Newsmax.com reported on September 25 that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has blasted Warrent Buffett for calling on higher taxes on the wealthy. According to Newsmax, Mayor Bloomberg told David Gregory on “Meet the Press” that he is not impressed by President Obama’s class war tactics, including Warren Buffett’s claim that he is not paying enough taxes.
“The Buffett thing is just theatrics. If Warren Buffett made his money from ordinary income rather than capital gains, his tax rate would be a lot higher than his secretary’s. And, in fact, a very small percentage of people in this country pay a big chunk on their taxes.”
Asked whether he would run as a third party candidate for President in 2012, Bloomberg said he is “certainly” not going to be one.
But Bloomberg quickly and curiously mentioned that there is a real possibility of a third party candidate emerging.
“But if somebody wants to run, you know, there’s this organization that’s going to be able to get you on the ballot in all 50 states,” Bloomberg said, adding “That’s good for democracy.”
So what’s this organization Bloomberg is touting?
It’s called Americans Elect 2012 and is seeking to create the first Internet primary to chose a presidential candidate who will be able to run under the Americans Elect label in all 50 states.