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

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    It's his opinion that we should raise taxes on the wealthy, not that the wealthy should voluntarily give up more money. The conservatives on this thread are purposefully misunderstanding his point. Him paying more wouldn't do ****. Every wealthy person paying more would.

    what is funny is watching lefties lap up the crap Buffett squeezes out thinking he spews this nonsense because he CARES about the poor

    Buffett wants dems to win elections because Dems make him more money.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    It's his opinion that we should raise taxes on the wealthy, not that the wealthy should voluntarily give up more money. The conservatives on this thread are purposefully misunderstanding his point. Him paying more wouldn't do ****. Every wealthy person paying more would.
    actually all that would do is cause the government to waste even more money. Even if everyone in the top 2% were taxed at 100% over 100K, that wouldn't come close to making up the deficit and such actions would merely encourage the other classes to demand more spending making things worse

    taxing the rich more will never provide the rest of America with an incentive to spend less or demand less government

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

    What a horridly simplified critique of Buffets view.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Much of what he does benefits him in the long run. An Obama re election will make him more money
    Untruthful?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    What a horridly simplified critique of Buffets view.
    feel free to post one that you believe is more accurate

    that he pays himself a lower salary than his secretary and then whines she pays a higher tax rate is really a gut buster when it comes to GIVE ME A BREAK hypocrisy

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what is funny is watching lefties lap up the crap Buffett squeezes out thinking he spews this nonsense because he CARES about the poor

    Buffett wants dems to win elections because Dems make him more money.
    How are dems making him more money?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Untruthful?

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    Obama wants to jack up the death tax rate-guess who benefits from that--insurance companies that sell life insurance

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

    US billionaires club together
    Obviously his main goal is about amassing ridiculous amounts of wealth...not

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    US billionaires club together
    Obviously his main goal is about amassing ridiculous amounts of wealth...not
    all well and good-but when he demands the merely rich have their taxes jacked up he goes from being altruistic to malignant

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

    As usual, such a statement carries no weight and is simply a talking point. What is achieved if Buffet writes the Treasury a check for $1 billion? 1/1300th of the deficit is reduced Buffets sentiment (imo) is spot on for a very simple reason; the most efficient way to raise revenue without (pay attention hacks, this is important) negatively impacting economic growth is for the wealthiest of Americans to effectively pay more in taxes.

    You may disagree with raising taxes, but nobody can state with any sort of accuracy that the bold is incorrect or invalid.

    This is an open challenge for anyone to try: Bring it!
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