CNN reports Warren Buffett’s criticisms of the Bush dividend tax cut plan and titles the link “Buffet calls tax cuts ‘voodoo economics.'” I don’t find the story that interesting but I am always puzzled when they use last names out of context. My first reaction was, “Why would Jimmy Buffett be talking about tax cuts?” I was very disappointed when I checked the link.

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  1. John Lemon says:

    Of course, Buffet would be talking about tax cuts! Keeping taxes high on alcohol would help to keep the “Department of Finding Salt Shakers” funded into the next decade!!

  2. Kathy K says:

    Wasting away again in Margaritaville
    Searching for my last shaker of salt
    Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame
    But I know it’s my own damn fault.

    Ack. Ok, so I’m a ‘parrothead’. Wanna make something of it?

  3. John Lemon says:

    Oooh, I bet all those stoned hippies at the Buffet concerts love talking politics with you. You’ve been blogrolled!