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- Jun 12, 2010
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Seems Obama's advisers have an issue with paying taxes, but other "rich" are supposed to take up the slack.Billionaire investor Warren Buffett triggered a major debate over taxes recently when he wrote in the New York Times that he should be paying more to the federal government. He called on Washington lawmakers to up tax rates on the rich.
But it turns out that Buffett’s own company, Berkshire Hathaway, has had every opportunity to pay more taxes over the last decade. Instead, it’s been mired in a protracted legal battle with the Internal Revenue Service over a bill that one analyst estimates may total $1 billion.
Yes, that’s right: while Warren Buffett complains that the rich aren’t paying their fair share his own company has been fighting tooth and nail to avoid paying a larger share.Link
i hold exxon stock in my 401 (k). does that mean that i'm responsible for paying their taxes?
Start, for example, with his grossly disingenuous recent claim that, as he wrote in The New York Times, he paid only 17 percent of his income last year to the government -- even as many working stiffs who make far less than him coughed up higher percentages.i hold exxon stock in my 401 (k). does that mean that i'm responsible for paying their taxes?
try not tot fall off the left side of the bell curve
I used two links did you miss the second link?hey stupid
buffett isn't the same as berkshire hathaway, and being in court over taxes isn't the same as *owing* them
damn, spanky, pick it up