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Does anyone agree with Biden about not being patriotic and paying more taxes if you make more than $250K?

Should people who make more than $250K pay more because it is their patriotic duty to this country like Biden suggested? On a side note...records show that Biden and his wife donated about $369 per year to charity over the last decade despite an average income of $245K. Where is Biden's concern for the downtrodden when he has only mustered a dollar a day himself for charity?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Oct. 2, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I just gald you can make 250,000 a year Most american will never see it..I can careless who give what to charites I dont keep up with the jones dont have the money to do it on my 35,000 a year I would love to make this and I would pay more taxes if I had this each year..
    I myself would like to see a certian per cent like 10 precent a cross the board for everone no matter how much they make but again I not congress that makes these laws.. No on this plain I dont think either plain McCains or Obamas tax plain will get passed have you seen how much america owes?? Just beleive me they will go up on me too..

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • 1) Giving to charity is not the same as paying taxes
    2) I don't think that "patriotic" should be used here. The more you make, the higher your taxes are. I think that was a bad word choice on his part.
    3) I haven't looked into his tax records, so I don't know what he did and didn't give to charity.

    I think it was a shitty choice of words, but I still agree that the more you make, the more you should pay.

    Answer by hannah_belle at 8:32 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • It is very, VERY easy for a politican to talk in "sound-bites". He can "support" things like this all he wants, talk about it every time he's in front of a camera but it won't ever come up for a vote and pass - and he knows it. That's why it's so safe to talk about. It's just talk.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:35 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • I agree with hannah_belle

    Answer by njmommy2boys at 8:40 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • The American Heritage definition of patriotic is "Feeling, expressing, or inspired by love for one's country." So, yes, paying taxes is patriotic.


    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • records show that Biden and his wife donated about $369 per year to charity over the last decade
    I would love to see those "records".....

    Answer by ny.chica at 8:58 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

  • i think they r full of crap!

    Answer by momof319812007 at 9:26 PM on Oct. 2, 2008

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