1:18 PM, May 2, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Warren Buffett has joined Twitter:
Buffett's move comes almost a month after former President Bill Clinton himself joined Twitter:
4:16 PM, Nov 26, 2012 • By ADAM J. WHITE
Warren Buffett is by now no stranger to the national debate over federal tax policy. In 2009, he penned a New York Times op-ed calling for "truly major changes in both taxes and outlays." Two years later, he returned to the Times with a widely publicized call for large tax increases on the "super-rich," noting that his own effective federal tax rate (17 percent) was far less than his employees' rates (ranging from 33 to 41 percent). President Obama liked the idea so much, he called for Congress to pass "the Buffett Rule" in his 2012 state of the union address.
The other Buffett Rule? 11:30 AM, May 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Warren Buffett expressed support for the Keystone Pipeline on Fox News last night. "I'm not an expert, but it certainly seems like it makes sense to me,” said Buffett. He added: "There are an awful lot of pipelines running in the United States and net, they've certainly been a huge plus for the country."
11:18 AM, Apr 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama has implied that he himself would pay more under the Buffett Rule--and that he supports it anyway. But according to tax returns released today by the White House, the Obamas wouldn't have to pay higher taxes under the Buffett Rule.
1:50 PM, Apr 11, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
“Look, I want folks to get rich in this country,” Mr. Obama said. “I think it’s wonderful when people are successful. That’s part of the American dream.”—New York Times
But the president would, it seems, rather distract audiences by talking about the "Buffett Rule."
3:01 PM, Sep 30, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Politico reports that Warren Buffett’s idea of tax reform is apparently quite different from President Obama’s. Buffett says he would raise taxes on those with “very high incomes that are taxed very low,” but not on those making annual salaries of $50 million.
11:17 AM, Sep 25, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is a proponent of raising taxes on everyone, criticized President Obama for using theatrics to trumpet his plan to raise taxes on the rich. "The Buffett thing is just theatrics," Bloomberg said this morning on NBC's Meet the Press.
9:27 AM, Sep 21, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In his recently released deficit plan, President Obama lays out the “Buffett Rule” (named, of course, for Warren Buffett, the famous investor and supporter of Obama). The rule, as Obama defines it, is “that people making more than $1 million a year should not pay a smaller share of their income in taxes than middle-class families pay.”
4:24 PM, Aug 25, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed last week making his case for higher taxes on the rich, like himself, who he said shouldn't pay at lower marginal rates than their underlings—and indeed Buffett paid a relatively paltry $6.9 million in taxes last year.
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