U.S. weighs 30 percent "Buffett Rule" tax on millionaires

Feb 1, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett wanders the company trade show before his company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska April 30, 2011.

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This is bad...
As bad, as protesters arrested during Obama's visits.
Besides, we do not need oil and gas. Let's Arabs pollute their land.. Right?
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This is bad...
As bad, as protesters arrested during Obama's visits.
Besides, we do not need oil and gas. Let's Arabs pollute their land.. Right?
Got to love how Obama has been kicking rightwing asses for over 3 years now, the Nation is looking forward to 5 more years of the same. Only change being Big O is putting on the steel-toed boots for the next 5 years. ROFLMO!

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<quoted text> Fascism! Laurel Whitney | Josh Fox Arrested For "Unlawful Entry" At ...
1 day ago ... Puzzlingly, Fox was charged with "unlawful entry" to a public hearing.(How is that even possible? We'll await Republican explanation on how ...
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Can You Say Fascism? EVEN MORE SHOCKING Wisconsin Police ...
Oct 24, 2011 ... Can You Say Fascism? EVEN MORE SHOCKING Wisconsin Police State Video. by Giles Goat BoyFollow. Tweet ...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/24/1029 ...-- 120k - Cached - Similar pages
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For some reason, dailykos article was deleted...

Yet, the collection of links you provided shows your political preferences...
Here is another one for you.. http://www.cpusa.org/
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For some reason, dailykos article was deleted...
Yet, the collection of links you provided shows your political preferences...
Here is another one for you.. http://www.cpusa.org/
At least the Communist Party is honest about their goals, UNLIKE the current democratic administration that tries to hide their Marxist ideology.

Thanks for the link.
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For some reason, dailykos article was deleted...
Yet, the collection of links you provided shows your political preferences...
Here is another one for you.. http://www.cpusa.org/
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Here is another one for you.. http://www.cpusa.org/
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A Fascist Regime in Wisconsin!”« The Cutting Edge!
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There is only one characteristic of fascism and communism - people are not smart enough to know what is good for them... The rest are just applications of this principal..

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It's PRO-LIFE not anti-abortion!! So sick and tired of Progressives playing the word game to make conservative look negative. Just like how you changed being against ILLEGAL immigration into Anti-immigration!!
Kudos to Komen for sticking up for LIFE!! Exactly what they are fighting for LIFE!
EVERY SANE person is Pro-life! But the anti-abortion cultist dad a damn good job of highjacking the language so that up means down and peace means forever at war.

Even the most militaristic pro-choice woman's advocate is pro-life.

Only Anti-Abortion cultists would think that removing cancer screening remotely is 'pro-life.'

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EVERY SANE person is Pro-life! But the anti-abortion cultist dad a damn good job of highjacking the language so that up means down and peace means forever at war.
Even the most militaristic pro-choice woman's advocate is pro-life.
Only Anti-Abortion cultists would think that removing cancer screening remotely is 'pro-life.'
It seems that both people on the left and on the right know when life begins. I guess I should admit that I do not know when life begins... I am pro-choice... But somewhere deep inside of me I have this sneaking suspicion that maybe I am wrong and the life starts at conception.. Does it mean I support a murder?

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I would agree that the tax base does need to include more. But the 47% who don't pay does include millionaires too. In fact according to 2009 data it includes significant numbers making over 50K. So its not all poor people.http://money.cnn.com/20 09/09/30/pf/taxes/who_pays_tax es/index.htm
Plus the wealthy benefit by having an educated population mostly paid for with tax dollars. And they benefit from not having to provide health care which again falls on the taxpayer. And then there's the illegal hiring issue. Lots of people including the wealthy take advantage of them by paying lower wages and no benefits. Who picks up the cost - taxpayers. All in all the wealthy gain in many ways so paying more is clearly justified.
Even though this is from Murdock's POS WJS it confirms what all informed people have know for a hell of a long time!

With Tax Break, Corporate Rate Is Lowest in Decades FEBRUARY 3, 2012, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...

Corporate tax receipts as a share of profits are at their lowest level in at least 40 years.

Total corporate federal taxes paid fell to 12.1% of profits earned from activities within the U.S. in fiscal 2011, which ended Sept. 30, according to the Congressional Budget Office. That's the lowest level since at least 1972.

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In recent decades, corporate tax revenue has plunged, falling from about 6 percent of gross domestic product in the 1950&#8242;s to less than 2 percent today, due to a proliferation of corporate tax breaks and the use of offshore tax havens.

At the same time that corporations are pulling in huge amounts of money, workers are seeing their wages shrink. Last year, real wages fell by 2 percent, and “many employees are also working longer hours and getting more done without raises or overtime pay.”“Part of the reason why business profits are so high is it is a zero-sum game, so labor is on the losing end of that,” said Aaron Smith, senior economist at Moody’s Analytics.“Businesses are getting more out of each worker they have.” http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/02/03/4...

Even the 25.6 percent share of profits that went to corporate taxes over the last quarter century comes in below the top statutory corporate tax rate of 35 percent. Meanwhile, corporate profits are currently at a 60 year high, rebounding back to above where they were before the Great Recession hit.
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rider wrote:
<quoted text> Got to love how Obama has been kicking rightwing asses for over 3 years now, the Nation is looking forward to 5 more years of the same. Only change being Big O is putting on the steel-toed boots for the next 5 years. ROFLMO!
He'd better be careful when he shoots himself in the foot and the bullet ricochets...
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All income should be taxed at personal income rates NO EXCEPTIONS.

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All income should be taxed at personal income rates NO EXCEPTIONS.
Well, than you should agree with the following statement..
"Let's personal income taxes go down to the level of capital income taxes of 15%"
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Well, than you should agree with the following statement..
"Let's personal income taxes go down to the level of capital income taxes of 15%"
Excellent idea, and more than fair. Only problem is getting those tax evading politicians to pay their taxes on the years they are owed, not pay them up to date when they take their positions of "power".....LOL I like your posts, ax your right-on.
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Well, than you should agree with the following statement..
"Let's personal income taxes go down to the level of capital income taxes of 15%"
The progressive tax system we have had for years is not a bad one. Tax codes have been written by corrupt bribed congress for special interests to avoid taxes. Eliminate tax loopholes and lower tax expenditures that is equal for all.
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No oil pipeline from Canada to Houston? Give the money to Buffet to truck this down instead.
And Buffet can make more billions. Hmmm that seems fair.
Pay mexican drivers $10 hr. No benefits, no overtime and no medical. Oh yeah, American citizens will foot the bill.
Why hire lazy Americans and pay them a living wage. That's what welfare is for, right?

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The progressive tax system we have had for years is not a bad one. Tax codes have been written by corrupt bribed congress for special interests to avoid taxes. Eliminate tax loopholes and lower tax expenditures that is equal for all.
Any tax system eventually suppress human rights.
Nobody has a right on other people results of labor..
The only role the government must serve is to protect this country against all enemies and to protect our G-D given rights. Everything else is out of scope!

Progressive tax system makes a statement that those who make more (without any government help) must pay progressively more to the government to support its moral code of conduct. This is when we start bringing government to force people being charitable, when the problem starts. Government can't and should be used, as an enforces of moral.
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Has anyone asked how much Buffet's poor little secretary makes a year? It was a big whoopie doo about how much she pays in taxes, but it looks like she may have a 6 figure income according to her tax bracket. And that is just awful

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Has anyone asked how much Buffet's poor little secretary makes a year? It was a big whoopie doo about how much she pays in taxes, but it looks like she may have a 6 figure income according to her tax bracket. And that is just awful
I hope she is not poor.. I hope she makes good money..
It is up to Buffett to set her salary. And I hope she gives a lot to charity too..

Here is the link to the Forbes article about her possible salary.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgrego...

As you can see anyone with an income over $200K must pay 34% income tax rate (on income derived from labor)... If this is the case, than she makes way more than any secretary I know.. And we have a few of them working at my firm.

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