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

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    Who was responsible for the balanced budget in your mind?
    Sorry, don't really care to get off topic with you. Taxes were raised and we ended up with a surplus. I'm not claiming that the tax cuts were 100% the reason, but if you're trying to argue that tax increase can not lead to a balanced budget, as TD was, then that person is completely wrong. That's all I am trying to show.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's pretty self-explanatory. Buffet whines about how the rich should pay more, and he can voluntarily give the feds as much extra money as he wants to, but he doesn't really want to do that. If he really wanted to, he would. He just likes to play the benevolent nobleman without having to do anything concrete.
    Not only that, but even if the tax rate were jumped to 50 percent overnight, his billions have already been earned and are safe. Then, we'd have an aristroratic-like society with the pre-rich people getting grandfathered and the soon-to-be rich people getting slaughtered.

    Buffett knows this. He doesn't want any more richies in the club.

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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.
    It's a waste of time my friend. When something challenges your world view...like the richest man in the world telling you your pro-rich tax platform is ridiculous....people get defensive as ****.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    that is the only it would make sense.

    it goes the same way when you buy goods. you buy in volume, you get a better rate per item.

    the idiots want to turn this axiom on its head, and those that deal in volume have to pay a higher rate.
    Except that paying taxes in like buying goods.

    What's like buying goods is buying goods. So why do Republicans oppose using the government's market power to get volume pricing for Medicare prescriptions?

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    Buffet's secratary pays the same rate as he does on capitol gains.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, people should not express opinions I disagree with. That's the America I want.
    Kinda like Christie expressing his opinion. Yes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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 ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Buffet's secratary pays the same rate as he does on capitol gains.
    Right, and if she wants to buy a private jet she will pay the same price that Buffett would pay.

    Oh wait ... she probably can't afford to buy a private jet ... or to invest much in equities.

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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.
    The point is, that if Buffet thinks the rich should pay more taxes, he should lead the way by taking fewer deductions thereby raising his tax bill. As far as I know, he's still a billion dollars in the rears, which makes him a gigantic hypocrite.

    I would love to see a show of hands among all the Libbos who pay more in taxes than they have to. I think the hypocrisy in those circles would be overflowing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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 AdamT View Post
    Right, and if she wants to buy a private jet she will pay the same price that Buffett would pay.

    Oh wait ... she probably can't afford to buy a private jet ... or to invest much in equities.
    She can afford two homes, on opposite ends of the country. Let's stop acting as if she's working for minimum wage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    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 AdamT View Post
    Except that paying taxes in like buying goods.
    Technically, taxes is paying for services, and since the amount of services you use has no direct correlation with income, the amount you pay for the services would have no correlation with income.

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