Jesus Would Agree with Warren Buffett

The third-richest man in the world, Warren Buffett (who has pledged to give 99 percent of his wealth to philanthropic purposes), wrote in a New York Times op-ed Aug. 14 that super-rich Americans like him are not paying their fair share of taxes.

Buffett specified that his tax bill last year was 17.4 percent of his taxable income, a rate lower than any of the other 20 people who work in his office. He concluded that it is time for his fellow mega-rich friends, as well as the United States government, to “get serious about shared sacrifice,” especially at a time “when so many of their fellow citizens are truly suffering.”

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