Warren Buffett Wants to Save America With a Pledge Drive

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett.
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Stop worrying about America's cash shortage. As if this whole fiscal crisis were a Disney Channel movie, a kindly old man with lots of extra money and charming glasses is going to step in and fix the problem! How?

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has a challenge for congressional Republicans: For every dollar one donates to the Uncle Sam to help pay down the debt, he will match it. Buffett will even triple every donation sent it by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

And if someone named "John Boehner" calls in to make a donation, he'll throw in a tote bag.