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  • It will raise revenue and help the economy

    27 54.00%
  • It will promote laziness

    7 14.00%
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    8 16.00%
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    That's the heart of the Ryan Plan, which has already passed the House twice. I think you may be overly-cynical here

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That's the heart of the Ryan Plan, which has already passed the House twice. I think you may be overly-cynical here
    No, I'm pretty sure I'm being properly cynical.

    Too many members of Congress get too much money from too many interests. And nothing stops a future Congress from voting for exemptions then. Which is probably why the GOP has no problem with passing it in the House. They vote for it now and get all the media coverage for their constituents, but then go back on it by providing exemptions in other bills later.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    and here's another one:

    Putting The Buffet Rule In Place Would DECREASE Federal Revenues By $793.3 Bn Over The Next Ten Years

    and that's before you add the inevitable behavior changes.



    Its not about revenue...its about evening the playing field and fairness...and the buffet rule makes it fairer

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That's the heart of the Ryan Plan, which has already passed the House twice. I think you may be overly-cynical here

    Ryans plan is as DOA as it was the first time it passed...only this time it will help obamas campaign...

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Ryans plan is as DOA as it was the first time it passed...only this time it will help obamas campaign...
    welcome back dude.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    welcome back dude.
    Thanks Still...

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Buffet Rule?

    Don't take more than you can eat.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Its not about revenue...its about evening the playing field and fairness...and the buffet rule makes it fairer
    so it's not about the deficit... but it's about the fact that adding 4.5% to the top income bracket will "make it fair"? really? currently taxes aren't "fair", but an additional 4.5% is what get's us there?


    but let's talk about fair:

    In the United States, a progressive tax system is employed which equates to higher income earners paying a larger percentage of their income in taxes. According to the IRS, the top 1% of income earners for 2008 paid 38% of income tax revenue, while earning 20% of the income reported.[46] The top 5% of income earners paid 59% of the total income tax revenue, while earning 35% of the income reported.[46] The top 10% paid 70%, earning 46% and the top 25% paid 86%, earning 67%. The top 50% paid 97%, earning 87% and leaving the bottom 50% paying 3% of the taxes collected and earning 13% of the income reported.[46]
    Yup, I'd have to agree - this doesn't sound fair at all.
    Last edited by cpwill; 04-14-12 at 10:48 PM.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Its not about revenue...its about evening the playing field and fairness...and the buffet rule makes it fairer
    complete idiocy

    if you want fairness why should the rich pay more than others
    and why is a higher rate "fair"

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    so it's not about the deficit... but it's about the fact that adding 4.5% to the top income bracket will "make it fair"? really? currently taxes aren't "fair", but an additional 4.5% is what get's us there?


    but let's talk about fair:



    Yup, I'd have to agree - this doesn't sound fair at all.
    fair is a term people who don't pay enough taxes to cover what they want in government services use to justify making those who already pay too much paying even more

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