Warren Buffett on Charlie Rose: The Rich Pay Lower Taxes "Than the People Who Clean Their Offices"
Billionaire Warren Buffett has long been vocal about the ridiculousness of his taxes--specifically, that they are disproportionately low, and that they should be raised in accordance to his wealth. Yesterday, he caused a righteous stir with his New York Times Op-Ed, "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich," which basically scolded Congress for their lax tax rates for the country's highest-earning citizens (cough--and corporations--cough). Last night, the genial Daddy Warbucks appeared on Charlie Rose to discuss the economy, the devastating wealth disparity, the primary election, among other topics. Mostly, though, he reiterated his thesis: "The very rich are paying less in the way of taxes than the people who clean their offices."