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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    How can 7 out of 10 support it when 9 out of 10 don't even know what it is?
    That doesn't stop congress from voting on legislation, why should it stop people from forming an opinion?

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    That appears to be a testament to three things

    1)most people are idiots when it comes to understanding the tax code
    2) the teachers unions are a scourge
    3) the deems are good at whipping up class envy

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I dont think thats the motivation for being for the buffet rule...There has been much evidence produced lately that shows the Richest Corporations pay zero taxs the richest individuals pay less than people making a pittance compared to them and CEO pay and bonus have soared while everyone elses wages have stagnated gone down and they have lost benefits...
    I think its viewed more as its about time they pay what they should have been all the time instead of whining incessantly they are paying to much.
    All that evidence has been debunked, too.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    sure they listen to polls... but they aren't really a populist party, so their position isn't dependent on those polls ( that's why we have a populist party.. the Democrats)... and what is popular is not necessarily what is right or proper

    i'm glad it didn't pass the Senate.... but I really wasn't worried about it passing ... it was inevitably DOA.
    The Democrats are just as anti-populist as Republicans.

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So this proposal would bring in 4.7 billion dollars a year each of the next 10 years?

    Do you people realize how fast this country spends 4.7 billion dollars?
    Gee, I thought the rich payed a majority of the taxes. It can't be both ways.

    A) If the rich pay a "majority of the taxes" than raising taxes on the rich will raise a considerable mount.

    B) If the rich don't pay a "majority of the taxes" than what you said could be true.

    Make up your mind, which one is it? A or B?

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    It is interesting when a poll says more Americans don't like mandates in healthcare the 'conservatives' howl about the 'Will of the People', but not now!

    Demanding cuts before returning taxes to a government sustaining level is a non-starter. The engine is starving now, demanding we battle over cuts before goosing the throttle is more a talking point than a sound position.

    The two big budget items are care for the Citizen and care for the Empire.

    It is easy see why the former is more popular with a lot of average Joes while the later has a limited but very powerful fan base.

    The problem isn't it costs 'too much', but rather too much money is tied up away from circulation in the economy.
    The problem with the Bill is so narrow that it approaches Bill of Attainder status in that it targets a small group. Its largely a populist law and while that is usually good, to levy a tax upon a people simply because "they can pay it" is not a good reason to levy it.

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So this proposal would bring in 4.7 billion dollars a year each of the next 10 years?

    Do you people realize how fast this country spends 4.7 billion dollars?
    Not as quickly as it spends $0.00

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    Gee, I thought the rich payed a majority of the taxes. It can't be both ways.

    A) If the rich pay a "majority of the taxes" than raising taxes on the rich will raise a considerable mount.

    B) If the rich don't pay a "majority of the taxes" than what you said could be true.

    Make up your mind, which one is it? A or B?
    I'll just chalk you up as clueless.

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Not as quickly as it spends $0.00
    Actually quicker considering 47% pay zero and are constantly draining the country of resources. Also...considering we are in debt and deficit spending every second, that number continues to climb pretty much every minute. No big deal though...right? As long as the leeches insist on draining the resources and not paying their 'fair share' they can just keep dumping their debt on future generations and continue to whine that the only ones in this country that ARE paying their fair share arent paying more.

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    Re: CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Foley View Post
    Gee, I thought the rich payed a majority of the taxes. It can't be both ways.

    A) If the rich pay a "majority of the taxes" than raising taxes on the rich will raise a considerable mount.

    B) If the rich don't pay a "majority of the taxes" than what you said could be true.

    Make up your mind, which one is it? A or B?




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    Corporate tax chart included for the other person shooting out misinformation.

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