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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Not so. Buffett is a fine example of Democrats wanting to pay their share, certainly not Romney, hell for all we know Romney probably won't show his tax returns because he probably hasn't been paying any taxes.
    You are joking right? What was the last check Buffett wrote to the IRS because he thought he wasn't paying enough? Oh wait, doesn't one of his companies OWE millions in back taxes? Yep.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You are joking right? What was the last check Buffett wrote to the IRS because he thought he wasn't paying enough? Oh wait, doesn't one of his companies OWE millions in back taxes? Yep.
    Maybe you should ask the question about Romney, when was the last time he paid taxes?

    1. Romney may not have paid any taxes. As Kevin Drum suggested yesterday, "[T]here are probably multiple years in which Romney paid no taxes at all. This would very definitively be a Bad Thing, so he really doesn't have any choice but to take the heat instead." This would also apply if he paid almost nothing in taxes, thanks to various tax-avoidance schemes.
    2. Romney may have made even more money from Bain. Before his "retroactive" retirement, Romney made "more than $100,000" a year from his firm for, according to him, doing absolutely no work whatsoever. But as Michael Tomasky noted, we don't know how much more than $100,000 he made in compensation. If it's significantly more, that could be awfully embarrassing.
    3. Romney may have had to pay fines. If he tried to skirt American tax laws in the past and got caught, the returns might show penalties, fines, and/or back tax payments.
    4. Romney may have additional offshore investments. We know about the shell corporation in Bermuda, the cash in the Caymans, and the Swiss bank account because of the one year's worth of returns. If Romney considered himself an International Man of Mystery for a long while, there may be other foreign holdings he'd prefer to conceal.
    5. Romney may have taken some problematic deductions. Did he give money to controversial charities? Did he take deductions on his family's fancy horses? Something else?
    Romney's rationale for his hidden tax returns - The Maddow Blog



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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    Not so. Buffett is a fine example of Democrats wanting to pay their share, certainly not Romney, hell for all we know Romney probably won't show his tax returns because he probably hasn't been paying any taxes.
    buffett is great to show the dishonesty of the dems

    Buffett structures his salary so he pays as little as possible and then whines about it

    Buffett supports taking 55% of every dollar over one million from the estates of somewhat wealthy people but he has set up his estate so the government gets ZERO


    YOu all are just jealous or spiteful towards the rich and ignore the fact that the rich pay too much taxes so people like you can have too much government that you pay way too little for

    Buffett wants love and power. His schemes give him both and kill off his competition

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    You are joking right? What was the last check Buffett wrote to the IRS because he thought he wasn't paying enough? Oh wait, doesn't one of his companies OWE millions in back taxes? Yep.
    Its fun seeing the "tax the rich" more envious legions ass kiss Buffett thinking he really wants to help THEM

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    The left quoting Maddow is like the right quoting Limbaugh. Zero traction.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    The left quoting Maddow is like the right quoting Limbaugh. Zero traction.
    That's rich. Comparing a blowhard pig that didn't even go to college, who yaks on a radio talk show, to someone the LA Times named "The Best of Television's 2008 Top Ten Political newcomers of 2008, and who has a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and a Phd in Political Science from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Yep, only a very uninformed right-winger would make that sort of comparison.



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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    That's rich. Comparing a blowhard pig that didn't even go to college, who yaks on a radio talk show, to someone the LA Times named "The Best of Television's 2008 Top Ten Political newcomers of 2008, and who has a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and a Phd in Political Science from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Yep, only a very uninformed right-winger would make that sort of comparison.
    I love the worshipping of far left Madcow. Coulter's academics are as good or better than MadCows and yet the loony left insults her.


    AND A LEFTWING newspaper praising a far left commentator

    HOLY CRAP THAT IS NEWSWORTHY

    how many awards has Rush earned compared to Madcow?

    and its great seeing you lefties make a big deal about degrees.

    Oh Jindhal was a Rhodes scholar too

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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    That's rich. Comparing a blowhard pig that didn't even go to college, who yaks on a radio talk show, to someone the LA Times named "The Best of Television's 2008 Top Ten Political newcomers of 2008, and who has a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and a Phd in Political Science from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Yep, only a very uninformed right-winger would make that sort of comparison.
    Just because Maddow has an education does not mean she is not full of ****. Would you think more of what Rush says if he did go and get an education?
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I love the worshipping of far left Madcow. Coulter's academics are as good or better than MadCows and yet the loony left insults her.

    Madcow???? The radio shock jock????? I thought it was MANCOW?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mancow

    Matthew Erich "Mancow" Muller (born 21 June 1966) is an American radio and television personality. He is best known for Mancow's Morning Madhouse, formerly on Rock 103.5 and WKQX-FM (Q101), both Chicago-based radio shows that have been nationally syndicated mostly in small markets by Talk Radio Network. Muller's career with Q101 was ended in July 2006, when Marv Nyren, Vice President and General Manager of Emmis Radio, in Chicago, announced, "We've decided that the time has come for us to develop a morning show that will better serve the needs and sensibilities of this audience."[1] On October 22, 2008, WLS in Chicago announced that Muller would join that station as a weekday radio talk show host, in the 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. time slot, beginning on 27 October 2008. Muller continued to host his nationally syndicated morning radio program.[2] However Robert Feder reported that Muller was fired on February 10, 2010.[3] Muller hosted a Sunday night show on WABC-AM from September 2010 until October 2011, when he was let go following Cumulus Media's acquisition of WABC-AM parent Citadel Broadcasting.[4]
    Yup - as I thought - it is indeed MANCOW.
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    Re: Is paying your taxes Patriotic?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Madcow???? The radio shock jock????? I thought it was MANCOW?

    Mancow Muller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    Yup - as I thought - it is indeed MANCOW.
    Just because she is full of bull doesn't mean she's a man. Madcow fits better

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