With apologies to Jimmy.
I could support a Buffett Rule that lowers my tax rate(1) to the level of Warren Buffett's. It's all about fairness, right?
That's not what I really want. The tax code is four times the length of the complete works of Shakespeare. We need to pick a level of spending that is constitutionally justifiable, and write a tax code that fits on one side of an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, single spaced 12 point type. That level needs to be well below 15% of GNP.
(1) I understand that the rate under discussion is the capital gains rate, and does not include the corporate taxes already paid on the profitability of Buffett's investments.