Final Note

Buffett ready to match GOP tax donations

Kai Ryssdal Jan 18, 2012

Don’t know if you caught it in “Time” magazine last week, but Warren Buffett said he’d match, dollar for dollar, any contributions made by Republican members of Congress to pay down the national debt.

According to CNBC today, Buffett’s going to write a check for $49,000 — matching the contributions this year and last by Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia.

Best part? Buffett said he’d match contributions by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell three for one. Nothing yet from McConnell’s office.

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