Buffett renews argument for millionaire's tax
November 26th, 2012
08:04 AM ET
1 year ago

Buffett renews argument for millionaire's tax

New York (CNNMoney) – Warren Buffett is again arguing for higher taxes on himself and other high-income individuals, calling for an even steeper bite than in the Obama administration's so-called "Buffett Rule."

In an op-ed column in Monday's New York Times, Buffett advocates that taxable income of between $1 million and $10 million should be taxed at a minimum 30% rate, and that income above $10 million should be taxed at 35%.

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Buffett hopes for a Clinton White House in 2016
November 14th, 2012
04:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Buffett hopes for a Clinton White House in 2016

(CNN) – Billionaire investor Warren Buffett said he hopes Hillary Clinton will become the first female president of the United States in 2016.

"I don't see how you could have anybody better qualified," Buffett told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Wednesday about the current Secretary of State and 2008 White House hopeful.
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Buffett: My cancer treatment is done
September 16th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
2 years ago

Buffett: My cancer treatment is done

New York (CNNMoney) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he has completed treatment for a mild case of prostate cancer, according to a published report.

Speaking Friday to executives of newspapers he has recently acquired, Buffett was quoted by The Omaha World-Herald as saying "It's a great day for me. Today I had my 44th and last day of radiation." The World-Herald is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett's investing company.

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April 16th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
2 years ago

CNN Poll: 7 out of 10 support 'Buffett Rule'

Washington (CNN) - Hours before a crucial Senate vote over the so-called "Buffett Rule," a new national poll indicates that nearly three-quarters of Americans support the measure to require people earning $1 million a year or more to pay at least 30% in taxes.

According to a CNN/ORC International survey, 72% favor the bill, which is named for billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has argued that it's unfair that he pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. Twenty-seven percent oppose the measure.

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Buffett Rule would barely dent debt but fits nicely into Obama's theme
April 16th, 2012
07:50 AM ET
2 years ago

Buffett Rule would barely dent debt but fits nicely into Obama's theme

Washington (CNN) - Spoiler alert: The Senate on Monday will not get the 60 votes needed to move ahead with the so-called Buffett Rule, which makes critics think the White House spent a week pushing it just to make a political point.

Shocking, we know.

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Priebus labels 'Buffett Rule' a 'tiny alteration'
April 15th, 2012
10:09 AM ET
2 years ago

Priebus labels 'Buffett Rule' a 'tiny alteration'

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said the proposed "Buffett Rule," backed by President Barack Obama, is a political maneuver meant to distract from his record on the economy.

Priebus said the rule, which would level a minimum tax rate on millionaires, amounts to "one single tiny alteration of the tax code" that will not make a significant dent in the budget.
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Millionaires' effective tax rates top most
April 12th, 2012
10:55 AM ET
2 years ago

Millionaires' effective tax rates top most

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - A lot gets lost in the rhetoric about the Buffett Rule, which would impose a minimum 30% tax on millionaires.

And at the top of the list is this fact: Most millionaires already pay higher effective tax rates than just about everyone else.

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Buffett bites back at Christie's call to 'shut up'
February 27th, 2012
03:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Buffett bites back at Christie's call to 'shut up'

(CNN) - Warren Buffett on Monday hit back against Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey for saying the billionaire investor should "just write a check and shut up" about taxes.

"It's sort of a touching response to a $1.2 trillion deficit, isn't it, that somehow the American people will just all send in checks and take care of it," Buffett said on CNBC.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Taxes • Warren Buffett
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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GOP tax plans: What would Buffett pay?
January 10th, 2012
10:38 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP tax plans: What would Buffett pay?

New York (CNNMoney) – How would millionaire and billionaire investors like Warren Buffett fare under the GOP presidential hopefuls' tax plans?

Here's a good bet: Much better than Buffett would like.

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