81 sign the Buffett, Gates pledge

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    FORTUNE -- Twelve billionaires -- with names like Ackman, Bronfman, and Musk -- have added their names to the Giving Pledge, the campaign started by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates in 2010 to spur philanthropy among the superrich. That brings the number of total members, many signing jointly with their spouses, to 81.

    Their commitment is to give away at least 50% of their wealth in their lifetimes or at death to charity. Buffett and the Gateses developed the idea believing that a quantified goal would help the wealthy to think through their philanthropic plans. "Obviously there are a host of people we can recruit, and certainly we'll be signing up many more," says Buffett. "But I will tell you, I would have thought the Giving Pledge a success at levels well below 81."

    12 more billionaires sign on to Buffett/Gates pledge - Term Sheet
     
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    Yeah....And?
     
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    Still waiting for the Koch brothers to sign the pledge.
     
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    Isn't it great that our captalistic society can create people who can donate this kind of cash to charity.

    If it were up to the libs...they'd be giving it all to government.
     
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    What a sweet story. We should all frolic.
     
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    They already cough up well more than half...And still that isn't enough for the greedy socialist turds.
     
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    If Chris were a billionaire, he would have enough money to hire accountants, lawyers, and lobbiests to make sure any law did not take any of his wealth.

    Alas, Chris is not a billionaire and he would have been screwed if the law had been passed.
     
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    Did George Soros sign it ?

    How about Oprha ?
     
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    They don't count. They're the good billionaires.
     
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    If they were serious about being taxed more, then why do they itemize? Why do they take deductions? Why hasn't Warren Buffet paid the taxes he already owes? Why has Buffet hired lawyers and is paying them to make sure he doesn't pay the taxes he already owes?
     

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