I get so sick of the bloated rich people spouting off like buffet.
buffet thinks he should pay more taxes yet takes every single write off that he can to pay the least amount of taxes possible. doesn't he realize that he can cut a check straight to the US treasury put down on the check what it is for? yet he doesn't do it yet he thinks he should pay more.
People are always complaining about amazons pay for their workers depending on the position 8-10 dollars unless you are managment. so if the guy thinks they should make more than why doesn't he pay it himself? why does he need government to force him to pay it?
lip service is all this non-sense is. let them walk the talk.
they won't do it. all talk no action, but it makes people drool of how good these guys are.
Rockefeller, Carnegie, JP Morgan, etc ... spent years and year building a massive fortune of wealth. so large that the 3 of them combined held more money than that federal budget in multiple years. they then toward the end of their life decided to give it away.
these guys just do lip service and see what i say. when it comes down to it they won't put their money where their mouth is.
Oh, yeah, these are rich guys that get it! LOL! NOT! These guys don't get it and are A-holes. If they got it, they would give their own money and not try to get legislation passed to take money away from people that have earned it. What a bunch of jerks.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
It makes total sense for the people at the top to advocate narrowing the gap. I mean, unless they were talking about 95% capital gains taxes (which they aren't) or 100% estate taxes (which they aren't), small dents in their wealth are going to be completely unnoticeable.
The gap itself has only grown through inflation (a bad thing) and wealth creation (a good thing!). Zero, on the other hand, has stayed zero, due to the laws of mathematics.
To reiterate that point - the ceiling has gone up while the floor stayed the floor.
The richest of the rich will continue to be (practically) infinitely richer than the poorest of the poor. To say this gap has widened is like saying infinity is more than nothing. Well, duh. We've always known that. So, what is it to them if they reduce their fortunes and control by a tiny, tiny fraction. They stay on top, and by a wide margin.
They lose nothing, while the cost of entering the market (i.e. new competition) goes up.
Stupid sheep. Continue believing whatever your chosen team tells you to believe... continue bleating their pre-selected chorus.
"Political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. . . . Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness."
~Orwell, Politics and the English Language
Warren Buffett's Deals Come at Taxpayers' Expense - Reason.com
Perfect example of what we're saying. Buffet calls for govt to force income equality while making sure his own money stays out of taxpayers hands, so he can resell million dollar properties (to minimum wage workers im sure) and aquire more wealth. Capitalism is fine. Being a capitliast while calling for socialism is not.
if he really wants to pay more then well don't claim all those itemized deductions and take the standard deduction that everyone else does.
write a check to the federal treasury if you don't think the government is getting enough of your money.
we are not talking about how much money they give away but how much they think they should pay or not pay to the federal government and employee's.
no it just sounds good in sound bites.
the guy from amazon thinks people should be paid 13-15 dollars an hour then let his company start doing it because they don't. typical job at amazon pays 8-10 depending.
just lip service that people eat up and can't see the BS for what it is.