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Old Apr 16, '12, 3:41 pm
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The church does indeed teach that wealth should be distributed justly.
And as Michael Medved (crediting a caller) mentioned: There is a difference between fairness and justice.

Notice that Pr. Obama is calling for fairness, not justice.
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The "Buffett Rule" is very popular. My guess is that it will pass into law this spring
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Well, that is what makes for a horse race - I think the House will kill it very quickly.

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Old Apr 16, '12, 4:18 pm
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Breaking: Senate vote on Buffett Rule fails

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's "Buffett Rule" legislation, which would have put a 30-percent minimum tax on millionaires, in a debate that is likely to resonate through the November elections.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...83F1AC20120416
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Old Apr 16, '12, 4:23 pm
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Hi, Gilliam,

Well, that is what makes for a horse race - I think the House will kill it very quickly.

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Didn't make it to the House. Now the GOP will get hammered that it is not the party of "fairness." and the rich man's party with the rich man leading the way... and all that sort of thing. We will see if the populism spin will be enough to move Obama's poll numbers amongst likely voters. (really the ones who would matter here would be the Independents)
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They (or someone) has already paid taxes on the capital gains money once. Why should they be double taxed?
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I disagree with your analysis. Government should have not repealed Glass Steagel, no matter what the lobbyists wanted.
We are in agreement.
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They (or someone) has already paid taxes on the capital gains money once. Why should they be double taxed?
Waaaayyyy too complicated for most people to grasp in a sound byte.
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Didn't make it to the House. Now the GOP will get hammered that it is not the party of "fairness." and the rich man's party with the rich man leading the way... and all that sort of thing. We will see if the populism spin will be enough to move Obama's poll numbers amongst likely voters. (really the ones who would matter here would be the Independents)
I think all they need to do is stay on message. What did Obama plan to do with these funds? He was talking about more "green energy" and other ill advised programs. They need to point out that the reason Democrats want to raise taxes is to continue down the path of bloated government spending, more nanny state largesse and crony capitalism.

Why would we trust Obama with MORE tax dollars? He hasn't done well with what he already received (borrowed from China!).

I don't think the American people will be as easily fooled this time. We've had three years of misery under this president. Why would anyone want four more?

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Breaking: Senate vote on Buffett Rule fails

Senate Republicans on Monday blocked President Barack Obama's "Buffett Rule" legislation, which would have put a 30-percent minimum tax on millionaires, in a debate that is likely to resonate through the November elections.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...83F1AC20120416
Perhaps somebody can explain how this debate has even began in the Senate. As Art. 1, Sec. 7 says: "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."

Now, this 30% rule, isn't it "for raising Revenue"? Thus, shouldn't it originate in the House? Or is this argued as an amendment to existing legislation (i.e. this is an existing law, and the Senate is only proposing an amendment)?
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Ad Hominem. Many people here do not watch Faux News. In fact, many of us get our news from a variety of left leaning sources.
I was talking to LisaA.
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We will see what happens. Romney and Obama are both very disciplined candidates.

One thing Obama has going for him that Romney doesn't have is that in the last 4 years he has convinced the American public that is his personally likable.
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Okay. That didn't really answer the question in a substantive manner though.
Sure it did. There is no reason to have a top 1%. Unless you shear them from time to time.

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Sure it did. There is no reason to have a top 1%. Unless you shear them from time to time.

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Perhaps somebody can explain how this debate has even began in the Senate. As Art. 1, Sec. 7 says: "All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."

Now, this 30% rule, isn't it "for raising Revenue"? Thus, shouldn't it originate in the House? Or is this argued as an amendment to existing legislation (i.e. this is an existing law, and the Senate is only proposing an amendment)?
Because it never would have gotten past John Boehner or Eric Cantor in the House. Another way of circumventing the Constitution. Harry Reid is great at non-compliance. Note how he refuses to bring up legislation passed by the House, refuses to prepare a budget, pines for his pomegranate trees back home. Definitely not one of the shining stars in Washington is he?

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