New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is more than a bit peeved about billionaire investor Warren Buffett's now famous expression of chagrin at being subject to a lower marginal income tax rate than his secretary.
"He [Buffett] should just write [the government] a check and shut up," the governor told CNN's Piers Morgan this week.
Buffett advocates taxing the rich at a rate at least as high as that of middle-class Americans, which has led President Obama to propose 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'm tired of hearing about it," Christie told Morgan. "If he wants to give the government more money, he's got the ability to write a check. Go ahead and write it."
Christie has followed up by saying Buffett is being used by Obama and other Democrats who "want you to be angry because your neighbor makes more than you do."
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