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Atlas isn't shrugging because he's ****ing ONE OF THEM

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Drjones, Dec 11, 2012.


    I'm just beyond words. I truly hope each of these individuals are stripped entirely of their wealth, their companies summarily disbanded.

    I want to see all the things they've worked their whole lives for trashed, destroyed and stomped on, which is what they are advocating for.

    What these over-paid morons are saying is that the government is smarter than anyone and everyone. The government alone knows how to best spend anyone and everyone's money.

    **&%V them all.
  2. G17Jake


    Sep 13, 2002
    What they should say is the federal government is where most of the blame lies, but yet if we give them more money they will fix things this time.

  3. They are pandering again.........trying to improve their image. If they REALLY believe their own crap, there is no law preventing THEM from leading by example and donating the amount they deem appropriate.........til they do, it is just talk.
    Degenerate old men.
  4. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

    Apr 5, 2011
    Tampa, FL
    55% marginal estate tax rate? Is the REALLY what I read?

  5. AtlantaR6


    Jul 29, 2004
    Thank you!
  6. jeanderson

    jeanderson Toga!... Toga! Platinum Member

    Apr 11, 2012

    You could take 99% of these people's money and they'd still be rich. They're trying to look like they care. If they really care, why don't they donate all their money to charity, instead of promoting the idea of bigger government.

    Arrrrrrggggggghh! :steamed::steamed::steamed:
  7. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    This is precisely what Buffet plans on doing. He has already committed to once he dies most of his holdings are transfered to Bill Gates's Foundation. However, don't think he is doing this because he is some nice old guy.

    People have foundations like this for one shelters. Does anyone really think every NBA/MLB/NFL player has a "Teach Inner School Children to Read" Charity because they are generous souls? Its not who has the money its who controls it.

    To the OP, Buffet is hardly Atlas; I would even argue there are few Atlases in the U.S. The premise of Atlas shrugged was a few people smart/innovative people could go on strike and the system would crash-our business climate has evolved where this will never happen. If Gates left MSFT tomorrow would it fail? Apple seems to be doing just fine without Jobs.
  8. AtlantaR6


    Jul 29, 2004
    That's not the government? Haven't heard him say we should all give more to charity yet....
  9. pugman


    May 16, 2003
    Exactly. Do as I say not as I do.

    "Signing the pledge comes with the nonbinding agreement to donate at least half of one's fortune and doesn’t specify how the funds should be distributed, but Gates, who was named the richest person in the U.S. on Wednesday, told the Journal that he sees it as an opportunity for wealthy people to give in a “smarter” way.

    Smarter = Tax Dodge
  10. I doubt we will see Soros or Buffett go tango uniform...........Heaven doesn't want them and Hell is afraid they will take over.

    Hey Warren, if you want to do the right thing, how about sending back the money you picked up through the bailouts of the banks.
    Not hard to make big money when you are running the casino.

  11. Yes, but my point is that this "tax the rich/class warfare" mindset seems to be spreading to many more of the elites:

  12. CAcop


    Jul 21, 2002
    First there will be loopholes. There is money to be made by congress by writng those loopholes.

    Second they have more than enough money and they know it. They aren't going to missing meals.
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  13. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Apr 4, 2006
    It's working for the French.

    If you have enough money to be "taxed as rich", you have lawyers and accountants making sure it's protected. Nothing to see here.

    Then you have to move down the income ladder for the money.