How is it reasonable for Buffet or anyone else to talk about raising taxes on anyone, when those taxes are used for things like flying twenty C130 Hercules cargo planes, stuffed to the rafters with $100 bills, to Iraq?
Right now, we don't have a tax problem in America. We have a stupidity problem. Stop spending money on stupid shit, and maybe those evil Koch brothers will fall into line with your views on taxation.
I think you're missing the part where the government spends the same amount on defense regardless of the tax level. The question being batted back and forth between Democrats and Republicans is "raise taxes or print money?"
Still, I agree we need a movement which will kick-out rent-seeking entities out of the spending loop. I wasn't so much agreeing with Buffet as using him as an example.
Also, I have no desire for that Koch brothers to agree with me. I would like them to go to jail but the odds look long.