These are the first two paragraphs of the piece. Buffett wastes no time coming in and throwing punches. The somewhat passive agressive tone of the first paragraph is especially wonderful.
This section is awesome because Buffett presents the numbers without much commentary. The disparity of percentage is so ridiculous that it speaks for itself.
This is the haymaker as far as I'm concerned. In two paragraphs he blows up the major arguments against higher taxes for the wealthy. Now his points here are not totally new, but having someone of Buffett's stature and wealth saying them gives them an incredible amount of credibility.
Hear, hear! And that reality sucks.
A fantastic finish. I hope Congress and the super-wealthy read this and see that if Warren Buffett of all people thinks this is a good idea, then it probably is a good idea. I don't think he's made his money through being dumb about finance.
Read the entire piece in The New York Times.
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