Monday, August 15, 2011

Buffett speaks out

You've probably heard about Warren Buffett's op-ed piece in the New York Times. In that piece Buffett, after citing some disturbing statistics about the steep decline in the tax rate on the extremely wealthy, bluntly concludes:
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.
I await the Koch brothers' response to this direct challenge to their greedy, destructive agenda that seeks to throttle government altogether. Don't look for it to be an open, attributed response, though: the brothers prefer to channel their money and their influence covertly, through astroturf outfits like Americans for Prosperity.

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