The NY Post writes:
This one’s truly, uh … rich: Billionaire Warren Buffett says folks like him should have to pay more taxes — but it turns out his firm, Berkshire Hathaway, hasn’t paid what it’s already owed for years. That’s right: As Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson notes, the company openly admits that it owes back taxes since as long ago as 2002. “We anticipate that we will resolve all adjustments proposed by the US Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for the 2002 through 2004 tax years … within the next 12 months,” the firm’s annual report says. It also cites outstanding tax issues for 2005 through 2009.
Obvious question: If Buffett really thinks he and his “mega-rich friends” should pay higher taxes, why doesn’t his firm fork over what it already owes undercurrent rates?
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A question: what is the “fair share” percentage? What kind of definition of “fair” means that some people pay a higher percentage than others? It is the same definition included in Animal Farm where all animals are equal, just some animals are more equal than others.
Hypocrite Warren Buffett says Rich should pay more.
Warren Buffett, the hypocrite of Omaha says taxes are too low/
Warren Buffett says taxes are too low but doesn’t pay more himself and uses the tax code to minimize his taxes
Warren Buffett says taxpayers need to get over their anger
” It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.” – Warren Buffett
As has been Buffett’s refrain for years, he wants higher taxes. But during the years of calling for higher taxes, Buffett has continually refused to put his money where is mouth is and pay more himself. In fact, Buffett uses shelters and taxes to avoid paying more taxes himself. He and Bill Gates have set up charitable foundations to avoid paying taxes on their fortunes.
Hypocrite? Of course. If you truly think you should be paying more, do not shelter tens of billions of dollars from taxes by using “loopholes” (a term used represent something legal, voted on by Congress to manipulate the uninformed). Lead by example.
How about this proposal: a wealth tax on all billionaires who voted for President Obama at 30% of their net worth. Also applied to any tax loopholes used to shelter their billions.
Fairness is equality, not equality in the animal farm sense where some are more equal than others.
“I would love nothing more than compromise. But I would say to you that compromise that’s not a solution is a waste of time. If my house was on fire, I can’t compromise about which part of the house I’m going to save. You save the whole house or it will all burn down. We either save this country or we do not. And to save it, we must seek solutions.”
Senator Marco Rubio, U.S. Senate Floor Speech, July 30, 2011
See YouTube at about 13:41.
‘Alabama’s new immigration law targets unauthorized immigrants, those who don’t have federal alien registration or other proof of legal presence in the United States.’ – AL.com
So is the new term for bank robbers “unauthorized withdrawers” and murders “unauthorized killings”? What about burglars, are they “unauthorized house guests”?
“We have negotiated with terrorists. This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Mike Doyle (D-PA)
“They have acted like terrorists.” Republican leaders have “guns to their heads” Vice President Biden, August 1, 2011
So much for “The New Civility” that was promised in January. Where is the outrage for mentioning “gun” in relation to a public figure? Perhaps “The New Civility” only applied to one side?