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

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    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 ****.
    But you fail to see the obvious. If the tax rate were jumped on FUTURE earnings, that would make Buffett more wealthy and powerful than ever before, as it would for all billionaires. They're money is secure. It's already been taxed. And it'll be infinitely more difficult for the next Buffett to get there because of it.

    It's like if you build a house really cheap, then the area builds up around it at a much higher price per square foot. You have a $500 mortgage payment, but your neighbor's is $2,500. Are you going to sell your house based on what you paid? No, you're going to sell it based on what your neighbor paid.

    Buffett made his. He's free and clear. It's easy for him to play class warfare after the fact; same for Hollywood, btw.
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    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.
    Jealous much?
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

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    Jealous much?
    No, not much. You?

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

    But you fail to see the obvious. If the tax rate were jumped on FUTURE earnings, that would make Buffett more wealthy and powerful than ever before, as it would for all billionaires. They're money is secure. It's already been taxed. And it'll be infinitely more difficult for the next Buffett to get there because of it.
    He's been taxed at higher Pre-Bush rates for the majority of his life...as have most billionaires. Buffet didn't become a billionaire because of Bush tax breaks. Most billionaires have been billionaires well before the Bush tax breaks. If anything, a hypothetical person that started working in 2000 has had the lowest tax rates since The Gilded age.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    in return for Buffets help in The Obama's class war, The Obama blocked the Keystone pipeline to keep the oil transported to texas on Buffets train.
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    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.
    Not true, those who are making high salaries are in general using much greater amounts of govt services, namely they are using much greater amounts of financial/banking, which uses treasury/banking/regulatory services. If they are using trading markets, the same applies, along with capitalizing upon whatever industries they are investing in which rely on multiples of govt services to exist. It goes on and on and it is very shortsighted to think that as income increases, there is no correlation.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    This is exactly the type of sentiment which so divides the left and the right. Anytime a rightie says something like this you can just visualize all the other warriors of the right standing up to salute ramrod straight and saying YEAH!!!!!! Those of us on the left progressive think it is so silly and stupid because one person writing a check does not even rise to the level of a half-assed substitute for a national tax policy which works for the entire nation.

    I will never understand why anyone on the right thinks one person writing a check is a solution for a nation.
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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.
    And this is important because.......?????????????????
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    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.
    He's playing by the rules, but he thinks the rules should be changed. There's nothing hypocritical about it. You just think it is because it goes against your "oh, liberals are just poor people that hate rich people" nonsense.

    He's not arguing that the country would be better if one wealthy person paid more in taxes. He's arguing it would be better off with slightly higher rates on all wealthy people.

    What you're arguing is like saying Bush is a hypocrite for not fighting in the Iraq war. If he thinks it's a good thing, why didn't he do it? Huh?

    Stupid point right? So is yours...
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    Re: Christie: Buffett Should ‘Write a Check and Shut Up’

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    He's playing by the rules, but he thinks the rules should be changed. There's nothing hypocritical about it. You just think it is because it goes against your "oh, liberals are just poor people that hate rich people."

    He's not arguing that the country would be better if one wealthy person paid more in taxes. He's arguing it would be better off with slightly higher rates on all wealthy people.

    What you're arguing is like saying Bush is a hypocrite for not fighting in the Iraq war. If he thinks it's a good thing, why didn't he do it? Huh?

    Stupid point right? So is yours...
    Well said - you hit the nail firmly on its head.
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