Skip to comments.Joe Biden on Taxes: "You Call it Redistribution of Wealth," I Call It "Just Being Fair"
Posted on 03/30/2010 12:06:24 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day
There's also the issue of whether these tax cuts, in conjunction with the health care reform bill signed last week, represent a redistribution of wealth in America, as many claim.
"It's a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care," Biden says. "If you call that a 'redistribution of income' -- well, so be it. I don't call it that. I call it just being fair -- giving the middle class taxpayers an even break that the wealthy have been getting."
The top quintile of Americans earned 55.7% of pretax income and paid 69.3% of federal taxes in 2006, according to the most recent CBO data. But the Vice President isn't buying the idea that the wealthiest are already paying their fair share, noting the top 1% of earners get 22% of all income made in the U.S.
"Taxes have been lowered for the wealthy considerably over the years," he says. "It's about time we get a little tax equity here."
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They pay over 40% of the taxes.
How much more "fair" do you wanna get?
The middle class has already learned their taxes AND premiums will go up as a result of this monstrosity. Any more "even breaks" like that and there will be no middle class. (but then that's the whole idea, isn't it?)
I call it a pant load.
I call it a pant load.
Even screamin’ Howard Dean realizes that too much “redistribution” can be a buzzkill to enterpreneurship and the economy, by destroying incentive.
Mr Biden...you lie!
Worst. Vice. President. Ever.
A man who will fashion “justice” to his own image and calls it “liberty” possesses neither.
Hey Biden.. You say you don’t want to leave the middle class behind? The middle class is exactly who you and your ilk want to destroy!
Go Biden yourself plugs!
Well, there definitely won’t be a “wealthy class” by the time Obamunism is through with them. They want to have the über-rich pay for all their quasi-Euro-socialist programs. Pretty soon the rich will be taxed down into “acceptable” income levels, or they will pack up and leave the country.
Yep, thieves and liars are running the show, if there were no taxes at all on anything it would be pretty easy for a low income family to retire after a lifetime of work, instead they are taxing everyone as the cost of everything goes up and no one can retire without huge tax bills, runaway food cost, health care which will be 3rd class and their stupid butts sitting on our faces, sounds like Russia and China to me..
Joe, just because you call a turd a diamond, doesn’t make it sparkle.
You and your wealthy libtard friends could be voluntarily paying extra, Joe.
That none of you do speaks volumes about your faux morality.
It’s not about “fairness”, it’s about power. To turn your own phrase, “it’s a big f*$&ing power grab”
we call it THEFT.
Some people call it diarrhea, other call it Biden talking again.
I say I combine my income with Biden’s, and split the total evenly for each of us. “Just Being Fair.” Whaddaya say, Joe?
Government: psst hey buddy, let me show you how to get wealthy, give me a dollar I’ll give you a penny’s worth of something, vote for me I gave you a penny..
There, fixed it.
No question there...and couple that with the worst president ever and the worst speaker of the house ever...wow, what a line up the democrats have burdened America with.
Have no illusions - he and his ilk are insulated from getting THEIR wealth redistributed.
The bottom 40% pay nothing. How “fair” is that?
Hmmm.. . . I worked hard (and work hard), leveraged and risked my entire net worth, and am now successful . . . and it’s “fair” for me to share the fruit?
Uh, OK. They can share my aching back, my missing finger from a blow-out preventer that didn’t prevent a blow out, and whatever other ailments I get.
I’d call Biden an idiot maximus......
Joe, you say you’re a useful part of this administration. I say you’re just a tool.
15 percent across the board with no deductions is the fairest of fair. Why not a flat tax? I believe that they could have more money and pay off the debt if they did this.
Sorry Joe but that is not being fair! Fair would be allowing those who work to profit from their labor while those who choose to sit on the behinds to do without.
Howard Dean’s wife is a doctor, hence reduced Medicare is gonna kill her. I’ll bet she gives him an earfull constantly!
Not fair enough, according to the Obamunists. That’s why the bottom 40% get tax “credits” (free money) and all sorts of handouts, freebies and giveaways, thanks to the (forced) generosity of the other 60% of us.
I guess just to be fair, since Joe is so much better off, and SS is hurting...he will stop collecting a SS check, right? RIGHT?!
The fruits of your labor represent a portion of your life that you spent in acquiring or generating them.
To take them is to take your life.
And they called Bush an idiot...amazing.
Stalin or Mao could have used the same words.
Is this guy really that stupid, or is he just repeating his fuhrer’s talking points?
I’ve always thought 20% on everything above $20K with no deductions except for charities would be much better than what we have now.
I can’t believe we have almost half of all Americans with no skin in the game.
Oh, he’s definitely that stupid. And then some.
I’ve long heard that a government that steals from Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul. It’s true enough, after all. But what happens when Peter one day decides he’s had enough and pulls a gun?
Hey, Joe, by your definition bank robbers who are “redistributing wealth” are “just being fair”.
Ok Joe, as a middle class taxpayer I am going to demand my fair share specifically from you, BO, Soros, Buffet and the rest of the democrat party. I demand 2% of each of your yearly income to make it fair. After all, I work much harder at my job than you rich leeches so fork it over. By the way, I’m going to tell everyone I know to demand their “fair share” from all of you rich turds; this is all your fault after all.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to do that then I demand that the government calculate how many people I will now be taxed to support and I demand that I be able to write them off on my taxes as dependents.
This is all in the spirit of making it all “fair”.
Possibly the dumbest.
It's not "fair" that these people get to have so much. < /sarc>
Nah, he’s telling the truth. Just his version of it.
Then the government sends it its goon squads and either kills Peter or arrests him and puts him in jail forever.
Peter gets arrested for “resisting government authority”, if he isn’t shot on the spot.
Leftists will never admit the use of deadly force backs up their “good intentions”.
If any lefty ever tells you the government should require X, make them say “I agree that a person should be killed if they don’t do X”.
Okay Joe... you have more stuff than me. I want your stuff... Just being “fair”...
Oh wait. That’s stealing. Only difference is that you sanction it through a “law” and you have enforcement power. There is no moral difference.