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Joe Biden on Taxes: "You Call it Redistribution of Wealth," I Call It "Just Being Fair"
yahoo! Finance ^ | March 30, 2010 | Joe Biden

Posted on 03/30/2010 12:06:24 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day

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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: biden; redistribution; socialism; taxes
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Worst. Vice. President. Ever.

Makes 'em a matched aet.

51 posted on 03/30/2010 12:30:34 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

“It’s a simple proposition to us: Everyone is entitled to adequate medical health care,” Biden says
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Why? Where does he get the basis for his proposition that everybody’s entitled to “medical health care”? Certainly not from the Constitution. Being patted on the head by this absolute embarrassment of a “public servant” makes me wanna puke.

Colonel, USAFR


52 posted on 03/30/2010 12:30:45 PM PDT by jagusafr (Kill the red lizard, Lord! - nod to C.S. Lewis)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
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."

Actually, Joe, the middle class gets screwed the most by your income redistribution schemes.

53 posted on 03/30/2010 12:30:51 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: highlander_UW; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
re: Worst. Vice. President. Ever.

You know, I wonder if BO chose him as an insurance policy. Figure that no rational person is going to make a try for BO with the threat of Biden waiting in the wings.

That and Biden makes BO look positively eloquent and intelligent.

54 posted on 03/30/2010 12:30:58 PM PDT by wbill
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To: MrB

Exactly: we should always make it a point in argumentation to make Liberals admit that what lies behind all of their lofty peace-and-equality bullshit is the point of a gun.


55 posted on 03/30/2010 12:32:14 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

They don’t want to think beyond “I feel good about myself for advocating this”, and making them state that they are willing to have people killed for non-compliance bursts that bubble.

BTW, I’ve halted a discussion on a lefty topic by demanding that, before they go any further, they admit it -

and rather than doing so, I got the equivalent of hands-over-the-ears and “la la la I can’t hear you”.


56 posted on 03/30/2010 12:34:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: wbill
You know, I wonder if BO chose him as an insurance policy. Figure that no rational person is going to make a try for BO with the threat of Biden waiting in the wings.

That and Biden makes BO look positively eloquent and intelligent.

LOL...I've had the exact same thought. Every time I think of Biden I hear that bit from him...First priority is a 3 letter word...J O B S, jobs. Liberals slammed VP Dan Quayle for misspelling Potato, but I bet even Quayle could count to 4. As an aside, the story I heard was, Quayle was looking at the card they gave him with the spelling bee words and they had potato misspelled on the card so he was just reading it the way it was. I don't know the truth to that, but sounds plausible.

57 posted on 03/30/2010 12:36:55 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

OK. let’s be fair, Joe you hand over 80% of your income to us and we’ll distribute it to those who need it.
Fair enough?


58 posted on 03/30/2010 12:37:08 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Choose Ye This Day; LucyT

Some Freepers have wondered why the Mossad doesn’t do a dirt dump on Zer0 and prove that he’s unqualified for office. Now you know.


59 posted on 03/30/2010 12:38:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (FUBO! FUNP! FUHR! FUBS!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

As Rush would say, these people believe every dollar you have is a dollar they let you keep but is theirs.


60 posted on 03/30/2010 12:39:04 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Drango

61 posted on 03/30/2010 12:40:14 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yeah Joe, that’s was FDR called it when he went on television after the market crash of 1929...


62 posted on 03/30/2010 12:40:43 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Confiscating the 401k savings from hard-working Americans and giving it to people who couldn't be bothered to sacrifice today for security tomorrow, will also be deemed "fair."

-PJ

63 posted on 03/30/2010 12:42:26 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: MrB

I’ve gotten essentially the same response from Liberals so enthralled with their own “selfless” compassion that they cannot admit to the true nature of their motivations or of the government actions of which they approve. Once in a while, if you can actually crack the façade, what you will see there, even if momentarily, is a dark place poisoned by self-loathing and resentment at the necessity of responsibility.


64 posted on 03/30/2010 12:42:51 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: highlander_UW
Well, figure that Quayle wasn't the brightest light either, but he got a pretty raw deal, IMHO.

That and Biden makes Quayle look positively omnipotent.

But, he does that to most people. :-)

65 posted on 03/30/2010 12:43:16 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Choose Ye This Day

The 14th amendment was killed long ago.


66 posted on 03/30/2010 12:44:33 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: wbill
Well, figure that Quayle wasn't the brightest light either, but he got a pretty raw deal, IMHO. That and Biden makes Quayle look positively omnipotent.

But, he does that to most people. :-)

I agree. Quayle always sort of reminded me of a republican version of John Edwards...but now that Edwards has been revealed to be a real scum of the earth I wouldn't insult Quayle that way. I think it was the hair, anyway.

67 posted on 03/30/2010 12:47:40 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Happiness doesn't come from owning something; it comes from being a part of something)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
They can share my aching back, my missing finger from a blow-out preventer that didn't prevent a blow out

You know, if you were unsuccessful instead of successful, Biden would insist that we all chop off a finger to eliminate our advantage. It's only fair.

68 posted on 03/30/2010 12:48:32 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

He served a purpose.Odumbo needed someone dumber than him and white to offset his incompetency.It worked.He is dumb and stupid.


69 posted on 03/30/2010 12:50:11 PM PDT by xarmydog
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Hey Joe, I call it stealing and you call it fair. On judgement day, your maker will provide you with a fair judgement to keep you, Obama and the other members of this congress warm throughout eternity.


70 posted on 03/30/2010 12:52:01 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: CodeToad

As the other Rush sang many years ago:

And the Trees were all kept equal,
by hatchet, axe, and saw.


71 posted on 03/30/2010 12:54:28 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Envy is a deadly sin and the central plank of the Democrat party.


72 posted on 03/30/2010 12:55:01 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

40% pay no income tax. How is this fair?


73 posted on 03/30/2010 12:55:50 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (VP Biden on Obamacare's passage: "This is a big f-ing deal". grumpygresh: "Repeal the f-ing deal")
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To: CSM
Envy is a deadly sin and the central plank of the Democrat party.

An entire Party about coveting their neighbors stuff.

74 posted on 03/30/2010 12:56:28 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore" SEIU's Andy Stern)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
"I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."

-Sen. Barack Hussein Obama, 2008

75 posted on 03/30/2010 12:57:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

0bamanomics: Punish success, reward failure.


76 posted on 03/30/2010 12:58:09 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Civil Disobedience: Refuse Unconstitutional 0bummerCare. Let them try to arrest millions.)
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To: 21twelve

Yep. The Trees. Coming to that.


77 posted on 03/30/2010 1:01:02 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Joe and his greedy sons actually have a "COMPOUND".

Once you reach that level people might well question why you are demanding that those who earn less than you pay more taxes.

He's such a phoney.

78 posted on 03/30/2010 1:02:23 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Hey joe, shut your big effing mouth.


79 posted on 03/30/2010 1:02:54 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: CodeToad

Oh - I think it will be worse than that even. (Hence my screen name!)


80 posted on 03/30/2010 1:03:44 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Joe and his wife made $ 260,000 in 2008.

They gave away $ 1800 to charity.

And $ 550 of that was clothing.

So that left $ 1250 over 52 weeks or $ 24.00/week. Wow.

That was before he was VP. HE had free train rides between Wilmington, DE and DC every working day, worth about $ 20,000/year, plus almost free healthcare and all of the other benefits a sitting Senator has.

HE has a big home in a nice upscale neighborhood in DE, with a second home on the property.

Now, I ask you, in the name of fairness, is it fair that Joe has two houses on his property? Shouldn;t he allow someone poor top live in the second house, now that his Mom has passed away and doesn’t need it anymore?

I mean, it’s only fair.

This dipwad has no business telling anyone about spreading the wealth.


81 posted on 03/30/2010 1:04:00 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: exit82

Socialist libs are always stingy when it comes to their own wealth.


82 posted on 03/30/2010 1:04:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Hey Asshat Joe!....You can be fair all you want with your own damn money!!!


83 posted on 03/30/2010 1:09:05 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: 21twelve

We’re about there already, but we’re trying to prevent 2112.


84 posted on 03/30/2010 1:10:17 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Just being fair? Tell me, Joe, what is the fairness in paying you $230,000 a year plus all travel and living expenses for a position which you describe as not having to do anything?


85 posted on 03/30/2010 1:16:39 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

He’s really that stupid.


86 posted on 03/30/2010 1:17:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Joe, do you have a vacation home on the beach? I think this year we will give it to Jose Martinez and his family. They didn't get a nice vacation last year.

It's only fair.

87 posted on 03/30/2010 1:20:31 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: exit82
They gave away $ 1800 to charity.

Now THAT's funny. I just did my taxes, and that's the same amount that Mrs WBill and I gave away, too.

We didn't make anywhere near $260K, though. :-(

I'm sure that Joe gave away lots of other people's money, and that counts. right? /s

88 posted on 03/30/2010 1:22:46 PM PDT by wbill
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To: Slings and Arrows
Some Freepers have wondered why the Mossad doesn’t do a dirt dump on Zer0 and prove that he’s unqualified for office. Now you know.

We just want the Mossad to stop a second term. We don't want President F'ing Biden.

89 posted on 03/30/2010 1:23:21 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: CodeToad
As Rush would say, these people believe every dollar you have is a dollar they let you keep but is theirs.

He's not kidding. I have talked to people who really do believe that.

90 posted on 03/30/2010 1:26:01 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: MrB

Every Thanksgiving I offer my detractors the opportunity to deliver meals to seniors. They have yet to show up.


91 posted on 03/30/2010 1:28:46 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: divine_moment_of_facts

I wonder if he can say the same thing next year when the those “evil Bush tax cuts” expire???

I got $20 per pay check because of the “stimulus” money. If 20 dollars makes or breaks me a paycheck. I got bigger problems to worry about.


92 posted on 03/30/2010 1:30:03 PM PDT by cups
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To: Choose Ye This Day

93 posted on 03/30/2010 1:31:40 PM PDT by Dick Holmes
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Worst. Vice. President. Ever.”

I am not sure about that one. Walter Mondale comes to mind. Al Gore is defiantely on my list of worst former Vice Presidents.


94 posted on 03/30/2010 1:48:10 PM PDT by castlegreyskull
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Worst. Vice. President. Ever.”

if he ran against obama, i’d vote for him.


95 posted on 03/30/2010 1:52:46 PM PDT by stompk
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To: mdmathis6

I’m sure Judy is at least a member of the Outer Party. She’ll get by somehow.


96 posted on 03/30/2010 1:53:24 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Anytime Plugs opens his pie-hole something stupid is bound to come out. It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic. This is right up there with candidate Soetoro’s “spread the wealth around” comment. “Progressives” are always generous with other people’s money.


97 posted on 03/30/2010 1:53:59 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: muawiyah

But, but, he rode the TRAIN!!! The TRAIN! With regular people!


98 posted on 03/30/2010 1:54:32 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (If we will not be governed by God, we must be governed by tyrants. -- William Penn)
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To: highlander_UW

Don’t forget Worst. Fake. Mormon. /. Marxist. Senate. Majority. Leader. Ever.


99 posted on 03/30/2010 1:54:48 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I call it Marxism. Marx called it Marxism.


100 posted on 03/30/2010 1:56:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Duncan Hunter, Jim DeMint, Michelle Bachman, ...)
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