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Tax Me, I'm Rich, Says Deep-Pocketed Group of Millionaires Demanding Higher Taxes
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/tax-rich-patriotic-millionares-speak/story?id=13355208 ^

Posted on 04/14/2011 9:57:32 AM PDT by cycle of discernment

(SUCH MANIPULATION!..ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO, CAN PAY AS MUCH TAX AS THEY WANT TO THE GOVERNMENT....this is mindgame propaganda and I especially love the strategic "criticism" of Obama....contrived! how transparent can you be!)

abcnews.com By ALAN FARNHAM April 12, 2011

Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength--rich guys in favor of raising taxes on themselves and other wealthy people--say they are irritated over President Obama's failure to do just that.

Nor do they believe his latest announcement that he intends to try again, says Erica Payne, founder of the Agenda project and coordinator of the Patriotic Millionaires campaign.

The president, when a candidate in 2008, had recommended ending the Bush tax cuts for households earning over $250,000 a year. But he conceded that point when he signed into law in 2010 an agreement with Republicans to extend the Bush tax cuts two more years.

It's that concession that has disappointed and rankled Patriotic Millionaires, curdling their feelings. "The administration cut the deal they felt they needed to cut," shrugs Payne. "But we disagreed wholeheartedly. The president's quick and easy capitulation on an issue with such solid moral elements was disheartening."

One of Obama's primary jobs, she says, is to be chief educator.

"He did not do a good job on this issue or on the one we are currently facing. There's a moral lens through which you have to view these choices."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: millionaires; rich; tax; taxes

1 posted on 04/14/2011 9:57:35 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: cycle of discernment

Savage is right. Liberalism is a mental disorder.


2 posted on 04/14/2011 9:59:19 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: cycle of discernment
Only problem is they are lying. They personally take every possible deduction. They know that if taxes go up, they personally are immune because of the corrupt way the tax system is structured. They really want to see YOUR taxes go up.

If these clods really wanted to be taxed more, they can simply send the IRS a check.

3 posted on 04/14/2011 9:59:31 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving politicians more tax money is like giving addicts free drugs to cure their addiction)
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To: cycle of discernment

Why don’t they just give their money to the government, instead of forcing the government to take it from them (and everyone else)?


4 posted on 04/14/2011 10:00:19 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: cycle of discernment

It’s good that a handful of millionaires can make these decisions for us. :)

Democrat party: party of the poor, working man.

....you just wouldn’t know it based on their friends and allies.


5 posted on 04/14/2011 10:00:59 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: MNJohnnie

agreed. and take no deductions on their tax forms whatsoever. that way, they are sure to pay their “fair share”.


6 posted on 04/14/2011 10:01:08 AM PDT by sappy (LIEberals suck)
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To: cycle of discernment

Go visit some of the old poor people who have been living on tuna and beans for 10 years. Why do you need the government to “do good”.


7 posted on 04/14/2011 10:01:38 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: MNJohnnie

“If these clods really wanted to be taxed more, they can simply send the IRS a check.”

I’ll take these people seriously when they give away everything but a few hundred million to bring them to the middle class level. Pelosi should be first in line.


8 posted on 04/14/2011 10:02:38 AM PDT by all the best
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To: cycle of discernment

They can donate their entire net worth to the Government.

Nothing is stopping them.

They just want to steal from other people.


9 posted on 04/14/2011 10:02:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Trickle Up Poverty.)
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To: cycle of discernment

They are free to give as much money as they want to the charity of their choice.


10 posted on 04/14/2011 10:03:42 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: Tzimisce
Democrat party: party of the poor, working man.

It's also the party of rich people who don't want any more rich people.

11 posted on 04/14/2011 10:03:42 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: cycle of discernment

Lenin had his Quislings, too; they all figured that if they just cooperated with the revolutionaries, their lives and fortunes would be largely spared.

They were the first put up against the wall and shot.

Idiots.


12 posted on 04/14/2011 10:04:41 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: MNJohnnie

Bingo! The initial fraudulent idea of an income tax was based on taxing the “rich” as sold to the people. However, the rich were the ones to bring it about, as they knew it’d be passed onto the middle class, all they had to do was to incorporate. It’s virtually impossible to outmaneuver the rich (Short of an “off with their heads, French style revolution), it’s a historical fact. They’re the ones pulling the strings, always.

(I must add the note, that there is nothing wrong with the rich, the problem is with the lazy, who allow those in the upper class who are dishonest to pillage them. There’s more than enough wealth to go around, the problem is that one portion of the rich—the dishonest and evil—use the dishonest and evil portion of the poor to engage in class warfare to keep everyone down. The only way to counteract them, is to work hard, make something of ourselves, and accept no poisioned carrots! The freebie mentality, invites government control, which surpresses all creativity and prosperity.)


13 posted on 04/14/2011 10:06:41 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: MNJohnnie

If these clods really wanted to be taxed more, they can simply send the IRS a check.

Precisely right! Nothing is stopping them from contributed more, personally, at will by check. They should fee free to do so. But, by "taxing the rich" the way they want to be taxed, the burden is simply transferred via product cost to the consumers. They stay rich ... we become more poor ... and government continues to grow -- right into socialism. Of course they want to be "taxed" more. It cements their position in the "bourgeoisie" even as the middle and lower classes are driven into the "proletariat". It is a blatant and unapologetic application of Marxist Theory.


14 posted on 04/14/2011 10:07:16 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Jack Hammer

This isn’t about them thinking they’ll be spared. They know they will be. The elite write the codes, and sell the idea of pillaging to the masses, then the masses simply pillage themselves while the elites trim off the fat.


15 posted on 04/14/2011 10:08:35 AM PDT by JDW11235 (I think I got it now!)
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To: cycle of discernment
House Republicans can nip this idiot idea in the bud by opening a "TAX ME MORE" like Mike Huckabee did in Arkansas.

Huckaboo simply shut the liberals up by opening an account in which those that were screaming "Im rich, tax me more!" and would let them donate to Arkansas.

Amount received: $147.00

16 posted on 04/14/2011 10:09:55 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: cycle of discernment
Congress funded a study in 1980s and since updated that every tax federal increase intended reduce the debt was followed by spending increases averaging 17% greater than the expected revenue increase.
17 posted on 04/14/2011 10:10:46 AM PDT by Renkluaf
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To: cycle of discernment
I wonder how Gung Ho those LibTards(TM) would be if it was tax on Wealth instead of Income ?
18 posted on 04/14/2011 10:10:59 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: cycle of discernment

Earth to all liberal millionaire Obama-holes.

Earth to all liberal millionaire Obama- holes.

Tax your own f******* self.

Give half of what’s left to some millionaire who actually earned his riches.

And shove what you’ve got left into your own Obama hole.


19 posted on 04/14/2011 10:12:01 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: cycle of discernment

Higher Tax Rates Won’t Reduce the Deficit

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2631116/posts

But no matter how we configured the data and no matter what variables we examined, higher tax collections never resulted in less spending.

Our research confirms what the late economist Milton Friedman said of Congress many years ago: “Politicians will always spend every penny of tax raised and whatever else they can get away with.”


20 posted on 04/14/2011 10:12:14 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: cycle of discernment

No one is stopping them from donating additional money to the gov’t if they wish. They can give their entire estate to the government if they damn well please.


21 posted on 04/14/2011 10:13:27 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Germans in 1932 thought they were voting for change too.)
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To: MNJohnnie

the bottom line is that they cannot stand the competition.

They got theirs and they want to prevent you from reaching where they are, as you might not think the way that they do, and would spend your resources opposing their thinking.


22 posted on 04/14/2011 10:18:54 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: cycle of discernment

Tax the rich and see them flee
From here to balmy Italy!
Like former manufacturing,
taxes are most fracturing.

If regulation’s grip relaxes,
Oama doesn’t raise their taxes,
Perhaps the good ole days return,
Abort another Rome to burn.


23 posted on 04/14/2011 10:19:10 AM PDT by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: cycle of discernment

They are completely free to grab a pen and a checkbook and write a check for whatever they think they should be taxed. Are they so weak willed they have to wait for big brother to tell them what to do?


24 posted on 04/14/2011 10:20:46 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: cycle of discernment

HaHaHaHaHaHaHa! Yeah, you bet. They’ll be marching with Drug Dealers Demanding More Prison Time.


25 posted on 04/14/2011 10:20:56 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cycle of discernment
http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/resources/faq/faq_publicdebt.htm#DebtFinance

# # You can write a check payable to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and in the memo section, notate that it's a Gift to reduce the Debt Held by the Public. Mail your check to:

Attn Dept G
Bureau of the Public Debt
P. O. Box 2188
Parkersburg, WV 26106-2188

26 posted on 04/14/2011 10:23:47 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: cycle of discernment
Related thread: how much the rich really pays in income taxes.

US Federal Taxes by Income Level


27 posted on 04/14/2011 10:27:52 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: cycle of discernment

I see. So now taxes are morally based and not econmically based?

Gee, what a great idea!


28 posted on 04/14/2011 10:29:32 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: cycle of discernment

Then they can overpay. No one will stop them. But anyone who tries to tell me what my ‘moral choices’ should be had better pack a lunch and bring a hard hat.


29 posted on 04/14/2011 10:31:05 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: DCBryan1
House Republicans can nip this idiot idea in the bud by opening a "TAX ME MORE" like Mike Huckabee did in Arkansas. Huckaboo simply shut the liberals up by opening an account in which those that were screaming "Im rich, tax me more!" and would let them donate to Arkansas. Amount received: $147.00

The Federal govt does have a similar donation option on their website called pay.gov. Heck, you can even pick the agency to receive your donation, including the EPA, the Energy Department, the DOJ's Prison Bureau, etc. Some of the agencies that don't have a donation option include the Peace Corps and the Dept. of Education.

According to PJTV, they've collected approx $600,000 overall. That would cover one year of Obama's salary and the salary of his closest aid. That's all.

30 posted on 04/14/2011 10:34:25 AM PDT by Tamar1973 (Germans in 1932 thought they were voting for change too.)
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To: cycle of discernment

So what’s been keeping these idiots from just whipping out their checkbooks and writing big checks to the department of the treasury?

Maybe the wish to “make sure” that all the rich people (i.e. tax payers) pay “their fair share?”

Un-Fricking-Believable!

Mark


31 posted on 04/14/2011 10:42:07 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: sappy
I believe that it was MA that had a "check-box" on their tax forms that would allow anyone to pay a higher percentage of their income as tax... Practically nobody checked that box!

Mark

32 posted on 04/14/2011 10:44:11 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: cycle of discernment

Why don’t they proudly show their returns and the box showing they used the Clinton tax rates? Nothing stopping them.

Pray for America


33 posted on 04/14/2011 10:50:48 AM PDT by bray (The Recovery begins when Obama is unemployed!)
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To: cycle of discernment

I bet these people are liars.


34 posted on 04/14/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MarkL

I’m sure John Kerry and Ted Kennedy checked it in the past, if no one else.


35 posted on 04/14/2011 11:02:18 AM PDT by sappy (LIEberals suck)
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To: cycle of discernment
Someone in congress needs to introduce a bill that adds a line to all IRS forms that says "Additional amount taxpayer chooses to pay: $________ " so these pro-tax libs can put their money where their mouths are.
36 posted on 04/14/2011 11:19:19 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( a COLB has 13 items of info, a REAL birth certificate has 36 items of info. I want all 36 )))))
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To: Two Kids' Dad
From the 1040 for those rich people can tell the feds to keep their refund if they overpaid their taxes: Refund 73 If line 72 is more than line 60, subtract line 60 from line 72. This is the amount you overpaid 73 74a Amount of line 73 you want refunded to you. If Form 8888 is attached, check here . ▶ 74a
37 posted on 04/14/2011 11:46:45 AM PDT by Caribou ( www.ktok.com Red State Radio free streaming. RIP Mark Shannon)
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To: Caribou

Thanks.


38 posted on 04/14/2011 11:48:29 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( a COLB has 13 items of info, a REAL birth certificate has 36 items of info. I want all 36 )))))
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To: b4its2late

Ping


39 posted on 04/14/2011 11:56:41 AM PDT by gloryblaze (Don't forget to donate and keep FR going strong!)
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To: KarlInOhio

Good point.


40 posted on 04/14/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: cycle of discernment

Of course these “millionaires” say they want to be taxed more. It’s no different than the unions that fought so hard for Obamacare. What happened? Many of the unions got waivers out of Obamacare, thus giving them an unfair advantage vs. the non union shops that have to abide by the law.

IIRC, Jeffrey Immelt has argued for higher taxes & yet his company, G.E. pays very little, if anything in taxes. I would be willing to bet that Immelt himself pays little in comparison on his personal taxes.

The point? These “millionaires”, while arguing for higher taxes, I’m sure have been assured “loopholes” will be their reward for their efforts, just as w/ the unions, etc. w/ Obamacare. These liberals are soooo hypocritical & frankly transparent w/ a little research. Remember Teddy Kennedy, who while fighting ardently for windmills, wouldn’t allow them in his area?

Millionaires, it’s time to put up or shut up. Set the example. Voluntarily pay extra without anything in return. Otherwise we’ll have no choice, historically speaking, but to wonder what you’re receiving on the back side. You virtually always do.


41 posted on 04/14/2011 1:11:30 PM PDT by Confab
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To: cycle of discernment

Then plubs, botox, and 0 ought to lead by example and donate $5 mil each, also all those other RICH dems in congress.


42 posted on 04/14/2011 1:24:23 PM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: All; cycle of discernment

The United States Treasure accepts donations.


43 posted on 04/14/2011 4:08:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey (2009: Obama promised to cut Bush deficits in half. 2011: He's tripled them.)
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To: cycle of discernment

There’s NO LAW saying you CAN’T pay more!!! Please do — just keep us middle class business owners out of your STUPID IDEAS!!


44 posted on 04/14/2011 8:33:35 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Sorry..tagline will be on soon!!)
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