I've been taking shots at Warren Buffett for years now, every time he insists that his taxes just aren't high enough so we need to monkey around with the tax code. Somehow he's never willing to cut the check to pay what he thinks he really ought to be paying.
But now we find out that Warren Buffett actually thinks he is being assessed too much in taxes -- and is willing to go to court to make sure he pays less.
Warren Buffett, who has been running around complaining that the government should "stop coddling the super-rich" and should raise taxes, is reportedly suing the IRS to avoid $643 million in taxes that the government says Berkshire Hathaway's NetJets subsidiary owes the government for failing to collect ticket taxes from NetJets customers (who include Mr. Buffett himself). The suit against the IRS is filed by NetJets Large Aircraft Inc., not by Mr. Buffett himself, but Mr. Buffett is CEO of NetJet parent Berkshire and its largest individual shareholder.
Shut up an pay your taxes like the government says, Warren -- and if the government says you owe more than you think you do, shut up and pay up anyway because you have already told us you are not paying enough. How dare you claim to be undertaxed and then seek to take so much as a penny off your tax bill!