You gotta love the chutzpah of FOO (friend of Obama) Warren Buffet who again called for increased INCOME taxes on the rich like him. He is certainly the media darling for his continued support of Obama and was amply rewarded when friend Obama nixed the Keystone XL Pipeline. It seems that now all that oil has to be hauled by rail;
“Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an interview. If Keystone XL “doesn’t happen, we’re here to haul.”
It is often very interesting to me how Hollyweird types and their rich liberal friends (i.e. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, etc.) are all about liberal causes and how the rich should pay more. To date I have yet to read about one of them giving more to the federal government. In fact Warren’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, is being sued by the federal government for $366 million in back taxes. Perhaps the “Buffet Rule” should start with paying what you owe? I guess this FOO (Friend of Obama) doesn’t mind if taxes goes up since his companies don’t really pay anyway.
It is great having billionaires who are first conservative, second rich, third not afraid to speak out, fourth not afraid of Obama, and Fifth not afraid to use their money/position to push back at liberals…especially the one that inhabits the White House. The Koch brothers are not out in public like liberal hypocrite Warren Buffet even though the left is desperately trying to make them a symbol of their success. Until I looked for a photograph of the Koch brothers I had never even seen their faces.
The Obama campaign recently sent out a fundraising letter using the Koch brothers as the foil;
Update September 10, 2009: The original posting was about the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, speaking out about the health care debate. Mr. Mackey made the serious mistake of offering very practical (and practiced by Whole Foods) solutions to some of the problems with America’s health care. He did not do as most on the left do and blindly spew the tenants of Obamacare. Big Mistake.
Whole Foods is a market that offers only organic foods and has a commitment to all things green. You will find no Twinkies Spam on their shelves. Whole Foods had been worshiped by the left as a testament to “sustainable,” organic lifestyle. It was the anti-WalMart. The operative word is “was.”
“There is urgent need (for) a true world political authority that can manage the global economy, guarantee the environment is protected, ensure world peace and bring about food security for the poor.”
This is a recent quote from a world leader. I want you to guess who made the statement.
- Barack Obama
- Ban Ki-moon (head of the U.N.)
- Warren Buffet (second richest man in the world)
- George Clooney
- Hu Jintao (leader of China)
- Fidel Castro
Over the years, there have been only a few phrases or sayings that have stuck with me. We all have learned the Golden Rule from our parents and that is a basic way to you’re your life. What I am talking about are phrases that stick in my head and make me hesitate when I say something often forcing me to reword what I was about to say.
I first heard one of these phrases on one of my favorite talk shows, Quinn and Rose in the Morning. One of my favorite quotes from Jim Quinn is “everything before “but” is bull.” When you speak and use the word “but” to qualify the statement, that qualification is nonsense, untrue, a lie, or bull.
I grew up in a one-income family. My Father never turned down overtime when it was offered. As part of his union package, he was paid a premium hourly wage. If you fast-forward thirty years, my brother also had a job where he was paid premium wages for overtime. The only real difference was that my brother calculated the point in which the higher wages and additional hours would push him into a higher tax bracket.