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Warren Buffett Accepts Republican’s Challenge in Latest Time

Tomorrow’s Time features a fantastic interview with Warren Buffett. He doesn’t hold back when discussing the challenge put forth by Republican Senator Mitch McConnell. If you’re not familiar, McConnell said that if Buffett was truly feeling guilty about paying too little in taxes, he could go ahead and donate his money to help ease the national debt. Be careful what you wish for.

“It restores my faith in human nature to think that there are people who have been around Washington all this time and are not yet so cynical as to think that [the deficit] can’t be solved by voluntary contributions,” Buffett tells Time.

Buffett then adds that he’ll match any contribution to the national debt that a Republican makes, “and I’ll even go 3 for 1 for McConnell.”

You’ve got to love that man.

Richard Stengel, Time’s Managing Editor, says of Buffett, “This week marks Warren Buffett’s first appearance on the cover of Time. I’m not sure how he’s avoided it until now, but he’s using this moment in his long and storied career to speak out about what the U.S. should do to move forward.”

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