Warren Buffett's op-ed "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich," published yesterday in the New York Times, calls on Congress to stop protecting the mega-rich and to immediately raise taxes on the very wealthiest Americans in the interest of the U.S. economy.
Buffett argues that the U.S. needs to cut the budget deficit by "far more" than the $1.5 trillion proposed in the debt-ceiling bill, asserting that while the government needs to cut spending, it also needs to increase tax revenue, a measure most Republicans staunchly oppose.
The op-ed has generated a lot of buzz online. Many Twitter users are praising Buffett, hailing him as a hero, while conservative blogs and politicians are arguing that he is just a shill for President Obama.
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