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

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    He probably did on the income that the top rate applied to.
    Probably? Care to back that up?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Probably? Care to back that up?
    The article you posted referred to two different kinds of tax rates one that applies to money over a certain amount [with the money that was less than that amount being taxed at different rates] and the overall total amount paid in taxes. They are not the same things.

    So, given the info presented, it's quite possible that he did pay the 35% on the money that was taxed at that amount and had the total tax liability be 26%.

    I don't think I am interested enough to go through his return:
    Obamas Report $1.7 Million in Income for 2010 - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

    But, I can tell that given the info provided, there's no reason to believe that he didn't pay the taxes that were due in a regular way.
    I may be wrong.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    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.

    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.



    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.
    Well if higher taxes are going to hurt him and his family so much that he's not even going to step up to the plate, then he should just ditch the idea of raises taxes. Other people have families to you know.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Well, other than the fact that your post is not completely coherent (or I am having trouble with your odd grammar), if one wishes to change the tax code, than that is a separate issue from paying taxes.

    How is Bammy "leading" on this issue, that should help you.
    He is leading because he is advocating for a cause and people are buying in. All that is required to be a leader is to have someone to lead. (cue the "all liberals are sheep" retort)

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    Ultimately one issue is about the structure of something while the other issue would be about adherence to that structure. So given that, I still do not see a good basis for your complaint, only accusations that seem to bare little connection, as far as I can tell.

    Try looking at it in a linear manner and not through an emotional lense, the structure is a side issue.....my statement stands Obama, and the majority of the Left are hypocrites.....IF they want to Lead why don't they give EVERYTHING they earn beyond their Public Servant salaries to "help" with the programs they want EVERYONE else to pay for...if they do not their cries of someone not paying "their fair share" ring holl and pathetic.
    I am looking at it logically, in fact, I have given you the basis for my view and the reasoning when stems from that basis. From my perspective, you are going at it emotionally due to your use of hyperbole. Also the structure is not a side issue as changing the tax code is one of the basis for this thread, which makes it relevant. Perhaps if you addressed my points about the efficacy of doing what you suggest we would get somewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amazed View Post
    But then again, a lot of people on this forum seem to suffer from a lack of coherence in their arguments (and its generally the ones who think their arguments are always a slam dunk, its odd that those two things are often correlated), so I guess its to be expected.

    Yes of course we could all learn so much from you folks who simply "know" better....sorry, no...
    Well, I know we could learn if you would actually address my reasoning.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    The numbers are coming in..........

    .......Obama, Pelosi, Reid and every other Multi-millionaire Democrat paid exactly $0.00 extra in taxes.


    .......the rich want to pay more.....but apparently not if your a rich greedy Democrat........
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    They also give less to charity.
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Um, no, wrong on both counts. It just looks that way when you lean as far to the right as you do.
    And, you don't lean far left? What right wing positions do you take?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    He is leading by being an advocate for his cause.
    Which means nothing and should hardly be considered leading.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Which means nothing and should hardly be considered leading.
    If he has a following, he is leading. People listen and agree to his advocacy, which gives him a following, given that all that is required to be a leader is to have someone to lead. So yes, it is quite meaningful.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    They also give less to charity.
    Truer words were never spoken........

    Biden gave average of $369 to charity a year - USATODAY.com

    Yet Democrats are so very generous.....when it comes to other people's money.....
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    Re: Obama only paid a 26% income tax rate for 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Badmutha View Post
    Truer words were never spoken........

    Biden gave average of $369 to charity a year - USATODAY.com

    Yet Democrats are so very generous.....when it comes to other people's money.....
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    Yeah, there's been a thread about this a while ago, the results of the study were that religiosity was what was the biggest factor in being charitable, not being a liberal or conservative.

    So Barb never really had a valid point.

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