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  1. reflexblue

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    Who would have thought this? Warren Buffett supports Obama for President and gives the maximum he could in donations. Likes B.O.'s fiscal policy vision.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,556114,00.html

    You have to read far into the artical to find this:

    SPIEGEL: Based on your logic, any future US administration will also be powerless. Who would you like to see as the next president?

    Buffett: Before they launched their candidacies, I told the two current Democratic candidates: I support you. I have donated the maximum amount of money allowed by law to the Democrats, and I've spent the same amount of money to support both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. But that's like being married to two people. You have to make a decision at some point. I chose Obama, and I hope that he wins.

    SPIEGEL: Why?

    Buffett: I just happen to agree with many of his views, starting with his modern proposals for abortion and reproduction policy and ending with the fiscal policy he envisions.

    SPIEGEL
     
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    Nothing surprising there.

    That Buffet, he's wonderful and certainly not a hypocrite.
     
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    How goddam sick is that? To bad neither one of their mothers decided to murder them in the womb. Sick fucks!:bricks:
     
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    Actually, who WOULDN'T have thought this? He's a secular progressive with the LONG history of supporting Democratic condenders. Most recently, he supported Hillary over Barrack :D

    He certainly has the right to throw his billions where he wants, but it not suprising in the least who he is backing.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing about YOU!:D
     
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    We've talked about this before - thanks for bringing it up again though :rolleyes:

    - The ultra rich usually are Liberals because they can afford the extra taxation placed on them. As opposed to the supposed rich where it's more of a struggle.

    - Everyone wants to support the winner and The Prince is clearly the presumptive winner at this point.
     
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    And just a few days ago you railed against such posting. See what happens to you down here?
     
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    I hadn't heard the "starting with murder of children" line before. It's repulsive to say that.
     
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    It's been brought up before. The usual suspects ooh'd and ahhh'd over it. Then when I posted that Carl Icahn said Obama would be a complete disaster, they all ignored it or said "why should we care what he thinks".

    But thanks for posting it again...proving BF's point....;)
     
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    Alos the loopholes favor the ultra rich like Buffet. HE of course has (a lot) of his money going towards the Gates foundation after he dies rather than letting the gov have it in taxes, I mention this because he favors the death tax, though he himself won't pay it, typical lib, do as I say not as I do.
     
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    That was not belittling anyone or verbally blasting him...it was just "right back at'cha", that's all. But this place does have a negative effect on anyone who comes here...I don't think that's a good thing.
     
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    So your spin is that telling someone you were thinking you wished his parents had killed him in the womb isn't belittling anyone? What the heck?

    Dude--you need a deep breath or something. You're spinning out of control.
     
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    Your statement is hollow and tad short-sited. What people like Warren are saying is either leave your money to charity when you die or pay the tax. I think that's a great example set by a man of such wealth, don't you?
     
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    whatever a paul...good morning!

    Great day to be alive, isn't it?

    If on one's told you yet, God loves you.
     
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    Yep. Run away from telling another poster you wish his mother had killed him in the womb.

    If it was me that said it, I wonder how many times the complaint button would've been pushed by now.

    And how can "god" love me if "god" doesn't exist?
     
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    Not really it is ego, his heir are getting a billion+ so I won't shed any tears for them. THe gov has taxed those earning once why should the gov get to double tax them because a person dies> In fact the gov is creating an incentive for people to spend everything before they die to keep the gov from seizing their money they earned through their efforts during theor life. People should have the right to decide what to do with their money whether it is to help a child buy a house, educate their grandchildren, or what ever they deem appropriate.
     
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    I never wrote those words did I kid?

    You're talking to me as if I was the one who wrote it.

    It was PatsfaninEaglesLand who wrote;

    Originally Posted by PatsFanInEaglesLand
    How goddam sick is that? To bad neither one of their mothers decided to murder them in the womb. Sick *****!

    It was so bad, he deleted the post!...guess he got scared, huh?

    You SHOULD BE attacking the person who wrote it in the first place. But you're obsessed with me....you can't get me outta your head. I'm everywhere you look and you know what?

    There's not a damn thing you can do about it kid.

    So chill and enjoy the light political discussion on a Monday morning:D
     
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    So giving billions to charity isn't a great example set by a great American?

    Ok
     
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    An example not many of us have billions....to deal with. My basic assertation is that the gov taxes you money when you earn it, why do they get to tax it again if you are responsible enough to save it and invest it rather than spend it?
     
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    WTF, are you looking at? I did not delete the post it is still there.

    If you support abortion, you deserve to be aborted yourself. Wouldn't happen to me neither one of my parents believe in baby murder, nor do I.
     
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