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Warren Buffett: Raise My Taxes

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(I am posting Mr Buffett's complete op-ed piece from Sunday's New York Times.  I tried to edit it down some, but his writing is already concise. Buffett contradicts most everything that bloggers here believe about taxes and the economy.)

 

OUR leaders have asked for “shared sacrifice.” But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.

 While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks. Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as “carried interest,” thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate. Others own stock index futures for 10 minutes and have 60 percent of their gain taxed at 15 percent, as if they’d been long-term investors.

 


People, period.

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Do you have a name you like to use to insult people? Does it make you feel clever, or superior,  to call them that?  Why do you think that is?

 

I have one name for these people.       People.

 


Al Bundy, Philosopher

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"Having sex with your pregnant wife is like putting gas in a car you've already wrecked."


True, man.

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"My choice early in life was either to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference."                                                                                                 --Harry S. Truman


My Dog

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The guy said, "My dog has no nose."

The other guy asked, "How does he smell?"

The guy answered,

 


Shit My Uncle Sends Me, Part One

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My uncle Neil forwards  all sorts of emails to me, and I'm going to start sharing.

This one is how to recognize a meth lab.


Responsible Government, Pretty Soon, Probably.

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" This is a matter of everybody having a serious conversation about where we want to go and then ultimately everybody getting into that boat at the same time so it doesn’t tip over.” -President Barak Obama, today.

 
"(Lord) Grant me chastity and continence, but not yet" -St Augustine of Hippo, about  385A.D. 



"I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."  -J Wellington Wimpy.


Second gear, lean right.

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Smart political observers have noted that President Obama's best chance of winning a second term is in a turn toward the center. He already has the support of the left, and no one will take that from him. Right wing pundits might continue to call him a socialist, but his actions the next two years will suggest otherwise.  For example,

"The Obama administration's much-anticipated report on redesigning the government's role in housing finance, published Friday, is not solely a proposal to dissolve unpopular finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


Ouch. (Dedicated to Bart)

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There was a male chauvanist pig whose son came home from school and said, "Hey dad, I fucked my teacher today."

The father was real happy and said, "Congratulations, my boy! I'm so proud of you that I'm going to get you a new bike!"

The son said "Thanks,  dad...


Bad, er, girl.

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Once I was mad at my girlfriend  and decided to spank her so I put her over my knee, but...


Katherine Kersten is a Shithead, Part Two

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In her column this week, Katherine Kersten decried the mixed messages young men get nowadays. She pointed out an incident at Yale University, when a fraternity marched out some pledges, and had them shout out “No means yes. Yes means anal,”  and so on.  Naturally, people were offended, and representatives of the fraternity apologized. Ms Kersten then noted that students at Yale also sponsor something called Sex Week, where sexuality is explored.   This was  too much for her. How can young males tolerate the confusion?

   We surround our sons with juiced-up sex -- on TV, in the movies, on the Internet, even in supermarket checkout lanes. Then we tell them to be on their best behavior. At college, they get "date rape" training. On the job, they get "sexual harassment" training.

No wonder our young men are increasingly confused and alienated.


So what is she want? She doesn’t say, but she wants our boys less confused, less juiced up by TV, the Internet and so on., so we would need to clamp down on movies and music, and advertising. And what about the way some women dress?  Asking for trouble. Even a woman’s face can be exciting, so maybe a veil…

You probably get where I’m going here.


Oh, Deer

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A doe came out of the woods and said,


Penguin Humor

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A  penguin was driving down the highway when he  started having engine trouble, so he pulled his car over at a truckstop. While a mechanic was working on it, the penguin went to a restaurant for some ice cream.

Later the penguin came back to talk to the mechanic.

"It looks like you blew a seal." the mechanic said.
 
The penguin wiped his mouth and said,


America Loves President Obama

Posted by: Ed Salden

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The latest  CNN  poll shows that the President's popularity is on the rise, along with, you guessed it, optimism on the economy.  It's always the economy.  Always.

The poll showed 60 percent think Obama is honest and trustworthy, 57 percent think he's a strong and decisive leader, 57 percent think he "cares about people like you" and 59 percent say he is tough enough to handle a crisis.

Love, love, love.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/eye-on-2012/why-president-obama-still-has.html


Ask, Tell.

Posted by: Ed Salden

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There is less hypocricy in America today.  President Obama signed the repeal of the  don't ask don't tell rule for the United States Armed Forces, so now the estimated sixty five thousand or so gay personnel will no longer be required to lie about their own nature  to serve our country in uniform.

This is the fulfillment of one of Obama's most often repeated campaign promises.

Good job, Mr President.

Obama said:

“No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie or look over their shoulder,” Mr. Obama said during a signing ceremony in a packed auditorium at the Interior Department here. Quoting the chairman of his joint chiefs of staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, Mr. Obama went on, “Our people sacrifice a lot for their country, including their lives. None of them should have to sacrifice their integrity as well.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/us/politics/23military.html?_r=1&hp


Susan Dey HCF: 17DEC2010

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As I was growing up, the three hottest chicks in the world were Michelle Phillips, Peggy Lipton, and today's entry, Susan Dey.  I'll never forget her.


G.M. Buys Back $2.1 Billion Preferred Shares From U.S.

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Say what you want about Government Motors, but GM is still here, providing good jobs to Americans, and we the people are getting paid our money back.

Good job, President Obama.

The United States Treasury says General Motors has repurchased the rest of the preferred shares owned by the government for $2.1 billion.

G.M. bought the 84 million shares for $25.50 a piece, 2 percent more than their liquidation value. The company said it would book a $700 million charge related to the buyback early next year.

After G.M.’s initial public offering last month netted $13.5 billion for taxpayers, the buyback brings to $23.1 billion the amount the company has repaid out of $49.5 billion the government invested in a bailout.

http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/g-m-buys-back-2-1-billion-preferred-shares-from-u-s/?hpw


People

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"Some people are like Slinkies. They aren't really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs."   -Patricia Briggs
  

Just in Time for the Holidays

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Be the first on your block to own and proudly display Chia Obama, the Chia Chief Executive, certain to be "the" gift this holiday season.

 
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Do you miss him yet?  If yes, now you can have "the Decider" as your own personal toilet bowl sanitizer.  The Bush Brush, in stores now.


 
Here it is,  the Hillary Nutcracker. You know she can do it, now she will do it for you.


So Long, Jim W.

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Good luck pursuing other interests.


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