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  • DuckDuckGoose

    Why don’t you place actual content on this page rather than a link?

    A worthless page with a link is a blatant attempt to increase page views at the site.

    Good luck with that …

  • JB
  • Ross Dress for Less

    Poor Duckie. You don’t get enough hugs, do you?

  • Borborygmus

    If I were Warren Buffett (not), and I wanted to get back at little Rickie…..
    I’d hire a really good forensic accounting firm, load them up with Freedom of Information Act papers and conduct a little old audit on that Enterprise Fund. Then feed the information to the press.

  • Andy

    Dear Rick Perry, the career politician on the public payroll for over 20 years:

    I think I know a thing or too about the “real world”

    Signed;
    Warren B and my $39B

  • John

    Nobody doubts Buffets investment abilities, but his claims and suggestions on tax policy are not honest or rational. Read a little bit other than the headlines, Andy.

  • Borborygmus

    I’ve read Warren Buffett’s claims and suggestions on tax policy, in numerous printed publications, newspapers, business magazines. They appear exceptionally honest and rational.

    If somebody could turn this economy back to how it was in 2006, he** yes I’d pay a higher tax rate to have those profits again.

  • Vseslav Botkin

    I think we’re in the last throes, if you will, of the candidacy.

  • John

    Well, then we have a different idea of honest and rational. In all your readings, what new rate did Buffet propose?

  • Biff

    @the Duckster – Maybe it has something to do with the linked material being copyrighted? Nah…come to think of it, it probably is some sort of click-through conspiracy.

    Carry on.

  • meddling moderate

    I’m not arguing for tax increases but only if more revenue is required his plan makes sense.

    Buffet is making a general argument about who can most afford to pay what share of taxes.
    Specific rate increases for taxpayers making >$1m/yr and another above >$10m is an easy calculation based on how much additional revenue is required to fund and would be the job of Congress not Buffet. The strength of his argument is that this increase only impacts the extremely wealthy (3/10ths of 1% of all taxpayers) that can most afford to pay a greater share.

    Buffet wrote:
    I would leave rates for 99.7 percent of taxpayers unchanged and continue the current 2-percentage-point reduction in the employee contribution to the payroll tax. This cut helps the poor and the middle class, who need every break they can get.
    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.

  • Jackson

    Buffett, who eats weekly at the same greasy spoon diner near his home in Omaha, Nebraska, has argued that it is absurd for his secretary to be in a higher tax bracket than he is. He’s right.

    Ricky Bobby has been on the public payroll for 26 years and counting. The only thing he knows about the private sector is that it gives him large campaign contributions.