Monday, August 15, 2011

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich - NYTimes.com

An excerpt from a Warren Buffett op-ed

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.

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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.

Stop Coddling the Super-Rich - NYTimes.com

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