HolyCoast: Warren Buffett Throws Obama's Jobs Bill Under the Bus

Friday, September 30, 2011

Warren Buffett Throws Obama's Jobs Bill Under the Bus

What??  I thought this would finally make Buffett pay the same tax rate as his secretary?
@PounderFile: On CNBC, Warren Buffett says he disagrees with the Buffett Rule and refuses to endorse the American Jobs Act.
Somebody get Buffett's secretary on the phone...

UPDATE:  Here's the transcript -
CNBC: "Are you happy that the way it is being described. Is the program that the White House has presented a million dollars and over your program? "

Warren Buffett: "Well, the precise program which will -- I don't know what their program will be. My program would be on the very high incomes that are taxed very low. Not just high incomes. Somebody making $50 million a year playing baseball, his taxes won't change. Make $50 million a year appearing on television, his income won't change. But, if they make a lot of money and pay a very low tax rate, like me, it would be changed by a minimum tax that would only bring them up to what other people pay."

CNBC: "Does that mean you disagree with the president's new jobs proposal which would be paid for by raising taxes on households with incomes of over $250,000."

Buffett: "That's another program that I won't be discussing. My program is to have a tax on ultra-rich people who are very tax rates. Not just all rich people. It would probably apply to 50,000 people in a population of 300 million."

1 comment:

Nightingale said...

Am I missing something???? Make 50 million playing baseball or being on TV and your taxes won't change??! That's not a lot of money? So what's Buffet's definition of rich?

I won't EVER be considered rich, that's for darn sure.