I’ll go you one better, Glenn. If Cubes and Buffett really wanted to pay more taxes, they could have already. There’s a box on every tax form that allows it. The fact they only pay lip service to the idea instead of putting their cash where their cake-hole is calls into question how earnest either are.
What’s more, the problem isn’t that the rich don’t pay enough income taxes. The problem is the bottom half of all income earners — who most benefit from all the welfare programs pols pander through — don’t pay their fair share.