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Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:21 PM

 

To Republicans/Conservatives, the Buffett Rule is 'Far Left'

Conservatives, like the author of the below article at IBD, are trying to claim that the Buffett rule is 'Far Left'. All the Buffett rule is about is that the Rich should not pay a lower tax rate than the rest of us. That's it. According to Conservatives, that is "Far Left". Put another way, this should only bother you if you think the Rich should pay a LOWER percentage of taxes than the rest of us. That is where Republicans and Conservatives are right now.

http://news.investors.com/article/607313/201204101835/obama-buffett-rule-will-not-cut-deficit.htm

Centerpiece Of Obama Re-election Campaign Is Far Left

Tax Policy: It looks like the "Buffett Rule" will be at the heart of Barack Obama's re-election campaign. Is that a winning game plan? Three years of the politics of envy haven't exactly put the economy back on track.

From Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, the president mounted his tax fairness hobby horse on Tuesday and yet again pushed for a Buffett Rule that would add a punitive tax on the wealthiest Americans.

"Do we want to keep giving tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans like me, or Warren Buffett, or Bill Gates people who don't need them and never asked for them?" Obama asked. "Or do we want to keep investing in things that will grow our economy and keep us secure? That's the choice."

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More at above link, if you can stomach it

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banned from Kos Apr 2012 #1
stevenleser Apr 2012 #3
aquart Apr 2012 #2
stevenleser Apr 2012 #4
justgamma Apr 2012 #5
GoCubsGo Apr 2012 #6

Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:24 PM

1. They're idiots. The Buffett Rule makes the tax code FLATTER

 

Flat Tax, you GOP assholes! Just like Steve Forbes wants!

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Response to banned from Kos (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:29 PM

3. I knew the Republicans would abandon the idea of a Flat tax once they understood it.

 

The 1% is paying around 15% right now. We need to get them in the 25%-30% range with the rest of us.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 08:27 PM

2. Anything that doesn't worship the wealthy is blasphemy to Cash Christians.

THEIR Jesus brought the moneylenders INTO the temple and redecorated the space to suit them.

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Response to aquart (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 09:24 PM

4. I think you mean Ayn Rand. LOL!

 

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:50 PM

5. They should just keep playing

the Reagan clip of him saying the same thing, over and over. Really make their heads explode.

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Response to stevenleser (Original post)

Tue Apr 10, 2012, 10:55 PM

6. That would make Reagan a socialistliberalcommie.

Thom Hartmann has been playing clips of Reagan supporting what is basically the Buffet Rule. St. Ronnie would not even be accepted in his own party today.

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