Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Earth’s second-wealthiest inhabitant, complains that last year he paid only $6,938,744 in federal income taxes, which is just 17.4 percent of his taxable income. Despite earning much less than him, 20 of his staffers had tax burdens which “ranged from 33 percent to 41 percent,” Buffet recently wrote. But rather than work to cut his colleagues’ taxes, the 50 Billion Dollar Man wants Uncle Sam to hike his liability.
Buffett is not alone. Other loaded luminaries also lust for higher taxes:
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