Chris Christie has some choice words for billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
“He should just write [the government] a check and shut up,” the New Jersey Governor and one-time rumored presidential candidate told CNN’s Piers Morgan.
Christie was referring to Buffett’s desire to be taxed at a higher rate. The Oracle of Omaha, as he is known, has advocated taxing the rich at a rate at least as high as that of middle-class Americans in an August op-ed in The New York Times. Since then, the notion of raising taxes on the wealthy has gained some momentum; in his latest budget plan, President Obama proposed a provision, dubbed “the Buffett rule,” that would require Americans making more than $1 million to pay taxes at a rate of at least 30 percent.
I know a lot of people from New Jersey who are trying to live down the bad raps the state gets from The Sopranos and Jersey Shore. Gov. Christie isn’t helping.