Such farcical behavior is now easily seen as synonymous with cynicism and misanthropy.
Likewise, Warren Buffet's article in today's New York Times is a "nice shiny nickel" passed out to all the fools who buy into the Left's "coddled super rich" trope.
Warren Buffet believes he can buy your souls for a nickel. All he has to do is hand out an opinion piece in the NYT about taxing those who make over $1 million a year, and he believes you will always think of him, from now on, as a fair-minded person; one who we, the average people, would never want to target.
Make no mistake, this article from Warren Buffet is not a policy proposal, it is an arrogant and sneering Public Relations maneuver.
From the New York Times:
for those making more than $1 million — there were 236,883 such households in 2009 — I would raise rates immediately on taxable income in excess of $1 million, including, of course, dividends and capital gains. And for those who make $10 million or more — there were 8,274 in 2009 — I would suggest an additional increase in rate.Commentary from Reliapundit:
So, let me get this straight:
Buffett, you think we can balance the budget by taxing 245,000 Americans at a marginally higher rate?
THE DEFICIT THIS YEAR WILL BE $1.4 TRILLION.
IF YOU TOOK ALL THE ASSETS AWAY FROM THESE FOLKS, IT WOULD NOT BALANCE THE BUDGET - AND YOU WILL HAVE KILLED THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE GOLDEN EGGS.
WE SPEND TO MUCH; WE ARE TAXED ENOUGH.