Christie to Buffett: Pay Up and Shut Up

New Jersey governor is 'sick of hearing about' Buffett Rule
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2012 8:32 AM CST

Chris Christie has just about had it with that pesky Oracle of Omaha and all his talk about millionaires paying more taxes. The New Jersey governor cut off Piers Morgan's Warren Buffett question at the pass in an interview last night on CNN, telling him, "He should just write a check and shut up. Really, and just contribute. 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."

As Morgan protested that he hadn't heard the question, Christie said, "I know the question. Do you really think Warren Buffett needs as much attention from the government as the most vulnerable?" Christie relented a bit, notes Politico, saying that "during difficult economic times you're most concerned about the people who have the potential to suffer the most," but that "I'm not going to get into this class warfare business where certain people are more important than others." (Read more Chris Christie stories.)

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