Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jux, Jun 26, 2006.
Saw this on the news this morning... while I have no doubt that this man has good intentions, can you say tax break?
First thing i thought of.
...oh and hooray!
He could have bought me something first. That cheap date.
He offered breast implants, but you turned them down.
Some gold-digging arm candy you turned out to be.
Yea when you're that rich you actually save a lot of money by giving it away. More of an obligation and tax break than out of the goodness of his heart.
80 percent of a fortune's more than just a tax break...
Maybe he was worried he would get caught for tax evasion or something. That doesn't even matter though, because 20% of $44 billion is still $8.8 billion. In terms of being able to spend all of your money as fast as possible, the difference between 8.8 bil and 44 bil isn't that big.
Clearly someone on Buffett’s level isn’t going to be doing something like this if it’s going to make him poor but any tax brake he gets will have a limit so I’m sure he’s not going to come out ahead. It’s still a remarkable amount of money to give and he disserves a couple brownie points for his efforts.
This would be a good thread for Drippy.
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