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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    40 billion over ten years is hardly a dent in the deficit. the "buffet rule" (buffet btw is suing the IRS for paying too much taxes), is an emotional class warfare tactic.

    Cons and Libertarians have said "It all adds up".

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

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    Dear god why!? Its common ****ing sense. When we are at a time when we have deficits that need to be closed and we need to make investments to strengthen our economy why cant a simple thing like this pass!?
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    This is nothing more than a political stunt on the part of Democrats. They took a poll and found out that most people support the Buffett rule, so brought it up in the Senate so they could rub Republican faces in it, when they go on the record, by their vote, as against it. Honestly, the Democrats don't give a damn about the issue, except to make it a wedge issue in the upcoming election.
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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I thought Cons always said "It all adds up". I guess that was only for Social Programs, not taxes.
    It does all add up. 1/2 of one percent is going in the right direction. If you want it to go up more we need to be eliminating all these loopholes that people, especially the rich, exploit. 30% doesnt mean anything if they are only paying 30% of 25% of thier income. We need to make people pay taxes on their full earnings!
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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Honestly, the Democrats don't give a damn about the issue, except to make it a wedge issue in the upcoming election.
    In that regard, I believe you are correct. But then that is standard politics for both sides which is why we are in the mess we are in.

    Both sides "claim" to want to take action, but never do.

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    It does all add up. 1/2 of one percent is going in the right direction. If you want it to go up more we need to be eliminating all these loopholes that people, especially the rich, exploit. 30% doesnt mean anything if they are only paying 30% of 25% of thier income. We need to make people pay taxes on their full earnings!
    There are lots of things we need to be doing. The problem is, both sides only want their way implemented. The right only wants social programs cut and taxes lowered, while most on the left in congress want only taxes increased and military cut.

    Cuts, reforms, and tax increases need to happen for us to get out of the mess we are in. However, both sides are only interested in getting elected and re-elected for their own benefit instead of the whole.

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    In that regard, I believe you are correct. But then that is standard politics for both sides which is why we are in the mess we are in.

    Both sides "claim" to want to take action, but never do.
    They get in each other's way and refuse to let the other side do anything that will be beneficial because they dont want the other side to get credit for anything. Nothing is done anymore for the betterment of the country or the people. Its all gimmicks to stay or get into power.
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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    There are lots of things we need to be doing. The problem is, both sides only want their way implemented. The right only wants social programs cut and taxes lowered, while most on the left in congress want only taxes increased and military cut.

    Cuts, reforms, and tax increases need to happen for us to get out of the mess we are in. However, both sides are only interested in getting elected and re-elected for their own benefit instead of the whole.
    I couldnt agree more.
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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    They get in each other's way and refuse to let the other side do anything that will be beneficial because they dont want the other side to get credit for anything. Nothing is done anymore for the betterment of the country or the people. Its all gimmicks to stay or get into power.

    Very true. And the populace fall for it each election time.

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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Cons and Libertarians have said "It all adds up".
    . Tell me, what does 40 billion over ten years mean in reality for the budget ?
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    Re: Senate fails to advance Buffett rule

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    . Tell me, what does 40 billion over ten years mean in reality for the budget ?
    Seems like it would make sense to go after the 5,7 trillion in income that currently is excluded from federal income tax.

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