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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-22-10 04:59 PM
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61. He sure does - and he is doing his best to keep capitalism propped up -
as you would expect since he has more than most to lose.

If this country erupts into a civil war, or violence erupts on the street from too many being laid off (Congress not continuing unemployment etc...) it could get pretty bad out there. He figures Obama is not being too effective, so he's trying to help. Pay some more taxes, workers get a few more crumbs, hopefully that will keep people content enough not to resist.

That is truly all this man is doing.
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  -Buffett Tells ABC Rich Americans Should Be Paying `a Lot' More in Taxes cory777  Nov-21-10 05:11 PM   #0 
  - K&R  pleah   Nov-21-10 05:32 PM   #1 
  - K&R. And here again is his statement on the class war  Overseas   Nov-21-10 05:38 PM   #2 
  - +1000 n/t  Beartracks   Nov-21-10 07:01 PM   #10 
  - I remember he brought this up in a PBS appearance.  CBHagman   Nov-21-10 09:55 PM   #30 
     - It's all we hear, GOP rhetoric.  Enthusiast   Nov-22-10 05:44 AM   #36 
     - I agree and hope they do speak up. //nt  Overseas   Nov-22-10 09:02 AM   #45 
  - His friends at the country club are gonna' be PISSED at him  groundloop   Nov-21-10 06:11 PM   #3 
  - They probably expect it out of him by now  CatholicEdHead   Nov-21-10 06:23 PM   #5 
  - He's really not the country club type. However, his Berkshire Hathaway partner  blondeatlast   Nov-22-10 10:10 AM   #48 
  - Mr. Buffett has a better grasp of economics than most.  Turbineguy   Nov-21-10 06:23 PM   #4 
  - Who is more aware of the failings of the economy  liberalmike27   Nov-22-10 04:17 PM   #58 
  - knr  Coexist   Nov-21-10 06:50 PM   #6 
  - Well, Mr. Buffett and I have at least ONE thing in common:  Hissyspit   Nov-21-10 06:54 PM   #7 
  - That was a great thread.  Enthusiast   Nov-22-10 05:45 AM   #37 
  - If anything the midlle class cuts should go further.  Skink   Nov-21-10 06:55 PM   #8 
  - He is absolutely correct! N/T  ColesCountyDem   Nov-21-10 06:57 PM   #9 
  - i am willing to bet  melm00se   Nov-21-10 07:06 PM   #11 
  - Probably not. nt  SammyWinstonJack   Nov-21-10 07:29 PM   #13 
  - Read the article--he soesn't have any. nt  blondeatlast   Nov-22-10 10:11 AM   #49 
     - i did and maybe the article  melm00se   Nov-22-10 11:00 AM   #53 
        - See post #2  Shining Jack   Nov-22-10 01:01 PM   #56 
  - I Wisn the Buffett Haters around here would...  SkyDaddy7   Nov-21-10 07:24 PM   #12 
  - but why....  unkachuck   Nov-21-10 08:37 PM   #17 
     - You are too uninformed on this subject to be posting on this, apparently.  Honeycombe8   Nov-21-10 08:59 PM   #20 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-21-10 09:22 PM   #25 
     - I wouldn't put Gates in that list  ProudDad   Nov-21-10 09:24 PM   #26 
        - I disagree. He's singlehandedly doing more to improve public education than anyone else.  Honeycombe8   Nov-24-10 09:02 AM   #68 
        - I forgot to say...I've already made it my business to know about Gates' philanthropy, espw/education  Honeycombe8   Nov-24-10 09:05 AM   #69 
     - You don't know Jack about Warren Buffett. It would do you well to read up.  blondeatlast   Nov-22-10 10:13 AM   #50 
     - +1  Shining Jack   Nov-22-10 01:06 PM   #57 
     - +1. nt  Honeycombe8   Nov-24-10 08:58 AM   #67 
     - If it's a big PR stunt why would he care what people think of him?  Fearless   Nov-22-10 04:52 PM   #60 
        - True. He doesn't care what others think. He DOES care about philanthropy...  Honeycombe8   Nov-24-10 09:09 AM   #70 
           - it has nothing to do....  unkachuck   Nov-24-10 09:18 PM   #72 
  - I hereby formally nominate Billionaire Warren Buffett to the post of U.S. Treasurey Secretary!!  cbdo2007   Nov-21-10 07:42 PM   #14 
  - I second the nomination!  hamerfan   Nov-21-10 08:24 PM   #16 
  - You wouldn't be the first to suggest it. If he could handle the Treasury like  blondeatlast   Nov-22-10 10:16 AM   #51 
  - Buffet speaking truth it's to bad the elite will not allow themselves to pay more tax.  sarcasmo   Nov-21-10 08:20 PM   #15 
  - Well, it would be happening, if the Dems hadn't lost the last election.  Honeycombe8   Nov-21-10 09:01 PM   #21 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-21-10 09:30 PM   #27 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-21-10 09:42 PM   #29 
     - What bullshit! nt  Enthusiast   Nov-22-10 05:47 AM   #38 
     - that is not true at all  fascisthunter   Nov-22-10 11:03 AM   #54 
  - The Greatest Generation had the best tax structure. Return to 70-94% top tax rate.  grahamhgreen   Nov-21-10 08:42 PM   #18 
  - That's too much, IMO. But at least 40% is called for. They don't even PAY that...  Honeycombe8   Nov-21-10 09:03 PM   #22 
  - Geez, more crap...  ProudDad   Nov-21-10 09:35 PM   #28 
     - Plus fucking one!  Enthusiast   Nov-22-10 05:51 AM   #39 
     - Let me 'splain it to you like you're a 4 year old (apparently you don't have many deductions?)  Honeycombe8   Nov-23-10 06:12 PM   #63 
     - I'm not defending anyone. I posted an opinion on the EFFECTIVE tax rate.  Honeycombe8   Nov-23-10 06:11 PM   #62 
  - You realize taxes paid is a function of TWO numbers (tax rate AND taxable income)  joeglow3   Nov-22-10 08:07 AM   #42 
     - Exactomundo. I think some of the posters don't know much about deductions.  Honeycombe8   Nov-23-10 06:15 PM   #64 
        - Let's just do what they did. Few deductions, High rate.  grahamhgreen   Nov-23-10 08:44 PM   #65 
           - Not true. You get MORE $ if you reduce the deductions. Read my posts above.  Honeycombe8   Nov-24-10 08:55 AM   #66 
  - I totally agree..screw those champagne and caviar dreams.  Historic NY   Nov-21-10 08:48 PM   #19 
  - The media  Iliyah   Nov-21-10 09:10 PM   #23 
  - Although I do agree with the sentiment... the truth....  humbled_opinion   Nov-21-10 09:15 PM   #24 
  - Cali here  Iliyah   Nov-21-10 10:21 PM   #31 
     - It's also because the oil companies  ProudDad   Nov-22-10 12:52 AM   #35 
        - +1  Tuesday Afternoon   Nov-22-10 08:33 AM   #43 
  - RECOMMEND!!!!!!  HuckleB   Nov-21-10 11:12 PM   #32 
  - those  Iliyah   Nov-21-10 11:21 PM   #33 
  - See? Buffett actually recognizes that other people live in America! n/t  alp227   Nov-21-10 11:33 PM   #34 
  - He sure does - and he is doing his best to keep capitalism propped up -  TBF   Nov-22-10 04:59 PM   #61 
  - Considering that most of the Rich pay NO taxes, he is likely right  panzerfaust   Nov-22-10 06:32 AM   #40 
  - there goes  Roy Rolling   Nov-22-10 07:34 AM   #41 
  - How many millionaires has this man created thru his  EmeraldCityGrl   Nov-22-10 08:45 AM   #44 
  - "We have it better than weve ever had it. Thanks, Reagan. Thanks, Bush.  FailureToCommunicate   Nov-22-10 09:15 AM   #46 
  - Why doesn't he just go ahead and pay more then?  Imajika   Nov-22-10 09:54 AM   #47 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Nov-22-10 10:29 AM   #52 
  - Well, I hope his Statement is Echoed by more Rich Folk  fascisthunter   Nov-22-10 11:17 AM   #55 
  - Warren Buffett is right. We need to stop arguing and TAX THE GODDAMN RICH ALREADY.  KeyserSoze87   Nov-22-10 04:39 PM   #59 
  - Tax all the bastards at a 95-98% rate.  Xenotime   Nov-24-10 10:24 AM   #71 

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