Warren Buffett Ready to Take Republicans’ Tax Challenge

Posted: January 12, 2012 in Politics
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Buffett has pledged to match 1 for 1 all such voluntary contributions made by Republican members of Congress. “And I’ll even go 3 for 1 for McConnell,” he says. That could be quite a bill if McConnell takes the challenge; after all, the Senator is worth at least $10 million. As Buffett put it to me, “I’m not worried.”
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Don Stewart, a spokesman for Senator McConnell, provided the following response to Buffett’s remarks:

“Sen. McConnell says that Washington should be smaller, rather than taxes getting bigger. And since some, like President Obama and Mr. Buffett, want to pay higher taxes, Congress made it possible for them to call their own bluff and send in a check. So I look forward to Mr. Buffett matching a healthy batch of checks from those who actually want to pay higher taxes, including Congressional Democrats, the President and the DNC.”

via Time

Maybe we should fund the wars that very same way… those who WANT to wage war should send in their checks. *smirk*

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