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Warren Buffett to Host ‘Please Raise Our Taxes’ Fundraiser for Obama

By Doug Powers  •  August 25, 2011 04:42 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

If you’re wealthy and want to spend $35k to listen to a billionaire argue why Washington should confiscate more of your income, all while your ticket money is dumped into to re-election coffers of the candidate who signed the Bush tax cut extension, Warren Buffett has you covered:

Tickets for the event at New York’s Four Seasons restaurant on Sept. 30 start at $10,000 a head, with VIP tickets a budget-boosting $35,800. Guests get an hour of “Q&A moderated by one of President Obama’s closest economic advisors, Austan Goolsbee.” VIP ticket-holders get a “private reception for about 20 minutes prior to the dinner.” A blurb with the invite adds, “As all guests are seated for dinner, Buffett will go around to all tables and shake hands, then he and Austan will sit for the program and discussion.” What will be discussed is Buffett’s recent highly publicized claim that the wealthy should pay higher taxes.

Wouldn’t Buffett do more to achieve his desired outcome if he would cut out the middle-man and charge the guilt-ridden rich saps attending the dinner the same money but then send it to the US Treasury instead of giving it to Obama?

**Written by Doug Powers

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