Skip to comments.Warren Buffett: I'll match any Republican donation to pay down the federal debt
Posted on 01/11/2012 5:45:01 PM PST by Nachum
Business mogul Warren Buffet is promising to match any donation Republican members make toward cutting the national deficit. And he upped the ante when it came to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), saying he would match the leader's donations three-to-one. His pledge comes after McConnell said that if Buffett is feeling guilty about not paying more in taxes, he should just send in a check. "With regard to his tax rate, if hes feeling guilty about it, I think he should send in a check," McConnell said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in September.
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No mention in the article if Mr. Buffett will share the proceeds of his sleazy insider deals he made with the Obama administration...
Why won’t he match any Democrat donation?
Hey Buff! How ‘bout matching any ‘RAT donation! Then I’d be impressed.
Oh please. Just quit lying.
“Before asking around for blood donations, stop the bleeding.”
Notice how he didn’t extend the offer to Dems? He knew he didn’t have to because there’s no way in hell any Dem is going to do anything other than raise the deficit.
Guess he didn’t want to draw attention to that.
How did this child get his hands on so much money?
You could donate it all Buffett and it wouldn’t make a dent.
How about he just pays the gigabuck-or-so that Berkshire Hathaway owes?
What a coward. He should make a payment, and THEN challenge anyone else to match it. Wuss..
Why doesn’t he just pay the $6 billion he owes in back taxes.
Why doesn’t Mr. Buffett use the $5 billion he made from his insider deal with the US Treasury to buy up stock in Goldman Sachs - when he knew GS was going to be bailed out by first TARP and then QE1 and QE2 only a short time later??
When someday, if ever I get the chance to retire, I’ll never have enough time to piss on all the graves of the people I have come to hate. Buffett is on the short list. Ted Turner too.
I believe he made much of it by buying stuff dirt-cheap when the previous owner died and the heirs had to sell to pay the estate taxes.
Since Buffett likes to donate OPM, I propose a “Warren Buffett bracket”.
Warren Buffett pays 100 percent of all his income. Every year.
better yet he should fork over the $1billion in back taxes his companies have owed since 2002 and stop fighting the IRS to get out of his tax bill...
Isn’t he fighting the IRS right now in a tax dispute regarding his past taxes owed.
Here’s a deal, Warren:
You pay as much in extra taxes as you think you should be paying and I’ll do the same.
LOL Would that be before or after he pays his back taxes. Just sayin’.
Good deal, Warren! But first why don’t you pay what you already owe the federal government. Then maybe we can talk.
Fine by me. Republicans and Democrats paid approximately 2.7 trillion dollars in taxes last year. Go ahead and write the check, Warren.
...hey Buff...pay your taxes
Here’s a better deal: Buffett should match with a donation every taxpayer dollar the ‘Rats propose spending on “stimulus” and failed social programs. That will wipe him out in a day or so.
All he needs to do is stop his company’s tax challenges, and pay the taxes he owes.
I lay a good deal of blame on McConnell for this bad PR. For the Trillionth time, it is NOT a revenue problem... it is a SPENDING problem, and McConnell is playing into the 'rat game with this comment. It's implication is that the fed gov does not have enough revenue to pay its bills because taxes are too low. The new $5 T in debt in the last 3 years is due SOLELY to out-of-control debauched profligate wanton wild spending.
Warren Buffett is a grandstanding a-hole. I despise this man.
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That’s why he is all for the estate tax. They have no problem using the government to steal from the people.
Can we have a Freep-A-Thon for Sen. McConnell?
If every registered US Freeper (Population 4048.....saa-lute!) gave Mitch $4,117,259.55, we could bankrupt The Orifice of Omaha (Net Worth $50B).
I’m in right after my Nigerian bank matter clears.
What a hypocrite.
Here's a suggestion ole Warren Baby. How about you personally pony up the subsidy for 2010-2011. In 2010, Amtrak received $563 million in operating subsidies and $1 billion in capital and debt service grants. So, Warren how about you pay an additional 40% of the 1.563 Billion dollars the American taxpayer PAID YOU on Amtrak (plus a percentage of the "paper loss" you show from Amtrak, which looses more than it makes in any year) on top of the 1.3 Billion you STILL haven't paid? OK? The original national socialist, psuedo genius investor. The burnt sage of omaha. Boesky at least admitted to what he did- you just sit on the boards. Nice.
Here you go you sanctimonious old fart. Just shut your yap, and send it in, but let us see the canceled check, because frankly, we don't trust your word.
Mr. Buffett, you could easily multiply that measly $3 million by ten -- or twenty.. or even a hundred, just by letting go of some stock options.
Put YOUR money where your fat mouth is ... and then watch the corrupt government blow it to to buy more votes, create more dependent slaves on their plantation, and destroy more lives that could easily have been free and productive lives!
But Mr. Buffett, what the hell should you care about small details like that? You never have and never will live your life in a neighborhood taken over by Section 8. You don't see the destruction the Federal welfare state has created. You only see the Kennedy Center, and awards and Georgetown and all the glitter and gold.
You, Mr. Buffett would rather be smug in your well furnished (and protected) cocoon pretending to be Mr. Everyman by always playing the politically correct card that keeps the hoards of the Occupy people from picking on you. Good business move. Despicably immoral.
You may or may not be a financial genius, but you are most defiantly not a person concerned with the future if a lame attack like this challenge to McConnell is your idea of fiscal responsibility or good social policy. It looks, smells and sounds like pandering to the entrenched bureaucrats just to keep them off your ass!
Mr. Buffett, put up or shut up!
Why doesn’t he pick on someone his own size? A billionaire trying to pick money fights with millionaires. Typical liberal. Let the idiot give away all but $10 million of his money and show us what he’s made of.
Warren Buffet is a sycophantic Obama lickspittle. He’s really disgusting. Why doesn’t he challenge Corzine, McAuliffe, Rubin and Raines to make a contribution to the Federal coffers? They’re all thiefs. Buffet’s Vanguard of the Proletariat act is wearing very thin. Just shut Warren and give it all the Democrats you worthless scumbag.
There is another Night of the Long Knives coming.
Uncle Warren will not fare well.
Like France or IBM.
Well said, Ditto! Buffet is a disgusting individual. To think that he supported such a nonentity for President is to stretch credulity. But he did. He has no values! Zilch! Nada! Just shut up Warren and give it all away now. Give life to your beliefs you hypocrite.
All of us are going to be guilty of hypocrisy at one point or another in our lives.
With Buffett, it seems that hypocrisy is not so much a personal failing as it is a core feature of his business plan. ;~))
he knows his business stands a better chance of making more money if the economy starts to grow and the repubs are the best at doing that.. he can’t really come out and say that for fear of the regime so he’s doing this.. this is like the recent CEO group that promised not to give any money until Congress gets it’s act together. That was code for “we don’t want to get an anal exam by the IRS and Holder’s DOJ if we support Republicans”
People are genuinely afraid to publicly come out and support Obama’s opposition.
Just settle up with the IRS like the rest of us ordinary folks...
Just settle up with the IRS like the rest of us ordinary folks...
” - - - Warren Buffet is promising to match any donation Republican members make toward cutting the national deficit.”
Billionaire, 0.0001 % er, W. Buffet-the-hell-out-of-Obama’s-enemies, is guilty of POLITICAL PROFILING, because he selected NO DEMOCRATS.
BTW, just what IS the punishment for Political Profiling?
He wouldn’t have to pay anything.
Warren Buffett, here is the deal, you are a million times richer than me.
Here is my dollar, match it on a ratio to wealth.
Or shut the hell up.
This guy is Dick Buffett to go along with Dick Obama.
Warren: put your money where your mouth is. Empty all your accounts, sell all your real and personal property; sell your companies. Write one big check to the IRS. Move in to a tent at OWS. It’s patriotic, you know, according to Biden. Until you do otherwise, shut your pie hole.