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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:09 PM

Billionaire Bill Gates-Joins Buffet - Calls For Increasing Taxes On The Rich: ‘That’s Just Justice’

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http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/01/25/411283/bill-gates-taxes-justice/

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Reply Billionaire Bill Gates-Joins Buffet - Calls For Increasing Taxes On The Rich: ‘That’s Just Justice’ (Original post)
kpete Jan 2012 OP
lumpy Jan 2012 #1
tfsoccer Jan 2012 #3
socialindependocrat Jan 2012 #2

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:21 PM

1. Feel free, Bill, start paying what you should be paying.

You would feel a lot better about yourself.

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Response to lumpy (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:44 PM

3. Gates already has put billions into helping the poor and always supported higher taxes on the rich.

Check You tube out for a his speech to Harvard Grads, appealing for them to put their resources into solving the poverty problem.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 04:27 PM

2. Simply - businesses can't sell and survive

During this recession the thing that really killed any recovery
was that people in the middle class finally came to the realization
that they needed to save for retirement or die at their desk.

What little discretionary income that was left after the increases over the past 5 years:
gasoline
heating oil
food
vehicle registration
repairs for cars

You add to the list - these increases didn't go up at a normal 2-3%
My electric bill went up 60% and vehicle registration went up 50%
and food is up 25%.

The wealthy have come to realize that if their businesses are to survive
they need the middle class to have enough money to buy things.

They thought they were putting one over on us (since 1985).
Well the plan backfired.

Time to pay the piper, people!

Every time someone with power messes with the balance of things
it comes back to bite 'em in the butt.

Maybe there is a God...

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