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Don’t Coddle Me

Warren Buffett, Chris Piascik

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett recently wrote a great op-ed piece for the New York Times in which he reached out to congress saying, “Don’t coddle me,” in regards to tax cuts for the rich.

Here are some highlights:

“While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks,”

“What I paid was only 17.4% of my taxable income – and that’s actually a lower percentage than was paid by any of the other 20 people in our office.”

Some investment managers were taxed only 15% on billions of dollars in income. The middle class pays 25%.

40 million jobs were created between 1980 and 2000, when the tax rate for the rich was higher than it is now. “You know what’s happened since then: lower tax rates and far lower job creation,”

“Congress should impose a higher tax rate on millionaires, and an even higher tax rate on those making at least $10 million per year.”

Currently President Obama is using this to hammer home his call for higher taxes on the rich…
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Also, this is a good listen.

Hustle & Prolificacy

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I’ve done quite a fewHustlethemed drawings—I guess it’s simply because I believe in the “hustle.” Work begets work. Times are tough, the economy is still in rough shape but that doesn’t mean you can’t be successful. If you’re a creative and you can’t find work—make up your own work. If you aren’t putting anything out there how will anyone find you?

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Who is this guy?

After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day.  Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts. His client list includes; Converse, Nike, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, McDonalds, Scholastic, Harvard Business School Publishing, Warner Music Group, Republic Records.

Represented in France by: Valérie Oualid

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