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 winston53660 View Post
    What about toal taxe?
    What do total taxes have to do with income?
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    that was my point.
    The Obamatards pretend that the entire tax system is not progressive enough so they want to make the one federal tax that was "intended" to be progressive even more progressive to make up for all the other taxes that were not intended to be progressive. Its idiotic. Its like saying the rich don't pay enough extra in gasoline tax so we will tack on a 10K a year surcharge on their FICA taxes to make up for them paying the same amount per gallon as other people in gasoline taxes

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The Obamatards pretend that the entire tax system is not progressive enough so they want to make the one federal tax that was "intended" to be progressive even more progressive to make up for all the other taxes that were not intended to be progressive. Its idiotic. Its like saying the rich don't pay enough extra in gasoline tax so we will tack on a 10K a year surcharge on their FICA taxes to make up for them paying the same amount per gallon as other people in gasoline taxes
    I just want the discussion to be honest. Income Tax to Income tax. Effective tax rate to Effective tax rate. Tax bracket to Tax bracket.
    I am a science guy. You have to compare like quantities. Comparing Total tax to Income Tax is the same as comparing Pascals to Newtons.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    I just want the discussion to be honest. Income Tax to Income tax. Effective tax rate to Effective tax rate. Tax bracket to Tax bracket.
    I am a science guy. You have to compare like quantities. Comparing Total tax to Income Tax is the same as comparing Pascals to Newtons.
    true, but you have posters whining that their total tax bill takes a higher percentage of their income than Mitt's tax on his investment income

    1) it doesn't matter since he pays more federal taxes in a year then they pay in their lives

    2) and you are right its oozing dishonesty

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Republic Now! View Post
    What do total taxes have to do with income?
    Thats what your levied taxs on...income...

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Thats what your levied taxs on...income...
    Sales tax are levied on exchange of goods. Sales taxes are based on how much you buy, not how much income you have. If you want so badly for taxes to be based purely on income, then eliminate all forms of taxes but income tax. I'm sure investors, like Buffet, would love that.

    Also, I think you're confusing income with assets. You pay your taxes with assets. If you have no income for a year and buy a candy bar with a dollar you have from three years ago you got for helping an old lady with her groceries, that dollar bill was income when you received it, became assets when you kept it, and was levied for the exchange of the candy bar in sales tax, as an asset.
    Last edited by Republic Now!; 04-20-12 at 10:37 PM. Reason: Spelling errors and clarification of point
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