Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Get Serious, Warren

Now that the ideas from this blog are making cable news, even if Pat Buchanan doesn't realize we beat him to it (Mr. Buchanan suggested, as we did, that if wealthy Warren Buffett wants to pay more taxes, as he indicated in a New York Times article recently, he should just send in the check -- see video embedded below) I feel very strongly that we must help those poor millionaires and billionaires who can't figure out how to pay more taxes.

How about an exclusive club of the very rich who agree to contribute a set percentage of their wealth voluntarily to the Treasury Department? After all, in the same way that some churches encourage all their members to tithe, membership in this club could signal the long-term commitment of its members to rectifying the injustice of their low tax rates. They could lead the way for the political system to catch up by closing tax loopholes until the country's richest citizens actually pay the rates that are supposed to apply to them.

For a modest salary, I hereby volunteer to serve as the Club Secretary.

Just write the check, Warren. We're waiting...but not holding our breath.

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