Tuesday 16 August 2011

Billionaire Warren Buffett wants to pay more tax, what do you think?


American billionaire Warren Buffett has criticised the US government for not charging him enough tax, saying he and his fellow multi-millionaires could afford to pay a bit more.

In a piece for the New York times, the billionaire investor said people like him should be taxed to help plug the country’s fiscal deficit.

We sent our reporters out on to the street to find out what you thought about billionaires desperately trying to pay more tax.

Woman on the Street “Great news, if he wants to pay more tax he could start by paying mine.”

Dave Michaels, Worker

Man on the Street “That’s what I really hate about rich people, they’re always trying to give their money away.  It’s sickening.”

Wendy Simms, Reader

Man on the Street “I can’t see it right now, but I’m pretty sure this is some sort of tax dodge.”

Nick Walters, Sitter

Woman on the Street

“What a silly man, he’ll be down to his last billion before he knows it.”

Sheila James, Stander

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