Good to know that the taxpayers' money went to a good cause http://finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/warren-buffett-thanks-the-government-for-all-those-bailouts-535622.html?tickers=brk-a,brk-b,wfc,xlf,^dji,^gspc,gs
You posted it. Show me how Buffet profited from government intervention. He was the one pumping 10 of billions in capital into companies. Usually at a 10% return. So I guess you could say he benefited because the economy didn't hit complete meltdown due to the intervention, but I don't buy the spin the article is trying to throw..
Don't believe everything you read from some douchbag at the examiner. Buffet pumped 10B of his own money into GS to try and keep it afloat. When this transpired, TARP was already being talked about, but it was not clear how it would be rolled out.
Was Buffett not a multi-billionaire before all of this transpired? The guy knows what he is doing when it comes to investments, but since he is not a conservative then he draws the criticism. If he was some Joe Schmo before TARP then call foul, but do you honestly think that TARP (which was implemented under Bush) was approved to make Buffett more money?
Yes, he is rich, so are the majority of Congress. No, it's ridiculous to think TARP was created to make Buffet money. However, I am happy to read that he appreciates the opportunity to have been a part of such a fair distribution of money among businesses and states.
To try and paint Warren Buffet as some greedy slimeball with the likes of politicians is just assinine. I'm honestly wondering if you're even serious with this thread? Do you know how much good that guy does for the world? He doesn't care about money, hell, he gives it all away to charity and will do so with like 99% of his total worth when he kicks it. The freakin guy lives in Nebraska of all places, and voluntarily at that.