In my opinion Buffet is not better than Romney because it's 2015 and these loopholes still exist and as far as I can tell are not going to change any time soon. I used to be a Buffet fan too.
I don't understand your thinking--Buffett doesn't have the power to change these laws. The people keep electing Republicans who will die before they raise capital gains taxes. Or get rid of the loopholes that favor the 1%. He speaks out on these issues, he donates to candidates who support raising cap gains, he votes for those candidates. But at the end of the day, it's up to the rest of the electorate to vote similarly so we have politicians that will change the laws.
America would have been far better off letting the bankers throw themselves from the roofs of their cathedrals of evil so that the survivors could shoot at them on the way down.
Instead, we're left with houses in Vallejo that will soon cost three times the GDP of Serbia in a city populated by people with annual income of under $15,000 before taxes.
Bank of American is a money laundering scam.
Citi is a jihadi bank.
Both should have been allowed to collapse and all of their executives tried, convicted and executed live on network OTA television with copious slow-mo replays and color and commentary by ApocalypseFUCK.
A real fucking cop would have just blown the owner away, stuffed his body under the service desk and brought in a cousin or kid to stand at the register for a few days and sell down the stock and walk off with the proceeds.
The shareholders are already forced to bear the burdens of the illegal and unconstitutional 13th and 14th Amendments.
If there were any justice, any company would be able to import unlimited numbers of non-Americans under whatever visa allows them to be enslaved for life, or at least as long as it entertains the business owners' businesses and satisfies shareholder interests.
If someone is able to stand, they are presenting a threat to the life of a Peace Officer and therefore the Peace Officer is justified in blowing as many rounds through their back as may be required to neutralize their threat to the Peace Officer's life, or at least disable them so that the Peace Officer can enjoy a cold refreshing Ballantine Ale before taking a long, satisfying piss on the dying perpetrator's face.
Surprise, surprise, central banks ´ inflating equity prices has brought a logical outcome and blessings from the "wealth effect" has started trickling down upon the serfs. This winding back history´s clock to the feudal era is a risky business, when only two, three crop failures are needed before empires and heads start falling.