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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Why don't you try to explain it and then justify the economics of what is clearly political pandering
    The Dems pander to the middle-class and poor.

    The GOPers pander to the wealthy.

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you can invest in food, I invest in munitions. if there is famine which one of us is going to eat
    Neither (food needs food too!). However, given the likelihood of such a scenario, i'll take my chances with the famine and purchase more of those "worthless" paper investments
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you can invest in food, I invest in munitions. if there is famine which one of us is going to eat
    You should take a wander through Glen Beck's webpage; heard he was endorsing some apocalyptic food backpacks which last you about 2 weeks. After that, you need to rely on the flesh of human corpses and grass.
    Last edited by David D.; 09-19-11 at 10:59 PM.

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    The situation that the millionaire's minimum tax addresses: where hedge fund managers and the like pay a lower rate than the middle class.
    I'm going to ask you a question..... Is there anything ILLEGAL about what these hedge fund managers and the like are doing to "hide" their income from taxation? Is it really any different than when some middle class wage earner gives $500 to their favorite charity right at the end of the year, or sticks it in an IRA or other non-taxable investment to "hide" it from the Tax Man; or is it just a difference in the numbers on the check? So far as I'm aware, what these people are doing is perfectly LEGAL, just as the different things that I do to try and "hide" some portion of my $65K a year from the Feds is.

    If you want to close the loopholes that allow these people to "hide" that money, that's one thing. You MIGHT even get me to agree to some of those closures. What you will not EVER get me to agree to is raising taxes on a group that already pays a much higher percentage of the overall revenue of the Government than any other group in the country; and do so in a disproportionate ratio to their percentage of the population.

    Again, if we would be willing to REDUCE THE ILLEGAL, IMMORAL, and UNCONSTITUTIONAL spending, and we still need more revenue, I'll stand right there with you and demand that MY OWN TAXES be RAISED. However, while we are spending on these items which were never intended to be part of the Federal Budget, I will not agre to a single penny of additional revenue for the Federal Government.

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    And, disagree on the flat tax.
    That's fine. I didn't expect that you would agree with me on that, considering your prior comments.

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    You should take a wander through Glen Beck's webpage; heard he was selling some food backpacks for apocalyptic type scenarios which last you about 2 weeks. After that, you need to rely on the flesh of human corpses and grass.
    I live on a farm that has apple and pear trees, livestock, and a pond full of fish and woods full of deer rabbits, doves and quail

    I am going to be eating for a lot longer than 2 weeks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I live on a farm that has apple and pear trees, livestock, and a pond full of fish and woods full of deer rabbits, doves and quail

    I am going to be eating for a lot longer than 2 weeks.
    So turtles do invest in ponds. Good for you, sounds quite nice.

    For me, now, it's the city. Maybe one day...

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    So turtles do invest in ponds. Good for you, sounds quite nice.

    For me, now, it's the city. Maybe one day...
    You'd never catch me living in Obamaville



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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I'm going to ask you a question..... Is there anything ILLEGAL about what these hedge fund managers and the like are doing
    Convicted trader Zvi Goffer deserves no mercy--US


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The talk is always about tax increases and never about spending cuts.
    Thats because liberals and globalists in office do not want to give up that spending.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Should the Buffett Rule" be made law?

    Please point out the part of the article where it talks about TAX EVASION, not insider trading. My comment was about the TAX issue, as you would have realized if you'd quoted the entire sentence rather than your hand-picked section of it.

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