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 Catawba View Post
    Your disdain for voters and the working class has been noted for years now.
    Yes, telling everyone they ought to either pay for what they use or NOT demand what they cannot pay for is called disdain in the minds of the far left.You constantly appeal to polls where the masses say others ought to pay more tax. Yes, I have disdain for those who think their very existence is a just claim on the property and labor of others

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    I read your link. It didn't say that those were Bush tax cuts, and we all know about Obama's support for GE.
    You missed this: "between 2008 and 2011"

    Additionally:

    Bush quietly signs corporate tax-cut bill

    "With no fanfare, President Bush Friday signed the most sweeping rewrite of corporate tax law in nearly two decades, showering $136 billion in new tax breaks on businesses, farmers and other groups.

    Intended to end a bitter trade war with Europe, the election-year measure was described by supporters as critically necessary to aid beleaguered manufacturers who have suffered 2.7 million lost jobs over the past four years.

    But opponents charged that the tax package had grown into a massive giveaway that will add to the complexity of the tax system and end up rewarding multinational companies that move jobs overseas."

    "The centerpiece is $76.5 billion in new tax relief for the battered manufacturing sector, but manufacturing is broadly defined to include not just factories but also oil and gas producers, engineering, construction and architectural firms and large farming operations.

    The bill also includes a $5 billion tax break primarily for residents of seven states that have no income tax. The measure allows taxpayers to take a deduction for sales tax instead."

    Bush quietly signs corporate tax-cut bill - Business - Stocks & economy - msnbc.com
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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?
    Please ask a mod to insert your link and quote describing what the buffet rule is into your OP, as some of us do not know.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Yes, telling everyone they ought to either pay for what they use or NOT demand what they cannot pay for is called disdain in the minds of the far left.You constantly appeal to polls where the masses say others ought to pay more tax. Yes, I have disdain for those who think their very existence is a just claim on the property and labor of others
    You are still under the delusion that the rich don't receive the most benefit of the government, eh?
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    You are still under the delusion that the rich don't receive the most benefit of the government, eh?



    What benefit do I get from the government? I make money, I buy the **** I want. In lieu of not because of, The Government.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    There IS no Buffet rule. Neal Boortz explained it yesterday. The same rules apply to both Buffet and his secretary.

    Capital gains are taxed at a certain rate--for both.
    Wages are taxed at a certain rate--for both.

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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    The rule is a joke. Did anyone stop to consider that the reason it won't raise any revenue is because the majority of millionaires already pay an effective tax rate close to 30%? When the rule was first proposed it could be somewhat rationalized as a revenue raiser. Now that it's been shown that it would take a year to raise the equivalent of one day's debt issuance, the President has pivoted to his usual topic of "fairness". I fear the day when policy is enacted purely because our President thinks it's fair.
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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    What benefit do I get from the government? I make money, I buy the **** I want. In lieu of not because of, The Government.
    Why the Rich Should Pay Higher Taxes

    "The very rich benefit most from national security, government-funded research, infrastructure, and property laws. Defending the country benefits the rich more, because they have more to defend. Taxpayer-funded research at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (the Internet), the National Institute of Health (pharmaceuticals), and the National Science Foundation (the Digital Library Initiative) has laid a half-century foundation for their idea-building. The interstates and airports and FAA and TSA benefit people who have the money to travel."

    "Finally, back to the tax statistics. Why should financial earnings (i.e., capital gains) be taxed less than wage earnings from actual work? The richest 10% of Americans own over 80% of the stocks, the gains from which are taxed at a 15% rate. Most wage earners pay more.

    Furthermore, over the past 15 years millionaires have seen their income tax rates drop from 30% to 22%. During approximately the same time period, American economic growth declined from an annual 3.2 percent rate to 1.7 percent. Lower taxes for the rich do not lead to productivity.

    Will the rich stop investing or move to another country if their taxes are increased? Not likely. They have it too good here. As Warren Buffett recently stated, "I have worked with investors for 60 years and I have yet to see anyone - not even when capital gains rates were 39.9 percent in 1976-77 - shy away from a sensible investment because of the tax rate on the potential gain."

    Mr. Buffett is admitting what everyone else is beginning to realize. The rich take much more than they pay for."

    Why the Rich Should Pay Higher Taxes | Common Dreams
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Most voters think someone else ought to pay for the government they want
    Most Rich people think they should be able to dictate the type of government that the rest of us get.


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    Re: What are your feelings on the Buffet Rule?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Most Rich people think they should be able to dictate the type of government that the rest of us get.


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    any proof of that idiocy

    and more importantly, the rich are not on the same page politically

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