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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If you feel you are getting paid too much feel free to give some back to your employer.
    No one seriously feels as though "they" personally are paid too much. Even Warren Buffet feels he has the moral knowledge necessary to use his wealth responsibly, he just thinks his income bracket should make less in general because he is an exception.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Well....his Earth Day Travels used 53000 Gallons of fuel..I'm jus sayin...

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    Care to prove that statement?
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    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.
    You're over looking the fact that no matter how little, his extra money would be going toward our debt or deficit..

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    Obama would helping by paying more even if no one else did.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    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.
    If you honestly believe in it, act on it. If you are in fact like everyone else only interested in what you can get, don't. When you truly believe in something you act on it and are willing to pay for it yourself. In such a case you wouldn't need force to make you act on it as you would be doing it already.

    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.
    It would be irrational to do if he was only doing it to get political points, but it wouldn't be irrational if he honestly believed in it.

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

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    i absolutely believe that


    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
    When it comes to Libya and the other wars "my ilk" is not in agreement with each other. Personally, except for being slow, I've agreed with Obama's actions in these areas.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    No one seriously feels as though "they" personally are paid too much. Even Warren Buffet feels he has the moral knowledge necessary to use his wealth responsibly, he just thinks his income bracket should make less in general because he is an exception.
    That is what he just said. Did you not read it? He said he should have his pay frozen or "cut". Implying that he feels he is paid to much. If that is the case, he can give back the extra.

    As for Warren Buffet, a very small amount of his money is considered income and that is why he talks such a big game.

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

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    If I was mod I'd thread ban Badmutha from every thread he enters, not because he violates forum rules, its not against the rules to be stupid anyway, but because he degrades every topic he enters so quickly and so thoroughly there's nothing left reading. Its almost inspiring.
    What are you crying about?

    I pointed out the President of Hypocrisy took every deduction he could........after preaching for 2 weeks against it.

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

    Absolutely, very few people actually address that issue....it's what makes the Libs arguments ring hollow....howuch "Income Tax" do the Kennedy's pay

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    That is what he just said. Did you not read it? He said he should have his pay frozen or "cut". Implying that he feels he is paid to much. If that is the case, he can give back the extra.

    As for Warren Buffet, a very small amount of his money is considered income and that is why he talks such a big game.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Absolutely, very few people actually address that issue....it's what makes the Libs arguments ring hollow....howuch "Income Tax" do the Kennedy's pay
    Personally, I fail to see why something like this is even considered an issue.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If you honestly believe in it, act on it. If you are in fact like everyone else only interested in what you can get, don't. When you truly believe in something you act on it and are willing to pay for it yourself. In such a case you wouldn't need force to make you act on it as you would be doing it already.



    It would be irrational to do if he was only doing it to get political points, but it wouldn't be irrational if he honestly believed in it.
    I can't speak for Obama's conscience, but given his high profile Ivy League background I doubt he finds irrational actions personally meaningful. Why would you hurt your family to make a point nobody cares about? Given his duties as a father and husband, that would be irresponsible.

    That is what he just said. Did you not read it? He said he should have his pay frozen or "cut". Implying that he feels he is paid to much. If that is the case, he can give back the extra.

    As for Warren Buffet, a very small amount of his money is considered income and that is why he talks such a big game.
    Making a statement like that gets his point across to the extent it has to be get across, actually giving back his money would be over the top.

    What are you crying about?

    I pointed out the President of Hypocrisy took every deduction he could........after preaching for 2 weeks against it.

    The truth hurts.......
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    People can't be consistently expected to act against their economic self-interest.

    That's why he's appealing to society to act on their economic self-interest and pass the burden of taxes to the wealthy.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 04-23-11 at 04:00 PM.
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