Lulled into a state of nirvana by the “Giving Pledge” started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett as a way to give away wealth and get maximum credit and publicity, Tom took the Pledge. Recent rich guys jumping on the bandwagon are Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, and Henry Samueli. Previous signees included an enlightened group that include: Bill Ackman, Steve Bing, Arthur Blank, Edgar Brofman, and Red McCombs amongst others.
Mrs. Tom, TomSon and TommySue have been grousing since the announcement that this means that we have to pay to bury the old fool. Tom piped up that this is just to keep the world smartest man President and Chief Envy Officer (CEO) Barack O’TomA from getting his hands on the money with more fair taxes. Besides after the initial publicity does anybody know if people make good on these pledges.
“This keeps the 99% off our backs for a while. Buffett and Gates, they are the man for thinking this up.”