Warren Buffett says the super-rich pay lower tax rates than others

It's not often you see someone stand up and say, "Tax me more!"

Yet that's just what famed investor Warren Buffett has done in an op-ed in the New York Times headlined, "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich." Buffett says that very wealthy people like himself pay lower tax rates than the middle class, thanks to special tax categories for investment income.

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Sep. 22, 2011

...a very good breakdown of the current tax code in the light of Warren Buffet's controversial statement. As complicated as it is, one can forgive the writer(s) for not going into all the loopholes for the wealthy.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Sep. 21, 2011
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Robin Osborne McMullen
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by Robin Osborne McMullen - Sep. 21, 2011

This is excellent journalism. All sources are cited and linked, all factual assertions in the original op-ed are examined, and when unprovable, are refuted. Inflammatory language is carefully avoided, and the article is clear and easy to understand.

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