Buffett's higher tax call strikes a nerve

Aug 15, 2011 Full story: Stuff.co.nz

Warren Buffett has touched a national nerve. The 80-year-old "Oracle of Omaha," one of the world's three richest men, has taken to the pages of the New York Times to call for higher taxes - yes, higher taxes - for himself and his well-off peers.

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Sickofallmendaci ty

Hanson, KY

#1 Aug 16, 2011
Brava Mr Buffett you at least know the meaning of fair! You are to be applauded, those who make more should pay more, as any of us would HAVE to!!!
Why must the rich think they deserve special treatment?

“Resistance is futile!”

Since: Apr 07

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#2 Aug 16, 2011
Neither the rich nor the ones on welfare deserve any special treatment; both groups need to pay their fair share. Close most of the loopholes rich folk (and corporations) use to avoid paying taxes, and also start taxing welfare "benefits" and require drug tests for welfare eligibility. I wish there was a way to keep people on welfare from making baby after baby that society has to support.
indy

Mansfield, MA

#3 Aug 17, 2011
umm..... i always hear the left tell us only repubs have money.....i didnt know what party buffett is with, but it sounds like hes a rich democrat,like kerry, kennedy's soros pelosi, reid...obama..... so i guess its time to stop trying to lie about how dems are so poor, and all repubs are rich..........also i hope mr buffett cuts a billion dollar check, like a tip, when he files his taxes, for the gov, maybe put it towards all those shovel ready jobs, or obamas oil war in libya..... if all rich people did this it would surely help us out, you shouldnt need the gov to ask you for it, just do it!....also we need to tax the poor who can afford it, if they have a big tv and a new car, and fancy sneakers and clothes, theyre not so poor..even at 100$ per yr. itll give them "skin in the game". the same goes for all on gov assistance.....or even better a wealth tax, value tax...or just a nationwide sales tax, then ALL americans, and illegals have skin in the game..
Sickofallmendaci ty

Hanson, KY

#4 Aug 22, 2011
indy wrote:
umm..... i always hear the left tell us only repubs have money.....i didnt know what party buffett is with, but it sounds like hes a rich democrat,like kerry, kennedy's soros pelosi, reid...obama..... so i guess its time to stop trying to lie about how dems are so poor, and all repubs are rich..........also i hope mr buffett cuts a billion dollar check, like a tip, when he files his taxes, for the gov, maybe put it towards all those shovel ready jobs, or obamas oil war in libya..... if all rich people did this it would surely help us out, you shouldnt need the gov to ask you for it, just do it!....also we need to tax the poor who can afford it, if they have a big tv and a new car, and fancy sneakers and clothes, theyre not so poor..even at 100$ per yr. itll give them "skin in the game". the same goes for all on gov assistance.....or even better a wealth tax, value tax...or just a nationwide sales tax, then ALL americans, and illegals have skin in the game..
Huh....what the hell are u talking about!!! Obamas war??? Since when did Obama get us into any war??? Stop sniffing glue my friend!!
Slot more reps have money than democrats, there are some that are rich, but compared to republicans democrats couldn't hold them a light! Tax the poor! Yeah well the poor already pay taxes and so do a whole helluva lot of middle class, we have been carrying the upper six percent( the wealthiest of the wealthy) for years! You must have a six figure a year income, and kudos too you, just pay your taxes based on how MUCH you make just like I have too! That's all I am saying! You rich people got away with this for years now!

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