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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why does it matter what the law states? If he wants to pay more like he says he can do so and not change a thing. If he is only running on what is required than I can only assume he isn't serious about his claims of wanting to pay more himself.
    I'm a service member and I think as part of a general gov't reduction in spending my pay should be frozen at its current rate or even cut back a little come next year, hopefully as part of a wider reform of military pay policy. My issue with this pay is way more than simply how much I get.

    So do you think because of my opinion I'm now morally obligated to return some of my pay somehow to the goverment?

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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    I'd say, Damn! I'm shocked. Good for him. Now can we get Gore out of his mansions and private jets?
    What the hell does Gore have to do with any of this? O I see you're doing that thing were you pull up an example of a liberal being hypocritical and even though you don't say it, the guy/issue is so unrelated to the actual topic(you know the one in this thread, the one we're supposed to be talking about?) that there's no other reason to bring it up other than to group all liberals into one easily generalization and bash them all at once.

    But dispite all that, you're right about Gore he's a hypocrite and his movie is crap. But thats not the topic.

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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    But HusSame said the rich want to pay higher taxes........

    .........so whats stopping that pile of Kenyan excrement?.....besides his glaring hypocrisy.


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    I wonder how much extra the other "Tax Me More" crowd paid?
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    what is stopping him is a tax code laden with tax loopholes. the ones he wants closedit appears you ignored the statement of Judge Learned Hand
    Really? So does Ryan and the Republicans. What's stopping them?
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    if Obama had paid taxes above what was required then those of your ilk would have begun a thread insisting Obama proved he was was stupid, by paying more than he was obligated
    You can't possibly believe that.
    My ilk would be glad to see him doing something to show that he is willing to sacrifice along with the rest of the country.
    Haven't seen that yet.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Really? So does Ryan and the Republicans. What's stopping them?
    special interests with lots of money, offered to politicians of both parties to do what is best for the special interests, instead of the American citizen
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Yes, it would be worthless if it was a political gesture. If however he is serious about wanting to pay more he would of been paying more for years and have no political gesturing going on.
    The question here is whether someone should voluntarily act against their advantage if they are promoting a policy whereby certain individuals would be compelled to the same disadvantage for the public good.

    For leaders of a polity, I would say that depends on the values of the body politic they preside over. Since the American people would not value such behaviors, such an action would be irrational. There's no reason for Obama to act against his family's interest when nobody would appreciate the symbolic significance of his action.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I'm a service member and I think as part of a general gov't reduction in spending my pay should be frozen at its current rate or even cut back a little come next year, hopefully as part of a wider reform of military pay policy. My issue with this pay is way more than simply how much I get.

    So do you think because of my opinion I'm now morally obligated to return some of my pay somehow to the goverment?
    If you feel you are getting paid too much feel free to give some back to your employer.

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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I'm a service member and I think as part of a general gov't reduction in spending my pay should be frozen at its current rate or even cut back a little come next year, hopefully as part of a wider reform of military pay policy. My issue with this pay is way more than simply how much I get.

    So do you think because of my opinion I'm now morally obligated to return some of my pay somehow to the goverment?
    If you are in the military you are getting screwed in your pay. I wish we could get our fiscal house in order, so you guys could get a big fat raise.
    You're worth a hell of a lot more than our congress, for example.
    We need to get the waste and fraud out of our defense spending, not paychecks to our military.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You can't possibly believe that.
    i absolutely believe that

    My ilk would be glad to see him doing something to show that he is willing to sacrifice along with the rest of the country.
    Haven't seen that yet.
    your ilk is the one blaming Obama for not taking action in libya and then ranting when he did
    for not taking immediate action to rachet up the troop numbers in afghanistan and then complaining when he did
    ... you always want it the way other than Obama acted ... even if you previously advocated the actions he adopted
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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