Skip to comments.President and Billionaire Agree on Taxes
Posted on 04/15/2012 3:49:38 PM PDT by John Semmens
Both President Barack Obama and billionaire investor Warren Buffett agree that they both ought to be taxed more. Both currently have the option of paying more than they owe. However, both decline to do so.
While its true that I, or any other taxpayer, for that matter, could voluntarily contribute more of his or her income to the government, thats not the point, the President insisted. Voluntary contributions leave the discretion up to the individual. Whether a person paid more would be a matter of personal choice.
What I am trying to establish is the principle under law that certain people must be made to pay more, Obama continued. If Warren and I were to voluntarily fork over more money it would dilute the political pressure in support of a higher tax rate. If people see that rich guys willingly give more they may feel less enthusiastic about the need to force them to pay more.
When you come right down to it, we are fighting the misconception that whatever money a person may have is his to do with as he pleases, the President added. We are trying to build a new America where the good of the whole supersedes the interests of anarchic individualism. The notion that what one gives to society is optional contradicts our mission of transformation.
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These guys are no different than the street bandits who get up in the morning and say "Hey, it's payday" and then go out and take money away from others.
One of these days the DNC will read these and say, “hey that’s a good idea”, we should have thought of that.
The agreement is : Don’t pay them.
Buffet is being sued for back taxes for each year spanning a 10 year period.
Obama won’t pay his fair share because he hates children.
That’s the way the Lefties think. Right on John.
Nice one, John.
The emphasis above is mine. Right here in these few words we see starkly illustrated the difference between freedom and liberty, and the oncoming wave of fascism. Take heed people, seriously, take heed.
Warren buddy, if you feel so strongly about our need to pay more taxes well heck, you just go right ahead and pay all of mine for me. I don't think we need to pay more, I know we need to pay less.
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