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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Alright can anyone not find the parallels between Buffet and Romney?
    Buffet is being called scum for "legally tax dodging" which Romney also has done
    The difference between the two is Buffet is the one who has pledged to give away 99% of his wealth...
    the difference is that Romney doesn't whine about the tax system while using it to his advantage and demanding others pay more

    Buffett is an asshole-he whines about his 300K a year secretary paying a higher effective income tax rate than he does because he intentionally structured his compensation to have an artificially low amount of salary.

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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Why do conservatives always demonize success?
    why does the far left utter such silly lies?

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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Let me say this, when I was in the financials market I knew lots of dirty tricks both on the sales end and on the competitive end. I chose to play fair and honest win or lose but if I had wanted to tank someone or cheat I knew exactly where the line was, this is why I HATE people like Buffett, he is dirtier than just about anyone and covers his ass with a bunch of feel good language. I say Buffett is slimy because he reminds me of the least honest agents I knew in the insurance field, they would smile, compliment you all day, use industry speak to confuse people, do end arounds, and then would flat **** the poor folks that they convinced to do business with them.
    Buffett is a lot like Jimmy Carter. Both huge phonies and complete assholes

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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    So this is a matter of bashing your political enemies while defending your political allies of the exact same behaviors.

    Thank you for confirming that.
    Ahhhh thats not what I said. Anybody who did the same thing would have my ire regardless their affiliation. If Romney did it he have me all over him, and sure as hell wouldnt get my vote he's barely getting it as is. Maybee I didnt make that clear enough previously.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the difference is that Romney doesn't whine about the tax system while using it to his advantage and demanding others pay more

    Buffett is an asshole-he whines about his 300K a year secretary paying a higher effective income tax rate than he does because he intentionally structured his compensation to have an artificially low amount of salary.
    That's why I tell people that Buffet is right on the line, it's technically illegal to pay yourself a middle class wage in lieu of taking stock options. I forgot the exact law because it's been a while but if one owns a company compensation is supposed to weight somewhere towards the average of the field, stock options are allowable to be supplemental after that iirc. Buffett can aford to pay himself the top tier wage, and actually draws a smaller annualized salary than his secretary, he makes bank on the tax savings from the stocks.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    I think you know this, and is a little slimy to try and parse what he did.
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    I didn't notice this happening in Adam's posts. What do you mean?
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    "Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion"

    Why is it that whenever someone like Warren Buffet or George Soros does something decent, I have suspicions of some possible ulterior motive?!

    Most likely my skepticism is the result of a mistrust of people who support anti-american politics and demonstrate an affinity for big government_
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    "Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion"

    Why is it that whenever someone like Warren Buffet or George Soros does something decent, I have suspicions of some possible ulterior motive?!

    Most likely my skepticism is the result of a mistrust of people who support anti-american politics and demonstrate an affinity for big government_
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the difference is that Romney doesn't whine about the tax system while using it to his advantage and demanding others pay more
    Really? Isn't he the one whining that taxes are too high, while using the finest accountants and lawyers money can buy to avoid paying any?

    Spain's been a nation of tax dodgers for a long time now, and look where we are. You want to institute a default position where tax avoidance is the norm and the 'respectable' norm at that? Go ahead. Federal and State bankruptcy are just around the corner. You think that won't affect you, because you're rich, but it will.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the difference is that Romney doesn't whine about the tax system while using it to his advantage and demanding others pay more
    Really? Isn't he the one whining that taxes are too high, while using the finest accountants and lawyers money can buy to avoid paying any?

    Spain's been a nation of tax dodgers for a long time now, and look where we are. You want to institute a default position where tax avoidance is the norm and the 'respectable' norm at that? Go ahead. Federal and State bankruptcy are just around the corner. You think that won't affect you, because you're rich, but it will.
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