Warren Buffett: Stop talking about the woman I keep dragging into the spotlight
If you think it’s fine to rake Joe Wurzelbacher over the coals for asking a question Obama wasn’t adequately prepared to lie about, but it’s not fair to ask for some proof of anything Warren Buffett is saying about his secretary, you might be a liberal.
It’s backfiring on Buffett and he doesn’t particularly care for it, according to the Omaha World-Herald:
Warren Buffett’s secretary, after being pointed out on national television during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, now is facing criticism over her salary and second home.
Debbie Bosanek and her boss both declined Thursday to disclose how much she’s paid, saying it’s private.
In an interview with The World-Herald, Buffett also said none of the online guesses about Bosanek’s salary is right, and the critics are missing his point.
“I’m saying she is being treated unfairly in the tax code, as are tens of millions of others, compared to me,” Buffett said. “They shouldn’t change the rates on all the other people. They should change mine.”
No fair asking why we should take his word for any of this. No fair asking why, if he’s so worried about not paying enough taxes, he doesn’t pay the $1 billion — that’s $1,000,000,000 — he already owes. No fair. No fair. Shut up.
P.S. Don’t even think about bothering the White House with specifics, either.