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thinkingwomanmillstone
...I am Siamese if you don't please.
05:13 PM on 07/18/2011
If there is one person I could shadow for a day or shall I be greedy and say a week, it would be Warren Buffet.
04:55 PM on 07/18/2011
Setting examples.
We the people need to see more of this before we start taxing on "more freedom" for us all.

Let us push to succeed; save the dollar to become "free again".
Political Piggy
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04:54 PM on 07/18/2011
Well, now we know that the two welathiest Americans (both self-made multi-billionaires) clearly know nothing about money or America's economic system, since they have met with and presumably spoken with a know communist who is also somehow a socialist that clearly hates capitalism, free markets and the non-Kenyan Muslim from Indonesia parts of America. Are there no self-made billionaires in America - apart from the Koch Brothers (sure it's pronounced 'Coke') - that aren't clueless people with incredubly sumb luck?
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jukesgrrl
Hands off SS, Medicare & Medicaid
07:44 PM on 07/18/2011
Hilarious post!!!!!
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exclintonsupporter
Love your enemy --- it messes with their heads!!!
04:33 PM on 07/18/2011
Yeah...the two richest people, who AGREE that they should be TAXED more!!!
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Tony Jack
03:58 PM on 07/18/2011
Most millionaire and billionaires wealth is their buisness, it is not lose money sitting in account. So in order for them to donate cash, they would have to sell it (or a portion), which does society more harm than good! Many family buisnesses do not do well in new management so that will be jobs lost in the future. Also if they reinvest in their business, they would create more American jobs, and their families would be able to donate more overtime than one lump sum. Also buy donating the money, that is less taxes the government is able to collect to pay off the deficiet. Lets also not forget world governments together donate trillions of dollars to world problems, and if that amount did not do much I don't see what a couple of billions from gift pledge would do.
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DigESource
05:52 PM on 07/18/2011
I'm not sure I am following everything you are saying here, so I will leave most of it alone.

However, typically when business's that get passed on to others don't do well, it's because the business does not have a good long term meaningful mission statement.
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Mnnotnice
07:00 PM on 07/18/2011
loose money, not lose money. Your comment makes no logical sense.
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Tony Jack
05:59 PM on 08/02/2011
I know I made some grammar errors, but if you truely don't understand what I meant then you have no type of intelligence at all.
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NavyRetiredInTexas
MNCM (Ret)
03:24 PM on 07/18/2011
Was BigO successful in convincing either of them that he should be their biggest "charity"??
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Gestas
Mountain Man
03:22 PM on 07/18/2011
Now,,This is what you have to call a ,Real Tea Party. Real people with real solutions.
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ProfessorMacphisto
Am I the only sane one left?
03:16 PM on 07/18/2011
Both Gates and Buffet advocate for increasing the taxes on the wealthy as a means to address the federal deficit. Now what will be baggers say about these two that is not nice.
03:07 PM on 07/18/2011
We don't need gov't telling rich people who should get their fortunes after they're gone. Leave it to the individual to decide. If Gates wants to leave more for charity, more power to him.
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kwapiv
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03:20 PM on 07/18/2011
Its not the government telling people to leave money to the rich, the program was started by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, not the government or Obama.
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03:44 PM on 07/18/2011
Can someone please help me to understand why so many are msinformed or just plain ignorant, I'm having hard time determining which.
03:57 PM on 07/18/2011
The whole thing is part of the agenda that Obama has for his vision of the US. To take from the wealthy and redistribute to the poor. Meanwhile, the middle class continues to shrink. Obama, Gaitner, Bernanke, all of them are destroying the economy and everything they do makes it worse.
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Mariosright
08:40 PM on 07/18/2011
Try reading the article before posting.
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Nancy66
02:37 PM on 07/18/2011
The Gates DO believe they should pay more taxes. In 2010, Bill Gates' father spearheaded a state income tax initiative in the state of Washington that would tax only the very wealthy. Of course, the republicans countered with deceptive attack ads, saying that EVERYONE would now be paying a state income tax, and it was defeated.

There are many generous and benevolent citizens in this country and the world is a greater place because of the Gates, Buffetts, etc. Certainly can't say that about the Kochs
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jukesgrrl
Hands off SS, Medicare & Medicaid
07:51 PM on 07/18/2011
But the Kochs have made the world so much better for the yachting crowd, doncha know?
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bigmadd
Retired Teamster & Vet USN
08:53 PM on 07/18/2011
You might like the go to www.kochblocked.com .....fan and fav
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plaidsportcoat
02:36 PM on 07/18/2011
would he EVER meet with the million poorest? how about a couple of representatives of them?
02:36 PM on 07/18/2011
Everyone of these rich people need to show up with multi-million dollar checks in hand to pay towards the deficit$$$$
07:37 PM on 07/18/2011
44% of the countries income from tax revenue is paid by the top 2% of tax payers.
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jdusaf
Peace and chicken grease
02:04 PM on 07/18/2011
They are growing branches out of their heads.

I find that weird.
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Nancy66
02:41 PM on 07/18/2011
Get over it!
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oldcliche
04:52 PM on 07/18/2011
Says the two dimensional sprite.
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Hufrelief
All of you matter
01:46 PM on 07/18/2011
Everybody can play Monday Morning Quarterback, and say what Warren Buffet and Bill Gates should and should not do with their wealth. Here is where the rubber meets the road. Does everyone playing Quarterback have enough intelligence and backbone to think of a system that can be beneficial to the rich, middle-class, and poor fits nation. I think that room will get a little thin. It would be wise to understand how wealth is accumulated all over the world for the most part. There is an Inventor, an investor, or an influx of capital, a manufacturer, a product or service, a distributor, a wholesaler, a retailer, a constant consumer or buyer; that leads to wealth. In a nutshell, if you ask Warren Buffet, or Bill Gates did they have help. The intelligent answer would be yes. It is that very order of things that makes this economy, and it always will be.
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plaidsportcoat
02:38 PM on 07/18/2011
If you think most wealth is built-- around the world for the most part-- in ethical businesses, you are a joke.
Labor makes wealth possible. I hope they just eliminate labor and use robots for all labor and then see what happens.
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Mariosright
08:45 PM on 07/18/2011
I would have given your post some credence had it not been for the insult. That makes it just a cheap shot with no substance, just like you.
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getsit
good morning, I'm here
01:45 PM on 07/18/2011
I hope they also talk about their belief that the rich SHOULD pay more in taxes. Neither feels they pay their fair share. Giving away money is one way to share with those less fortunate.
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plaidsportcoat
02:38 PM on 07/18/2011
less fortunate
something about those words bugs me. it would take a book to write it, though!
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oldcliche
04:53 PM on 07/18/2011
Less apt to exploit others for personal gain.