Quotable: Oprah Winfrey on Taxes and the Buffett Rule

Winfrey_oprah“I feel that I am taxed enough. If you looked at my income and imagined half of that going to taxes, I think I’ve done my share. Every time I come in on the interstate, I thank myself for it.”

— Oprah Winfrey, speaking to Variety’s Tatiana Siegel about philanthropy, when asked about what she thought of “the Buffett rule.” Winfrey noted that her situation is different from that of Buffett, who has pointed to the inequity of higher income earners like himself paying at higher rates than those in the middle class. Winfrey is the recipient of the Motion Picture Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, to be presented on Sunday.

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