View Poll Results: Your opinion of the Buffet Rule

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  • It will hurt job creators

    15 30.00%
  • It will raise revenue and help the economy

    27 54.00%
  • It will promote laziness

    7 14.00%
  • It is the definition of socialism

    8 16.00%
  • It will help close the gap between the middle class and rich

    20 40.00%
  • It punishes the upper tier of social darwinism

    6 12.00%
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Thread: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Welp...let see who's not paying FIT



    Alright now. We see who's not paying. Can anybody offer LEGITIMATE REASONS why these various groups aren't paying.

    And if possible...leave off the snide bull**** remarks and attempt to talk about this without unless slams.


    It looks like the great majority are in or near poverty.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It looks like the great majority are in or near poverty.
    should those who are unable through their own fault or even no fault of their own be telling other people that those other people ought to pay more?

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    should those who are unable through their own fault or even no fault of their own be telling other people that those other people ought to pay more?



    "From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage." Alexander Fraser Tyler, a Scottish born British lawyer and writer (1747-1813).

    OR...

    Someone once wrote:


    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

    Is the above how you see it TD?
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    "From bondage to spiritual faith; From spiritual faith to great courage; From courage to liberty; From liberty to abundance; From abundance to selfishness; From selfishness to apathy; From apathy to dependence; From dependence back into bondage." Alexander Fraser Tyler, a Scottish born British lawyer and writer (1747-1813).

    sounds like a combination of a Byrds Song (Turn turn turn) and "Where have all the flowers gone"

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sounds like a combination of a Byrds Song (Turn turn turn) and "Where have all the flowers gone"
    Well...I had to jump back and add a little to my post. And turn turn turn ...sounds about right. But there are a lot of theories on where the flowers have gone.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    should those who are unable through their own fault or even no fault of their own be telling other people that those other people ought to pay more?
    Most of them don't even vote, much less have leisure time to tell other people their political views.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Well...I had to jump back and add a little to my post. And turn turn turn ...sounds about right. But there are a lot of theories on where the flowers have gone.
    could have been eaten by herds of alpacas for example or merely rabbits

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Most of them don't even vote, much less have leisure time to tell other people their political views.
    true, rather they "spokespeople" tend to be rich trustafarians and Mercedes Marxists

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, rather they "spokespeople" tend to be rich trustafarians and Mercedes Marxists
    So...TD, did you catch the part I had to add...with Turn Turn Turn and Where have all the flowers gone?

    Here...


    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

    Is this what you see happening....in your humble opinion?

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true, rather they "spokespeople" tend to be rich trustafarians and Mercedes Marxists
    That would the far right view, the liberal view is what is best for our economy and our fellow citizens.
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