REUTERS — Claiming she’s “created more jobs this year than Bank of America”, Warren Buffett’s secretary has written a letter to House Speaker John Boehner asking him to introduce a bill giving her a tax cut.
Mildred Atkinson, 52, of Omaha, Nebraska says her hiring of a local teenager to mow her lawn and do general yard work entitles her to favorable tax treatment from the Republican Congress.
“Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America, wants to fire 10,000 people, yet they call him a job creator,” said Ms. Atkinson. “That makes no sense. I’m just looking for a little fairness.”
Boehner spokesman Michael Steel called Ms. Atkinson’s request “class warfare”. No action is expected.