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 mpg View Post
    No one is disputing that, and that's not what I asked you to support with data. You claimed that lower taxes on the wealthy resulted in less money for the middle class. Do you have any data to support that claim? I won't ask you again.
    He operates under the myth of zero sum gain or pure class warfare that holds that every dollar I own or is not taking from me by a malignant government is one less dollar that he will have (but what he deserves)

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Cat, the irony is...the rich can't be rich without the poor. So if the poor class continues to rise, it's bad news for the government, but not bad news for the rich.

    If everybody got an even share of all the wealth that exists in America...everybody would be doomed to poverty....eventually. Think about it.
    No one has suggested an even share of wealth. However, having a consumer class well off enough to a make our consumer based economy work is necessary.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    No one is disputing that, and that's not what I asked you to support with data. You claimed that lower taxes on the wealthy resulted in less money for the middle class. Do you have any data to support that claim? I won't ask you again.
    You will have to quote where I said that. It is has increased the National Debt that the working class is on the hook for however. What it hasn't done as advertised is create jobs, not in this country anyway. The tax breaks we provided for the wealthy were used to create jobs overseas.

    Now the GOP is proposing that seniors will have to take the hit for the debt caused by 30 years of tax breaks for the wealthy.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You will have to quote where I said that. It is has increased the National Debt that the working class is on the hook for however. What it hasn't done as advertised is create jobs, not in this country anyway. The tax breaks we provided for the wealthy were used to create jobs overseas.
    Lol... There is no jobs going overseas problem. Its only rhetoric. The vast majority of jobs that were here are still here with many new fields/companies that popped up since thirty years ago.

    Now the GOP is proposing that seniors will have to take the hit for the debt caused by 30 years of tax breaks for the wealthy.
    Tax cuts do not cause debt, spending does. Simply logic will tell you this. Simple logic will also tell you that cutting taxing while increasing spending raising debt, but it will still weigh on spending. So what is the problem again? Say it with me....spending..

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    He operates under the myth of zero sum gain or pure class warfare that holds that every dollar I own or is not taking from me by a malignant government is one less dollar that he will have (but what he deserves
    Lets also add that they also believe in the idea of hording money so that everyone else just can't get it. Even if they also argue that the rich build useless empty homes. Apparently, they built these empty homes with slave labor and got the supplies through some sort of exchange that didn't need currency.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    As you know, Congress will be taking a look at the Buffet rule in the upcoming days. How do you feel about it?

    Well when I eat too much I really DO gain weight so thats a problem. Im also concerned about the seafood. Is it REALLY fresh!? And what about those dishes with mayo? Let me tell YOU, Ive had long nights in the washroom and I think its due to improper temperature control. And those damn crab legs! Seriously theres no MEAT in there! Dont get me started on their faux ice cream.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    This would actually simplify things quite a bit. After hitting $1 million in AGI, it's a flat tax. Every dollar over $1 million is taxed at the exact same rate.

    Granted though that the bulk of the tax law is not relevant to individuals directly.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You ought to take that crap to the conspiracy thread section where it belongs. Why did your messiah continue that war then?
    The GOP war on Iraq was on behalf of big oil, the most profitable industry in the history of the world.

    Not to mention the fact that the Iraq war was not exactly a GOP, or Bush war. 81 democrats in the House voted for the bill. Without the dem vote, Saddam would still be in power.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    The GOP war on Iraq was on behalf of big oil, the most profitable industry in the history of the world.

    Not to mention the fact that the Iraq war was not exactly a GOP, or Bush war. 81 democrats in the House voted for the bill. Without the dem vote, Saddam would still be in power.

    A majority of Congressional Democrats voted against the Iraq war vs an almost unanimous majority of Republicans that voted for the war. Romney stated that the president withdrew troops from Iraq too soon. Romney has proposed to increase spending on the military/industrial complex, for which we already spend nearly as much as the rest of the world combined.

    Thanks, but no thanks!
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    A majority of Congressional Democrats voted against the Iraq war vs an almost unanimous majority of Republicans that voted for the war. Romney stated that the president withdrew troops from Iraq too soon. Romney has proposed to increase spending on the military/industrial complex, for which we already spend nearly as much as the rest of the world combined.

    Thanks, but no thanks!
    why is your master still at war over there?

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