Sen. McConnell: If Buffett Wants To Pay More Taxes, Who's Stopping Him?

Noel Sheppard
By Noel Sheppard | September 19, 2011 | 10:38 AM EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't think the President's new "Buffett Rule" to create a higher tax rate for millionaires makes sense.

Speaking on Sunday's "Meet the Press," McConnell said, "With regard to his tax rate, if [Warren Buffett's] feeling guilty about it, I think he should send in a check" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Much as what MSNBC's Pat Buchanan said in August when Buffett wrote his pathetic op-ed in the New York Times complaining about how low his tax burden is.

Of course, it was revealed days later that Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway might owe the IRS as much as $1 billion.

I highly doubt that as America's media gush and fawn over Obama's "Buffett Rule" they'll bring that up.