February 21st, 2012
07:47 PM ET
6 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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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. once upon a horse

    I wonder if the govenor knows that Warren Buffet could buy AND sell him 3 or 4 times over. Usually when a person tells you to "SHUT UP" it means they just don't want to hear the truth and are tired of hearing it.

    February 21, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  2. edog

    I don't think Chris Christie should have anything to say about OBAMA CARE until he looses at least 150 pounds. This is the exact reason why health insurance premiums are so high. Due to fat unhealthy people like Christie. He has government health care and I am sure his premiums would be 1000% if he had to get private care. Also, I would think he would get denied for some kind of pre – existing condition. I mean look at him, he has to have something the insurance company would deny him coverage for. So ironic, this fat so is against OBAMACARE!!!

    February 21, 2012 07:58 pm at 7:58 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    "Middle-class families shouldn't pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires. That's pretty straightforward," Obama said in September.
    Comparing Capital Gains taxes to Income taxes is not being honest with the American people. Does Obama give a damn? No. Apparently his focus on growing the government and raising taxes justifies deceit. I think it shows shallow values.

    February 21, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  4. Larry L

    Christie may find that his dialogue as a bully means nothing to Mr. Buffet – who didn't become a billionaire by being an obese thug threatening people. Christie may not want to play hardball with somebody as smart (or rich) as Warren Buffet. He's not one of the Fox News pawns who put Christie in office.

    February 21, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  5. Brad

    I love civility in politics...

    February 21, 2012 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  6. Texas

    Like a six year old girl, when Christie has nothing to really rebut with it's the Shut Up factor! Next he will complain about someone pulling his hair.

    February 21, 2012 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  7. Tony

    Sorry, Christie. Under the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, the rich has an unlimited right to speak. That freedom is not limited to supporters of the Republican Party.

    February 21, 2012 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  8. gt

    amen.... americans are tried of hereing what this old goat is buy and who needs to pay more taxes... he is probably buying depends... and he can pay my taxs....

    February 21, 2012 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. Debwards

    Gotta love that Chris Christie.... tell'em like it is. I agree, get out the check book Warren we are all waiting.

    February 21, 2012 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  10. gypsydaveywithablowtorch

    Maybe he could sit on him

    February 21, 2012 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  11. jfrobertson

    Hey Chris Christie, just shut up! If you don't have anything intelligent to say that isn't pandering to your scared to death that the black man might get re-elected religous nut job base than just shut up. Really!

    February 21, 2012 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  12. kate

    What a guy! OBAMA 2012!

    February 21, 2012 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    As a New Jersey voter, I tell YOU to SHUT UP you blow hard!

    February 21, 2012 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  14. Canuck

    Me to Chris Christie – just 'shut-up'.

    February 21, 2012 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  15. Squigman

    Big man. I'll bet he says this to any person that disagrees with his point of view. Maybe it's time to call his bluff. After all, how good a shape can this bag of wind be? Big man.

    February 21, 2012 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  16. SA in OO

    To: Chris Christie
    If you would follow your own advice and just "shut your mouth" . . .
    maybe you'd stand to loose a little weight.

    February 21, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  17. Tony

    Christie isn't qualified to hold the door for Warren Buffett.

    Here's a thought, why doesn't Christie shut up.

    February 21, 2012 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  18. T'sah from Virginia

    ►Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: Just 'shut up'◄
    OMG – Big man once again trying to get tough!!!
    “Please Right White men we truly had enough
    Your ways for America is just a little too much!!!

    Obama 2012!!

    February 21, 2012 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  19. Chris Christie is out of touch!

    You know what we call a guy like Gov. Chris Christie in my neck of the woods? A yella sow belly with a pack of hotdogs on the back his neck, with ham hocks for legs and don't forget those chunky pork tips for fingers. He's about a nasty bastard as they come. New Jersey you can do better.

    February 21, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  20. Indy

    Last I heard Mr Christie was the Governor of New Jersey and should be doing his job as Governor instead of mouthing off about everyone that does not support his agenda. There are lots of concerns in his state and he should either do his job or quit and go on the talk show circuit on his own dime. It is about time Governors shut up and do their jobs in their states and leave all others alone

    February 21, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  21. PJ/TX

    "Just write a check and shut up"
    Such a lovely man. So eloquent with his words.

    February 21, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  22. Larry L

    He needs some help – from Weight Watchers.

    February 21, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  23. Joe E.

    Just GO AWAY Chris! You remind me of the kid who thought that striking out at someone in Gym class would compensate for his lack of, shall we say, "finesse"? We used to call those who didn't want to contribute to the pot Leeches. That still applies and evidently especially to you. Stop sucking the life out of the public teet and go earn a living like the rest of us.

    February 21, 2012 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  24. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    The man doesn't understand that there is a fundamental flaw in how the policy is set up. Christie doesn't understand that the percentage is the same but is a different amount in the raw number. The higher income people can do more with what they are being saved. The problem is that they don't create jobs here in the US as they should be doing.

    Christie also doesn't understand the capital gains issue like Warren Buffet. Christie is showing that he is an ideologue. He doesn't understand that in NJ, it is the property tax that is hurting people the most. Income tax doesn't matter as much as the property taxe. He won't pay into the pension system like his budget proposes because he hates the state workers no matter what they do.

    February 21, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  25. enuff

    And Warren Buffet should listen and take orders from Christie why?

    February 21, 2012 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm |
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