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This evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Garden State Governor Chris Christie sits down for an hour-long, exclusive interview. As the subject turns to New Jersey state taxes, Christie offers some candid quotes regarding a certain billionaire.
Warren Buffett keeps screaming to be taxed more," says Piers Morgan. "Yeah, well, he should just write a check and shut up," offers Christie.
Insisting he's fed up with empty offers from the investor and philanthropist, Christie continues:
"Just contribute, okay. 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."
Tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" this evening at 9pm ET/PT as the New Jersey Governor reveals his views on sam-sex marriage, and shares his advice for GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
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Ah Chris Christie... Someone ALMOST as annoying as Piers Morgan,
you go christie. tell it like it is to oil boy buffett. now that the pres. did him the favor of blocking the pipeline so as not to disturb his profits. smoke and mirrors to the public about the tax issue. you libs are so f@#kin stupid. the united states of china. get ready!!
buffet knows more about finance than christie, and buffet is self made and made his money the honest way through prudent decisions not oil
hey, all of you are been brain wash by the media, first of all, the media said that Buffet's secretary paid 26% which is a lie,
she may be paid 26% taxes on her paycheck, but when is time to report her taxes probably, she use every deduction she can get, so by doing this her tax bracket goes down, and some of you do the same every year, so stop this crap of poor people pay more, because they don't, I use to do taxes myself, so I saw this first hand some people that didn't even pay any taxes at all, they still get a refund, somehow. If the media is telling the truth go head show us Buffet's secretary taxes. How much she really paying, and how come the president just pay 21% on his taxes
When he made almost two millions last year, where is, his fare share, this information came from CNN if you want to know. You want to know what happen when the government start messing with rich people, look around, some countries are in bad shape because some rich people got tired of it and left the country, now those countries have no jobs, companies close, and left, so don’t think that this can’t happen in here, if we continue with this, and I know this is true because I came from one of this country. Just imagine for example Wal-Mart a lot of people hate Wal-Mart, but what would happen if Wal-Mart decide one day, to close every store in the us, how many people will be without a job, unless some of you are willing to take care this people, all of you talk cheap, I hope we can think with our head and don’t let the media to tell us what to think
Think for yourself. But the way I’m not rich, but I worked hard so my family have a good future, and I don’t’ need the government to tell me what to do with my money.
Jeff, the libs are not so f@#king stupid as the poorer republicans who nurse the riches rights to be absolutely crazily rich at their own expense. I ask you, is it stupid or is it stupid, to look after those who dont need it, like ants nurse queen bees except at least queen bees give them babies and royal jelly. The less rich republicans swallow the riches line, which is that the rich will sort everything out. The rich plot how to persuade the poor to vote for them, they have the money to pay psychiatrists and sociologists who will tell them what to say to make every one vote for their rights to have so much more money than they need or can well handle and reinvert, and the rich can pay for those who will spread the words the psychiatrists and sociologists have designed and the poorer republicans don't even notice how they are fed any old pap that will get them to back up the wealthy, like if you dont, you will be creating class warfare. I ask you, who is going to do down their own children chances just to prove how noble and unjealous and pacific to the point of lunacy they are, it hought it was the canadians who would not say boo to a goose for fear of being over warlike, fools will, the soft will.
I know some rich people and there are always people sucking up to them because, maybe, they could get something out of it, however usually that is a situation that the rich can use and do use to their advantage without giving anything back, so its a waste of time for their followers.
We had thousands of years of free market and the poor remained miserably poor as the republicans and their like would know if they were not so ignorant, untill the poor found a way of having a voice and a tiny bit of strength through unions and the vote such and then things got better for them and do you know why, because the rich, who have the wherewithall, dont really try to help the poor if the poor arent complaining, instead they do the first thing that enters their heads, things like investing in diamond mines in some other country but when their poor start to make a noise, then they have to think about housing at home and things get done. Its not so hard to help the poor we all have bricks and mortar and plenty of unemployed to build and teach people but you do have to give it a little bit of thought.
The poor are called the workers for something, they are the ones that do the dirty work when there is work around, they are the bank of workers and who accept living on near to nothing when there is no work around and nearly near to nothign when there is work around. Many people dont live in rich peoples fairy land, anyone can get rich land but in hard truths land.
You just try to be free and start things with no money, you cant even go to the pub and have a beer with no money, no money, no integration, no voice, is the rule.
All those with half an education know that there are more than one ways of enslaving people, keeping them short of cash is one, he who pays the piper plays the tune, so those that love liberty for others have to put money in the pockets of others or pipe down. Obama nearesrt to being a true lover of liberty, he tries to put money in the pockets of those with nothing .rose macaskie madrid.
It seems a bit holier than thou for Buffet to try to ease his conscience now after legally evading taxs for so many years and I think Govenor Chris Christie just vocalized how alot of businessmen and women feel.When you're Buffet's age and alot of your friends are gone and you start worrying about everything you've done, that's between you and God.If my Uncle started talking like Buffet I'ld say the same thing the Governor did.
if anybody should shut up christie should be the one to do just that funky boy
Christie is a loud mouth idiot. How anyone could believe he has any clue what he's talking about is beyond me. Our Government was not set up for donations. All of the millionaires and billionaires need to pay their fair share. Why are people so afraid to realize this? Who is worried that Parris Hilton may only get 6 vacations a year instead of 7? Christie has not class. NJ needs to wise up and vote his ass out of office.
Typical Republican keep the rich rich and keep the poor poor. Taxes should be based off what you earn so that the richest people pay a higher tax rate. The Republicans are so dependent on Big Oil and other special intrest groups lining their pockets that the could give a damn about the middle and lower class.
Interesting that the states with the most income inequality are typically liberal-leaning (New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, California, etc.). Curse those liberal Republicans for ruining those states! Oh wait...
The right say the rich earned it. Yes, but not usually on their own, they could have raised the wages of their workers, so it is not so much their money as money they were to greedy to share out to all those that helped theim earn it. rose macaskie madrid.
um ya they earned it on their own. its called a free market. if workers dont like their wages they should a) find another job b) organize a strike or c) start their own business where they can be the ones that set the wages. thats how a free market works. its BY FAR AND AWAY the most productive way to run an economy. yes there is income inequality sorry thats how it works. not everyone can have everything. our economy rewards innovation and hard work. sorry if i don't want to pay for lazy people to sit at home and collect welfare and do drugs all day. read the wealth of nations. learn something.
to all you who support Christie's comments.... kill yourself. You guys are retarded. You do realize that he's a governor, aka public official! It doesn't matter what he feels or what he thinks. His sole purpose is to relay the opinions of the PEOPLE. So an official, who is supposed to represent the people, actually says on TV that ONE OF THE PEOPLE should just shut up!?!? Are you serious? So i repeat myself you guys who support officials, whose sole purpose is to represent the people, telling the people to actually shut up and just go away..... once again, kill yourself. You are a detriment to this country.
he is a public official voicing the opinions of the people. if you dont think hes doing a good job dont vote for him. your whats wrong with this country not christie. how can you tell someone to kill themself just because you disagree with them over what probably amounts to 5 or 6 percentage points in the tax code?
oh and last time i checked gov. christie is the governor of new jersey. warren buffett doesn't live in new jersey so...ya...nice try
I didn't know. You are wise. OK. I'll kill myself.
I find Christie rude, abrupt and plain ole' nasty. Why anywone would want him to lead anything is beyond me. As far as he and his ilk are concerned, it's every man for himself. If you can't help yourself, tough. I wish he would just SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!!!
Governor Christie is making me crazy. Who wants a governor who doesn't listen and is just plain rude.
Should you divorce a man who chats oilnne with his ex-girlfriend and then joins a site, and said he is a widow. Would that be counted as cheating in the bible? What does the bible say about that? If he doesn't want the divorce, and doesn't believe in divorce, but still goes on the site, and he's already lost your trust. What would you do?
I use to enjoy listening to Chris Christie until I heard a politician answer to every question he was asked. He wasnt being asked about New Jersey every question, but he sure put New Jersey in every answer. Sad.
bloated, overbearing, loud-mouth, arrogant, rude, know-it-all. Chris Christie.
I use to like Chris Christie but after watching him talk like this on Piers Morgan and not wanting to answer the questions in an honest manner, he is just another republican that I cant stand.
You got it
its better than not answering at all, like Obama did the other day. when asked why is it okay for Bill Mahar to call women any thing he want's. But I think many people fell off the earth, when many ladies were treated to the hate and low life attacks and name calling and few said any thing, funny right that there are some women you can attack and treat with hate and its okay. some one said that what just happen was the worst thing he had ever heard. so he must have been one of the ones that had fallen off the earth. hey, did any one hear if they put to death that guy in Iran for having faith in the Lord? Wow, that is some open minded people don't you think? want all the Jews dead and they are going to cut this guys head off for just having faith in the wrong thing.
Keep going for it Piers....you're doing a fantastic job with Chris Christie. Your questions are fair and although Chris is a man Irespect for his politics.....but he's very defensive and you're backing him into various corners. Very courageous, classy and appropriate.
I agree. Good Job Pierce. Christie is soooo...sooo "east coast mafia" right now. Happy he's not running for prez.
Nancy, C'monnnn, are you just another moron with the ad hominum. Prejudiced against Italians? I'd advise you not to visit Seaside Heights on the NJ Shore this summer. Snookie will be looking for you. And, ask all those mafia guys Christie stuck in jail during his tenure as Attorney general
Agree with Jamie, additionally, Buffet really is a hypocrite-if he really thinks rich people should pay more, than he should do just that! But instead, he gets into a court battle having to do with his taxes! Put your money where your mouth is.
Buffet has put his money in the mouth of the Republicans. He said with every dollar that the GOP is willing to donate towards the national debt he would match it. Dollar for dollar. I have not heard a single one of them to take the Buffet challenge. The GOP rich seem to have a very hard time letting go of a single dollar. Buffet paid what was required of him by law on taxes. He is requesting that the laws are changed so he can pay more of his fair share, as well as the GOP, president and anyone else in the 99%. Romney Paid 14%. Romney has so much money that he has to guess about how much he has. But if he is taxed more, he may not notice the little extra out his pocket. But being masters of the Universe, A few bucks less may hurt his super power. In the mean time I have to rub my 2 quarters together till paid day. Atleast the friction of the quarters my keep me warm!
Piers Morgan met his match. Too bad Christie did not run for the Presidency.
To all of you who have written that Mr Christie is now exposed as rude, a bully, not ready for prime time, You are so right. We all know Mr Buffet cannot just write a check that someone in Washington will keep and cash. He sidestepped a great question. Is this his answer? Really! What did you all think of his answer on Apple and companies like Apple who take their jobs offshore? Really! So, let me understand, each state should decide who can marry whom, companies should make their own financial decisions without regard to the impact on the very people who buy their products, and the Govt should have minimal impact on society in general (tell that to GM)? Is this about it? We elect people to cover our backs and yet we tell them to go to Washington and don't do much. Well, so far this congressional session that is exaclty what we have gotten. So tell, how's that working for us??????
Could someone please tell Mr Morgan not to bring Mr Christie back. Please.
That's untrue, go the IRS web site there is a short cut to give money to pay down the debt. Anyone can do it. In addition I'm sure if Warren Buffet called they would bend over to help him.
Won't get into the personality issues, but I must say that Piers and Christie serve up the best interview!!! Great jousting
Christie is not ready yet, He not Muture enough.
Wow, Christie totally sucked at defending/supporting Romney but ironically came out sounding like a candidate. " In My State" this and "In New Jersey" that ...my my my... Piers is a very good interviewer asking very legitimate questions. Chris Christie dodged every question, except the ones that could be answered in regard to how great he has done in New Jersey. He is a candidate in waiting....
Gov. Christie was right when he decided he wasn't ready for the national arena of politics. He has a lot to learn about presenting his views without appearing to be a "street smart bully".
Gov. Christie did not want to comment on Apple should bring jobs back to the United States. He is part of the problem!
grumpy pelicanAugust 16, 2011 @ 11:00 pmI don't quite know how to take this man. That he has icrepeenxed success with investing and finance is beyond doubt. At times, I feel he is being sincere although I don't seem to get his point. Now that he has made his wealth, would he take those opportunities away from other individuals and families who aspire to do the same? Would he close the door for them? Does he seem himself as some sort of great sage who can see so clearly now that he just can't help but dictate to others? I really don't know but I'd be willing to guess that he has quite few tax lawyers, financial people and the like to guide him and his family through the incredible maze of tax statutes, regulations, treasury decisions, etc. It seems a bit unbecoming, from his position, to be insisting others should be carrying heavier burdens. As many have mentioned, those who feel undertaxed are welcome to make gifts to the government.
Thanks Chris Christie for putting an explanation mark on the Buffet intrusion into our nation's dilemma. He seems to have more porfolio than elected officials because our incompetent president has 'anointed' him such influence and authority. But, yours is just one more common sense opinion that underscores why you should not deprive us of your service on a larger (national) platform
. Thanks for your leadership.
I guess governor doesn't care about country or does not have enough knowledge or only want to answer what he wants to answer. He can't be a president any time.......
If Piers thinks Apple should bring jobs to the U.S. from China is he supporting an increase in H1B Visas along iwth immigration law changes so that we don't keep sending foreigners we educate back home who want to stay here and who are needed by companies like Apple?
Is Piers willing to go back to England? Maybe he can take Trump with him. We have very good people to take Piers job in America.
There are millions of un-employed Americans and you want to make it EASY for aliens to take what few decent jobs Americans have left?
You want to be as big a traitor to this country as Wall street, the Republican Party and the Banks?
Gov Christie has in 25 minutes demonstrated he's combated in defense of not being knowledgeable of domestic affairs like the auto industry bailout. He's clearly protecting the party nominees or he franky doesn't know. Please don't encourage him to DC. Don't we have enough people who wouldn't admit if the opponent was right. Buy Pierce a drink on me!
Dear Mr Christie and Piers. I think the question is not why or should apple bring in 10% of their business into the US it is why are they taking their business off short to China? and how can we compete with this.. what changes can the US make to entice them to bring their business back to the US. Congress may actually want to approve tax cuts for companies in who hire american workers. I agree that the govt should not get involved in business and their profits... but they are capitalists? so compete. Congress needs to pass legislation to provide companies like Apple incentives to bring their business to the US.
As for Warren Buffet good for him for not taking a pension... common sense. opportunity to everyone. give back when you can... Everyone should have a right to attain a better life. the same opportunities.
your'e so right Tinacooper, The governemt should be more involved in business and profits. Then we'll have a great economy like Greece, Portugal ,Spain and Italy, those powefull socialist stalwarts of Europe. Long live the proleteriat.
Christie interview – The most disgraceful and disgusting interview you have ever had on your show. I would throw Christie out of the studio and never let him on again. Christie is arrogrant and interested only in his personal views and not the majority of the people of NJ. He has ruined NJ for its citizens and should be removed from office. God help the people of the US if he ever bacame President of the United States. Personally, I would move with my family to Canada and come back when he leaves office. CHRISTIE IS TOTALLY USELESS !!!
I was just flipping the channels and I came across Piers Morgan interviewing Chris Christe. OMG why does anyone bother trying to talk to that man. All he does is get defensive unless he is talking about himself. He is nothing but an obnoxious politician that only cares about what he thinks he is doing-I live in NJ and I am embarrassed that he is our Governor. He needs a BIG CUP of SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please!!! Cristie is arrogant and rude. He is displaying his insecurity because he is unable to control his own weight.
This man (Christie) is an example of what is going on in our country. He's so stupid he couldn't even answer Piers question. He's an arrogant, man who's a legend in his own mind. What's wrong with the people in New Jersey that they would elect such a jask-ass as their governer.
He is now widely hated in NJ.
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Hey Lizzie, Noithing wrong with "us" in NJ. Have you heard about the last two democratic governors of NJ.? If the election were rerun today he'd win in a landslide
Well Peirs , As highy educated englishman you should should not tolerate bad spelling , refering to when Chris Cristie said "Buffet should write a cheque and shut up " your strip line was read "..... Check ....." now that needs to go through a spell check or you can fire the guy/girl or tem responsible .
"Team" is spelled t-e-a-m.
Some fun facts:-What is 2% of the tax levy from our schools? $700,000-What ieivntcne will the school have NOT to impose the 2% cap every year? none-Savings to the school budget by moving elections to November? approx $20,000-What precentage is $20,000 on the school tax levy with the current budget at $90M? .057%-What board member made it clear that he wants 109 years of public voting for the school budget turned over to 9 board members without public input? Board President, Danny O'Brien-township tax collector-When is the deadline to move the election need to be made? anytime. But once made, cannot be changed back for 4 years.Here's a suggestion if the other 8 school board members really care about public opinion, why not leave things as they are for now and put a referendum on the April ballot to let the voters decided?
What a pig!
typical moron ad hominum.
I respected Christe before this interview because he says that the he was against the Buffet tax, but then he states that we all should share the burden......is this not almost the same thing. Please foregive me because I was cooking dinner during the interview and was only able to catch part of the interview here and there! It seems as though with the republicans that if it is not their idea it is not a good idea at all. And why should millionaires get a ten percent tax break when the pay 10-15 less than most American so that would mean the a millionaire would only pay 5 percent tax while the middle class would pay 15 percent!?!? Again can someone please clear this up for me if I am wrong?!
You must have missed it. Christie said "the top 1% of wage earners pay 49% of all the NJ State income tax., those who don't pat any NJ State income tax will get an increased earned income credit. " What's not fair?
what really wreoirs me is that it's not just the 9 BOE member but also the 5 committee, I believe that the public should have the right to vote on the school budget as well as the township(we don't now) ..has anyone ever gone to a budget meeting? they talk in riddles, and what is discussed in the hearing is not what ends up in the budget ..the other thing that bothers me is that on a school budget you see that we are spending $## on something and that if during the school year we don't or we need money in another area they have to let the public know about the line item transfer, this is due to the public voting on the budget as is this also gives voice to where the resident want to spend it's money-(book/teachers/sports/building) moving it to November we loose our voice on this.
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Piers let him off the hook.....a poor excuse for a journalist. I hope the country saw Christie for what he is though.
Christie is easy to read He's like a childrens book you know see the cat run!
Postponing plein d'envie de dormir, I got hooked on this interview. Piers Morgan is such a dextrous interviewer! I will have to tune in to his show when I can. He pressed smart questions where one would urge him to do so-ie bailout question- but also acquiesced to Christie when he acted as a wary interviewee. I had never heard Christ Christie speak. I'm a teen and unsure of all my positions. Hearing Christie speak made me feel again that I may not be able to claim to be a Democrat. I will also look more into Christie's positions. I'm glad Mr. Morgan is incredibly more likable to me on his show than on The Apprentice! Thank you for this interview!
New Jersey 1 of 13 states that have a estate tax.That why most seniors make there primary residents in Florida.Talk about that
I've lived in Jersey for 30+ years. Are you blamming Chrtie for the estate tax? He was below the voting age when that went in, ask him if thats on the to do list. 29 negative comments on Chrstie tells you something about who watches
[and not many) CNN. After the last 2 democratic crooks he's a real winner in my book.
forget the estate tax...this guy is shady, and now the whole country knows it. What a disgrace to NJ.
LOVE Gov. Chris Christie! Thank God, there are some politicians who speak their minds, stand up for their principles, and have enormous common sense. This guy will be an excellent president someday...let's just hope 2016 is not too late for our country, considering what has happened over the past three years. There's nothing like someone who was raised by an Italian mother full of wisdom! Keep up the great work, Gov! To CNN, really like Piers Morgan (except when he has raging libs on, who do nothing except bash the other party). But, unfortunately, see that CNN supports Obama, as evidenced by your blatant ad on your home page. (feel free to remove the last two sentences of this post before putting on the board...it's really just a FYI). Put up more fair interviews and you will win back viewers.
Get real Boom.
Are you serious? CNN REGULARLY presents both sides, unlike FOX and MSNBC which barely throw in a alternate point of view (except on the Meet the Press coverage). It is amazing to me how anyone who doesn't completely Dem bash is a "Biased Liberal Left" ... I am a moderate who votes the issue and the person not the ticket. I watch for impartial. CNN does the finest job on this... Piers did a great job...Christie, however, could not defend Romney tonight and chose to avoid the question, toot his own horn, and bully and bellow his way through the entire interview.
Are you on drugs
this guy don't speak his mind! He is just rude and your setting there making him rich while he is taking your money! He as a governor should answer all the questions that he is ask! He is self centered and if you stop and think about it how much money has he saved you?
I think you need to watch that Communist News Station FOX to really see who is Bashing who
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Since there are still many unanswered qenstious for residents and board members if we move the election to November, I suggest that the board vote NOT to move the election this year and observe how all the other school districts handle these qenstious. For instance, since the new board is suppose to vote on special service contracts every year (engineer, solicitor, architect, etc) but will not be seated until January 2013, what happens to all the contracts that expire June 30th 2012?Our board elections, budget and school calendar will be 1/2 year out of sync with the November elections. Enough reason to exhibit caution at this time.
***not able to claim ONLY Democratic views, rather more moderate views. Too much partisanship around...
Republicans like Christie like to hold up success stories like Mark Zuckerberg as examples of a great America. What about the other 99.9%? America's rise to greatness hinged on the average strength of the population; a nation where the average citizen is empowered to make valuable contributions because they have the means. It wasn't because of a small handful of rich people that got rich with a little smarts, luck, and hard work, or as in most cases today, the influence of family wealth and power. That means has been deliberately and methodically handed from poor to rich by the ruling class.
Im confused because I don't understand how the self-proclaimed "Christian" well known Republican figures like Romney, Santorum, and Christe can use the Holy book as a platform for their electability on one hand, and yet turn their back on the 99% on the other? Consider one of the fundamental tenents of the Bible; it is easier for a Camel to pass throught the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. The theme of caring for your brother before caring for youself is purvasive in this book, and yet Buffet should just "shut up and write a check". Warren Buffet does write checks. He's donated more money, for the right reasons, than you will ever steal in your self-serving life.
Gov. Christie just wrote his own political death sentence for most viewers. Arrogant, rude, acts like he knows it all when he obviously does not. If you have such self discipline Gov. Christie, start by getting your weight under control!
I agree with everything except the weight statement. Let his politics and reponses speak for themselves. It is not about how people look, it is what they believe, say, and how they present their point of view.
weight= another moron ad hominum
I'm glad to see that most people that watched that interview saw this guy for what he is. There are some people that just have an "R" tatooed on there forehead, and can't/won't recognize Christie for the classless POS he really is.
Jon, Good call.. based on 25 responses "most people saw the guy for what he is." That's probably about the number of people watching CNN.
Also, another moron ad hominum. Don't ask, just look it up in the dictionary.
Ditto, ditto, ditto! Can I just say: Pierce, great job you pommie (this comes from a South African)! Move over Larry King! Seriously Pierce, you are a genius and I bow to you. (No really, you top the smartometer at over 8.5). Was it just me or dit Christie try to dodge every singel question posed to him. Now this is typical current Republicans – they are soooo desperate to win that there is no logic! They cannot give the President any credit at any turn and dodge any questions which would give him credit. Please carry on your good reporting, I enjoy it tremendously and I am convinced there are millions out there that do to.
P.S. We need to have a conversation about the Anglo Boer War in South Africa and Britains role in that. Should be interesting – the sun never sets on the British Empire!
EXCELLENT INTERVIEW WITH CHRI CHRISTIE;UNLIKE ROMNEY OR THAT IDIOT SANTORUM,CHRISTIE TALKS THE TALK,WHILE WALKING THE WALK;TRULY A VERY INTELLIGENT HUMAN BEING;TOO BAD HE WASNT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT,BECAUSE HE WOULD MAKE A GREAT PRESIDENT
Kozy, you are a breath of fresh air. Along with the very succinct Jamie, who has kindly and unoffensively replied to several of the most misguided comments in this discussion, you make sense. I am glad I do not live in New Jersey if that negative lot of slow thinkers is any indication of the intelligence ratio in the state.
Wow, not a lot of independent thought on this comment page. Just a lot of people bashing Christie for a tough, but fair interview by Piers Morgan.
Is it at all possible to earn praise on this comment page without agreeing 100% with the President??? Or is one only commended if they agree with Obama?
If Warren feels he needs to be taxed more, nothing is stopping him from just writting the check and STFU. I also would like to know why we need the likes of Piers Morgan. The British don't even like him. What arrogant SOB. He is just another addition to the Communist News Network.An ugly big headed piece of feces.
I didn't know Piers worked for FOX NEWS, I wonder if Sean has ever introduced Hitler to Piers
Real intelligent Christie, spoken like someone I would wan't running this country! Your diplomacy and personality are magnificent, keep running your mouth with all those Godfather quotes, you make re-electing President Obama so much easier!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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YOU MISSED THE WHOLE POINT! IT'S THE PROPERTY TAXES THAT ARE KILLING NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS! IT'S CAUSING SENIOR CITIZENS TO LEAVE THE STATE IN DROVES;LEAVE THEIR KIDS & GRANDKIDS! WHO CARES ABOUT A 10 % CUT IN INCOME TAX WHICH WILL AMOUNT TO APPROX. $80 IN 2013? CHRISTIE EVADED THE REAL ISSUE & YOU LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT!! IT COSTS THE AVERAGE HOME OWNER MORE THAN $1,000,$ 1,200 A MONTH IN PROPERTY TAXES JUST TO REMAIN IN THEIR NJ HOME.HIGHESTPROPERTY TAXES IN THE NATION! WHAT'S UP WITH THAT??AND THE CAPS THAT HE SAID HE PUT IN PLACE, TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE! THE MUNI CIPALITIES JUST RAISED THE RATES MORE!!AND YOU DID NOT EVEN ASK ABOUT THAT! WHERE IS THE "COMEBACK" CHRISITIE? TAXES CONTINUE TO RISE AS DOES CHRISTIE'S TOUTING OF HIMSELF....HE HAS THROWN A THICK SMOKE SCREEN AROUND NJ BIGGEST PROBLEM & YOU LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT!..
Annette you are completely right!
I work for the IRS and I can tell you that Christie is right. Any citizen who wants to write a check to the IRS can do so. Mr Buffett doesn't have to envy his secretary any longer. Being that Mr. Buffett already pays a far greater dollar amount than his secretary, it should come as no surprise to him that he can add another zero to what he currently pays. He may pay a lower percentage than his sec but not a lower amount. Also, if he likes he can stop taking legal advantage of the tax credits. It's his call.
That's a hell of a lot more than that fat SOB is willing to do
Where does the GOP find these people? They don't have a decent or reasonable politician on the horizon. From Boehner to Palin to Bachman to Santorium to Romney to Gingrich...they all stink.
Why should Warren Buffet pay and shut up? Is it because only politicians have the right to dictate the future of the country? If Mr. Christie (and others who's voices he is echoing) just think about bit will discern that it is not about just Mr Buffet but about the top 1% of the country who had been paying progressively less tax over time and how many jobs did they create or how much did that contribute to growth of GDP?
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Thanks Piers for trying to start a conversation about very prosperous American corporations reinvesting in American jobs. Apple is an excellent example. Christie's response about "average" Americans benefitting from Apple and other American corporations profits is rather ? limited. How about a good public pension plan that takes care of all American and not just those with the disposable income to invest in 401K? Please keep promoting the conversation about the reponsibility of American corporations to the American public.
I have a lot of respect for Gov. Christie but I think that they are missing the point. Make the tax system fair. Set up a precentage say 10 or 15 no deductions across the board. This is the only way that the system will be fair if your rich or poor doesn't make any difference. Never give someone more money than they paid in this is welfare and unfair. Sorry if your rich you have to pay more, sorry if you are poor you have to pay some, sorry if your middle class you can't hide behind Morage interest and children.
I'am a republican, our governor is an embarrassment to the state of NJ. For someone who is anti-bulling, he is the biggest bully. No cuth, no manners, nothing professional, it is as he enjoys demeaning, insulting everyone.
Unfortunately, I agree with him on the Warren Buffet issue, he should write a check, just as Christie, Pelosi, Clinton,all of Congress, the Senate, Especially Rommney!!!!
He came across as a bully to me too. He more than likely finds his bulk helpful – like the proverbial school-yard bully. His conversation(?) style/method is similarly obnoxiously abrasive. Notice how he talks over the interviewer. Or raises his voice to drown out the other.
if this is america with the majority agreeing that Piers is a good interviewer and Christi is no good then i thank you for I will make my decision early i am leaving this country and will never be back. you are all educated idiots enjoy your "freedom" as you wish.
I thank God a idiot women who tried to have a person murdered for wearing a fur is in custody. She has the same views that all of you have.
Joe Smith... please send me a pic of you in your new country... what? you never left? A liar just like Christie. Thought so.
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Chris Christie is an Outsatnding Governor. His common sense approach resonates with people who are not on the Goverment dole. Taxes in NJ are second highest in the nation and if not for him would be first. Why does eveyone think that Wareen Buffet the so called 1% er wants to pay more in taxes.How absured and Nieve.
Way to go Chris! Love it-exactly what millions want to say! Wish he would run for President, he would win it in a landslide.
Frankly, Chris Christie should just shut up. He's just doing the bidding of his donors, not his voters. Warren is making a specific point, it's not about HIM getting taxed properly, it's his entire class getting taxed properly. We shouldn't be cutting their taxes while spreading the pain elsewhere, everyone should have a burden to getting the system corrected.
If those in Buffet's class was taxed properly we wouldn't have the debt that we do. If we hadn't started runaway spending and rampant tax cuts since 2001, we might not be in the mess we are in.
Yet another idiot politician. Buffet is simply pointing out the fact that the system is flawed–writing a check solves nothing.
I have alot of respect for the Governor. Government is way too big, overspends on consultants, throws money away on non crucial programs. Takes too long to implement cost cutting or make better efficiencies within their existing programs. One of the best operated municipalites I have witnessed is actually Bellevue, Washington. More cities and states should learn from them...
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Same old garbage from the liberal media, rich people bad, must be taxed more...Yada, Yada....The Governor Christie is 100% correct. Warren Buffet should shut up....
Chris Christie are you so short sighted that you can't see that Warren Buffett's gesture of writing a check is not going to be near enough? Really? You don't see the difference on what this can mean for the deficit? Greece is in trouble, in part, because the people wouldn't pay taxes. We have the same problem in the US with big business who find loopholes out of theirs. I don't care that you are tired of hear it. Many are tired o you, get a grip.
One of the ironies of caaitplist states is that whilst they push individuality and individuals standing on their own two feet, they have actually created a huge welfare state in order to support individuals who cannot stand on their own to feet for reasons that may be genuine such as disability or for selfiish reasons such as not wanting to work.The missing factor in the equation is the role of the family. In Islam an individual must support himself or his immediate family. If he cannot do this then it falls on his wider family to support him. If and only if the family cannot support the individual will the state then step in. So as an example when parents get old they will be supported by the children, there will be no need for state pensions.This is why in capitalism you get swings between the selfish laissez-faire state that lets people live in povery and the overbearing nanny state which steps in and interferes in peoples' lives. At the heart of this is the individualism and the dog eat dog mentality; and when some of them naturally fail the state has to step in like a nanny to look after them.Islam's emphasis on community and family resolves this issue particularly due to its outlook on life.
there were two open seats in first class and invited them to move fwroard. As they rather sheepishly walked to the front of the plane the passengers spontaneously began to applaud. It was enough to make your eyes leak.
For once, I agree with Christie. Buffett is all mouth but no action. If Buffett wants to be taxed more, than why don't he just write out a check like Christie saids. And I wonder if Buffett has given his secretary a raise since he started complaining about how she pays more taxes than he does.
I would be willing to pay more in taxes IF our stupid government could show the people who electected them (directly or indirectly) that they could spend the tax payers money wisely. It's up to the voters to elect smart selfless leaders. Looks as though we will never solve this never ending problem until we hit a real bottom or get extremely lucky. More money to the federal government means more enabling and more waste. More prosperity won't neccessarily come if we pay less taxes, but it definitely won't come if we raise taxes. Obama is not the answer, nor are any of the Republican challengers. Govenor Christie, please run for the highest office in the land
What makes Chris Christie such an expert? Is he some kind of wizard?
In Christie's world we would all vocalize our knee-jerk reactions. Case in point: 'I'm tired of Christie's obesity. He should lose some weight.' Nothing like divisive rhetoric to mask poor economic policies.
I disgree with Gov. Christie. Congress should take heed of Warren Buttets' idea regarding taxation make it fair, rich or poor. We the people have the right to be served as promised by all our elected officials.
Than does not slove the problem you fat slob.
I'm glad that that man will never be President, he proved as usual give a Republican enough rope and he'll hang his-self. It seem most Repubs are so dense that they don't understand that Buffet is not just talking about himself but all the 1%ers and big business who pay more to lawyers to find tax loopholes than they pay in taxes. Not only should taxes be raised on the rich they should be raised across the board. No one wanted Govt interference in workers safety until people starting dieing at work then they blame the Govt for no oversight, you can't have it both ways people. We will never get out of debt without a balanced plan that includes raising taxes and specific budget cuts to the more ridiculous Govt funded agencies.
I think his response is right on. Buffet should stop talking and just right a check for the national debt. I also disagree that the rich should pay more; how is it fair to discriminate by income. If you trade the word for black and said black people should pay more everyone could agree this is a stupid way of thinking.
I think we have something called the bill of rights and freedom of speech. Republicans are very good at only applying the value of our freedom, when they please.....Sad...
When is Warren Buffet, the press, and Piers Morgan going to stop comparing capitol gains tax to income tax. It is morally wrong what Piers does by acting like income tax is the same as capitol gains tax! Because Buffet doesn't take a salary and pay taxes on a W-2 he avoids paying the higher tax which shows what a true hypocrit he truly is!! If anyone in the press did one ounce of research they would know that buffet does everything in his power NOT to pay taxes and lies like a bear skin rug about wanting to pay more!! He lies and the press swears to it!!!!!!! Look it up Piers.
Exactly!!! I'm sick and tired of hearing Buffett and many of his liberal followers along with Occupy Wall Streeters that come from wealth screaming for the government to tax them more because they can afford it. This is free country and if you agree that you have too much wealth and agree that you should pay more in taxes then there is a line item just for that on your annual tax statement that allows you to donate to the IRS as much money as you want. The problem with having the government force higher taxation on the "Rich"....is because you never know where they will set that bar. Hell, if you are on food stamps and living in the ghetto....it would stand to reason that any middle class, hard working family of two earning more than $50,000 could very well be considered "Rich". What happens when you shift the voting population to 51 percent living under the poverty line? You guessed it.....those making more than $50,000 a year will be attacked as the "Rich". It's all perspective. Here's a novel idea...instead of making the rich pay more in taxes...why don't we cut the tax rate across the board and make it a flat tax of 10 to 15 percent....no write offs, no deductions and EVERYBODY...especially the 49 percent of working Americans that pay nothing in income tax will contribute. After all.....aren't we constantly being told that people need to have skin in the game. FLAT TAX.....NO WRITE OFFS, NO DEDUCTIONS....EVERYBODY PAYS...PERIOD. END OF ARGUMENT AND END OF CLASS WARFARE.
O.K. Everyone. Mr. Buffet is not a fool. He is one of the most successful persons in the US. He realizes the continued ever increasing tax credits, corporate loopholes, and favoritism toward Wall Street, Big Banks, and the top most wealthy people in the US will eventually lead to a revolt (if not civil war) by the 99% that are seeing their yearly income gradually decrease year by year as Corporate Income continues to break yearly records. Mr. Christy's comment shows how out of touch he, Romney, Santorum, and most of the US and State representatives are with American Citizens. Main Street America does not have an annual income of 1.4 million dollars a year. We cannot say "we made a little through speaking engagements". And then devulge that little was $174,000.00. Nor can we brag that we made 22 million and paid 6 million in taxes (13.8%) when those making $50,000.00 or less paid 28% in taxes. If you think someone making millions per year can even fantom how you live day-by-day, then by all means support him.
I HAT LIBERALS --AMERICA OWES YOU NOTHING !!!
its obvious gov christie that you are the 1% everyone is talking about!!! greedy, greedy greedy !:(
I agree with Christie. Whether your a liberal or not, the economys in the tolit. People are out of work and are struggling to make ends meat.If buffet wants to pay more I say JUST DO IT already! I have a family of six; I own my home,and living paycheck to paycheck.In California the problem is not that the rich are not paying more in taxes, It is the fat cats in Sacramento spending more $$ than it gets. Anyway, out of the abundance the rich have, whether they contribute more or not....the gov will always need more.
Beautiful! Exactly right guv., Chris. Same with any/all mil/bills out there. Shut up and just write a check. But don't tell me I've got to pay more into that ever growing insatiable maw called the fed. goobermint.
Glad to see that Gov. Christie is not frightened nor intimidated when it comes to standing up to liberal media! I have previously enjoyed political interviews conducted by Piers Morgan but in the past several weeks, his questions and biased comments and responses obviously indicate that the time has come for Mr. Morgan to have "OBAMA" inked on his forehead.
I wonder if Buffet would make the same offer for more taxes if he was 55yrs and still had 30yrs to live.I bet he never would have made this offer. Yes he should just write a check or invest in one of Obama's pet projects green energy without taking any of the incentives offered by Obama. By the way why he did not buy the haemorrhaging Chrysler instead of the Government using the taxpayers fund for that and he reaps the huge return now. You know why he, he never.
Amen Chris Christie. Tell that big fat blowhard Buffet to put up or shut up and he should start with the millions in tax he owes that he has fought the IRS from paying since 2002. No one is stopping him from paying that, so how come he hasn't?
Hah! The old "trickle-down economics" BS, aka oovdoo economics. It's just not true. Economists ran the numbers and common sense actually came out in the lead. Lowering taxes leads to lower revenues. As I learned in my very first economics class, and as I experience in my own life, the more people make, the less they spend as a percentage of their income. The guy making 40k a year likely spends 100% plus. The guy making 200k a year spends a far lower percentage, locking more of it in savings and stocks. Now I hear you say, "But those investments build the economy and lead to more taxes?" Well, yes, sort of, years down the line. However, stock investments are largely just a form of gambling that has no effect on the company's finances.So taxing 100 billion or whatever from the rich then pouring it into unemployment and tax breaks for the less well off will supercharge the economy. Handing the money to the rich will lead to a tepid effect.So you're totally, utterly, hilariously, scarily, sadly wrong.
Why do so many people agree with Governor Christie and still approve of him to this day. There is high taxes and a high unemployment rate still in New Jersey. Also, he agrees that everyone should receive the same tax cuts. What about the lower class? How is that fair to them if they receive the same tax cuts as the rich? Christie for one definitely seems to be favoring the rich.
The Governors remarks regarding Mr Buffet were just another example of this Governors inability to demonstrate leadership. Using the bully pulpit he continues to attack anyone who disagrees with him and that is not leadership
that is just being a bully.
Chris Christie...Krispy Kreme...stick to what you know Chris! All that "Big Don" mafia talk does not have any appeal outside NJ! Since we know you don't "run" for anything..you can "forget about" ever being prez!
The only thing you can bet on when Christie has his mouth open is that close by is someone, with food in the area. Old Porky Pig ios about two big mac's from his demise.As a Vice president candidate the GOP will go broke feeding him and not have enough loot left to pay fro there campaign.
He's a fat oaf. He can't even take care of his own body. I'm surprised anybody listens to him!
Not sure why CNN has a pro-gay position. As soon as being gay is normal, accepted and common, don't worry, it's just the downfall and extinction of our species. Being gay is mother natures way of crossing out bad genes.
you go christie
actually, the IRS is set up to receive donations, see the website for details
The IRS does not accept donation. The money would be sent back. He can't just give it to the government. What is the problem with Millionaires paying their fair share? Really if you're the average joe why do you care what the rich pay? Really need to ask yourself that question.
Description of Governor Christie: Dictatorial – No Couth – No Manners – My way or no way – If I do it (take a helicopter) it is ok and I don't have to pay – you do it: no free ride. Is this a way to run a NJ government? Christie thinks so.
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