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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    LOL Only if you disagree with his politics though.
    Nope, unethical is unethical. Thanks for playing.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I have a problem with the double standard, Buffett is one of the most unethical money men in our time, right up there with George Soros.

    There are laws passed that created monopolies for Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway corp., market manipulation, and outright tax dodging but he gets a pass because tows the extreme left positions and talking points.

    If a Republican/conservative/libertarian did the same thing people would be calling for a firing squad, and frankly I would be saying the same thing.

    I love when people can make millions and billions ethically, Buffett isn't that,

    as well he could have given that money to any charity, kind of funny it went to those run by his kids.
    And yet you haven't provided a single instance in which this assertion would hold true, outside of the keystone project (which happened to be shot down due to a variety of circumstances and objections.)

    Don't make us beg now, by all means bring to light the legal measures taken to ensure Buffet could create vast market monopolies, you'll understand if we don't take your word as gospel given the sheer lack of factual evidence brought forth thus far.

    Birds of a feather, I suppose.*

    Surely you realize that Buffet's success isn't constrained to your recent memory? His investments have been outperforming the market at large at a fervor pace for decades.

    You should be happy to know that he's also pledged tens of billions to the Gates foundation, a paltry sum indeed, but it's all he'll have left to spare after squandering that money to his kids charities.

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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

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    And yet you haven't provided a single instance in which this assertion would hold true, outside of the keystone project (which happened to be shot down due to a variety of circumstances and objections.)
    Sure, the keystone project, which hurts the consumers, but it's fine because the rails that liberal friendly Buffett owns make more money. You don't see hypocracy there?

    Don't make us beg now, by all means bring to light the legal measures taken to ensure Buffet could create vast market monopolies, you'll understand if we don't take your word as gospel given the sheer lack of factual evidence brought forth thus far.
    I'm going off memory, but you don't think transportation manipulation is unethical?

    Anyway, it's been real ladies and gents, but I think people can see the double standard here, if anyone wants to actually debate the issue let me know.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

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    Sure, the keystone project, which hurts the consumers, but it's fine because the rails that liberal friendly Buffett owns make more money. You don't see hypocracy there?

    Anyway, it's been real ladies and gents, but I think people can see the double standard here, if anyone wants to actually debate the issue let me know.
    Keystone just so happened to be delayed in part to objections levied by a Republican governor, meaning that more than Buffet's interests were at play in this particular scenario.

    There's a few pages worth of material that you could take a stab at.

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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    Yes and it just so happened to be blocked in part to objections levied by a Republican governor, meaning that more than Buffet's interests were at play in this particular scenario.

    There's a few pages worth of material that you could take a stab at.
    The thread isn't about anyone but Buffett, thanks for playing.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The thread isn't about anyone but Buffett, thanks for playing.
    Ah yes, declaring victory while simultaneously providing not one iota of evidence to support your claims, and subsequently exiting the thread. The virtual equivalent of receiving a medal of valor for being shot in the hindquarters.

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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...
    Er hm, aren't YOU one of the ones ready to excoriate Romney for the way he pays taxes? But Buffett, whose pledge is meaningless and mostly a tax dodge as evidenced here, he's a fine fellow, right?

    Pot, kettle, black.

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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Hare View Post
    Ah yes, declaring victory while simultaneously providing not one iota of evidence to support your claims, and subsequently exiting the thread. The virtual equivalent of receiving a medal of valor for being shot in the hindquarters.
    I'm not exiting anything, but I am not playing anyone's games either. If you want to discuss the thread fine, if you want to play politics it's goodbye.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Yeah, I missed that. So you think he hasn't used our perfectly legal tax code to shift money then? I think you would be wrong. Blame Congress. Do not blame the people who take advantage of the ridiculousness that is our current tax code.

    And here are the enormous benefits of charitable foundations:
    We have a tax code like Mexico has a drug enforcement agency.
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    Re: Buffett Gives Kids Foundations $3 billion

    Quote Originally Posted by Furiounova View Post
    We have a tax code like Mexico has a drug enforcement agency.
    Thanks, that was funny as hell. In a weird twist, at one time we sent the IRS into Mexico to teach them how to setup a proper tax system.

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