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Sep 24, 2012, 12:55 PM
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Part of the reason I posted this. The defenses illuminate the basis of the views held. In this case, we see the percentage game being gamed so long as their guy comes out ahead, but then when it comes to taxes, why, we can't use percentage of income paid to judge equality.
Sure we can. I think those making over 250,000 should pay a higher percentage in taxes. I think a progressive tax structure was intended by our founders.
Sep 24, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Sure we can. I think those making over 250,000 should pay a higher percentage in taxes. I think a progressive tax structure was intended by our founders.
Sure, that's why they didn't include an income tax. Because it was intended to be there and they just forgot.
Sep 24, 2012, 12:58 PM
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this is what some on the right don't get....The hardship of giving away 1 buck when you make 100. Absolute numbers is all that matters for them, not the %
A widow giving 2 mites, all she had, rings a bell....
Sep 24, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Sep 24, 2012, 12:59 PM
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uh..no. It's in response to criticisms from the right that Obama didn't give away nearly as much as Romney.
I'll give you a hint. HE DIDN'T. Romney gave away over $10,000 a day.
Sep 24, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Finally!
Sep 24, 2012, 01:02 PM
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"The Obamas gave $172,130, or roughly 21.8% of their income, to charity in 2011, and about 14.2% in 2010. That was up from 5.9% in 2009. The Obamas gave between 4.7% and 6.5% of their income to charity between 2005 and 2008, when their income was typically more than $1 million."

So when the Obama's made more money, they gave a smaller percentage. Yet when Romney has more, he gives more. That should end the rational discussion right now. The irrational will continue, but that's the end of any logic being applied.
Sep 24, 2012, 01:04 PM
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To those claiming the Obama's gave more percentage, here is AGI giving.
Sep 24, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Obama gave away more (%)

Sure, of hard-earned working taxpayer's money to "charity" entitlements.....
Sep 24, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Hmmm, looks like slople's ticket got punched...
Sep 24, 2012, 01:08 PM
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I understand the attempt to avoid mathematics in favor of applying subjectives to measure 'hardship' perfectly well.
no one is avoiding mathematics. Using % to show hardship is perfectly valid. When the right argues that Obama didn't give as much as Romney, well yes....It's not rocket science to know that very few can give as much as Romney. It's hard to match dollar for dollar what was given when your dad set you up with investments that are now returning 13.4M/year. But that doesn't take into account a person's hardship to give what they did.

PS...it's a good thing for Romney that the markets are doing so well under O.
Sep 24, 2012, 01:10 PM
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To those claiming the Obama's gave more percentage, here is AGI giving.
That does not matter to them he is still evil because he is Republican!
Sep 24, 2012, 01:12 PM
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To those claiming the Obama's gave more percentage, here is AGI giving.
2011:

http://money.cnn.com/infographic/new...-romney-taxes/

22% vs 16%
Sep 24, 2012, 01:13 PM
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no one is avoiding mathematics. Using % to show hardship is perfectly valid.
IF you want to introduce subjectives on 'hardship', sure. Which you plunge right into.
Sep 24, 2012, 01:14 PM
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IF you want to introduce subjectives on 'hardship', sure. Which you plunge right into.
if the argument is going to only consider hard numbers of giving as the basis of the debate, then % should come in to play.


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