Mark Zuckerberg gets a lot of sh*t, perhaps deservedly so, for being all sorts of unseemly things — shady idea thief chief among them. But it’s sort of refreshing to know that he, like Warren Buffett and a host of other extremely wealthy people, feels that those who have should be paying more in personal income taxes than they’re presently paying in a time where the country is deeply in debt.
In fact, Zuck says he’s “cool” with it. For that, I personally consider him much more of a patriot than the people who love calling themselves patriots — those who endlessly bloviate about how their love for America is greater than everyone else’s, but then run around whining about having to make the financial contributions they’re asked to make to keep the machine running. How did we get to a place where wanting to avoid paying taxes is associated with patriotism, while wanting to avoid losing your life in a bullsh*t, totally misguided war is an act associated with cowardice and treason.
Anyway, stepping off my soapbox, here’s a clip of the Facebook CEO and President Obama from yesterday’s Facebook town hall meeting thing where the taxes issue came up…
(via Mother Jones)