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Stop coddling the super-rich: Buffett

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posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 06:16 PM
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ahh good ole buffett... who placed a 5 billion dollar bet in GS during 2008 in which he is still making money off of (in the tune of over a billion in profit). He bet that US government would bail out GS after LB fell (spending with debt money to do so), and now he agrees to raise taxes? Maybe he could stop being a hypocrite, with both the hedging and the fact he's paying half the tax rate of those who make a fraction of a percentage of his own income.




posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 08:52 PM
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reply to post by grey580
 


He ment others,not himself



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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maybe he should start by not paying his secretary a lousy $60,000 a year and triple the salary of everybody who works for him.



posted on Aug, 16 2011 @ 02:40 AM
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Originally posted by Gannicus
Why doesnt he lead by example and send a 5 billion dollar check to Washington?


You've never overpaid your taxes, have you? Of course not. The government would just hand him a $5 billion check next April.


Originally posted by randomname
maybe he should start by not paying his secretary a lousy $60,000 a year and triple the salary of everybody who works for him.


The trickle down theorist realizes the real problem with seeing it; the rich don't have to give up their money to create jobs or raise wages. Cut social programs because we're "broke" but allow those millionaires and billionaires that lower tax rate because they'll surely create jobs and raise wages...surely they will.



posted on Aug, 30 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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Jon Stewart on Warren Buffets comments, and he is SPOT on.

Daily Show

In the video he brings us the greatly misleading tagline of "51% of Americans do not pay taxes"

[Sarcasm] The bottom 50% own 2.5% of the wealth. 1.45 Trillion dollars is EVERYTHING the bottom 50% of Americans own in the world. How dare they have lower tax burdens! The tax hike Obama wanted would have raised the upper two tiers of taxpayers by 700 billion over the next 10 years. We should just take half of everything the lower 50% own instead..gee that would be 700 billion!!!..Hell like Jon says lets just take all lower 50% have. [/Sarcasm]


edit on 30-8-2011 by Dreamwatcher because: (no reason given)




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