The airwaves have filled to overflowing with leftie love for Warren Buffett following his announcement that he pays too little tax:
But for those making more than $1 million — there were 236,883 such households in 2009 — I would raise rates immediately on taxable income in excess of $1 million, including, of course, dividends and capital gains. And for those who make $10 million or more — there were 8,274 in 2009 — I would suggest an additional increase in rate.
My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.
Isn't he lovely! Such a delightful man, so caring to think of these things. Indeed to think that not only does he not pay enough but that there's lots of others who haven't been given an op-ed column in the New York Times who need to pay more taxes too.
Sorry Warren but you're a grade A, copper-bottomed hypocrite. If you actually want to pay over more of your money to the government, you know you can do that - now! And I notice that you haven't done this, have you. You've kept all that lovely lucre and then opined that the government should take more money off all the rich folk - including those who actually think they pay too much (or indeed, just the right amount) in taxes.
So go back to making loads of money for your shareholders and investors. And lay off the hypocrisy.