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 TurtleDude View Post
    still too much
    Tell that to your grandchildren when they pick up the tab for what we refuse to do today.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Tell that to your grandchildren when they pick up the tab for what we refuse to do today.
    Its you and your side that wants more and more government that NO TAX plan can fund, not me. Its your heroes who started this mess with the New Deal, not mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    FORTY BILLION DOLLARS is a great deal of money. The far right gets apoplectic about far far less in their campaign for financial responsibility.


    That's over ten years.... But i must thank you for demonstrating my point. The buffet rule is simple dependent class warfare that is emotional in nature, and has litttle to do with actual deficit reduction. Kudos to you :thumbs;
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    It is immaterial if the fair tax rate actually increases revenue,IMO.
    Tax rate must always be fair, something beyond the ken of conservatives.
    In order to improve the economy we must "bring home" the money.
    There is too much in Arabia, Mexico, China.
    We can and must out-compete these nations.
    Some environmental , and OSHA standards may have to be relaxed...There is such a thing as progressing too fast.
    Education must be bought(kicking and screaming) into the 21st century.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Most voters think someone else ought to pay for the government they want
    Considering that more than one percent vote for the government economic schemes set up to benefit the one percent, I would say you are correct.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    These are are the Bush tax cuts that Obama proposes ending:

    "Citizens for Tax Justice, which advocates steeper corporate taxes, said it surveyed major U.S. companies and found that 26 on average paid no net federal income taxes between 2008 and 2011, among them General Electric and Duke Energy ."

    Read more: Companies Use Popular Provision to Avoid Income Taxes
    I read your link. It didn't say that those were Bush tax cuts, and we all know about Obama's support for GE.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Its you and your side that wants more and more government that NO TAX plan can fund, not me. Its your heroes who started this mess with the New Deal, not mine
    I can only speak for myself - I want as little of government as is necessary. I also want to start paying that debt so my grandchildren do not get stuck with the tab. That means tax increases for everyone.
    And that includes both you and me.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by gingern44 View Post
    And yet we constantly hear that this legislation will do nothing to help the middle class. Unless you think this adm will "earmark" these funds for deficit reduction, which will never happen.

    The results are obvious. Once again we will aim to make these megacorps pay more, they will use their armies of lawyers and accountants to game the system and small and mid size business people will get hammered. Happens every time. And at the end of it all we get is less economic activity and more govt spending.

    I've said it before, giving the fed govt more money is like reloading a gun for a monkey.
    If you think the GOP plans to increase military spending and cutting taxes for the rich even further solves anything, Romney is your man!
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Most voters think someone else ought to pay for the government they want
    Your disdain for voters and the working class has been noted for years now.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Considering that more than one percent vote for the government economic schemes set up to benefit the one percent, I would say you are correct.
    so it is your belief that the top one percent wouldn't be doing well but for "what"? They'd be doing a lot better if the rest of the country paid its share of taxes rather than having low taxes because the wealthy carry so much of the burden

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