GOP Congressmen call on Buffet to release his Tax Returns one month after he released them to the public
Republicans on Capitol Hill have found a new hidden document conspiracy to push to now that President Obama’s long-form birth certificate is a matter of public record. Warren Buffett, they demand, show us the tax return!
The Hill reports big names in Congress are starting to say Buffett “needs to reveal his finances if his views on tax rates are going to serve as the basis for Obama administration policy.”
NRSC chair John Cornyn (TX), who took the call to Twitter Thursday, explained to ABC News that knowing how Buffett makes his money could change the way people view the so-called “Buffett Rule” that President Obama is making a cornerstone of his call for increased taxes on the super-rich.
“If he’s going to be the gold standard, so to speak, in terms of what our tax policy should be, let’s look at them,” Cornyn told Jonathan Karl.
Attention Buffett Birthers on Capitol Hill: Warren Buffett has already made his 2010 tax return public.
Appearing on Charlie Rose last month, the billionaire investor brought his tax return along to prove his point about the Buffett Rule, which has become the centerpiece of President Obama’s new plan to raise taxes on the super-rich.
A group of Republicans on Capitol Hill is calling on Buffett to release his tax return to the public, to prove whether or not he actually pays a lower percentage in tax than his secretary. Buffett made no secret of the numbers to Rose, and explained how the income breakdown works.
The obvious answer: Warren Buffet has a time machine.