The 82 year old CEO of Berkshire Hathaway told the world that he really hopes Hillary Clinton ends up as the first female president of the United States of America in 2016.
“I don’t see how you can have anybody better qualified,” Buffett mentions to Poppy Harlow of CNN during an exclusive interview this past Wednesday in regards to the current Secretary of State and former White House hopeful during 2008.
“I like what she believes in,” Buffett said. “I think she’s extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs.”
Warren Buffett is a Democrat, and is also the namesake of the bill currently known as the “Buffett Rule.” This rule would require all people earning over $1 million a year to pay over 30% in taxes. Buffett supported both Clinton and President Barack Obama as presidential candidates back in 2008. He donated money to both of their campaigns, and held fundraisers on behalf of both of these individuals.
The “Buffett Rule” bill did not pass this past April in the Senate. It was intended to prevent the wealthy from paying less taxes then the workers of the middle class. This is a bill that Warren Buffett, President Obama, and many other Democrats fully endorse.
Hillary Clinton is now finishing her term with the Obama administration. She claims that she will not run for president in 2016. As a matter of fact, she insists that she is done with politics for good.
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