He could make that go away and pay the taxes if he wanted to.
He's either senile or a duplicitous whore.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Buffett, Like $1 Jobs, takes pride increasing his wealth to the same degree his Shareholders do, in Increased Stock price/divs; the way many CEOs should.
If he was greedy he could easily pay himself, in Addition, any salary he wanted 10-50 Mil+ and just pay the 35% taxes on it.
He's Got $40 Billion and pledged the vast majority to the Gates Foundation.
Yet you Ignorant Partisan Hacks, who don't want to deal with his altruistic tax stance, suggest he's "gaming the system" for what ? 5 mil? 10?
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I'm personally sick of not being able to dunk a basketball because of racism.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
2. You're making the same argument that people make when politicians were accepting stimulus funds even after bashing the stimulus. Well you can think it was a bad idea but you'd be stupid to let the funds go elsewhere, that doesn't make you a hypocrite, just like Buffett isn't a hypocrite. He'd be stupid to just hand over a bunch of money but he does think the country would be better off raising tax rates on capital gains and those making over a million a year.
3. Just Buffett paying more in taxes wouldn't do much in reducing the deficit. Making everyone that makes over a million bucks a year pay alittle more would do a good bit to help the deficit.
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