Buffett Blames Congress for Romney's 15% Rate

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    Buffett Blames Congress for Romney's 15% Rate - Yahoo! Finance
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    I don't fault Romney for paying a legal tax either. Of course people need to have something to be upset about Romney so they have a reason not to vote for him.

    I suggest a better way to do that would be finding fault in his proposals for tax reform (changing the law), not in his actions of following the current law. I don't care how much it upsets people that he pays a lower percentage, the bottom line is that it is legal.
     
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    Good God....Buffet has turned into the Punxutawny Phil of politics. :lol:
     
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    Well, it is Congress's fault that their taxes are so high. Much like it's their fault our taxes are so high.
     
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    Yes Buffet is correct.

    I say the wealthy should pay 35% across the board including all of their Cayman Island activity.

    The middle class should pay 25% across the board because they make less yet because they are the largest number they put more taxes in the cookie jar that which pays the bills.
     
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    Are you talking about Jimmy Buffett or the less influential Warren Buffett? The current congress didn't make the rules. Barry Obama's Treasury Secretary admits to being a tax cheat and he is still on the job. What does that tell you about selected outrage?
     
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    I say it has nothing to do with the topic at hand...
     
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    Why should the idle rich, who don't work, pay taxes at a lower rate than those of us who do work?

    Because they have more money to buy Congressmen with.
     
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    buffett needs to shut the hell up and pay the back taxes he owes.
     
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    You need to shut the hell up and pay higher taxes so Romney can pay less.
     
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    buffett owes nearly one billion dollars in back taxes he needs to pay his taxes before he starts telling others they need to pay more.
     

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