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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    His behavior conforms perfectly with his moral stance.

    He believes that the law should change so that corporations are paying a fair tax rate.

    Nothing in that moral stance obligates him to pay a fair tax rate if not anybody else is doing it.
    right...he is a hypocrite.

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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    right...he is a hypocrite.
    You don't seem to understand his moral stance, so of course, you wouldn't understand why his behavior is in accordance with it.

    There is nothing moral about him selflessly giving the government more money simply because he can.

    His moral stance is that there should be a fair tax policy on the wealthiest Americans.

    As it stands now, the government is virtually subsidizing these men with these loopholes that they take advantage of and Buffet is suggesting this needs to be corrected.

    There is nothing wrong with him taking advantage of those subsidies from his moral perspective. He isn't saying that people shouldn't take advantage of them if they exist, he is saying they should not exist.
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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    You don't seem to understand his moral stance, so of course, you wouldn't understand why his behavior is in accordance with it.

    There is nothing moral about him selflessly giving the government more money simply because he can.

    His moral stance is that there should be a fair tax policy on the wealthiest Americans.

    As it stands now, the government is virtually subsidizing these men with these loopholes that they take advantage of and Buffet is suggesting this needs to be corrected.

    There is nothing wrong with him taking advantage of those subsidies from his moral perspective. He isn't saying that people shouldn't take advantage of them if they exist, he is saying they should not exist.
    Dood...this just isnt even a question. If a preacher or politician spoke out against homosexuality and/or pornography, all the while engaging in homosexual acts and usiong pornography you are the FIRST person on this board that would trip over themselves to call him out, regardless of the legality of the acts. You know it, so do I. defending his hypocrisy is goofy at best, self serving and dishonest at least.
    Last edited by VanceMack; 10-13-11 at 01:02 PM.

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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    You don't seem to understand his moral stance, so of course, you wouldn't understand why his behavior is in accordance with it.

    There is nothing moral about him selflessly giving the government more money simply because he can.

    His moral stance is that there should be a fair tax policy on the wealthiest Americans.

    As it stands now, the government is virtually subsidizing these men with these loopholes that they take advantage of and Buffet is suggesting this needs to be corrected.

    There is nothing wrong with him taking advantage of those subsidies from his moral perspective. He isn't saying that people shouldn't take advantage of them if they exist, he is saying they should not exist.
    There are no loopholes concerning his arguement. His arguement is simple. Capital Gains are taxed at a lower rate than regular income and that should be changed. That is not a loophole, it's policy. It's the way it's designed.

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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    Not capital gain tax which is the object of the discussion.

    You pay capital gain tax on the profit you make, you don't pay capital gain tax on any losses.




    I'm being serious. You don't know, that's the point, unless you have the crystal ball, so stop speculating as if you do.




    No you weren't. There was no "if" in your previous posts.
    Okay, I gave you way too much of my time last night. You don't want to do anything but defend Buffett so I'm done with you here. Seriously all you did was try to twist facts and play little games. If you can't admit Buffett is a hypocrite tax cheat then we're done here.
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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dood...this just isnt even a question. If a preacher or politician spoke out against homosexuality and/or pornography, all the while engaging in homosexual acts and usiong pornography you are the FIRST person on this board that would trip over themselves to call him out, regardless of the legality of the acts. You know it, so do I. defending his hypocrisy is goofy at best, self serving and dishonest at least.
    That is a poor comparison at best.

    The preacher argues that homosexuality is bad while engaging in it.

    The Buffet argues that tax loopholes can be taken advantage of while they exist but that they shouldn't exist, and then he takes advantage of them while they exist.
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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    There are no loopholes concerning his arguement. His arguement is simple. Capital Gains are taxed at a lower rate than regular income and that should be changed. That is not a loophole, it's policy. It's the way it's designed.
    Provide me a link with Buffet's own words that shows that this is his argument.
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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dood...this just isnt even a question. If a preacher or politician spoke out against homosexuality and/or pornography, all the while engaging in homosexual acts and usiong pornography you are the FIRST person on this board that would trip over themselves to call him out, regardless of the legality of the acts. You know it, so do I. defending his hypocrisy is goofy at best, self serving and dishonest at least.
    If someone who was anti-tax got caught doing the same thing the same people would have torches and pitchforks ready, but because they have a wealthy person saying "take more of mine" and they can hold it up as an example of "being correct" about raising taxes. No way they'll let that dirtbag go down alone, he's too good of a prop.
    Last edited by LaMidRighter; 10-13-11 at 01:11 PM.
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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That is a poor comparison at best.
    No it's spot on, he is talking about someone wanting to take something away from people while using it himself. That's actually a perfect comparison.

    The preacher argues that homosexuality is bad while engaging in it.
    And what do you think Buffett is doing? Playing Hopscotch?

    The Buffet argues that tax loopholes can be taken advantage of while they exist but that they shouldn't exist, and then he takes advantage of them while they exist.
    And if he's that butthurt about it he doesn't have to use the loopholes. See how that works?
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    re: Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002 [edited]

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    That is a poor comparison at best.

    The preacher argues that homosexuality is bad while engaging in it.

    The Buffet argues that tax loopholes can be taken advantage of while they exist but that they shouldn't exist, and then he takes advantage of them while they exist.
    Buffet argues it is bad while engaging in it. Awesome. You simply CANT be honest about any of this. Thats some dogged and determined situational ethics you got there my friend.

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