POLL: Was Chris Christie Being 'Gov. Nasty' or 'Gov. Right?'

Christie says billionaire financier Warren Buffett should "shut up" about raising taxes on the super wealthy

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."

What do you think about this? Take our poll and express yourself further in comments (below).

Tom February 25, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Well considering he wont release his records for scrutiny. And the fact that his company Berkshire Hathaway owes back taxes dating back to 2002. I think its a pretty safe bet to say he hasnt http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/29/warren-buffett-taxes-berkshire-hathaway_n_941099.html
Tom February 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM
No. Christi made a valid point. If buffet an Obama feel that strongly about it. they shouldnt wait for a law (which wont come be4cause this entire thing was all done for fluff) They should lead by example. If your going ot talk the talk. Walk the walk
B February 25, 2012 at 05:35 PM
No! He is a Bully! He is crass and rude. President Reagan never resorted to the depths that this man does. I am embarrassed that he is a member of the Republican Party. He has no civility or manners. Down right disgusting and gouache.
B February 25, 2012 at 05:36 PM
^^^^ TROLL^^^^
A K March 01, 2012 at 05:23 PM
30% of a millionaires income may be more in actual dollars to the gov than the 40% that comes out of my less than $100K income but lets talk about what I have left to feed and house my family VS what the 1%ers have left to house and feed theirs. I don't grudge that people make more than I but would like the ability to make ends meet. That loaf of bread and my sewer bill are the same for those that live in the McMansions. I would love to grow my business and stay in NJ but our tax codes and health insurance make that near impossible. Gov Christie should respect Warren Buffets right to speak his mind and I respect Gov Christie's right as well but I don't have to like what or how he represents our state. I do not like him posing like a stereotypical tough crude Joisey boy in order to court the GOP VP job. It makes us all look bad.


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