Buffett on taxes and government

No, not Warren Buffett, the billionaire who is content to see the mega-state keep growing. This is Howard Buffett, his father and a member of Congress from Nebraska in the 40s and 50s. Today’s Wall Street Journal includes excerpts from a speech he gave in 1956 and reprinted in that venerable libertarian magazine, The Freeman.

Here’s a key sentence: “If politicians are to supply your security, they must control your work, your spending, and your saving.” He might even have foreseen ObamaCare.

Excellent research and timing!