Monday, August 15, 2011

Billionaire Warren Buffett gets the brush-off

when a guy like buffett makes an outrageous request like this, you can't expect the media to run away from it:

Billionaire Warren Buffett Tells Congress To Raise Taxes On Wealthy - ABC News: "Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the country, wants to pay more taxes and thinks his super-rich friends should too.

Buffett, who is estimated to be worth more than $47 billion, called on Congress to commit to 'shared sacrifice' and raise taxes on people earning more than $1 million. Buffett said the rich are 'coddled' by Congress 'as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species.'

'While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks,' Buffett wrote in a Sunday New York Times Op-ed."

but the bottom line is that the mega-rich might be coddled like an endangered species, but certain common-sense alternatives to the inane, self-destructive policy nostrums pushed by the political establishment in DC are going to be treated as the bleatings of an unhinged narcissist, a rich guy so out of touch with reality that he just says the craziest things!

this'll be forgotten soon enough, or rolled out periodically to make light of the old man in his dotage.

if it were anything remotely threatening to the status quo, it'd be squashed in an instant... notice how ron paul's razor-thin 2nd place finish in the iowa straw poll got his exactly zero traction as a serious candidate in the serious media.

i thought so...

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