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    Time for Patriotic (Liberal) Millionaires to belly up to the buffet

    Time for Patriotic (Liberal) Millionaires to belly up to the buffet

    You do realize that there actualy are some Patriotic Millionaires, don’t you?

    Guys like Warren Buffet and others who insist that people pay higher taxes, but don’t take the chance to pay voluntarily.

    Like this guy, who turned out to be a plant by a group called the Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength, begging Obama to raise his taxes:

    Now is their chance to belly up to the Buffet(t):

    The House on Wednesday passed Republicans’ own version of the Buffett Rule,  which allows wealthy Americans to voluntarily pony up to reduce the deficit.

    The bill, labeled the Buffett Rule Act, passed by voice vote, meaning  Democrats and Republicans agreed with it. Under the legislation, which would  still need Senate approval, taxpayers could check a box on their taxes and send  in a check for more than they owe to the IRS.

    “If Warren Buffett and others like him truly feel they’re not paying enough  in taxes, they can use the Buffett Rule Act to put their money where their mouth  is and voluntarily send in more to pay down the national debt, rather than  changing the entire tax code to inflict more job-killing tax hikes on  hard-working Americans,” said Rep. Steve Scalise, the Louisiana Republican who  wrote the bill.

    I don’t think there will be any trouble getting seating at that restaurant.

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    The Treasury already accepts donations offered through the IRS. They averaged $150,000 per year before Obama, haven’t seen how much he’s brought in.

    I don’t blame anyone for paying the legal minimum, even if they think taxes are too low. BUT when people like Buffett and Soros and Warren and others say publicly it is IMMORAL for them to pay the low taxes they do, they either should pony up their “just” amount or admit they are immoral by their own standards.

    OR just shut the Fluke up.


     
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    GrumpyOne | September 19, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Hmmm, I see Harry Reid nodding in disapproval. This will never see the light of day in the current make up of the Senate.

    OTOH, would it be a stretch just in case he did present for approval and if it were approved, would the anointed one sign it into law?

    I see another sleepless night ahead…

    They’ve devised all sorts of laws to “pick our pockets.” Seriously, though. A law is needed for people who may want to voluntarily contribute to the “public purse”? Why is a law necessary? Can’t a decision be made without one? Dumb old me.

    2013 1040 Personal Income Tax Form:

    Line 6 Filing Status…Check box if old fool……[]

    I’ve always preferred the Rangel Rule. The check box that says “I’ll pay mine when Charlie pays his.”


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