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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 01:38 PM
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Obama to Award Warren Buffett Medal of Freedom
Source: Reuters

Obama to award Warren Buffet Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (Reuters) President Barack Obama will name Warren Buffet as one of fifteen winners of the 2010 Medal of Freedom, a White House official said on Wednesday.

Buffet, one of the world's most successful investors who has donated a vast chunk of his multibillion dollar fortune to charity, will receive the medal at a White House ceremony early next year. The award is the highest U.S. civilian honor.

Buffet is one of Obama's closest defenders in the business community and the president has sought his counsel dating back to the 2008 presidential campaign and since.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20101117/bs_nm/us_obama_buff...
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 01:41 PM
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1. SO in touch.
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 01:46 PM
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2. So, how much do I need to donate in 2012 to get one of those bad boys?
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 01:51 PM
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3. wtf does freedom have anything to do with charity?
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 01:54 PM
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4. I thought this was an Onion article...
:rofl:

right-wing heads explode all over the blogosphere...
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 01:54 PM
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5. Guess that explains Buffet's oped in the NYT today. He's feeling grateful.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 02:02 PM
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6. "Quid pro quo, Clarice." nt.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 02:09 PM
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7. I used to really respect Buffet until I read a book on his business practices. His corporation
have done as much as all the other corporations to skirt around paying federal taxes.
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TheeHazelnut Donating Member (166 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 02:59 PM
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8. This is why!
Edited on Wed Nov-17-10 02:59 PM by TheeHazelnut
If you dodge enough taxes then you get to build a monument to your own ego by contributing to massive amounts to charity so that you get media attention, awards, and buildings named after you.
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 03:00 PM
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9. ROFL
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 03:54 PM
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10. At first I thought the Medal of Freedom had been renamed. Did they sell a sponsorship?
"The Warren Buffet Medal of Freedom."

It has a nice ring to it.
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sally cat Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 06:39 PM
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11. We need Buffet if Soros is going to pull out.
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