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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    The best question IMO, "Is raising taxes, in any capacity, a long term solution to the budget issue?"
    Of course it is! Effective taxation is near its historic low. If high taxes is what discourages growth, why has growth been stubbornly anemic when the nations tax burden is relatively low?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Of course it is! Effective taxation is near its historic low. If high taxes is what discourages growth, why has growth been stubbornly anemic when the nations tax burden is relatively low?
    Because the government has created so much insecurity in the private sector.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because the government has created so much insecurity in the private sector.
    Your ignorance knows no bounds!
    We've all heard the arguments: Regulations are strangling U.S. businesses. It's been a staple in the Republican playbook for years.

    But a funny thing happened last week. The American Sustainable Business Council, the Main Street Alliance and the Small Business Majority released a survey blaming the stagnant economy not on onerous regulations but on weak consumer demand.

    "The level of government regulation came in [way below] weak demand. When asked what they believe would do the most to create jobs, the majority cited eliminating incentives for employers to move jobs overseas. Next was cutting taxes and then increasing consumer purchasing power. Reducing regulations ranked fifth on their list, behind improving infrastructure," the survey's executive summary said.

    The Club for Growth, which describes itself as a national network of thousands of pro-growth Americans, gives Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney high marks for his efforts to reduce regulations in Massachusetts while he was governor, noting the Legislature often quashed his initiatives.
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    Now run along. This thread is already filled with ill-informed posters; so your services will not be needed. Did ya see what i did there?
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Class envy is such an ugly thing. It's important because we should compare apples to apples.
    Perhaps you can tell all of us just when you will be honest enough to do just that? Tell us when you are going to compared he apples earned by Buffett with the apples earned by his secretary?

    And please, not just cherry picking (or would that be apple picking?) one of the bushels - lets compare ALL of the content of the damn bushels that both have earned.

    Its not class envy that is the problem - its intellectual fraud committed by the far right wing libertarians in their crusade to suck up to the rich.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Rich guys like Buffet just drive you guys crazy, don't they? Instead of lining up behind all the other fat cats taking their tax write-offs at the expense of the rest of us, they tell it exactly like it is. Given a choice between fat Christie and Buffet, I'll take Buffet.
    Guys like Turtle - the faux rich - consider Buffet a traitor to his class. In their eyes, that makes him worse than a commoner with little money. They looked at FDR the same way and still have not their hatred for him.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Guys like Turtle - the faux rich - consider Buffet a traitor to his class. In their eyes, that makes him worse than a commoner with little money. They looked at FDR the same way and still have not their hatred for him.
    What's your annual salary, Mr. Chief of Staff to a legislature lizard? Mid six figures? Probably just shy of it, at the worst?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's your annual salary, Mr. Chief of Staff to a legislature lizard? Mid six figures? Probably just shy of it, at the worst?
    Why are you lowering yourself to the base level of attempting to pry personal information from a poster instead of speaking to the issues raised?
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Of course it is! Effective taxation is near its historic low. If high taxes is what discourages growth, why has growth been stubbornly anemic when the nations tax burden is relatively low?
    Because Fox News tells me so!
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Wow, 10 pages and this thread is little more than an obnoxious, name calling shill of a thread....


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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Not that I care much about what that fat chump Christie thinks, but... who is Buffet supposed to write his check to? It's not like the IRS has a department open for citizens who want to pay more taxes.
    Government - Gift Contributions to Reduce Debt Held by the Public

    They now accept credit cards too.
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