Of Two Minds

Reader comment on: Buffett Sues the IRS

Submitted by John Gillis (United States), Nov 19, 2011 17:24

This is the kind of story that causes metaphorical Schizophrenia.

On the one hand, commenters Lyle and Ken, who say mixing up Buffet's personal political philosophy position with the corporate CEO's need to serve his shareholders is a fair point. There is definitely that valid distinction.

On the other hand, since NetJets serves very rich people, this tax on the trips of the super-rich seems to be the perfect vehicle for socialists like Obama and Buffet to stick it to the rich. One would expect a terrible feeling of cognitive dissonance in Mr. Buffet's brain over having to take legal efforts to stop his beloved IRS enforcers from getting 643 million dollars from those "underpaying millionaires and billionaires". Poor Mr. Buffett, he may have to seek counseling.

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PERCEPTION not REALITY. [30 words]J. Kenneth HouseDec 18, 2011 08:54
Media post without FACTS again and again.....what have we become [53 words]1investmentsNov 23, 2011 07:51
How do you spell HYPOCRITE? [16 words]Dan CalabriaNov 19, 2011 22:36
Buffett Sues the IRS [106 words]Peter RayfieldNov 19, 2011 20:23
⇒ Of Two Minds [127 words]John GillisNov 19, 2011 17:24
Buffett is full of it! [30 words]JanNov 19, 2011 17:24
mixing two different things. [137 words]LyleNov 19, 2011 11:39
this is such a foolish "editorial" [82 words]northforkinvestorNov 20, 2011 09:47
Who one? [25 words]CarterJan 22, 2013 14:23
Come on ... Fairness also counts [22 words]KenNov 19, 2011 08:37

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