With President Obama this morning laying down his "Buffett Rule" that "Warren Buffett's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett," Commentary magazine has posted a special preview of my 2,000-word article from the October issue, "The Buffett Tax Gambit." The link is here, and I encourage everyone to have a look.
Commentary stripped the hyperlinks out because the article was for the print edition, but for those who are interested, here they are:
Report of Mr. Buffett's June 2007 remarks on taxes.
Mr. Buffett's October 2007 interview with Tom Brokaw.
Mr. Buffett's November 2010 appearance on ABC's "This Week."
Mr. Buffett's August 2011 New York Times op-ed.
Mr. Obama's reference to the Buffett op-ed at a Minnesota Town Hall.
Mr. Buffett's follow-up 2011 Charlie Rose interview.
New York Times news article on Buffett op-ed.
Eli Broad on Mr. Buffett and tax.
George Soros on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Alan "Ace" Greenberg on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Conrad Black on Mr. Buffett and tax.
New York Times letters to editor on Mr. Buffett and tax.
David Logan of Tax Foundation on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Daniel Mitchell of Cato Institute on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Jeff Jacoby of Boston Globe on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Charles Koch of Koch Industries on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Harvey Golub Wall Street Journal op-ed on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Washington Examiner's Timothy Carney on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Financial Times editorial on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Susan Buffett Charlie Rose interview.
Dan Calabria Wall Street Journal letter to the editor on Mr. Buffett and tax.
Bloomberg News editorial responding to the "why doesn't he just write a check" argument.
You can save yourself reading all those links by just reading the Commentary article, but for those who like to see all the context for themselves or who just can't get enough of the Buffett-tax issue, this should be a pretty complete guide. Links to additional material are welcome in the comments below.