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 lunchbox View Post
    Where is the crime in being legally rich?
    The rich only have the tax breaks they do because politicians convinced voters they should vote for them as it would increase jobs. We mistakenly thought they meant jobs here in America and voted for the tax cuts for the rich. Since that was not the case, there is no incentive for the working class to continue to vote for those who promise to increase the tax breaks for the rich.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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


    I know these numbers seem small to guys like you. You probably make $10,000 bets all the time too.

    I'll be glad to see these cuts go to, That trilion is probably low because of the Bush Recession, I bet we can count on $1.5 Trillion more revenue in the next 10 years from ending these cuts alone.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The rich only have the tax breaks they do because politicians convinced voters they should vote for them as it would increase jobs. We mistakenly thought they meant jobs here in America and voted for the tax cuts for the rich. Since that was not the case, there is no incentive for the working class to continue to vote for those who promise to increase the tax breaks for the rich.
    how can you claim the rich have "tax breaks" when the top one to two percent are the only group that pays more of the income tax burden than their share of the income?

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post


    I know these numbers seem small to guys like you. You probably make $10,000 bets all the time too.
    I relegate your posts to the dungheap when you claim tax cuts COST anyone money

    the top one percent pay more income taxes than 70% of the country

    the inability of those who want more government to pay for what they demand others fund is what REALLY costs us money

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The rich only have the tax breaks they do because politicians convinced voters they should vote for them as it would increase jobs. We mistakenly thought they meant jobs here in America and voted for the tax cuts for the rich. Since that was not the case, there is no incentive for the working class to continue to vote for those who promise to increase the tax breaks for the rich.
    You go where the rent's cheapest, Catawba, and it looks like our corporate landlords just took over the #1 spot.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    how can you claim the rich have "tax breaks" when the top one to two percent are the only group that pays more of the income tax burden than their share of the income?
    You are apparently unable to understand that record wealth means record taxes paid, and that it has absolutely nothing to do with the lowered tax rates for the rich on all income, including capital gains and inheritance. Fortunately, most voters are able to understand this.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    You go where the rent's cheapest, Catawba, and it looks like our corporate landlords just took over the #1 spot.

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    Sorry, it doesn't pass the sniff test.........

    "Nearly 300 of the nation's most profitable companies paid an average tax rate of 18.5 percent from 2008 to 2010, less than half of the 35 percent corporate tax rate, according to a study by the Citizens for Tax Justice released Thursday. Of the 280 companies, 78 studied paid a tax rate of zero or less during at least one year of the three year period."

    Thirty Of America's Most Profitable Companies Paid 'Less Than Zero' In Income Taxes In Last 3 Years: Report
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Sorry, it doesn't pass the sniff test.........

    "Nearly 300 of the nation's most profitable companies paid an average tax rate of 18.5 percent from 2008 to 2010, less than half of the 35 percent corporate tax rate, according to a study by the Citizens for Tax Justice released Thursday. Of the 280 companies, 78 studied paid a tax rate of zero or less during at least one year of the three year period."

    Thirty Of America's Most Profitable Companies Paid 'Less Than Zero' In Income Taxes In Last 3 Years: Report
    I'm talking about the corporations that don't have an army of lawyers searching for loopholes. They are the one's stuck in the 39.2% bracket.

    If you have a problem with Corporate America, go yell at Barack Obama's leading constituents, first -- GE was sprinkled throughout your Huffington Post resource.
    Last edited by lunchbox; 04-12-12 at 02:10 AM.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    I'm talking about the corporations that don't have an army of lawyers searching for loopholes. They are the one's stuck in the 39.2% bracket.

    If you have a problem with Corporate America, go yell at Barack Obama's leading constituents, first -- GE was sprinkled throughout your Huffington Post resource.
    I am talking about corporations that play by the rules, thanks to the loopholes that allow corporations to profit by outsourcing American jobs.

    BTW, GE was getting the tax breaks under the George Bush tax code, which the president has proposed changing. If you are for the rich, vote for the King of the 1% - Romney.

    For myself, I care more about looking out for the working class and our economy.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    The only buffet rule should be that it's all you can eat.

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