The joke that Warren Buffett is unfortunately becoming continues to play out in the media. After challenging Congressional Republicans, but not Democrats, to voluntary pay more in taxes to pay down the $15 TRILLION US debt (about $50,000 for every man, woman, and child in the US, and about $135,000 for every taxpayer), Warren said he was writing a check to the US treasury to back up his challenge.
His check: $49,000.
Or about .001 percent of his $40 BILLION dollar net worth.
I, for one, am not impressed.
By the time it takes you to read this, the national debt will have increased by almost $100,000. Thanks Warren. Your check will save about 25 seconds off the national debt.