Skip to comments.Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: Just 'shut up' (Christie to Buffett: Shut up and pay up)
Posted on 02/22/2012 6:46:07 AM PST by tobyhill
Outspoken New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some rather harsh words for billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday.
During a discussion with CNN's Piers Morgan about tax rates, Christie made it known that he's just about had it with Buffett, the world-famous investor who lent his name to a proposed tax hike on the rich.
"He should just write a check and shut up," Christie said. "I'm tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he's got the ability to write a check -- go ahead and write it."
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No man willingly disposes of that which is his unless there is some reward to be gained...........
Good for Christie. I wish more people would tell Buffett to shut his yap. If he wants to give every last dollar he has to the Federal Government NOTHING is stopping him. He should lead by example or SHUT UP.
Buffett spent a lifetime developing his Sphinx-like persona. It helped him amass a fortune and his media exposure was minimal, limited to a few quotes that were treated like the secrets of the universe.
Since Obama’s election, however, it seems that Buffett can’t keep his mouth shut.
In favor of high death taxes? Well, surprise surprise, his life insurance companies have some high commission products to help you pass your money onto your kids.
Want higher taxes? He's got some tax deferred annuities to sell you.
Opposed to the pipeline? Well, what do you know, he owns the trains whose tank cars can carry the oil at a higher price than the pipeline.
The influence of England’s atmosphere of high taxation and nanny-state meddling on Morgan is obvious in every interview.
And how many times in a lifetime will Christie have to say he won’t run for President, to get Morgan to STFU about it?
He’s actually doing a great job here in NJ. He balanced the budget and we’re getting a tax cut.
And make his tax return public. Still love Christie.
I still say House Republicans should hold hearings on this and call Buffett and other big mouths in and under oath ask them about any loopholes they take advantage of to get out of paying taxes, and to supply his tax return, so this 'problem' they flagged can be addressed correctly. Ask them why they don't write a check.
But no, congressional Republicans have no imagination. They are getting killed by this ‘tax the rich fairness’ campaign strategy of Obama’s and they appear too stupid to even fight back. Most just hide now. They are terrified to bring up deficits in interviews now. My prediction is that when Republicans finally get a nominee the MSM will have them cowing and backtracking on their current statements too.
Better pray for a natural disaster because the R team is a losing one.
Christie is rock solid, except when he is not. He’s not a conservative in the sense we consider it, although he has conservative views on a lot of key issues. He is a Republican through and through, but not a strong conservative. Much like Giuliani, he is one of our best champions on some issues, and clearly out of step on others. I love Christie, a just don’t love Christie for the White House.
Despite his Romney support-—thanks, Chris!
And then they'll tell us they have to join the union thugs in going after Christie because there's some super secret GOP establishment conspiracy to nominate Christie for President during the upcoming "brokered convention".
Do they realize how pathetic they look having to flat out lie about this guy's beliefs on social issues in order to make their "he's a Giuliani clone" smear work?
Methinks that folks like Buffett have been butt-kissed for so long that they’ve long since been deprived of the benefit of someone telling them that they’re full of sh...er...Obamastuff.
Buffett may be a financial genius, but the term “idiot savant” comes to mind.
Hey Buffett, shove it up your smelly Obama.
So why does Buffet’s secretary pay more in federal income tax than Buffet himself? Because she earns a higher salary than he does. He is gaming the system by receiving $85,000 in salary (the lowest amount legally that a CEO of a major corporation can earn).
But of course the Liar-in-Chief as well as the MSM don’t mention this fact.
He also vetoed the gay marriage bill. Yes he has rino tendencies on some things but I admire that he’s his own person and doesn’t care about the media or the polls. He does what he thinks is right for the people.
Just pay it, Warren....
How Much is Buffetts Berkshire Hathaway Back-Tax Bill Exactly? About $1 Billion
According to Berkshires 2010 annual report, the company has been in a near decade-long struggle with the IRS over its own taxes. Using public documents, a certified public accountant detailed Berkshires tax problems to Americans for Limited Government researcher Richard McCarty, revealing the damage could be close to $1 billion.
McCarty believes Berkshires current issues may be consistent with the companys long-time history regarding taxes, noting, this is not the first time that Berkshire Hathaway has tangled with the IRS.
They fought a 14-year battle over the dividends received deduction. That case was just resolved in 2005, McCarty said.