Comments for: Buffett offers to match GOP debt-reducing gifts

Posted Jan. 11, 2012, at 9:17 p.m.

OMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire Warren Buffett said Wednesday he’s willing to match any contributions that Republican members of Congress make to help reduce the national debt. Buffett told Time magazine about his offer in a conversation about why he’s optimistic about the nation’s future. Buffett, who is chairman and CEO …

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  • Go Warren Buffet!

    Mitch McConnel—– just go away you phony!

  • Anonymous

    To the degree that I sympathise with anyone (not much), it’s Buffett’s congressional critics, who were reacting to Buffett’s perpetual grandstanding and are nothing like as rich. They don’t deserve to be bullied by someone with vastly greater personal resources. In the unlikely (!) event that some wealthy conservative were to announce he was willing to donate one hundred million dollars to the US government if Buffett would match it, I suspect Buffett would crawfish at the speed of light.

    • LOL

      He said he would match “whatever” they gave!

      It could be 1 dollar !

      He called their bluff and they folded!

  • luvGSD

    Buffet is calling the GOP’s bluff.  They say their focus is deficit reduction.  I’m not sure how cuts would reduce the deficit when the deficit is the bill for services already rendered. Don’t we need money to pay the bill?

    “Sen. McConnell says that Washington should be smaller, rather than taxes getting bigger,” Stewart said.

    It seems, then, that the real focus is smaller government and lower taxes, with the deficit as only a convenient excuse.  What have they proposed for cuts, again?  I haven’t seen them step up to cut their own health insurance and retirement benefits yet.

  • Anonymous

    Buffett offers to match contributions of Republican Congress members on a 1-to-1 or even a 3-to-1 basis. He refuses to voluntarily contribute to the Treasury on his own implying he thinks he is better at giving away his wealth better than the government. If Buffett gave 1% of his wealth to the Treasury, or approximately $400 million, it would pale in comparison to the $6.9 million he paid in income taxes in 2010. Don’t trust his words since they are purely political. When he writes the big check then he deserves our attention.

    • Anonymous

      How are his words “purely political”. He is not running for office. His words are purely to point out GREED and its political supporters.

      And if he ever did write the check, you wouldn’t give him attention. And I’m sure that you haven’t given any attention to the tax cuts and wars that took us from a balanced budget to an unmaintainable deficit and destroyed our economy.

  • Anonymous

    Warren, stop posturing and write a check for YOUR
    perceived indignation. You are the one whining about this
    and like others of your ilk, they refuse to step up to the plate
    and do what they say is the right thing. What a phoney propostion,
    the call to match. YOU are doing the complaining so why don’t
    YOU do something about it all on your own? In other words, you
    are a blowhard without the guts to do what you say is the “right” thing
    all on your own. Write the check Warren if you got the guts to.

  • Anonymous

    Congressional republicans are getting  “Margaretavilled”   ……  wasted away again.

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