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Warren Buffett and the Corrupting of the American Soul

Stephen288 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 12:18 PM
"Are Americans really so petty and covetous that we are comforted when “rich” people have their money taken away from them? Or do sufficient numbers of us still understand America to be a meritocracy – a society where we all achieve in different measures, yet we are all blessed with the freedom to try and achieve all that we can? " Tragically, I think the results on November 6 tell us that the answers, for just over 50% of people who care enough to vote, are "Yes" and "No." Conservatives keep thinking that logical, coherent, intelligent arguments will win our country back. But the socialist education industry, the endless "gifts" that Mitt Romney cited, and the stupidity of the public have doomed us.
Paidion Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 2:56 PM
The rich don't "have their money taken away from them" when they pay taxes, any more than the middle class "has their money taken away from them." The billionaires already are taxed at a higher rate. Fairness dictates that it should be even higher.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 3:13 PM
Another brainless non-thinking troll spews the leftist liberal line.
Jay Wye Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 4:00 PM
"Fairness" dictates an EQUAL rate,not any rate intended to take away what he rightfully earned.
"equal protection under the law",per the Constitution.

What you propose is "redistribution of wealth";.....class envy. IOW,Communism.
man of steel Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 4:52 PM
We are not just talking about billionaires here, but families making over 250k. Who decided what figure constitutes being rich, and is it fair when someone can make the call on that number?
BK22 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 5:16 PM
Fairness dictates that it should be even higher.

No actually it doesn't.
BK22 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 5:17 PM
It will also become a tax on the middleclass as well...
“Bottom line…would raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans have a chilling effect on hiring?”

It was Matt Lauer’s final interview question for his guest, on last Tuesday’s episode of NBC-TV’s “Today” show.

“No,” the guest adamantly replied. “No… and I think it would have a great effect in terms of the morale of the middle class..”

The guest was famed investor Warren Buffett, CEO of the Berkshire Hathaway holding company and a personal friend of President Obama (and by the way, did you know that Obama calls him, and not the other way around? Mr. Buffett would...

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