Of course, the Buffett Rule has nothing to do with increasing revenues. It is all, as GorT says, about what sounds good. No, no one expects that the Buffett Rule will produce more than a few thousand dollars in increased revenue.
However, the Democrats want Americans to know that these damn millionaires arent going to get away with paying nothing, year after year. Joe Biden himself said the other day that thousands of millionaires are getting away with this, and the Buffett Rule will end this. The Democrats say it is a question of fairness, not revenue.
However, as the IRS famously discovered in 2007, only 959 millionaires paid nothing in taxes.
959. Thats it.
And want to know why they paid nothing? Because due to various losses, they made no income that year. Not a penny. No, you can be a millionaire and still lose money.
Indeed, more millionaires are expected to pay zero in taxes under Obama, because of his economy, than ever before. So you know which party is responsible for millionaires paying nothing in taxes? The Democratsalthough the reason for this is, ironically, less preferential. The Czar expects that millionaires would handily pay taxes than would avoid payment through loss of income.
Meanwhile, as the IRS also revealed, the remainder of Americas millionaires paid far more than any other group of Americans, either measured by percentage or by total dollar share.
Once again, the Democrats completely misstate the facts because the reality is so much more embarrassing for them. You really want fairness, VP Biden? Flat tax.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.