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O'Rielly isn't the most legit news source I hate to say.
He isn't? Is what you mean that this story has no merit because it's O'Reilly that debated it? Or do you mean that O'Reilly is untrustworthy because he's on Fox News? Or is just Bill O'Reilly himself you think is untrustworthy? Or are you insinuating that the story is false because it was on O'Reilly?
Bill O'Reilly is a commentator. He's not a news anchor or reporter. It's his job to present all sides of a story or issue and allow the viewer decide for themselves. He's not perfect and I don't always agree with him but, he does a very good job of allowing differing points to be made.
In the case of the "wealth tax" that was discussed, it's really nothing new. It's just another avenue for the libs to find a way to enforce "economic equality" on the people that actually produce and work for their success and take from them and distribute it to those who want everything handed to them because it's "fair". If you had seen the debate you would realize that it was a VERY important and informative segment that brought out the truth behind the idea of a "wealth tax" and exposed what a truly unAmerican and UNCONSTITUTIONAL idea it really is!
America is set up to provide equal opportunity to persue a big slice of the pie. The outcome is dependant on how hard the individual wants to persue his slice. The government should NOT be determining the outcome with taxes!
 

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Progressive liberalism, socialistic regulative control, is failing across the world. Being Liberal and "progressively" liberal are two very different things in my mind...and unfortunately, for all the blameshifting talk of the right being seized by some sort of extremist tendency, it is the left that has moved farther in that direction than they've ever publicly done before.

...why? Because they're out of money, and they know it. When the lower half of earner pay no income tax, because you've worked their dependency that way, and the size of Government has expanded to such an extent that the upper half can no longer support it, you start looking at every pathway to "revenue" possible. In government, revenue means taxes or fees, that simple.

This is the last throws of a completely failed methodology. The system doesn't work, not in the way they publicly present it anyway...cracks in the facade are showing, and you're starting to see the true intent here.

It's very scary indeed, but at the end of they day, they're out of money...and now that the budget truisms are presenting themselves you'll start to see more and more of this crap...because despite all the talk of "compromise" they want none, they want congress to agree to tax hikes, which they're starting to...but all prior talk of concurrent cuts in spending are now being backpedaled, in a major way.

The money has to come from somewhere, at the end of the day it has to be from your pocket.

Equal opportunity, not equal outcomes.
 

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So when you say "you're proving me wrong" in this context here, you must be intimating that you support a wealth tax? ...as contrary to the principles of this country as possible, almost literally.

Otherwise, your little picture has no context here.
 

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GixxerDave hit it on the head. I don't agree with the tax at all, but O'Reilly can't ever seem to actually not listen to himself talk. The professor, although supporting a ridiculous idea, sounded much more educated and intelligent when he spoke then Bill just screaming about seizing assets.
 

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So when you say "you're proving me wrong" in this context here, you must be intimating that you support a wealth tax? ...as contrary to the principles of this country as possible, almost literally.

Otherwise, your little picture has no context here.
Actually that picture was just a dig on O'Reilly, not on the tax plan. And I didn't make the picture: Apparently there are others out there on the net who seem to think that O'Reilly is full of shit too! :)

I might lean liberal (gosh what a shock, eh?) but I also think the Flat Tax plan presented by Steve Forbes, a Republican, (yes, I agree with a Republican) seems to make the most sense. It's not a 100% perfect plan, but it has some reasonable foundations in there.
 

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Actually that picture was just a dig on O'Reilly, not on the tax plan. And I didn't make the picture: Apparently there are others out there on the net who seem to think that O'Reilly is full of shit too! :)

I might lean liberal (gosh what a shock, eh?) but I also think the Flat Tax plan presented by Steve Forbes, a Republican, (yes, I agree with a Republican) seems to make the most sense. It's not a 100% perfect plan, but it has some reasonable foundations in there.
...once more, proving that you and I should, in point of fact, be running this country.

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Please provide me the text of the proposed wealth tax. Until then I will assume O'Reilly is the idiot he sounds like.
 

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Because there's nothing formal yet HERE, this is the definition as detailed on the ever-accurate Wikipedia ;)

...now, say what you like about O'Reilly, but the old partisan stuff...discounting what someone says because they have an R or a D after their name...really shouldn't fly here.

A wealth tax is a damn outrage. Plain and simple, and anyone that suggests it's anything but what it is, a seizure of private assets, is blind to its historical implementation. It's truly scary big government stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wealth_tax

A wealth tax is generally conceived of as a levy based on the aggregate value of all household assets, including owner-occupied housing; cash, bank deposits, money funds, and savings in insurance and pension plans; investment in real estate and unincorporated businesses; and corporate stock, financial securities, and personal trusts.[1] A wealth tax is a tax on the accumulated stock of purchasing power, in contrast to income taxes which is a tax on the flow of assets (a change in stock).
The United States Constitution prohibits any "direct tax" on personal holdings (as opposed to transactions such as income or capital gains) unless the revenue collected is apportioned among the states on the basis of their population.[2][3][4]
 

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Liberals believe the 99% tax. Tax 99% of your income. Oh wait, liberals believe in communism. We know how Eastern Europe got the fawk away from Communism when Russia got owned by reagan.
 

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Blade, I dont care if O'Reilly is an idiot or not. The mere fact that libs are even considering this to have even the SLIGHTEST chance of being a good idea makes me wonder what kind of brain control the Democrats are using. There isnt even a debate here. It is absolutely preposterous, in any language, by any race, on any planet. You cant seriously think that the "text", as you call it, for "we are going to arbitrarily take your shit because you have more than we think you should because we are the government" is good for anyone. Rich or Poor.
 

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Blade, I dont care if O'Reilly is an idiot or not. The mere fact that libs are even considering this to have even the SLIGHTEST chance of being a good idea makes me wonder what kind of brain control the Democrats are using. There isnt even a debate here. It is absolutely preposterous, in any language, by any race, on any planet. You cant seriously think that the "text", as you call it, for "we are going to arbitrarily take your shit because you have more than we think you should because we are the government" is good for anyone. Rich or Poor.
Bingo sonofabitching bango. I cannot even believe that people are talking about this in any serious manner.
 
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