Warren Buffett’s secretary likely makes between $200,000 and $500,000/year

You know, maybe the Obama campaign didn’t really think this through as well as they should have. From Forbes:

Warren Buffet’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, served as a stage prop for President Obama’s State of the Union speech. She was the President’s chief display of the alleged unfairness of our tax system – a little person paying a higher tax rate than her billionaire boss.

Bosanek’s prominent role in Obama’s “fairness” campaign piqued my curiosity, and I imagine the curiosity of others. How much does her boss pay this downtrodden woman? So far, no one has volunteered this information….

The IRS publishes detailed tax tables by income level. The latest results are for 2009. They show that taxpayers earning an adjusted gross income between$100,000 and $200,000 pay an average rate of twelve percent. This is below Buffet’s rate; so she must earn more than that. Taxpayers earning adjusted gross incomes of $200,000 to $500,000, pay an average tax rate of nineteen percent. Therefore Buffet must pay Debbie Bosanke a salary above two hundred thousand….

Read it all, and this, too:

According to The Smoking Gun, Warren Buffett’s poor poor secretary just bought a second home!

Despite a heavy tax burden, Warren Buffett’s secretary last year was able to purchase a second home in Arizona, a residence complete with a swimming pool and a “professional PGA putting green,” according to real estate records.

Debra Bosanek, 55, and her husband Gerald bought the 2100-square-foot home in Surprise, a city outside Phoenix. The Bosaneks paid $144,000 for the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath property (the purchase was financed, in part, by a $115,200 mortgage).

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One response to “Warren Buffett’s secretary likely makes between $200,000 and $500,000/year

  1. King Obama and Warren Buffet my fool you but they don’t fool me. Using Buffet’s secretary as poster child to raise capitol gains tax, something Obama was clobbered on during his quest for the nomination, shows his inability to admit when he is wrong. After his buddies lost almost a trillion dollars on fraudulent solar and other “clean” energy schemes, Obama said we have to double down!
    For those who can’t see through this charade, Buffet’s secretary,Debra Bosanek just bought a second 2100-square-foot home in Surprise, a city outside Phoenix. . That poor over taxed girl who had a prime seat at Obama’s State of the Nation speech! And Buffet? He’s still doing battle with the IRS over tax matters back to about 2004! What about the 47% who pay no federal taxes at all and who are complaining that the rich are not paying their fair share??? Obama is like an out of control gambler who can’t walk away from the table . All he keeps saying is double or nothing!

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