Cantankerous Jersey Shore nightclub bouncer Chris Christie found a new IDIOT [SIGH] to holler at yesterday, for being so STUPID. And it wasn’t even a public school teacher or elderly Iowan (very close, though!) or generic constituent politely asking a question. It was Warren Buffett, the scary old billionaire liberal investor who keeps whining about how he pays a lower tax rate than his slaves/parakeets/whatever and wants to change this. Well Chris Christie’s heard about enough from this old windbag creep, and his pathetic calls for raising marginal tax rates on the wealthy a few percentage points as a means of deficit-reduction.
“He should just write a check and shut up,” Christie said Tuesday on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “Really, and just contribute. The fact of the matter is that I’m tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he’s got the ability to write a check — go ahead and write it.”
He is in fact matching donations with congressmen who are also willing to send a check, which is more than he needs to do — not that it matters for him obviously; he can write large checks all day as a stunt if he wants to, because he has too much money. Republicans keep trotting out this line and by now they’re surely aware of the obvious response about the futility of one individual voluntarily paying higher taxes. Now they’re just saying it to piss off liberals, which is fine.