Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Go Ahead, Warren Buffett. Pay More Taxes

Warren Buffett wants you to know he should be paying more taxes, what with being so wealthy and all.

"If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further," Buffett said. "But I think that people at the high end -- people like myself -- should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it."

I would refer him to something former President George W. Bush said in his State of the Union Address in 2008. Others have said they would personally be happy to pay higher taxes. I welcome their enthusiasm. I'm pleased to report that the IRS accepts both checks and money orders.

Go ahead and knock yourself out, Mr. Buffett. Write as many checks to the government as it takes to alleviate your limousine liberal guilt.

Oh yeah, there is this little tidbit at the bottom of the article:

The White House announced on Wednesday that President Obama will award Buffett a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, early next year. The interview timing and the announcement is probably just a coincidence. Surely Buffett wouldn't want to try and influence tax policy as the Congress punts the expiring tax code from the Bush years, now would he?

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