Buffett's Father Is Rolling In His Grave

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. pspr


    <s>Moron</s> Warren Buffett's dad was the Ron Paul of his day
    by Philip Klein Senior Editorial Writer

    In recent days, the Buffett name has become synonymous with support for higher taxes, but a long time ago, it was associated with fierce opposition to federal taxation and big government.

    Warren Buffett may be a committed liberal Democrat, but his father, Howard Buffett, was a four-term Republican member of Congress (1943-49 and 51-53), a John Bircher who fought FDR and warned that the expansion of government was eroding individual liberty.

    “Today’s situation is the result of an alarming and devious governmental intervention in the economic affairs of the nation for objectives not contemplated by the men who wrote the Constitution,” Buffett lamented in a lecture excerpted in the December 1956 issue of the libertarian journal The Freeman. “Historically, in America the producer was protected by government in the enjoyment of the fruits of his labors. That protection of his property explains the glorious material progress already recounted.”

    In the lecture, Buffett went on to observe that, “The last 40 years have seen a gigantic expansion of political power over economic affairs by the federal government. This change is linked by many scholars to the passage of the income tax law in 1913.”
  2. lassic


    more from old man Buffet...

    "Even if it were desirable, America is not strong enough to police the world by military force. If that attempt is made, the blessings of liberty will be replaced by coercion and tyranny at home. Our Christian ideals cannot be exported to other lands by dollars and guns. Persuasion and example are the methods taught be the Carpenter of Nazareth, and if we believe in Christianity we should try to advance our ideals by his methods. We cannot practice might and force abroad and retain freedom at home. We cannot talk world cooperation and practice power politics."
  3. Warren Buffett to host Obama fundraiser in Chicago

    September 21, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- There will be a convergence of presidential politics, high finance and Chicago glitter next month as billionaire Warren Buffett holds a fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

    Even though investor Warren Buffett was the only person to lose some of his wealth among Forbes' top 20 richest Americans, with $39 billion left, he has enough to throw Obama a couple of fundraising parties.

    Buffett is to throw one in New York at the end of this month, and then here in Chicago on Thursday, October 27th.

    Seven months ago, President Obama put the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Warren Buffett - the nation's highest civilian honor. The president called Buffett "not only one of the world's richest men," but also "one of the most-respected."

    Obama is now also using the country's second richest man to help fight his budget battle, proposing the so-called "Buffett Rule" that would force millionaires to pay the same percentage of taxes as the middle class.

    Next month in Chicago, Buffett will have the opportunity to help Obama. Buffett will be the host of a $35,000-a-ticket fundraiser at the north lakeshore home of Byron Trott, who owns BDT Capital Partners, a high-stakes and very private investment firm.

    Trott was in the news this week as his company led an investment group buying the Chicago landmark Wrigley Building.

    The co-hosts of the Obama fundraiser are Chicago business magnates John Rogers, Jr. and Penny Pritzker. Pritzker ran the national finance committee for the 2008 Obama campaign.

    Obama is not expected at the Chicago fundraiser, but not because there won't be enough room for him and the presidential entourage. Byron Trott's lakefront estate is said to be about 25,000 square feet on three-and-a-half acres.

    Trott is also thought to be Buffett's choice to eventually take over his company, Berkshire Hathaway.

    (Copyright ©2011 WLS-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)
  4. Lucrum


  5. This stupid kid is in such a rush to fill this site with more Hopey McChange propoganda that he doesn't even take notice of the context of a particular thread.

    Just a complete imbecile.

  6. Its an invitation.... there will be refreshments. :D .
  7. The media seems to claim Buffet as a man of the people, looking out for the average man. Obama has used this image to push for higher taxes.

    The fact is that Buffet is the ultimate corporate man. Making a good percent of revenue from Government spending. Buffet wants the Government to have more our of wealth to spend on his corporations.
  8. All you have to do is look at how he treats his own family to know what a weirdo moron buffett is.
  9. Lucrum


    Go get you some "free" muffins then. Some of us are able/content to buy our own.
  10. And now is also senile retard who wants to be loved by niggaz
    #10     Sep 22, 2011