Buffett's secretary to attend State of the Union

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    Anyone want to guess what at least part of what the State of the Union address is going to be about?

    Buffett secretary to attend State of the Union - Yahoo! Finance
     
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    Of course...Can't whip up a little class envy without having a nice convenient prop for the cameras to pan to, can we?

    A shame that embarrassment isn't in the repertoire of emotional responses of the progressive socialist.
     
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    Of course it wasn't translated into the amount of dollars each one paid in taxes, that would show the disingenuous nature of this stupid ass non issue........
     
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    The uber rich have seen their top income tax rate drop from over 90% under that PINKO COMMIE Eisenhower to just over 35% today. Did EVERYONE get that same deal?

    I guess it's CLASS ENVY when someone else gets their income tax bill reduced by 55% over fifty years and WORKING FAMILIES still pay the same rate decade after decade. The best part....since the rich aren't paying what they used to, I get the DEFICIT created by this loss of revenue thrown onto MY BACK! HUZZAH!
     
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    And she will be sitting next to the First Lady....awwww. THAT should bring a positive subliminal message to the man's missive...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Well then complain that you're paying too much and gubmint spends too much, not that someone is paying too little and gubmint isn't giving you enough, you envious, covetous little wretch.
     
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    I think Buffet should reveal how much he pays that secretary of his.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dem crooked politicians in Washington always makin' up the rules as dey go along...
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    Warren Buffett Blames Federal Law For Romney's 15% Rate
    January 23, 2012: Washington — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said he doesn't blame Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for paying only about 15% of his income in taxes, saying it was misguided federal law that allowed very wealthy people who make a living "shoving around money" to pay a lower rate than average Americans.
     
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    kwc57 BOHICA Obama

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    Oh good grief! If we buy you a new tent, sleeping bag, some more poster board and sharpies, will you be satisfied?
     
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    ^ actually, it's the tax on capital gains that the rich fight the hardest against. they feel, since it's a gamble, that that income should be taxed less than regular income (less than some guy punching a time clock). surprisingly (okay, it's really not surprising), they make a gigantic amount of income from capital gains. as a trader myself, it's almost comical to me that i pay less tax on the money that i make than you do on the money you make. but hey, i'm gonna ride it as long as i can.

    the real story isn't how much the uber rich pay % wise on capital gains. the story is that the poorest republicans fight for the right of the uber rich to play less % wise on the capital gains than what the poorest republicans pay outta their paycheck. now that's a trick that i wish i could pull on somebody.
     

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