The Thom Hartmann Program.
The billionaire – and one of the richest men on the planet – had some advice for lawmakers when it comes to taxes. In an article in today’s New York Times – Buffett argued for his own taxes to be raised – as well as others just like him. “While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet,” Buffett wrote, “we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks.” He continued, “My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
It’s time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice.” Every single poll that’s come out on this issue shows that vast majority of American agree with Warren Buffett – that the rich need to pay their fair share in taxes. In fact – the only people who disagree seem to be the Republicans in Congress who’ve signed Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge.
And somehow – these are the Republicans that have wormed their way into the Gang of 12 – meaning Warren Buffett’s – and the American peoples’ – message will likely be ignored once again.