January 12th, 2012, 09:53 PM #1
Buffett to Match Republicans' Tax Donations
Warren Buffett to Match Republicans’ Tax Donations - ABC News
Billionaire Warren Buffett said he will match voluntary tax contributions from Republican members of Congress, and triple that of the Senate Republican leader, Time magazine reported.
In regards to paying less in taxes than those worse off, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in September said if Buffett “is feeling guilty about it, I think he should send in a check.”
Buffett told Time for this week’s cover story that he will match Republicans’ voluntary contributions.
“And I’ll even go three for one for McConnell,” Buffett said.
January 12th, 2012, 10:53 PM #2
What, the republicans in Congress pay taxes? Surely you jest!
That being said, I doubt any of them (the repubs) will do it, because by doing so they will prove Buffett right (which he usually is).The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it. -Mary Catherine Bateson-
January 13th, 2012, 12:45 PM #3
I don't see him including democrats. Why stop at Republicans.
Buffet is just in it for the money. He's probably up to his ass in "Green" investments and needs the democrats to keep funding them until he can sell them to some union retirement fund or something...
It's interesting when someone has reached huge wealth, and old age, they think everyone should be like them, and pay more taxes. I don't see Buffet arguing for more taxes on the companies he controls, only on the income he collects. But Buffet probably draws a meager salary, and receives interest and dividends instead, to say nothing of the increase in value of the companies stocks, which he holds rather than sells.
Is Buffet calling for higher taxes on corporations, and higher taxes on capital gains and dividends?
Buffet is like Ron Paul. He makes it all sound so simple, easy, and harmless.
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January 13th, 2012, 08:12 PM #4
Yes, actually, he has called for higher taxes on capital gains.
January 13th, 2012, 08:45 PM #5
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It's amazing how much some people can write without even having the remotest idea what the object of their derision stands for.Good job, friend-of-friends!
January 13th, 2012, 09:07 PM #6
January 13th, 2012, 10:15 PM #7
Hopefully, you two will grow to understand that 60% of the money the government gets is either stolen or wasted. It is much more efficient if you spend it rather than give it to them.
And tax returns have a method by which you can send in extra money. And I'm sure a fist full of Loonies will be gladly accepted, too!
Do your part, rather than wait for someone else to pony up.
I can't wait to year you wail when the new tax system is on the table in 2013 or so. I'm not looking forward to it."The world burns while Obama Tweets."
January 13th, 2012, 10:28 PM #8
Gomer's bullshit pump graphic would be appropriate right about now.
Originally Posted by Chuckiechan
What's particularly funny about your argument above is that you attribute quite a lot to age. You dismiss those who are younger than you and note that perhaps they will "grow" to see your point of view as being correct. Well, Buffett is quite a few years your senior! And way more accomplished when it comes to "real world" wealth building. Perhaps you'll "grow" to learn to be responsible and pay a fair amount of your income to taxes for the greater good!
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