Jay-Z: "I'd Be Willing To Pay More Taxes For 'The Things That Mattered"...

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edited December 2011 in The Reason
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Warren Buffet, the investment wizard who is also one of the world's wealthiest men, has long advocated for higher taxes on the superrich. Now Jay-Z, Buffett's pal and himself a member of the upper tier of the 1 percent, is joining him.

"Me, personally, I wouldn't mind paying more in taxes if it went to the things that really mattered," he said to CNN. "If it went to education, to people in poverty, I wouldn't mind."

Added Hov, "I think most people with a conscience, with some integrity and moral fiber wouldn't have any problem paying more taxes."

Last month, Jay-Z came under fire when his clothing label, Rocawear, began selling t-shirts which read "Occupy All Streets." But revenue from the shirts's sales were not going to support the Occupy protesters, and critics said the rap superstar was cynically profiting from the movement.

Jay-Z is the latest in a line of superrich Americans who've said the government should tax them more. A lobbying group, Patriotic Millionaires For Fiscal Strength, say that the rich have benefited disproportionally from the government's tax policies, and have pressed Congress to raise marginal rates on the wealthy. "We think that like other Americans, we love this country, and that those in the upper one percent have been treated too good for their own sake," said Garrett Gruener, a member of the group. "We think it's time to give back."

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  • CJCJ Posts: 12,444 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Let's see how this turns into a hate thread.

    Proops to hov tho.
  • ustreet_monstaustreet_monsta Posts: 2,536
    edited December 2011
    As one of the only posters who lives in DC and has worked for the Federal government, let me say that the money yall pay in taxes gets wasted. Str8 up. Federal employes waste crazy dough. Once you've seen federal employees take Fridays off and drink on their lunch breaks it puts the fed deficit in another perspective. Republicans arent wrong when they talk about the government wasting money

    As far as paying for the things that matter, thats cool, as long as we agree on what those things are.
  • T. SanfordT. Sanford The Trill Dog Posts: 16,253 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    smh @ Jay-Z using this gimmick to promote his album
  • ROFL.GUYROFL.GUY Posts: 3,117 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    he can donate his money

    why dont he just do that? then he can control where it goes?

    i know it makes toooo much sense..


    JIGGA trying to get some good publicity.. i see right through you..
  • Nobodyz ShadowNobodyz Shadow Posts: 134
    edited December 2011
    As one of the only posters who lives in DC and has worked for the Federal government, let me say that the money yall pay in taxes gets wasted. Str8 up. Federal employes waste crazy dough. Once you've seen federal employees take Fridays off and drink on their lunch breaks it puts the fed deficit in another perspective. Republicans arent wrong when they talk about the government wasting money

    As far as paying for the things that matter, thats cool, as long as we agree on what those things are.

    I don't think they hear you.....
  • GoonerGooner Posts: 8,972 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    niggas will hate on anything
  • tompetrez3tompetrez3 Posts: 6,083 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Why does Jay Z always need white people to tell him what to do with his money. He may be worth 450 million but he dumber than a pile of 450 million rocks. I wonder what kickbacks he is lobbying for now? Whenever the blue bloods are talking that socialism shit they claim to hate they have an investment opportunity right along with it. co sign with ROFL he aint foolin nobody.
  • qawshunqawshun Posts: 6,068 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    ROFL.GUY wrote: »
    he can donate his money

    why dont he just do that? then he can control where it goes?

    i know it makes toooo much sense..


    JIGGA trying to get some good publicity.. i see right through you..

    you acting like he doesn't donate smh
  • Focal PointFocal Point Kushite descent... wandering child from Meru of Old TrentonPosts: 14,631 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Props to Jay, that's pretty upstanding
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 52,462 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    c1up wrote: »
    Props to Jay, that's pretty upstanding

    ...............
  • mrclassickmrclassick Posts: 86
    edited December 2011
    ROFL.GUY wrote: »
    he can donate his money

    So when he do as you just stated the next HATE topic will be,....Jay think he slick getting A tax write off for when he DONATED that MONEY to the lazy HOOD NIGGAS of AMERICA, But I'll let you tell it..
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 52,462 Regulator
    edited December 2011
    Pay ya taxes, you niggaz is hustlin' backwards
  • StoneColdMikeyStoneColdMikey I am what the people need. MIKEYFORMOD CHITOWN THE BEST TOWNPosts: 23,698 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    c1up wrote: »
    Props to Jay, that's pretty upstanding

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 35,485 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    This whole occupy Wall Street and being mad at rich people movement is pure fuckery. People can be mad at the banks all they want but truth of the matter is most Americans don't know to live within their means which is what led to the mortgage crisis and what not.
  • mrclassickmrclassick Posts: 86
    edited December 2011
    tompetrez3 wrote: »
    Why does Jay Z always need white people to tell him what to do with his money.
    I don't think its about him needing White People to tell him what to do with his Money (Taxes), Basically because he has no say so how they use our Money for Taxes.
    If you have A Job, Bank Account, IRA, T Bills ECT", Then the White People will do with your Money (Taxes) as they wish also. But I'll let you tell it.
  • mrclassickmrclassick Posts: 86
    edited December 2011
    Pay ya taxes, you niggaz is hustlin' backwards


    Your Post Is > *GOLDEN*
  • ibedamnedibedamned Posts: 3,098 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    This whole occupy Wall Street and being mad at rich people movement is pure fuckery. People can be mad at the banks all they want but truth of the matter is most Americans don't know to live within their means which is what led to the mortgage crisis and what not.

    coon talk...
  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 35,485 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    ibedamned wrote: »
    coon talk...

    Far from it, i just don't have a victim mentality. It's the Jamaican in me!
  • Idi Amin DadaIdi Amin Dada Posts: 3,192 ✭✭
    edited December 2011
    As one of the only posters who lives in DC and has worked for the Federal government, let me say that the money yall pay in taxes gets wasted. Str8 up. Federal employes waste crazy dough. Once you've seen federal employees take Fridays off and drink on their lunch breaks it puts the fed deficit in another perspective. Republicans arent wrong when they talk about the government wasting money

    As far as paying for the things that matter, thats cool, as long as we agree on what those things are.

    But that's always been there. And it always will be in any bureaucracy. Even a million people wasting 1 hour at 20 an hour doesn't match the billions America blows on its military budget. Cold War ended more than two decades ago, but the military industrial complex wasn't ready to stop making money hand over fist.
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