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Millionaires on Capitol Hill: Please tax me more

There are 94 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Nov 16, 2011, titled Millionaires on Capitol Hill: Please tax me more. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Lobbyists for a day, a band of millionaires stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge Congress to tax them more.

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Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#87 Nov 23, 2011
CBOW wrote:
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Agree to every one of your comments. I would love to choose where my money gets spent. On our infrastructure for a start. Something that benefits ALL Americans.
Agree with you. Seems we can build other countries infrastructures but not our own.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#89 Nov 23, 2011
CBOW wrote:
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What did I say you disagreed with in the past posts? Just curious.
not on this thread, or this topic at all.
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#90 Nov 23, 2011
Tony wrote:
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Agree with you. Seems we can build other countries infrastructures but not our own.
Sad how far our government has dragged us down isn"t it?
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#91 Nov 23, 2011
anneutral wrote:
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not on this thread, or this topic at all.
Oh, if you would care to deliberate on this fine day, I am open to a lively discussion, work up an appetite for that 23lb bird tomorrow, LOL.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#92 Nov 23, 2011
CBOW wrote:
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Sad how far our government has dragged us down isn"t it?
Yes it is. We need term limits to start with even if we need to amend the constitution to make them constitutional.

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#93 Nov 23, 2011
CBOW wrote:
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Oh, if you would care to deliberate on this fine day, I am open to a lively discussion, work up an appetite for that 23lb bird tomorrow, LOL.
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I have a date with my one true love tonight, thanks though.
(maybe friday, I'll be getting completely drunk tomorrow)
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#94 Nov 23, 2011
Tony wrote:
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Yes it is. We need term limits to start with even if we need to amend the constitution to make them constitutional.
term limits for every elected official in the country!!!
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#95 Nov 23, 2011
anneutral wrote:
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term limits for every elected official in the country!!!
yes and eliminate all tax payer retirement benefits for elected and appointed officials.
Frodoe of Fort Monroe

Norfolk, VA

#96 Nov 27, 2011
allcladrad wrote:
Tony,
"There has many millionaires say they should be taxed more."
One solution, one problem;
Those who wish to, can, no need for congressional approval.
Once the "official" taxing begins, it won't stop and it will include all taxpayers.
You must not pay taxes or you believe that the government will only tax the rich. If you pay any tax now, you are in for a pleasant surprise! You are now rich!
Oh, and you will be taxed until you are no longer rich.
then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan himself has talked about on YouTube how unfair it is for the working poor and the middle-class to pay more in taxes than the very wealthy "allcladrad"! You've checked it out, haven't you?
So how do you feel about President Obama proclaiming Fort Monroe as a national historic monument!?

Since: Nov 08

South Florida

#97 Nov 28, 2011
Devil in the Details wrote:
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You and other demented libs TRY HARD TO DISTRACT from the issues, and make it about tangential reasons to negate proven facts. It's called SPIN.
First, when someone comments on the fact that MSNBC paid no taxes and FOX did in 2010 while both made significant profits, it does not mean that someone watches FOX. Sort of, ummmmmm, like I buy GE bulbs and GE products although I commented on their tax delinquency in 2010. But in answer to your FALSE accusation, I do not watch Fox nor MSNBC like you people do for your "news". I'm asking you, would you trust a tax cheating news corporation for your news or a news corporation which pays its taxes to tell the truth? If there is anything to take away from this, it is: Don't watch MSNBC for the real news because if the corporation cheats on taxes in a big bad way they will have their reporters report whatever pays MSNBC more money, regardless of whether you watch FOX or not. It's time to start thinking, don't follow the rhetoric of others in the absence of proven facts, don't be gullible, think for yourself.
I offer you no apologies.

You said:
"First, when someone comments on the fact that MSNBC paid no taxes and FOX did in 2010 while both made significant profits, it does not mean that someone watches FOX. "

Response:
When someone comments on the fact that MSNBC paid no taxes and FOX did in 2010, and it's in response to the issue of tax breaks to "individuals", then no, it doesn't mean they watch Fox, but given the irrelevance of it all, it would sure appear so. So I make no apologies.
And then you have the audacity to make the claim that, "demented libs TRY HARD TO DISTRACT from the issues"? What you need to do is come back when you realize just because someone makes 1 million or more, doesn't mean they own a corporation.

Everything you wrote is about corporations. These lobbyists have people like you brain washed. You got hooked and don't even watch Fox - a claim you make even though you bring detailed information about their tax filing activities.

Yes we need to address loopholes to corporations and millionaire individuals alike, but mixing them together with simply those who make 1 million more is distractive koolaid that most of those now in the know are no longer willing to drink.

Given the presence of such loopholes, why is it such a wrenching prospect to place everyone at the same starting point across the board, at the same tax rate and THEN look at the loopholes? Huh?

You said:
"It's time to start thinking, don't follow the rhetoric of others in the absence of proven facts, don't be gullible, think for yourself."

Response:
You should practice what you preach..........

Since: Feb 11

Reality

#98 Nov 28, 2011
I was very proud of these millionaires for coming forward with a common sense message. Greed is such an ugly thing
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#99 Nov 28, 2011
anneutral wrote:
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I have a date with my one true love tonight, thanks though.
(maybe friday, I'll be getting completely drunk tomorrow)
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
LOL did you get toasted on Friday?

“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#100 Nov 28, 2011
CBOW wrote:
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LOL did you get toasted on Friday?
Thursday I did, my in-laws are all about good wine and good food!
Friday I recovered.
:)
CBOW

Abbottstown, PA

#101 Nov 28, 2011
anneutral wrote:
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Thursday I did, my in-laws are all about good wine and good food!
Friday I recovered.
:)
Excellent.

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