May 22, 2019 | 66° F

Buffet must practice what he preaches

Taxes are evil — or so the loud, ubiquitous cries of the tea party and various mainstream Republican politicians told us in no uncertain terms. That being said, not everyone agrees with this rhetoric, which frames the government as a band of common thieves and taxes as the wallets, which they've picked out of our pockets. Take, for instance, Warren Buffet, who has been a proponent of high taxes for the rich for a long time now. Most recently, Buffet penned an op-ed for The New York Times titled "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich," in which he states that he and his "mega rich friends" have been "coddled long enough by the billionaire-friendly Congress. It's time for our government to get serious about shared

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