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Clinton: 'The rich are not paying their fair share'
politico ^ | Thursday May 27, 2012 | Ben Smith

Posted on 05/27/2010 4:02:51 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a rare foray into domestic politics today, offering her view that — given America's high unemployment — wealthy Americans don't pay enough taxes.

"The rich are not paying their fair share in any nation that is facing the kind of employment issues [America currently does] — whether it's individual, corporate or whatever [form of] taxation forms," Clinton told an audience at the Brookings Institution, where she was discussing the Administration's new National Security Strategy.

Clinton said the comment was her personal opinion alone. "I'm not speaking for the administration, so I'll preface that with a very clear caveat," she said.

Clinton went on to cite Brazil as a model.

"Brazil has the highest tax-to-GDP rate in the Western Hemisphere and guess what — they're growing like crazy," Clinton said. "And the rich are getting richer, but they're pulling people out of poverty."

Both Clinton and Obama campaigned for president on promises to allow the Bush tax cuts for wealthy Americans expire this year, a plan that is now part of Obama's budget. The move will effectively raise taxes sharply on people earning more than $250,000.

The Administration's new formal strategy document makes the case that domestic economic strength is crucial to influence abroad.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrats; elections; herthighness; hillaryclinton; hitlery; obama; scumbaghillary; socialism
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1 posted on 05/27/2010 4:02:51 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

You can bet that sorry POS has already sheltered all of *hers* from taxation.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 4:04:12 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Well, then, pay up Hillary! You can always donate what you feel is your fair share above your income tax.


3 posted on 05/27/2010 4:04:39 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Bigtigermike

And these morons wonder why there are no jobs...

Stupid is as stupid does...


4 posted on 05/27/2010 4:05:17 PM PDT by DB
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To: Bigtigermike

Bill’s loaded. Why should he need a tax to pay his share, if fairness requires it? More ‘do as I say, not as I do’?


5 posted on 05/27/2010 4:06:06 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Bigtigermike

and when has the Clintons ever paid their fair share for anything. Ask Anita Broderick about costs.

It’s ding-a-ling time.


6 posted on 05/27/2010 4:06:40 PM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Clintoon stole all of his $.
7 posted on 05/27/2010 4:06:48 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Bigtigermike

Does that “fair share” bit include YOU and BILL, idiot Hillary? =.=


8 posted on 05/27/2010 4:06:57 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Bigtigermike

Why don’t you send some of your wealth to Obama’s brother in Kenya, Hillary?????


9 posted on 05/27/2010 4:08:04 PM PDT by CommieCutter (Obamanomics :Privatize Gains, Socialize Losses.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Corollary: The poor aren’t working hard enough.

“he who doesn’t work, neither should he eat”


10 posted on 05/27/2010 4:08:32 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The rich? Is Hillary proposing that we implement a tax on accumulated wealth? Or has she simply mispoken in stirring up more class envy in favor of looting from those who are actually creating the wealth in this country?


11 posted on 05/27/2010 4:09:11 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Bigtigermike

So, if I understand her, she’s in favor of high tax, trickle down economics. Sounds contradictory. High taxes mop up the trickle.


12 posted on 05/27/2010 4:09:14 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Bigtigermike

Yup, I would agree, Hill and Bill aren’t paying their fair share, for sure!


13 posted on 05/27/2010 4:10:06 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Bigtigermike

Npthing stopping millionaires like Hillary from paying 90% of income into the government. Of course that is not what she meant at all!


14 posted on 05/27/2010 4:10:08 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Bigtigermike
So Hill when can I expect my check for your share of the wealth?
15 posted on 05/27/2010 4:11:44 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (there are huge chunks of time...at night...where I'm just asleep...for hours...it's ridiculous....)
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To: skr

Perhaps she could donate some of that kickback money received from the PRC in the Loral Space deal...


16 posted on 05/27/2010 4:12:10 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Bigtigermike

One of the problems with liberals is that they never get past stage 1 in their thinking. They assume if they just raise taxes, the rich will just hand them over, which is incredibly naive.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 4:12:10 PM PDT by guitar Josh
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To: Bigtigermike

The little people need to fork it over to support the elitists in the life style they’ve become accustomed to.

Uncivil Society: 1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment, and the following sentences jumped out at me:

This is less a story of dissidents, so-called civil society, than of the bankruptcy of a ruling class–communism’s establishment, or “uncivil society.” The Communists borrowed from the West like drunken sailors to buy mass consumer goods, then were unable to pay back the hard-currency debts and so borrowed even more. In Eastern Europe, communism came to resemble a Ponzi scheme, one whose implosion carries enduring lessons.

I found myself wondering “And this differs from our political class…how?”

http://www.safehaven.com/article/16925/governments-are-born-stoic-and-die-epicurean


18 posted on 05/27/2010 4:14:21 PM PDT by griswold3 (Barack Obama’s First Law of Leadership: “I just work here.”)
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To: Bigtigermike
Let liberals of great wealth come forward to volunteer their wealth to the government. Leave everyone else alone IMO.

Class-ism again by Demon-crats.

If they want to play that game, then people should have the right to one vote per $5,000 paid in taxes.
Those who pay no taxes get no vote.

Sounds harsh, but IMO you would see the country straightened out darn quick of that happened.

19 posted on 05/27/2010 4:14:25 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hillary is one clueless broad.

The upper income groups pay the overwhelming majority of all federal income taxes in America.

Also, increasing taxes KILL jobs.....cutting taxes create jobs. Sheesh.

When her husband had his arm twisted by congressional Republicans during his second term and agreed to cut the capital gains tax, the money flowed into federal coffers at a rapid rate....the government took in MORE taxes than before, not less, and the private sector was happy and invested more money in American businesses. Hillary and Barry are two Marxist peas from the same pod.


20 posted on 05/27/2010 4:14:56 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I'm voting for Sarah Palin because she pisses off the right people.)
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To: guitar Josh

I agree with Hillary. I’m sitting here thinking about the ridiculous amount of money NBA basketball player make. I think obama could start with the NBA. Each player can keep $250,000 (enough for them to officially qualify as rich) and must give the remainder of the multiple millions to the government to disburse as it sees fit.

Now we’re talking about some serious distribution of wealth.


21 posted on 05/27/2010 4:16:48 PM PDT by Josa
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To: Bigtigermike

Ok...you first beeyotch.


22 posted on 05/27/2010 4:18:33 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (I'll just say the 2nd amendment to the Constitution is there for a reason!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Brazil is her model?? Hillary please take a walk down any street in Rio by yourself. It was nice knowing you.


23 posted on 05/27/2010 4:19:08 PM PDT by Archie Bunker on steroids (Mugabi will look like Reagan when this thing is over with)
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To: boomop1
Clintoon stole all of his $.

Not to mention a lot of other things from The White House when he and Hitlery left office.

24 posted on 05/27/2010 4:26:05 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: skr

My thoughts exactly! She and baba can turn over all their money and property and go live with Roger. How fitting that would be, but I wouldn’t hold my breath!


25 posted on 05/27/2010 4:26:15 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Bigtigermike

What she’s not saying is that her definition of “rich” is global.

If you are one of those evil rich exploiters making $30,000 a year, you better start paying your “fair share” of your global responsibility.


26 posted on 05/27/2010 4:27:47 PM PDT by denydenydeny (The welfare state turns us all into zoo animals, mouths open, waiting for the next feeding.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yeah, I always suspected the clintons didn’t pay any tax on all that loot from the WH...


27 posted on 05/27/2010 4:28:09 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Like all leftists, the suint thinks it’s HER money.

Beyond that, she needs to STFU. Tax policy is NOT in her portfolio at State.


28 posted on 05/27/2010 4:30:40 PM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: Bigtigermike

BULLSH!T!!! I am sick of hearing this f-ing nonsense coming out the mouths of leftists when their lame, twisted and utterly stupid schemes to kickstart or prop up the economy utterly fail. The wealthy DO pay their ‘fair share’...whatever the hell that is these days. Who do these morons think create the bulk of jobs in this country? I don’t know about anyone else but I have never gotten a job from a poor person.

If these leftists think they haven’t paid enough, then by all means, pay in extra. Just leave the paychecks and bank accounts of society’s producers ALONE! (Too d@mn close to the weekend to get this hissed off!)


29 posted on 05/27/2010 4:32:40 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Bigtigermike

This is interesting. Domestic political pronouncements from Hillary, just a few days after the Clinton’s loyal minion Carville is publicly criticizing Obama in the Gulf.

Hillary smells blood in the water and is angling for a shot at 2012.


30 posted on 05/27/2010 4:36:59 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Bigtigermike

More taxes for the rich = more layoffs, less hiring


31 posted on 05/27/2010 4:40:46 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Bigtigermike

47% of our country doesn’t “pay their fair share”.


32 posted on 05/27/2010 4:42:09 PM PDT by MichiganCheese (The pirates tried to redistribute wealth and were removed.)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Hillary and Bill have theirs and will keep it. They don’t want anyone else joining their exclusive club.


33 posted on 05/27/2010 4:42:21 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Bigtigermike

The bottom 50% of taxpayers pay less than 5% of the taxes. The top 20% pay 90 %. The rich pay for everyone else. This why tax cuts are a loser politically. It won’t make a difference to the average voter.


34 posted on 05/27/2010 4:44:33 PM PDT by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: Bigtigermike
Hillary is absolutely coorect. The "rich" are paying way beyond what is fair. They are paying almost all the taxes!

My question is "Who IS paying their fair share and how much is that?

35 posted on 05/27/2010 4:44:54 PM PDT by Lowcountry (RIP: Peterdanbrokaw)
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To: Bigtigermike
Says the woman who helped herself to things that belonged to the taxpayer when she and Bill checked out of the White House. Not to mention that we also pay her monthly mortgage due via the fact that they charge the SS that precise amount each month to reside in the cottage on the NY property.

KMA.

36 posted on 05/27/2010 4:45:55 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: Josa
There are 432 players in the NBA. According to Wiki, the average NBA income is about $5 million. That would be a total of $2.16 Billion.

There are approximately 330 million people in the US. Distributed evenly, thats about $6 a person.

I'm not much of a basketball fan, but I enjoy watching a game now and then. I'd rather forgo my $6 for the opportunity to enjoy watching a game.

Same with all the other pro sports.

If the numbers averaged the same for baseball, hockey and football, each person would get $24 dollars...whooo boy...that'll change some lifestyles.

The problem with the rich is there aren't enough of them, and they don't make enough money to support all the rest of us.

37 posted on 05/27/2010 4:46:30 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: Lowcountry
Hillary is absolutely correct. The "rich" are paying way beyond what is fair. They are paying almost all the taxes! My question is "Who IS paying their fair share and how much is that?
38 posted on 05/27/2010 4:46:38 PM PDT by Lowcountry (RIP: Peterdanbrokaw)
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To: Josa
I think obama could start with the NBA. Each player can keep $250,000 (enough for them to officially qualify as rich) and must give the remainder of the multiple millions to the government to disburse as it sees fit.

Include musicians, actors and film makers.

39 posted on 05/27/2010 5:09:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (0basma's father was a British subject. He can't be a "natural-born" citizen.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rich liberals should have all their money taken.


40 posted on 05/27/2010 5:10:12 PM PDT by bmwcyle (NJ Governor Chris Christie for President)
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To: Bigtigermike

your ‘fair share’ is determine how exactly? by how much you use? is it a percentage that matches everyone?

no.

the left thinks it has a moral right to take whatever they want from ‘rich’ people (anyone making $150k/yr or more) and give it to those not making as much.

i see that as stealing personal property and an afront to my civil liberties. honestly, how can it be seen any other way?

to say someone making $150k/yr or more is being taxed ‘the same as everyone else... making $150k/yr or more’ is the EXACT same thing as saying ‘of course you’re sitting on the back of the bus... with all the other black people’. it’s just a qualifier to single out the group they wish to attack or hold down.

of course, the dems have a long history of attacking the civil rights of minority groups... and the ‘evil rich’ are a minority of 5%


41 posted on 05/27/2010 5:14:03 PM PDT by sten
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To: bmwcyle

According to IRS publications, the top 1% of wage earners pay 39% of all collected income tax. The top 50% of wage earners pay 96.4% of all taxes.

Knowing that 47% in this country pay NO income tax, just how much more do this idiots EXPECT to “rich” to pay?

The GOP has REALLY missed the boat by not pointing this fact out 24-7.


42 posted on 05/27/2010 5:19:13 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hmmmm, I wonder how many services the rich use on the public dime.


43 posted on 05/27/2010 5:27:55 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Bigtigermike

If her Brain was half the size of her ass or cankles she might be able to have a real thought. POS


44 posted on 05/27/2010 5:32:36 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Bigtigermike

Geez and this psycho hose monster and her husband are pimping a dinner with Bill to finish paying off her campaign debts of a little less than 1M. With a couple of million in the bank, just who isn’t paying enough???
Damn Clinton whores!


45 posted on 05/27/2010 5:37:07 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (REGISTERED RIGHT WING THUG!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Geez and this psycho hose monster and her husband are pimping a dinner with Bill to finish paying off her campaign debts of a little less than 1M. With a couple of million in the bank, just who isn’t paying enough???
Damn Clinton whores!


46 posted on 05/27/2010 5:37:08 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (REGISTERED RIGHT WING THUG!)
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To: JohnD9207

Sorry for the double post, and I meant to say a couple of hundred million in the bank.
Geez???


47 posted on 05/27/2010 5:38:44 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (REGISTERED RIGHT WING THUG!)
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To: Bigtigermike

You’re going to need to go underground again Hillary. Just disappear, out of sight, out of mind again for weeks, maybe months until you think everybody has forgotten your stupid Marxist remarks once again.

Go reinvent yourself once again Hillary will ya, so we don’t have to look at your almost Helen Thomas image again. Thanks in advance.


48 posted on 05/27/2010 6:04:24 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (The Left draws criminals as excrement draws flies. The Left IS a criminal organization.)
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To: Bigtigermike

When the Chinese fund you for selling military technology, you need to be in prison, not moving your cankles all over the globe appeasing dictators.


49 posted on 05/27/2010 6:07:15 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: Bigtigermike

Hillary, you still declaring Bill’s worn underwear as a tax deduction?


50 posted on 05/27/2010 6:08:50 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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