever in this country. And that is a great thing to happen.
    I don't know if Pelosi and some of the other dems who have more money and did "less" to earn it than Romney did want that discussion.

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