Buffett Rule would barely dent debt but fits nicely into Obama's theme
April 16th, 2012
07:50 AM ET
11 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.


Filed under: President Obama • Republicans • Taxes • Warren Buffett
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    "This is Obama's strategy: 'Look over here at this shiny object here. Don't look at the big picture, an economy on the brink that I didn't do a thing about and made things worse.
    He didn't do anything about the economy that George Bush almost dove off a cliff? In your criticism, you sound like a complete liar and a blatant spreader of misinformation.

    April 16, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  2. GI Joe

    It's a start.

    The only things the R's are offering as a "start" is to totally dismantle soc. sec. and medicare.

    What country is this? rules by the top 1%? Citizen's United anyone?

    April 16, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  3. GI Joe

    They led us into Iraq with lies, they'll take our lives thru their lies. The republicans will stop at nothing to get "that one" out of office".

    April 16, 2012 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  4. ST

    It is not about to dent the debt, it is about to pay fair share. Poor people have been paying their share indirectly. Now it is the turn of the rich to play their part. What is needed is fair and balanced. It should not be only on Fox News, it should be also on federal level!

    April 16, 2012 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    "Shocking, we know."
    Polls show that 60% want the Buffet rule enacted. In other words, 60% feel that hitting those wealthier than themselves think it's OK to do so, since it doesn't affect them.

    Shocking, we know.

    April 16, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  6. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    45billion is nothing to the republicans ,unless its to benifets their cronies like the oil companies or healthcare,,that was a lot of money when the auto bailout of Detroit that benifets the auto workers that they were againest .Dem landslide coming in Nov . Republicans should be thrown out of government at all levels in Nov.

    April 16, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  7. Phyllis G Williams

    Wealthy Americans despise their country, or they would not spend so much on other matters and do nothing to build it up.

    April 16, 2012 09:19 am at 9:19 am |