Billionaire investor Warren Buffett triggered a major debate over taxes recently when he wrote in The New York Times that he should be paying more to the federal government. He called on Washington lawmakers to up tax rates on the rich.
But it turns out that Buffett’s own company, Berkshire Hathaway, has had every opportunity to pay more taxes over the last decade. Instead, it’s been mired in a protracted legal battle with the Internal Revenue Service over a bill that one analyst estimates may total $1 billion.
Read more on Newsmax.com: Report: Buffett’s Berkshire Owes $1 Billion In Back Taxes
Posted: 09.02.11 @ 4:44 p.m.
Serial infidelity isn’t disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) only problem. It turns out that his personal SUV’s registration expired back in 2007 and that the plates on the Nissan Pathfinder belong to another vehicle. Oh, and the license plate is expired.
His household income is well over $300,00 per year — placing him in the Obama Administration’s “rich” category. What’s the matter, he can’t afford the registration and taxes ordinary folks making $55,000 per year pay?
Posted: 06.14.11 @ 6:13 a.m.