And one of the walking wealth props, Whitney Tilson, would probably largely escape the Buffett Rule anyway. He has stashed a lot of his cash in offshore tax havens.
Call those who wait in line the Jimmy Buffetts and the privileged few taxomasochists the Warren Buffetts. Milbank suggests that every time the Buffett Rule phrase is uttered, we should all take a drink. Margaritas, Pina Coladas but no Dom Perignon! This presidential campaign between two phony one percenters -- one of whom flagellates himself with a flimsy overcooked piece of angel hair pasta, and the other who has already admitted that he relishes firing people -- sure has me wanting to sing J.B.'s "Why Don't We All Get Drunk."
But since I don't sing well, I wrote this little nursery rhyme instead. If anyone is offended, then I thank you kindly.
The rule they call Buffett,
I'd just as soon stuff it
Right up their political ass.
They'll poop out their speeches,
Those corporate leeches --
Nothing solid -- just more corrupt gas.
|Barry and the Bobbleheads (photo by AP)|