February 21st, 2012
07:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: Just 'shut up'

New York (CNNMoney) - 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.

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  1. Desmond in Canada

    Christi having a problem dealing with a rich, successful, fair and compassionate man?

    February 22, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  2. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Republicans want Buffett to shut up. I am so surprised. They do not want an extremely rich man who states the simple fact that paying a fair share is a decnt idea.

    February 22, 2012 03:03 am at 3:03 am |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Christie's crap attitude is the reason government by republicans does not work. Even the most delusional right wingnuts know that the tax system is broken. When workers pay at a rate 28% and some prominent republican candidates for president pay 13.9%, you can't just 'shut up.' For Christie to suggest that people who feel that the current system is not fair, should volunteer to send in more, may be a republican solution to protect the wealthy, but does not address the problem.

    February 22, 2012 05:13 am at 5:13 am |
  4. Sue

    Chris Christie is one very RUDE man!

    February 22, 2012 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  5. Marry

    This is not about Warren Buffett. It is about that the "rich" should pay a fair share and obviously Gov. Christie feels they already do. Most people think they do not!

    President Obama 2012!!!

    February 22, 2012 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  6. Matte

    Aint that a shame its a billionaire to blame. Poor Kristy does anyone make a fifty gallon baby bottle for him to hold so he doesnt look out of proportion. Maybe if the GOP would get with it you and make the right decisions someone might vote for you. GOP continues to follow old out dated economic policies that dont work. Open your eyes and look at who highers the most of American workers, thats right small business. Thats because you greedy bastards dont want to pay for American pride. Your main goal is to see how much Americans can kill themselves to make your pockets fatter. I dont see your Chinese workers running to America to save your billionaires for $3.00 an hour pay. Oh darn I forgot you have the Mexicans and Guadamallens to do that $3.00 an hour work for you. I vote for America the GOP vote is for China.

    February 22, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  7. Dan

    Do New Jersey taxpayers have to foot the bill for the governor's food? If they could auction off those extra meals they could eliminate the state income tax.

    February 22, 2012 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  8. Fair is Fair

    Dear Mr. Buffet,

    If you feel that you are not paying enough taxes, please feel free to remit any additional funds you deem appropriate for your income level, We will accept these monies with gratitude.

    Sincerely,
    Timothy Geitjner, Treasury Secretary

    February 22, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
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