5 billionaire Buffett Rule backers

Those who make more than $1 million would pay a minimum tax rate of 30% under a proposal by President Obama. Here are some of the big moneymakers asking for a tax hike.

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May 17, 2012 5:52AM
A couple side comments. Raising the wage limit on SS won't do a lick of good until it's segregated from the general revenue as it once was. Give them more, they'll spend more. TO CONGRESS A QUOTE FROM YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN-----------PUT--THE MONEY--BACK !!!!!!
May 19, 2012 12:43PM
This is a joke! If these guys want to help all they have to do is write a check and donate it to the IRS. So either write your checks or shut up you bunch of losers!
May 19, 2012 3:55PM
Warren Buffet has his picture in the dictionary next to the word HYPOCRITE. His lawyers are fighting the IRS right now trying to save him millions in back taxes. What a phony
May 19, 2012 9:53AM

Buffett is the master hypocrite...  All the while calling for higher taxes, and yet fighting the IRS on paying what they say he already owes... 


Mr. Buffett, PAY  YOUR TAXES!  And since you are such a fan of the estate tax, and are dodging that, PAY that too!  You can give what is left to charity! 


If there ever was an award for hypocracy, Buffett should be the gold medal winner!

May 17, 2012 7:09PM
Folks, those of you who read this and do not pay federal income taxes better be paying attention to the news about Greece, Spain, Italy, France, and Ireland.  Because of YOU we are going to be in the same situation they are.  Keep thinking taxes are for other people to pay while you use and abuse the benefits those tax dollars support.  When interest rates start going up and the government has to pay a ton of more money in interest earned by the bonds they have issued and when the bonds become due it is going to be chaos and the streets are going to run red with blood.  Then you can thank your liberal leaders for plunging the country into a civil war over food and shelter.  Watch the news...learn what austerity means...it is coming to your country SOON.
May 21, 2012 10:50AM
Don't ya just love these guys. They want to pay more but can't because of the tax laws.
May 17, 2012 7:15AM

How about looking at every person getting a check... see if they really need it or not . See if they are just milking the system or if they are really in need... Welfare was not set up to be a way of life.... I know people on the 4th generation of check drawers.... Example... Had a man working here... making 18 a hr as a mechanic. Had 1 kid and one on the way..... went and asked for a pay cut becaue he was going to loose his medical card.... so when he didn't get the cut.... he quit....to keep his medical card...He didnt need the card because he was able to work and have a 18hr job.... How about just making everyone pay their share of taxes.... ie.. do away with income taxes and make a national sales tax... you cant work for cash and not pay your taxed then !!!!

May 17, 2012 7:18PM
OK, so let's raise the rate on the rich. When Washington then pisses away this additional revenue instead of cutting spending, what will we do then? Scream that these people aren't paying enough taxes and that they should pay more?

At what point do we accept the fact that this is primarily an overspending problem, not a revenue problem?

May 25, 2012 9:40AM
What fools Americans are ! If all the money billionaires or millionaires have  were sent into the U.S. Treasury there still wouldn't be enough. We vare talking TRILLIONS , something most people can't comprehend. As usual all this rhetoric is political BULL$%#@!!!!!!!
May 20, 2012 12:27PM
 Warren Buffett owes back taxes already and is not paying that,... this is just a ruse to hike taxes on the rest of the people...since when does a rich person want to pay more taxes, the US government is going to waste more money.
May 17, 2012 5:19AM
For the 50,000th time, anybody, anytime, can write a check to the US Treasury for the national debt! Write the check or shut the he-- up !!!!!!!!!
May 20, 2012 12:32PM
Buffet actually owes money to the government and he is fighting it in court.  Nobody stops these libtards from writing a check.  Most tax money is wasted.  Do they need more trips to Vegas?
May 17, 2012 5:26AM
I will give Warren Buffett $1,000 to STFU!
Write a check A-HOLE, you already owe the Fed over $1 BILLION in back taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 17, 2012 5:12AM

Governments and socialism dont  work , greece . italy  , spain , india  etc are  big examples  of how  useless governments are . Governments are all like  black  holes  , they will keep on sucking good money . Countries who have low tax and easy rules for business's prosper. 
May 28, 2012 5:20AM
Getting the super wealthy to pay more taxes won't help until the government stops spending the way it does. 
May 19, 2012 11:07AM
Congress continues to add layers of complexity to the tax code, when what they really need to do is start over.  They simplified it back in 1987, but 25 years later it's more complex than ever.  It's been great for Intuit (Turbotax), H&R Block, tax lawyers, tax accountants, and people wealthy enough to take advantage of all of the special deductions and credits.  It's been a clusterf**k for the rest of us.
May 17, 2012 5:18AM
The real question is, why does Obama only give speeches to college students?

Do college students have decades invested in Social Security?
Do college students have homes being foreclosed upon?
Do college students have families to feed/clothe?

A vast MINORITY do, but the vast MAJORITY have no clue what the real world is like yet, they have been sitting in dorm rooms, and frat houses living off of student loans and attending the 4 hrs of classes a day.  They have no idea the economical fiasco awaiting them the second they walk off that stage with a diploma and $100,000 in student loan debt, with no job opportunities.......

Obama needs to step up and explain himself to the AMERICAN PEOPLE, not indoctrinated college students!

May 17, 2012 10:30AM

Since after reading through these comments and noticing the comments on 'class warfare' and  'rep vs. dems' etc. can someone please answer me this?


I completely understand unemployment (welfare) is needed for when someone gets laid off, loses their job, has a family to support, pay bills etc.....BUT when someone recieves government aid they dont have to do a SINGLE thing but sit back and collect government aid... Why dosnt the government require people while they are recieving unemployment (since they are not working) to perform community and/or public service to recieve the aid?


If you want unemployment, they should make it so you still have to work to recieve it...clean up the park, volunteer for a school, help your community, etc. so they dont just sit there for months doing nothing while they collect free aid from the government. I think if people had to perform public/community service they would try alittle harder to find another job while reciving government aid.

May 22, 2012 3:27PM
I thought it would be fun to do a little math.  Warren Buffett is worth over 40 billion dollars.  If he gave away 1 million dollars a day to help say 4 families get back on their feet.....it would take him over 110 years before he went broke.  That is only he if did not continue to receive interest on his money.  Bill Gates could go on longer.  You wonder why they don't care about being taxed more now.....peanuts to them.  They would not be taxed on the 40 billion.....just the money that made them. 
May 22, 2012 1:23PM
I bet most of these rich have their money invested where it wont get taxed.

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