Jon Stewart Defends Warren Buffett on 'Class Warfare'
Jon Stewart belitted conservative commentators' claims that billionaire investor Warren Buffett is engaging in class warfare -- and may be a socialist -- because he wants to end "extraordinary tax breaks" for the very wealthy.
In a New York Times op-ed piece Monday entitled "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich," Buffett argued that he and many other very wealthy Americans are taxed at "bargain" rates. He said that last year he paid only only 17.4 percent of his taxable income, a lower percentage than any of the other 20 people working in his office.
Buffett's call for ending tax breaks brought cries of "class warfare" from TV pundits. Those in turn prompted Stewart to break out statistics showing the U.S. has worse income inequality than many Third World countries.
He told some jokes, too.
The Daily Show - World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives
Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook
Watch the video:Related Articles: Jon Stewart Rips MSNBC's Ed Schultz for Rick Perry Coverage Jon Stewart on Ron Paul: Where's the Love?
- Radar showed missing plane may have turned back: Malaysia military
- Malaysian jetliner may have turned back before vanishing |
- Malaysian plane presumed crashed; questions over false IDs |
- Exclusive: Probe into missing Malaysia plane looks at possible mid-air disintegration - source
- CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in South China Sea with 239 people aboard - report