Wednesday, August 17, 2011

From the Mouth of a Rich Man

Gotta Love Mr. Buffet..Here he is one of the wealthiest Americans and even he agrees that the rich, such as himself should pay their fair share of taxes...This is what he said recently-

"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 ...

I know well many of the mega-rich and, by and large, they are very decent people. They love America and appreciate the opportunity this country has given them.

 Many have joined the Giving Pledge, promising to give most of their wealth to philanthropy. Most wouldn’t mind being told to pay more in taxes as well, particularly when so many of their fellow citizens are truly suffering.

Twelve members of Congress will soon take on the crucial job of rearranging our country's finances. They've been instructed to devise a plan that reduces the 10-year deficit by at least $1.5 trillion. It's vital, however, that they achieve far more than that.

Americans are rapidly losing faith in the ability of Congress to deal with our country's fiscal problems. Only action that is immediate, real and very substantial will prevent that doubt from morphing into hopelessness. That feeling can create its own reality.

... My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice."

Now.. He said that.. A white male billionaire ..Not Black radical flame throwing me...
All he has done is state what I've been saying over the course of several Blogposts...
I would be interested to know what Eric Cantor and his Tea Party minions think of that.

The President is on the road this week and was telling a crowd of working class folks about "shared sacrifice"....He's preaching to the choir there...The Working Class and The Middle Class know all about sacrifice, shared or whatever..They've been sacrificing...It's the wealthy that haven't been doing the sacrificing...Now that Mr. Buffet has said it and it's not just some Black radical blogger, perhaps it may hold some weight!

Hope springs eternal doesn't it?

1 comment:

Big Mark 243 said...

The thing is, I wonder if there are any others who are willing to take a pledge to live without the tax breaks? Warren has always been a decent man, even as he made his billions...


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