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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:46 AM

TPM: Warren Buffett's Secretary To Attend Obama's SOTU

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/updates/4606

TPM's one-paragraph story is about this tweet from WH spokesman Dan Pfeiffer:

http://twitter.com/pfeiffer44/status/161811801120579584

Tonight President Obama will offer more details on the Buffett Rule and Buffett's secretary, Debbie Bosanek, will be in the First Lady's Box



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Reply TPM: Warren Buffett's Secretary To Attend Obama's SOTU (Original post)
highplainsdem Jan 2012 OP
frazzled Jan 2012 #1
FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #2
frazzled Jan 2012 #3
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2012 #4
DallasNE Jan 2012 #11
tallahasseedem Jan 2012 #5
Yavin4 Jan 2012 #6
valerief Jan 2012 #8
klook Jan 2012 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2012 #9
iandhr Jan 2012 #12
bigdarryl Jan 2012 #10

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:50 AM

1. She is becoming the Rosa Parks of the inequality movement

(though I'm sure Warren Buffett's secretary is paid a very hefty salary).

This is actually quite funny, I think: to bring the actual, real, live "Warren Buffet's secretary." I honestly didn't think of her as having an existence. I hope she's a nice older lady and not some ditsy blonde (excuse me to my blonde friends).

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Response to frazzled (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:53 AM

2. I heard somewhere that she makes $66,000/yr

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:56 AM

3. Really? He should pay the woman way more!

I would think the executive secretary to one of the richest men in the world would be way way higher than that.

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:19 AM

4. Maybe that's one way (underpay workers) rich people get rich

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Response to frazzled (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:00 PM

11. You May Not Be Aware

But the Berkshire-Hathaway headquarters staff consists of something like 27 employees. It is a really, really small staff. That salary estimate sounds about right.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:24 AM

5. I agree with that, although...

I wonder if she gets some sweet perks in the way of holiday gifts and other little things. I know people who don't make too much, but their manager is generous with those kind of things.

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Response to tallahasseedem (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:35 AM

6. Don't Bank on It

Rich people are some of the cheapest fucks on the planet. Their idea of a gift is like a $50 gift card to a deparment store.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:33 PM

8. That's soooooo true. The more they have, the less they share. It's psychopathic. nt

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:24 PM

7. Gets Berkshire Hathaway stock every birthday and/or Christmas

according to Buffet's biographer Alice Schroeder. So I imagine she's doing OK...

source: Who Is Warren Buffett's Secretary?, Slate

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Response to klook (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:00 PM

9. BRK-A or BRK-B?

BRK-B ($78.58/share) would be good. BRK-A ($117,870.00/share) would be awesome.

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Response to FarLeftFist (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 05:33 PM

12. I read she is given company stock every year

She makes probably way more then $66,000.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

10. That's a direct shot at YOU Mitt Romney

You SPOILED RICH FUCK!!!!!

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