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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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Hey, Joe. The top 1% who earn 22% of the income?

They pay over 40% of the taxes.

How much more "fair" do you wanna get?

1 posted on 03/30/2010 12:06:24 PM PDT by Choose Ye This Day
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To: Choose Ye This Day
"giving the middle class taxpayers an even break that the wealthy have been getting."

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?)

2 posted on 03/30/2010 12:08:41 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I call it a pant load.


3 posted on 03/30/2010 12:09:07 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I call it a pant load.


4 posted on 03/30/2010 12:09:29 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Even screamin’ Howard Dean realizes that too much “redistribution” can be a buzzkill to enterpreneurship and the economy, by destroying incentive.


5 posted on 03/30/2010 12:09:36 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Mr Biden...you lie!


6 posted on 03/30/2010 12:09:43 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: highlander_UW

Worst. Vice. President. Ever.


7 posted on 03/30/2010 12:10:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I am Ellie Light.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

A man who will fashion “justice” to his own image and calls it “liberty” possesses neither.


8 posted on 03/30/2010 12:11:34 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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!


9 posted on 03/30/2010 12:11:42 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (Give me Liberty.. or I'll get up and get it for myself!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Go Biden yourself plugs!


10 posted on 03/30/2010 12:11:50 PM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: circlecity

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.


11 posted on 03/30/2010 12:12:02 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: circlecity

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..


12 posted on 03/30/2010 12:12:25 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Joe, just because you call a turd a diamond, doesn’t make it sparkle.


13 posted on 03/30/2010 12:13:06 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("We are as numerous as the stars in the heavens, and we are all gun-men.")
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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”

Right Joe?


14 posted on 03/30/2010 12:13:12 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

No, Joe,

we call it THEFT.


15 posted on 03/30/2010 12:13:35 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

Some people call it diarrhea, other call it Biden talking again.


16 posted on 03/30/2010 12:13:51 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( FIRE STUPAK: LindaForCongress.com)
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I say I combine my income with Biden’s, and split the total evenly for each of us. “Just Being Fair.” Whaddaya say, Joe?


17 posted on 03/30/2010 12:13:57 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture ("Pragmatism": The battle cry of the cowardly and unprincipled)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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..


18 posted on 03/30/2010 12:14:31 PM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Worst. Vice. President. Ever.

There, fixed it.

19 posted on 03/30/2010 12:14:46 PM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
Where's YOUR share, Mr. Fair?

Stupid Biden



20 posted on 03/30/2010 12:14:55 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Worst. Vice. President. Ever.

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.

21 posted on 03/30/2010 12:14:56 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: aeonspromise

Have no illusions - he and his ilk are insulated from getting THEIR wealth redistributed.


22 posted on 03/30/2010 12:14:59 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

The bottom 40% pay nothing. How “fair” is that?


23 posted on 03/30/2010 12:15:18 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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.


24 posted on 03/30/2010 12:16:05 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Don't you need a pic of this guy saying that?


25 posted on 03/30/2010 12:16:27 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: Choose Ye This Day
He doesn't deny being a socialist.
26 posted on 03/30/2010 12:16:28 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (ClimateScandal.org)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

I’d call Biden an idiot maximus......


27 posted on 03/30/2010 12:17:12 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Joe, you say you’re a useful part of this administration. I say you’re just a tool.


28 posted on 03/30/2010 12:17:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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.


29 posted on 03/30/2010 12:17:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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.


30 posted on 03/30/2010 12:18:40 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Howard Dean’s wife is a doctor, hence reduced Medicare is gonna kill her. I’ll bet she gives him an earfull constantly!


31 posted on 03/30/2010 12:18:48 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (Mike Mathis is my name,opinions are my own,subject to flaming when deserved!)
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To: andy58-in-nh

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.


32 posted on 03/30/2010 12:18:53 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: Choose Ye This Day

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?!


33 posted on 03/30/2010 12:19:13 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: Drango

34 posted on 03/30/2010 12:19:17 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: chris_bdba

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.


35 posted on 03/30/2010 12:19:30 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

And they called Bush an idiot...amazing.


36 posted on 03/30/2010 12:19:43 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Stalin or Mao could have used the same words.


37 posted on 03/30/2010 12:19:54 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ( Don't retreat, just reload.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Is this guy really that stupid, or is he just repeating his fuhrer’s talking points?


38 posted on 03/30/2010 12:20:08 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Entitlements will do to America what drugs eventually do to addicts)
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To: napscoordinator

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.


39 posted on 03/30/2010 12:21:07 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: reagan_fanatic

Oh, he’s definitely that stupid. And then some.


40 posted on 03/30/2010 12:22:46 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: Choose Ye This Day

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?


41 posted on 03/30/2010 12:23:51 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

Hey, Joe, by your definition bank robbers who are “redistributing wealth” are “just being fair”.

Idiot.


42 posted on 03/30/2010 12:25:00 PM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiot corps)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

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”.

FUBO


43 posted on 03/30/2010 12:25:42 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

A Joe Biden classic moment - enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALDfWaWaiMo


44 posted on 03/30/2010 12:26:25 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Worst. Vice. President. Ever.

Possibly the dumbest.

45 posted on 03/30/2010 12:26:55 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Choose Ye This Day
In the name of "being fair," here is what I would like to have (any from this list will do):

It's not "fair" that these people get to have so much. < /sarc>

-PJ

46 posted on 03/30/2010 12:27:14 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: highlander_UW

Nah, he’s telling the truth. Just his version of it.


47 posted on 03/30/2010 12:27:26 PM PDT by wbill
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To: andy58-in-nh
But what happens when Peter one day decides he’s had enough and pulls a gun?

Then the government sends it its goon squads and either kills Peter or arrests him and puts him in jail forever.

48 posted on 03/30/2010 12:28:21 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: andy58-in-nh

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”.


49 posted on 03/30/2010 12:28:41 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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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.


50 posted on 03/30/2010 12:29:23 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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