One billionaire or 1,000 millionaires?

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    Which is better for America's consumer driven economy, one billionaire or 1,000 millionaires?

    What can politician's do to stop the redistribution of wealth?


    Warren Buffett: “I don’t pay hardly any payroll taxes. Governor Romney hardly pays any payroll taxes, Newt Gingrich hardly pays any payroll taxes. Debbie pays lots of payroll taxes. And the American public does but they haven’t really understood that what goes to the American government is a combination of the two, payroll taxes and income taxes. And there are figures that show that the people in the $10-20 thousand bracket are paying as much in the combination of payroll and income taxes as the ultra rich.”

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    Warren Buffet is not telling the truth.

    He depends on idiots repeating his lies.
     
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    1) Buffet is a con-man and he has a ton of people snowed
    2) IT IS NOT FUCKING GOVERNMENT'S JOB IN A FREE SOCIETY TO EQUALIZE OUTCOME... you have the freedom to succeed that goes hand in hand with the freedom to fail
     
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    He doesn't received a paycheck like the rest of us, but who care about the truth.

    Plus, who is standing Warrens way... Why does he not write a fat check to the IRS?
     
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    1,000 Millionaires would be better, obviously. Just depends on how they drive themselves to become that way.
     
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    Warren Buffet already has his wealth, much of which is sheltered in tax free trust and charitable vehicles. What he is really advocating for is the prevention of anyone who is not already wealthy accumulating wealth.
     
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    Doesn't matter, what they have has nothing to do with what I have.
     
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    This

    OP reeks of central planning for the greater good.

    I hate commies.
     
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    Links to proof or concede that you're full of shit.

    You're a liar.

    You're a dime-a-dozen hack.

    You're nothing without Fox News.
     
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    It doesn't matter if we have 1 billionaire or ten billionaires or a million of them. The key is what they do with it. I'm not saying that we need to force them to do something with it; that's stupid.

    As much as I hate on rich people, there are ones who aren't corrupt and unrepentant. They're few and far between, but they're there, smartly investing and thinking of ways to create jobs.

    Increasing taxes means zero when you got the corrupt ones not paying any taxes anyway. Redistribution means nothing when the ones who's been evading taxes for years can weasel their way out of it.
     

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