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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am envious as well, but I hope that those making that kind of money continue to make even more. Because when they do, they tend to invest, and create capital that could possibly one day make others rich, who then in turn continue to invest, and so on, and so forth....That is how this country became great.


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

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    Not the Turtle. He's frugal. Turtledude Frugal the Fifth.
    One has to guard one's wealth given how many parasites the dem party has created

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

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    Not the Turtle. He's frugal. Turtledude Frugal the Fifth.
    Oh, I don't believe that....Being frugal, and investment ignorant are two very different things... If Turtle came up on the right opportunity I can almost bet that he would invest, just as you would. Money has NO ideology.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, I don't believe that....Being frugal, and investment ignorant are two very different things... If Turtle came up on the right opportunity I can almost bet that he would invest, just as you would. Money has NO ideology.

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    Uh oh, now you're contradicting the conservative argument. Don't you know that people will stop investing if capital gains taxes are raised? Isn't that what happened when Reagan raised them to the same level as ordinary income?

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

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    How are dems making him more money?
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Who the hell is he to tell someone what to do? Oh Wait! He is on the right so he is allowed to say just write a check. It is always how hypocritally funny those in politcs are.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    This is just sad. Where are Buffett's donations? Just this morning on CNBC, he was lamenting how his company has too much cash... just a mere $30 billion. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans everywhere are pitching in what little they have while Buffett goes around demanding higher taxes on other people.

    While lawmakers fight over how many trillions of dollars should be cut from the deficit, some Americans are taking debt reduction into their own hands, albeit with far fewer zeros.

    So far this year, individuals have donated almost $2 million to a little-known Treasury fund to chip away miniscule pieces of the country’s crushing $14.3 trillion debt. That $2 million is about .0017 percent of the $2.1 billion the United States pays every day just on the interest of that debt.

    “It’s a very, very, very, very tiny, tiny amount,” compared to entire amount of the debt, said Mckayla Braden, a spokeswoman for Bureau of Public Debt. “We’re borrowing billions every week. It’s just a tiny bit, a rounding error probably. But it means a lot to the people who are giving.”

    Braden said that while donations most often come in the form of a personal check in a standard envelope, the bureau has received everything from a gold coin to nickels and dimes given by civics class students.

    “More so it is just individuals who for some reason really feel they want to give more to their country,” Braden said.
    Donors Give $2 Million to Reduce Public Debt in ‘Very Tiny, Tiny’ Amounts - ABC News
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    This is just sad. Where are Buffett's donations? Just this morning on CNBC, he was lamenting how his company has too much cash... just a mere $30 billion. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans everywhere are pitching in what little they have while Buffett goes around demanding higher taxes on other people.



    Donors Give $2 Million to Reduce Public Debt in ‘Very Tiny, Tiny’ Amounts - ABC News
    Our country is not run on voluntary donations, Buffet knows it, I know it and you know it. Nobody should pay more taxes than required by the law. Buffet knows it, I know it and you know it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Our country is not run on voluntary donations, Buffet knows it, I know it and you know it. Nobody should pay more taxes than required by the law. Buffet knows it, I know it and you know it.
    No one is claiming we should run on our country on voluntary donations. This is an example of people giving money to a cause they find important, the public debt. If Buffett feels so passionately about it, where are his?

    Nobody should pay more taxes than required by the law.
    If it's not required by law than it's not a tax. If people want to give more money to their country than they most definitely should. If you read the article you would see the reason the fund was setup was because a wealthy Texan left the federal government $20 million in her will. Talk about patriotic.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhapsody1447 View Post
    No one is claiming we should run on our country on voluntary donations. This is an example of people giving money to a cause they find important, the public debt. If Buffett feels so passionately about it, where are his?
    That is quite plainly not what it's about. It is obviously about tax policy.

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