This paragraph nails it!
Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother … me. Berkshire as a corporation, and we as individuals have prospered in America as we would have in no other country. Indeed, if we lived in some other part of the world and completely escaped taxes, I’m sure we would be worse off financially and in many other ways as well. Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the government.
Warren Buffet (again), quoted in Berkshire’s 1998 Annual Report