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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What is messed up, is that you think the French and Soviet Revolutions were revolts against rich folks, when in actuality, they were revolts against greedy governments.
    Greedy Govt.s alright...... made up of all the greedy rich people in the society. Sort of like what the GOP has become now. Isn't that funny.

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Now this is exactly what I thought. The Buffett Rule is all hype and no money. Hell the GSA has probably wasted this much on their "conferences".
    The money that the GSA wasted and the money that was wasted on Solyndra, combined, isn't a pore on a pimple on the ass of the money that would be collected under the Buffett rule. Thus the usual right wing hypocrisy.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... 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."

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Buffett is dishonest. He pays himself an artificially low salary that is one fifth what his secretary earns

    of course she is going to pay a higher rate than he does-her like income is much higher
    Again, you prove the point, his massive investment income does not get taxed at a rate that is proper. You are arguing for the loopholes he gets.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that does not justify your working for a more socialist society. Tell me true are you a paid employee of the dems or a den candidate. I remember when I was your age and working at a big law firm-I sure didn't have the kind of time you have
    Yeah, the US from WWII to 81 was a socialist state.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that does not justify your working for a more socialist society. Tell me true are you a paid employee of the dems or a den candidate. I remember when I was your age and working at a big law firm-I sure didn't have the kind of time you have
    I'd bet that you're younger than I am, champ.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... 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."

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Again, you prove the point, his massive investment income does not get taxed at a rate that is proper. You are arguing for the loopholes he gets.
    It is taxed at a proper rate. the only authority for the current rates on investment or earned income is the current law.

    a proper rate would be ZERO with a consumption tax. then the envious wouldn't spend so much time pissing and moaning about earned income vs investment income and why the rich ought to pay more even though they don't get any additional services

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    I'd bet that you're younger than I am, champ.
    really-how old are you? I passed the bar in 84, I thought you claimed you and your wife were recent law grads

    Oh well

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    really-how old are you? I passed the bar in 84, I thought you claimed you and your wife were recent law grads

    Oh well
    No, never claimed that. I guess you must be three or four years older if you passed the bar in '84. That's the year I graduated college.

    But I was 30 when I went to law school and haven't practiced for a few years. Decided to do something I enjoy instead.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... 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."

    -- Adam Smith

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    No, never claimed that. I guess you must be three or four years older if you passed the bar in '84. That's the year I graduated college.

    But I was 30 when I went to law school and haven't practiced for a few years. Decided to do something I enjoy instead.
    well I give you credit for that. lots of people stick it out despite hating it because they figure they have to. I plan on retiring soon and coaching full time. thankfully I don't need the money. I went straight from college to law and grad school. I'd been better off waiting a few years.

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    "I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell

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