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Biden calls paying higher taxes a patriotic act

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by ThaBigP, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. ThaBigP

    ThaBigP New Member

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  2. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    i'm sick and tired of the steal from the rich and give to the poor. you want more in life, get off your solid gold brass hiney and get a better job. improve your skillset. do the things that normally work and quit waiting around for some freaking liberal to give you a few thousand dollars so they can feel they've changed the world.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Just another politician playing political games and using terms like "patriotic"...kind of like the Patriot act.

    Give me a break.
  4. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Talk to me about a flat tax of 10% for citizens and higher for non-citizens.

    I'll show you patriotism across the country. People will be ecstatic.
  5. heavyg

    heavyg Active Member

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    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
  6. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    yet Biden is NOTORIOUSLY stingy... with his own money...

    Here are his charitable contributions...

    Year........Income.......Contributions
    1998....... $215,432........ $195
    1999....... $210,797........ $120
    2000....... $219,953........ $360
    2001....... $220,712........ $360
    2002....... $227,811........ $260
    2003....... $231,375........ $260
    2004....... $234,271........ $380
    2005....... $321,379........ $380
    2006....... $248,459........ $380
    2007....... $319,853........ $995
    Total.... $2,450,042 ......$3,690
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    So he is stingy which is different than other politicians?
  8. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I would think most are giving more than that. I don't come close to making what Biden does, but I give yearly what he has given over the past 10 years... and he wants to raise my taxes.

    I'm not a big Dick Cheney fan, but according to records Cheney made almost $9 mil last year. He donated 7 mil to charity...
  9. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    I think many just donate for tax breaks. I would imagine if there was no tax break and if they were not in the public eye...I doubt they would give half the amount unless it is to a charity that is somehow in their names to get some of that money back.

    What a politician donates to charity does not bother me...it sure does not make me think they are better or worse.

    Cheney could give all of his money to the children miracle network and I would still think that guy is slime.

    Now that does not mean I think Biden is a great guy. Personally I think he is like many other politicians who are in it for themselves. Heck he would be VP to anyone that asked him.

    But what he does or does not give to charity is the last thing that worries me about politicians.
  10. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    That goes right in hand with Barack saying his massive wealth redistribution plan is neighborly.

    Just say no to Marxism.
  11. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    and they very well may, but the point is some give... a lot...

    I would rather they give with tax breaks in mind than to not give at all. At least someone needy benefits that way...

    I was raised to give when I can give to those needy or sick. I was not raised to give my money to the government to waste although I don't have much of a choice in that... ;)
  12. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    i don't give that much in a year directly no. but through the course of the year in what i give to friends/family/charities does go above that by far. friends that need things i don't need anymore or i can get for them easily enough, i do. i'm single and make a good living and if my friends are actually a part of my family, i make sure i do what i can to help them with their lives and families.

    another question here would be what did biden to do reduce his tax burden?
  13. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Do it for the Vine! Staff Member

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    Just FYI, the headline has been changed to: Biden: Paying higher taxes patriotic for wealthy


    Not that it matters all that much, cuz it's still a questionable statement to make.
  14. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    and his definition of wealthy... ;)
  15. Bach

    Bach Benched

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    Anyone who has a paying job.
  16. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Or how about McCain basically saying...that you are only rich if you make $5 million.:D
  17. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    It might be interesting to know how much of OTHER PEOPLE's money (taxpayers') he gave away during that time.

    :)
  18. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    He must make $4.9.
  19. jimmy40

    jimmy40 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure Josh Howard's on board.
  20. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    He or his Wife? :p:

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