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 haymarket View Post
    100% in support of making that change. While it is not the be all and end all of tax reform, it is a beginning that is long overdue.
    Of course you do-you have consistently demanded the rich pay more and more and more and more

    BTW who pays an effective rate of 30% who is not a millionaire already.

    ball players who are making 12 million or so a year (ie all earned income) pay that range of effective federal income taxes. NO ONE in the middle class pays an effective rate of 30%

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    You haven't been paying attention? Haymarket long ago declared that just because he was wrong in the real world of effective tax rates didn't mean he couldn't also be right in the make-believe world of nominal tax rates.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You haven't been paying attention? Haymarket long ago declared that just because he was wrong in the real world of effective tax rates didn't mean he couldn't also be right in the make-believe world of nominal tax rates.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Of course you do-you have consistently demanded the rich pay more and more and more and more
    You conveniently only tell part of my stance since I have advocated all earners paying an tax increase.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    You haven't been paying attention? Haymarket long ago declared that just because he was wrong in the real world of effective tax rates didn't mean he couldn't also be right in the make-believe world of nominal tax rates.
    That makes no sense even my your standards.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    I'm for it. The gap between the wealthy and middle class has been ever increasing in recent years. If it prevents the gap from increasing to an even greater degree, and raises revenue, that's a good thing.
    "The measure off intelligence is the ability to change." Albert Einstein

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    It is a necessary correction of one of the components of supply side economics this country has suffered from. It is long overdue!
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You conveniently only tell part of my stance since I have advocated all earners paying an tax increase.
    however, the schemes you advocate would massively increase taxes on the rich

    for example making all inheritances taxed as income meaning every dollar a rich person gets would be taxed at 35% rather than what happens now where only an estate over 5 million gets taxed and at 35% AFTER 5 million

    you also want dividend income taxed first at the 35% corporate rate and then at 40% for those in the top one percent which almost triples taxes on the rich while it really doesn't raise it much on most americans

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosie1 View Post
    I'm for it. The gap between the wealthy and middle class has been ever increasing in recent years. If it prevents the gap from increasing to an even greater degree, and raises revenue, that's a good thing.
    Not even the most avid fans of Obumble and his tax scheme have stated it will do that

    indeed, Obumble's paid butt boys are now saying the main reason for this idiocy is "Fairness" rather than revenue.

    I have a great idea-lets have REAL FAIRNESS

    make all the slackers who PAY NOTHING pay 30% as well

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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?
    Where is the crime in being legally rich?

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