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Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: Just 'shut up' (Christie to Buffett: Shut up and pay up)
CNN Money ^ | 2/22/2012 | By Charles Riley

Posted on 02/22/2012 6:46:07 AM PST by tobyhill

Outspoken New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some rather harsh words for billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday.

During a discussion with CNN's Piers Morgan about tax rates, Christie made it known that he's just about had it with Buffett, the world-famous investor who lent his name to a proposed tax hike on the rich.

"He should just write a check and shut up," Christie said. "I'm tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he's got the ability to write a check -- go ahead and write it."

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1 posted on 02/22/2012 6:46:10 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

No man willingly disposes of that which is his unless there is some reward to be gained...........


2 posted on 02/22/2012 6:50:55 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: tobyhill

Good for Christie. I wish more people would tell Buffett to shut his yap. If he wants to give every last dollar he has to the Federal Government NOTHING is stopping him. He should lead by example or SHUT UP.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 7:03:20 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: tobyhill

Buffett spent a lifetime developing his Sphinx-like persona. It helped him amass a fortune and his media exposure was minimal, limited to a few quotes that were treated like the secrets of the universe.

Since Obama’s election, however, it seems that Buffett can’t keep his mouth shut.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 7:05:47 AM PST by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: tobyhill
So much of what Buffet says is self serving.

In favor of high death taxes? Well, surprise surprise, his life insurance companies have some high commission products to help you pass your money onto your kids.

Want higher taxes? He's got some tax deferred annuities to sell you.

Opposed to the pipeline? Well, what do you know, he owns the trains whose tank cars can carry the oil at a higher price than the pipeline.

5 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:10 AM PST by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: tobyhill

The influence of England’s atmosphere of high taxation and nanny-state meddling on Morgan is obvious in every interview.

And how many times in a lifetime will Christie have to say he won’t run for President, to get Morgan to STFU about it?


6 posted on 02/22/2012 7:06:44 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy

He’s actually doing a great job here in NJ. He balanced the budget and we’re getting a tax cut.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 7:08:36 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: tobyhill; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; NFHale; ..
RE :”During a discussion with CNN’s Piers Morgan about tax rates, Christie made it known that he's just about had it with Buffett, the world-famous investor who lent his name to a proposed tax hike on the rich.
“He should just write a check and shut up,” Christie said. “I'm tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he's got the ability to write a check — go ahead and write it.

And make his tax return public. Still love Christie.

I still say House Republicans should hold hearings on this and call Buffett and other big mouths in and under oath ask them about any loopholes they take advantage of to get out of paying taxes, and to supply his tax return, so this 'problem' they flagged can be addressed correctly. Ask them why they don't write a check.

But no, congressional Republicans have no imagination. They are getting killed by this ‘tax the rich fairness’ campaign strategy of Obama’s and they appear too stupid to even fight back. Most just hide now. They are terrified to bring up deficits in interviews now. My prediction is that when Republicans finally get a nominee the MSM will have them cowing and backtracking on their current statements too.

Better pray for a natural disaster because the R team is a losing one.

8 posted on 02/22/2012 7:10:01 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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9 posted on 02/22/2012 7:12:28 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: jersey117
Does Christie have Turrets? He is a Rino one day and a Republican the next.
10 posted on 02/22/2012 7:15:23 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: angcat

Christie is rock solid, except when he is not. He’s not a conservative in the sense we consider it, although he has conservative views on a lot of key issues. He is a Republican through and through, but not a strong conservative. Much like Giuliani, he is one of our best champions on some issues, and clearly out of step on others. I love Christie, a just don’t love Christie for the White House.


11 posted on 02/22/2012 7:20:30 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: jersey117
He balanced the budget and we’re getting a tax cut.

Next election cycle in NJ, the democrats will take credit for the balanced budget and the tax cuts, sort of like Clinton did when republicans balanced the budget in the late 1990s.
12 posted on 02/22/2012 7:22:36 AM PST by adorno
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To: tobyhill

Despite his Romney support-—thanks, Chris!


13 posted on 02/22/2012 7:38:47 AM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: sickoflibs
In before the Christie haters show up on this thread to claim he's a "social liberal" (which they will continually lie about no matter how many times he goes to bat for conservatives for pro-life & defense of traditional marriage).

And then they'll tell us they have to join the union thugs in going after Christie because there's some super secret GOP establishment conspiracy to nominate Christie for President during the upcoming "brokered convention".

Do they realize how pathetic they look having to flat out lie about this guy's beliefs on social issues in order to make their "he's a Giuliani clone" smear work?

14 posted on 02/22/2012 7:40:37 AM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: tobyhill

Methinks that folks like Buffett have been butt-kissed for so long that they’ve long since been deprived of the benefit of someone telling them that they’re full of sh...er...Obamastuff.

Buffett may be a financial genius, but the term “idiot savant” comes to mind.

Hey Buffett, shove it up your smelly Obama.


15 posted on 02/22/2012 7:42:13 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Red Badger

So why does Buffet’s secretary pay more in federal income tax than Buffet himself? Because she earns a higher salary than he does. He is gaming the system by receiving $85,000 in salary (the lowest amount legally that a CEO of a major corporation can earn).

But of course the Liar-in-Chief as well as the MSM don’t mention this fact.


16 posted on 02/22/2012 7:46:44 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: angcat

He also vetoed the gay marriage bill. Yes he has rino tendencies on some things but I admire that he’s his own person and doesn’t care about the media or the polls. He does what he thinks is right for the people.


17 posted on 02/22/2012 7:55:11 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: tobyhill

Just pay it, Warren....

How Much is Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Back-Tax Bill Exactly? About $1 Billion

According to Berkshire’s 2010 annual report, the company has been in a near decade-long struggle with the IRS over its own taxes. Using public documents, a certified public accountant detailed Berkshire’s tax problems to Americans for Limited Government researcher Richard McCarty, revealing the damage could be close to $1 billion.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/how-much-is-buffetts-berkshire-hathaway-back-tax-bill-exactly-about-1-billion/

McCarty believes Berkshire‘s current issues may be consistent with the company’s long-time history regarding taxes, noting, “this is not the first time that Berkshire Hathaway has tangled with the IRS.”

“They fought a 14-year battle over the dividends received deduction. That case was just resolved in 2005,” McCarty said.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 7:56:08 AM PST by kcvl
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To: tobyhill
No wonder Buffet is behaving like Obama's shitzu. His big railroad investment is dependent on the BHO administration's stonewalling the Keystone pipeline and his big banking investment is dependent on there being another tranche of quantitative easing.
19 posted on 02/22/2012 8:06:25 AM PST by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: angcat
Does Christie have Turrets?

I assume you mean Tourettes. Your post created a funny mental picture, though:


The USS Chris Christie fires a broadside.
20 posted on 02/22/2012 8:06:30 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

If we were all equal, as the liberals like to expound, we would all pay the same tax rate, even the lowest among us. They want to create a system of inequality and call it equality...........


21 posted on 02/22/2012 8:24:06 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“He is gaming the system by receiving $85,000 in salary”

Yes, or at least he’s tricked himself into thinking he is. Only the form his income takes, capital gains, is taxed before it finds its way into his hands. You may have heard of the “corporate tax.” So it turns out that even though he personally isn’t assessed, nevertheless he’s effectively taxed more than his secretary. Which stands to reason, since none but fools think the government would allow a man like Buffet to get away with forking over a measely 15%.

All this hullabaloo over fairness vis a vis Buffet and his poor, rich secretary is accounting legerdemain. They want to tax corporate profits more, that’s all.


22 posted on 02/22/2012 8:41:03 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: ilgipper

Christie is fine for N.J. Since he is a gun grabbing POS he would NEVER get my vote for POTUS.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 8:41:10 AM PST by allblues
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To: Antoninus

Did I spell in incorrectly? LOL good picture!


24 posted on 02/22/2012 9:15:01 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: jersey117; sickoflibs

“...He’s actually doing a great job here in NJ. He balanced the budget and we’re getting a tax cut...”

Yeah...all true...but ya STILL can’t get a concealed carry license to protect what’s really important - your LIFE - in New Jersey. I know - I tried. And I have a CCW good in 24 states that Jersey doesn’t recognize.

Until you get him around to the right side of your gun rights, he’s just another politician that knows the right words to sway people one way or the other.

The true test of any conservative is how he/she views your right to protect THE most basic Human Right - your right to remain alive and to defend your life and those you love, anywhere, anytime it is threatened, with the single most expedient means available - a firearm.

I mean...after all, it’s not like it’s written in the US Constitution, the law of the land, or anything....

Other than that, Christie seems like a good guy.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 9:42:09 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BillyBoy; NFHale; jersey117
RE “In before the Christie haters show up on this thread to claim he's a “social liberal” (which they will continually lie about no matter how many times he goes to bat for conservatives for pro-life & defense of traditional marriage). And then they'll tell us they have to join the union thugs in going after Christie because there's some super secret GOP establishment conspiracy to nominate Christie for President during the upcoming “brokered convention”.

I don't expect every governor of every state to be a Pat Robertson or a Wayne LaPierre. As far as I am concerned he is doing a great job considering the state he is in.

Anyone who thinks Christie is no different than a Democrat needs to live in Maryland for a while, some Martin O Malley gems since he became governor 2007:

Same sex marriage just passed
Dream Act college tuition for illegals (in law)
State sales tax raised by 20% (in law)
Alcohol and cigarette taxes increased (in law)
Gasoline tax increase (being voted on, sure to pass)
Require locks on guns, bullets tracable, and training to get a gun (n law)
Milllionare’s tax increase (in law)

I can only dream of Christie here.

26 posted on 02/22/2012 11:04:52 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

She is also a millionaire.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 11:13:16 AM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: BillyBoy; NFHale; jersey117
I just remembered, see bold :

Anyone who thinks Christie is no different than a Democrat needs to live in Maryland for a while, some Martin O Malley gems since he became governor 2007:

Auto Speeding detector fine cameras in movable vans to send out fines to collect $$$$, with gradually increasing fines if the post office never gets the notice to your mailbox (in law)
Same sex marriage just passed
Dream Act college tuition for illegals (in law)
State sales tax raised by 20% (in law)
Alcohol and cigarette taxes increased (in law)
Gasoline tax increase (being voted on, sure to pass)
Require locks on guns, bullets traceable, and training to get a gun (n law)
Millionaire’s tax increase (in law)

28 posted on 02/22/2012 11:19:27 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: sickoflibs
christie does have a knack for the smackdown, on fiscal jousting...

its just everywhere else that he sucks...heheheh...

29 posted on 02/22/2012 11:50:37 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Gilbo_3
RE :”christie does have a knack for the smackdown, on fiscal jousting...
its just everywhere else that he sucks...heheheh...

He vetoed SS marriage the other day, just as Maryland passed it. I will take him as governor any day.

Speaking of fiscal jousting. If a Republican was to actually beat Obama, how long do you think it would take before he abandons his campaign promises on cutting spending? Before the first bill even goes to a vote? Or after the first failed vote?

30 posted on 02/22/2012 12:00:53 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: sickoflibs
If a Republican was to actually beat Obama, how long do you think it would take before he abandons his campaign promises on cutting spending?

big *IF* there pal...but i would bet that the mask wouldnt come off til the inept CONgress failed to pass something...its sneekier that way for the masses that think the two wings aint attached to the same tyranny-sourus type bird...

31 posted on 02/22/2012 2:30:28 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: sickoflibs; Gilbo_3; NFHale; jersey117; Clemenza; Impy
>> Anyone who thinks Christie is no different than a Democrat needs to live in Maryland for a while, some Martin O Malley gems since he became governor 2007: <<

Ditto with Pat Quinn here in Illinois. I will gladly trade him for Christie since the loudmouths here claim there is "no difference" between Christie and a liberal RAT.

Hell, I have a "socially liberal" Republican U.S. Senator who gets a 100% rating from NARAL and gloats about it, and demands the GOP spend zillions on embyronic stem cell research. If they think Christie is really in the same boat as my guy, let's swap. Since we have a bunch of freepers howling about "States rights" there really ought to be an exchange program where they can trade the politicians they don't like for the ones we don't like. Since a bunch of idiots here claim Lindsey Graham is the worst RINO ever, I'll take them Mark Kirk for him. I guess they think having a "moderate" like Mark Kirk who loves every gun control bill even written and abortion on demand will be an improvement. They can have him and I'll take Graham off their hands. And I'll gladly take "RINO" Christie out of NJ so the Lonegan worshippers won't have to deal with him beating up the teacher's unions and tax-and-spend commies anymore. They can have Pat Quinn instead. I'm sure they won't mind a Chicago machine thug since they claim they're "no difference" between Christie and marxist RATs.

Put up or shut up. The freepers ranting and raving that politicians who did their bidding 80% of the time are RINO scum should have their bluff's called, like the loudmouth Hollywood celebs who constantly whine how the rich should be taxed more.

>> christie does have a knack for the smackdown, on fiscal jousting... its just everywhere else that he sucks...heheheh... <<

Right. Even though he governs solidly on being pro-life and pro-traditional marriage, we'll just slam him as a "social liberal" over and over again on FR so it better fits the "RINO" stereotype to pretend he's liberal on those issues. Who cares about his actual record on social issues? Let's scream that "he's pro-abortion!" when he continually stands up for our side on the right to life.

Talk about cutting off your nose to spit in your face...

32 posted on 02/22/2012 3:39:03 PM PST by BillyBoy (Illegals for Perry/Gingrich 2012 : Don't be "heartless"/ Be "humane")
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To: BillyBoy; Gilbo_3; NFHale; jersey117; Clemenza; Impy
RE :”Talk about cutting off your nose to spit in your face...

I was thinking the same words as you did.

Even Scott Brown who is a bunch more liberal than Christie is a hell of a lot better than his Marxist challenger Elizabeth Warren.

Anyone, Come live in Maryland and then tell me Christie is the same as a Democrat.

33 posted on 02/22/2012 4:24:44 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks sickoflibs.


34 posted on 02/22/2012 4:43:40 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Vice President Christie, beginning 2013.)
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To: sickoflibs

Absolutely. To everything you said. And you said it well.


35 posted on 02/22/2012 5:15:16 PM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: BillyBoy
dude, breath into a paper bag for a minute...

christie would disarm citizens while droppin to his knees for the victory mosque...

i really dont much care about a couple things he gets right, when he gets other stuff SO wrong...

36 posted on 02/22/2012 7:44:42 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: DallasSun
See : #28
37 posted on 02/22/2012 8:43:36 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: sickoflibs

Wow. Points taken. And excellent points they are. Hope you are well.


38 posted on 02/23/2012 9:52:21 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican

Hyperbole runs rampant.

I would crawl over broken glass to vote for Christie over Quinn or his Highness King Baraq. (and that’s not hyperbole ;) )


39 posted on 02/23/2012 6:00:10 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; DallasSun; jersey117; Clemenza
RE :” I would crawl over broken glass to vote for Christie over Quinn or his Highness King Baraq. (and that’s not hyperbole ;)

I was watching DVRed Morning Joe from this Morning and Christie fired back on lib homo Jonathan Capehart calling out his hero Obama on being a phony on same-sex-marriage. Capehart said that proof that Obama believes in SS marriage isthat he wont defend DOMA in court, and Christie then nails him:
Really? if he believes in SS marriage then why doesnt he come on this show and look the camera in the eye and say so? I will tell you why ...he wants it both ways... he is a phony

MSNBC sissy boy Capehart almost started crying. Then he (who is black himself) says that the homosexual struggle is like the history of blacks civil rights struggle in America. Joe gave him hell on that :” What?? Gays demanding legal marriage is the same as slavery, Jim Crowe, lynchings and church burnings? ” Capehart says yes.
Self hating black liberals like Capehart get away with insulting their own race.

Christie is incredible taking on liberals face to face in their territory. You see any of the cult heroes doing that? Not a chance.

40 posted on 02/23/2012 9:05:03 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Gilbo_3

Talk about overreacting. Christie has been in office a few years now. He hasn’t taken anyone’s guns away. The guy will get our fiscal house in order, take on the unions and socially he’s pro life and anti gay marriage. He would beat obama in a landslide. You bet I would vote for him. Every single candidate who has been in this race from day one had some flaw or strike against them. We are at a point now where Jim DeMint is being called a rino. It is the 100 percenters who will be responsible if obama gets a second term. For now I’m with Newt because my guy Perry (who dropped out too soon) is supporting him. If Second Amendment rights are your big issue, Perry was the man. If we go to convention, I’m with Christie.


41 posted on 02/24/2012 4:25:40 AM PST by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: sickoflibs

This just reinforces every reason I have for liking, supporting and respecting Gov. Christie. Thank you for posting this. I missed this on Joe unfortunately. (The comparison of same sex marriage..struggle for..and slavery would be laughable were it not so absurd.)


42 posted on 02/24/2012 9:27:37 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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