WASHINGTON--Warren Buffet and his daughter Susie have been big supporters of President Obama since he was running for a senate seat from Illinois. Superinvestor Buffett--who has tried to help Obama out recently by calling again for higher taxes on the wealthy--is headlining a fund-raiser for Obama in New York with former White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee.
The high end event is billed as an "Economic Forum Dinner" at the swanky Four Seasons in Manhattan. Goolsbee, who on Thursday night brightly sparred with Sean Hannity on his FOX News show, is the moderator. The reason the session is marketed as a "forum?" It brings in people who otherwise might not be comfortable in writing a check for a traditional fund-raiser, but who may want to drink from Buffett's fountain of wisdom.
The Goolsbee/Buffett show has a high price:
$10,000 per guest
$20,000 per couple
$35,800 - Host *
$100,000 (write /raise) - Chair * (Table of 10)
Hosts and Chairs are invited to a pre-dinner VIP reception with Buffett