Buffett says rich should pay more taxes

Buffett says rich should pay more taxes

There are 7 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 21, 2010, titled Buffett says rich should pay more taxes. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Billionaire Warren Buffett said rich people should pay more in taxes and Bush-era tax cuts for top earners should be allowed to expire at the end of December.

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FU Buffett

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Nov 22, 2010
“Sentiment has turned very sour in the last three or four or five months,” the chairman and CEO of Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said in an interview broadcast Thursday.

“I hope we get over it pretty soon, because it’s not productive,’’ Buffett said.“We will come back regardless of how people feel about Washington, but it is not helpful to have people as unhappy as they are about what’s going on in Washington.”

Your businesses stole literal trillions of wealth from Americans. Your businesses Warren.


Wells Fargo. Moody's. Among others.

“The truth is we’re running a federal deficit that’s 9 percent of gross domestic product,” Buffett said.“That’s stimulative as all get out. It’s more stimulative than any policy we’ve followed since World War II.”

The truth is that you stole the money and now you want everyone else to pay for it. You want me and most especially my daughter to cover the bill for your firm's legalized theft from millions of Americans, including their homes, their jobs, their retirement.

Tell 'ya what Warren. Why don't you show that you really give a **** about the American economy and the citizens in this nation? Why don't you forfeit to the US Treasury every nickel you made from 2000-2010?

Let's cut the crap. You built a behemoth that turned into a giant blood-sucking vampire on the neck of America. Your banking and "rating" interests were largely responsible (along with the rest of them) for the mess we found ourselves in, and are still in.

Wells alone has over one trillion dollars of "assets" off-balance sheet for which it refuses to account and mark to the market. What's in the box Warren?

Then, when your bets went bad, instead of taking your lumps like anyone else who goes too far and becomes bankrupt, you participated in the FINANCIAL **** of the American Taxpayer with the rest of the bankster and "big money" interests who came in and essentially extorted the United States Treasury - effectively forcing that so-called "stimulus."

Now you cheer it and tell us to "suck it up" like your buddy Charlie.

Here's my answer:**** you Warren.

When you're done, and it won't be any time soon enough, there's a special place waiting for you with a nice guy in a red suit. He'll introduce you to what you should have gotten in 2007, and still should get, but due to the corrupt nature of our government you won't - in this life.

In the next, however, Paulson and Geithner will not protect you.

Bradenton, FL

#2 Nov 22, 2010
buffett has changed from a 'crooked businessman' into a 'crooked publicity hound businessman'.

Greensboro, NC

#3 Nov 22, 2010
More taxes ? Before any tax increases, close all loop holes for the super wealthy. It would be interesting to see just exactly what percent of earnings the liberal elite pay, especially the hollywood crowd. I doubt that W.Snipes is isolated in violating the tax laws.

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 22, 2010
Maybe if the politicians and their political appointees actually PAID THEIR TAXES, we would be better off??(Geithner? Rangle?) More do as they say, not as they do. Buffet runs in the correct political circles to know that his wealth will never be touched by Washington, since he, like the other societal elite, pay the campaign bills for these crooks.
liberal hypocrite

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 22, 2010
No one is stopping Buffett from writing a check for a few billion to the U.S. Treasuary. What a hypocrite.
Bismarck and Back

United States

#6 Nov 22, 2010
realist wrote:
More taxes ? Before any tax increases, close all loop holes for the super wealthy. It would be interesting to see just exactly what percent of earnings the liberal elite pay, especially the hollywood crowd. I doubt that W.Snipes is isolated in violating the tax laws.
John Kerry and Timothy Geithner are self admitted tax cheats.

There is a constant in taxes, "make the other guy pay it"
FU Buffett

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Dec 24, 2010
Audio: Ellison says Obama should "create a real crisis" to hike taxes on wealthy

Thats not the only piece of hilarity from Minnesotas Keith Ellison, the Democrat who recently won more than 70% of the vote in his House re-election.

Ellison suddenly discovered his inner Milton Friedman in wondering how much the tax deal cut by Barack Obama with Republicans would cost per job created, saying that the reduction in the estate tax would give away trillions of dollars over the next ten years.

What Obama really needs to do, Ellison advised Minnesota Public Radio, was to create a real crisis that would force the GOP to surrender on tax hikes for those making $200,000 a year or more (via Weekly Political Review and Rhymes with Right):



Obama has already created a crises. He is in the White House.

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