Chris Christie to Warren Buffett: Write a Check and Shut Up

Katie Pavlich

2/22/2012 12:12:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

Billionaire Warren Buffett has been begging President Obama for months to raise his taxes, claiming he pays less in taxes than his secretary. Now, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who just proposed a budget with a flat 10 percent tax rate in his state, is asking for the mogul to just shut his mouth.

Outspoken New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some rather harsh words for billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Tuesday.

During a discussion with CNN's Piers Morgan about tax rates, Christie made it known that he's just about had it with Buffett, the world-famous investor who lent his name to a proposed tax hike on the rich.

"He should just write a check and shut up," Christie said. "I'm tired of hearing about it. If he wants to give the government more money, he's got the ability to write a check -- go ahead and write it."

Earlier in the interview, responding to a question on class warfare in the political system, Christie, who has developed a reputation for not mincing words, said he didn't want to discuss Buffett.

"I'm so tired of talking about Warren Buffett," Christie said. "What are you going to bring up next, his secretary?"