Warren Buffett again advocates that the 'ultrarich' pay higher taxes, but some question his motives

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 6, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    He has been fighting the IRS for years and speaks out of both sides of his mouth. He is using the cliff crisis to make the business people he took over to seee that he has power over them today. He wants everyone in the 1-2% group with him and George Soros at the top to pay higher taxes. For some of those, he will still have more power over them as he has powerful attorneys that know where "REAL" loopholes are. Giving to charity is not a loophole. Our citizens give more of their earnings to charity than any other nation. It comes from their hearts and not for tax write-offs.

    Taking away voluntary giving means we have sunk to new lows. Government elected believe that taxes are a form of giving voluntarily. We are not based on government controlling every aspect of our lives. It was a form of protection and not a guarantee everyone would be socially, economically, educationally and in otherways exactly the same. We are individuals and have individual rights.

    We are not a collective society. I know a Chech man who got a goat from the Russians when they took his cow.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 5, 2012 6:56 a.m.

    There is nothing stopping warren buffett from paying higher taxes. Congress approved a bill allowing people like Warren to pay more in taxes and to help pay down the debt.

    If Warren really believed in this, he would just do it. Along with his rich buddies. Instead he is fighting the IRS in court to hold onto as much wealth as possible. But the poor in this country are too stupid to see through the lies and smoke and mirrors.

    Warren buys the railroads which didn't seem like a good idea. Then barack (his rich buddy) decided to cancel the oil pipeline. Now Warrens trains are transporting the oil. Interesting how that works.

    Is warren rich because he is soo smart, or because he has bought enough politicians?

    Either way, when democrats start donating 20-30% of their money to charity like Mitt Romney then I might start listening to them. Otherwise in the history of this country during every class warefare, it has always been the middle and lower class of people that get their taxes raised, instead of the rich.

    Which is why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.