[Susan Buffet's] death at 72 forced Warren Buffett to confront how to start giving away his fortune. He settled on directing the bulk of his Berkshire Hathaway shares to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He trusted Mr. Gates, a Berkshire Hathaway board member and friend who played bridge with him. What’s more, the Gates Foundation had the infrastructure to handle a gift of such size.Later in the article:
Warren Buffett went to Congress in November 2007 to argue in favor of the estate tax, saying it counters an unhealthy concentration of wealth.What Mr. Buffet is saying is this: For compassionate people like him who voluntarily give their money away, private charity is superior to government aid. For those that are less compassionate (i.e. don't do what he thinks is the right thing to do) then the federal government has a duty to make them compassionate by taking their money involuntarily.
Why should we wait until people are dead to make them compassionate. Let's take Warren's money away from him while he is alive one way or the other.