What we ought to discuss, instead of how much Warren Buffett’s secretary earns
Last year I asked, Just how much money does Warren Buffett’s secretary make?
In the annals of class-warfare propaganda, the answer appears to be somewhere Between $200,000 And $500,000/Year, which considering how much her boss pulls in, is not unreasonable.
She even went on TV (imagine that!) to say she feels she represents all secretaries, but also is “the poster woman for [Obama’s] tax policy”, which means the “poster woman” is in the top 1%,
I would like to see their tax returns, Warren’s and Debbie’s. Warren even says “I think if you’re an ultra-rich guy and there’s a strong suspicion that you’re paying taxes at a rate that’s half the rate of what Deb pays, you’re going to expect some heat.” Until Warren coughs up his personal tax returns, we should dismiss anything he says as hypocritical propaganda.
But all this is a distraction. Not only Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Owes Taxes Going Back To 2002, Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
The Keystone XL pipeline would have reduced America’s dependence on oil dictatorships and created an estimated 20,000 jobs; however, Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky dismisses that with the comment,
Twenty thousand jobs is really not that many jobs and investing in green technologies will produce that and more.
Buffett is directly profiting from Obama energy policies while feeding into the Obama propaganda machine.
That, my friends, is the real story.
UPDATE, Monday 30 January,
Warren Buffett: Stop talking about the woman I keep dragging into the spotlight, via Instapundit.