It's fun watching you twist yourself in knots trying to justify Warren Buffet's action. Of course, if he were saying taxes were too high, you'd be one of the first with the pitchforks. But since he gave lip service to wanting to pay higher taxes, he gets a pass. Gee, you think that might be the explanation for his statements right there - duh! And you are still missing the point (I'm stunned), if he wants to pay more taxes there is his opportunity right there, don't argue with the IRS and "seek an agreed upon tax total", just pay what the IRS claims his company owes and be done with it - but that isn't what he is doing is it?<quoted text>
Look in the mirror, can you say idiot.
Of course his company is fighting to pay less tax. Buffet personally and his corporations take every tax deduction and loophole his high priced accountants can find. Just like every other American does and will continue to to until the laws are changed. He wants the laws changed so EVERYONE including his secretary will be on the same playing field. Berkshire Hathaway is a business and no business is going to give the competition anything. Including working capital in the bank the accountants say is legal and the government disputes, happens every day, you are showing your ignorance.
Just because you or your parents get your income from government welfare in the form of Social Security and health insurance for free in the form of Medicare nobody expects you to not take SSI or insist on paying the government back what Medicare pays for you, even though you are dead against government health care and welfare for poor people. Kind of a double stander don't ya think. And don't say its money you paid in, surely you know better than that, its not money you paid in. Its money collected from current workers who will probably never get anything if conservatives get what they want.
And what they want is for everything to rotate around them.
And you do like to make presumptions about people and attack them when you have NO CLUE what anyone's personal financial situation may be. Of course, that is a favored tactic when one is firing blanks otherwise. Create the straw man and claim hypocrisy. You are pathetic.