Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter Says Berkshire Hathaway Received $29 Billion From New GOP-Trump Tax Code
BUFFET FOR AGAINST IT, BEFORE HE WAS FOR IT …
Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, stated in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway investors that Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) made a $65.3 billion net gain in 2017, but only $36 billion came from Berkshire’s operations and his brilliance. The other $29 billion came from the Republican-Trump tax cuts. Namely, the reduction in corporate tax rates. Imagine that 55.4% of Berkshire’s net gains came from Buffet’s efforts while 44.6% came from Trump and the Republicans. This from the man who backed Hillary Clinton and condemned the Trump policies on taxes. Oops, looks like the so-called Wizard of Omaha got that one 100% wrong. Every right thinking person without a political bias knew Trump was going to be good for the economy. Even the likes of Warren Buffet were wrong and tainted by their liberal bias.
It would appear that Donald Trump trumped Buffett.
Buffett told investors that Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB)made a $65.3 billion net gain in 2017 — but “only $36 billion came from Berkshire’s operations.”
The rest was a gift from the new U.S. tax code.
“A large portion of our gain did not come from anything we accomplished at Berkshire,” he wrote, adding that about $29 billion of that $65.3 billion gain came from changes to the tax law.
Buffett went on to extol Berkshire’s investing methods. Careful decisions and an aversion to debt and speculation has gotten the firm this far — and that’s the course it’ll stay on, he said.
But remember when Warren Buffet was against the Trump Tax plan? I am certain the Berkshire Hathaway investors are glad Trump went against the wishes of the individual they put all their trust in with their investments. I wonder who the investors of Berkshire Hathaway feel that the individual in charge of their investments cared more about politics than he did his fiduciary responsibility to their monies?
President Donald Trump’s tax reform plan came under new criticism on Tuesday from two towering Wall Street figures, including billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who called into question a Republican drive to slash the U.S. corporate rate.
With the White House and top Republicans in Congress already on the defensive over claims the plan would not cut taxes for many middle-class Americans, Buffett and BlackRock Chief Executive Larry Fink suggested in separate interviews that the corporate rate may not have to be cut as deeply as proposed.
“We have a lot of businesses… I don’t think any of them are non-competitive in the world because of the corporate tax rate,” Buffett, thechairmanand CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, told CNBC.