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Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:27 PM

 

There is no hypocrisy when it comes to personal wealth and calling for higher taxes.

To put it into perspective.

Bill Clinton: My Life 15 million The top income tax rate when he took office was 28%. Under his leadership it was raised to ove 38%.

Hillary Clinton: Hard Choices 14 million One of her common themes was raising taxes on the wealthy.

Barack Obama: Dreams From My Father over 6 million. He made more than that from the combination of Audacity of Hope and Of Thee I Sing: A Letter To My Daughters. Obama and Democrats in Congress raised taxes on the wealthiest Americans almost immediately after he took office.

I donít see any hypocrisy. I would point out the massive difference in demand.

Additionally, these individuals also received substantial income from other areas.





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Reply There is no hypocrisy when it comes to personal wealth and calling for higher taxes. (Original post)
WeekiWater Apr 2019 OP
LAS14 Apr 2019 #1
MaryMagdaline Apr 2019 #2
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #3
W_HAMILTON Apr 2019 #4
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #5
W_HAMILTON Apr 2019 #6
WeekiWater Apr 2019 #7

Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:30 PM

1. Absolutely. We want structural change, and many of the wealthiest genuinely...

 

... want it too. You don't have to prove your desire for structural change by unilaterally giving away most of your money.
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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:37 PM

2. Agree. Bernie's not living high off the hog and his heart is with poor people

 

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:53 PM

3. I think the guy is living pretty high off the hog.

 

I also think he wants to considerably raise taxes on the wealthy, including himself.
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Response to WeekiWater (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:55 PM

4. There is...

 

...when you call for raising taxes on """the millionaires and the billionaires""" until you become a millionaire yourself and then you are suddenly for raising taxes on just """the billionaires""" or maybe """the multi-millionaires."""
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 08:59 PM

5. I will bet that the fundraising letter he sends out tonight...

 

Railing against the oligarchs and establishment elite, will contain the word millionaires.
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Response to WeekiWater (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:01 PM

6. That's not saying much, now that everyone is calling him out for it.

 

Why did he change his rhetoric back a couple of years ago to begin with, when he himself became part of the same millionaire and billionaire class that he had previously been railing against?
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 15, 2019, 09:09 PM

7. I strongly dislike Sanders.

 

I want him to pack up and imagine his sweet waterfront psd is a commune. I also like to be accurate when I state my issues with him. I can find time after time where he says millionaires as he is yelling at walls over the last couple of years.

I donít see it as hypocrisy that he does change it every now and then. He might not even know he is. He is running himself into the ground.

Additionally, he is a multi-millionaire and will only be adding to it.
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