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08/16/2011 11:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Warren Buffett Speaks On 'Charlie Rose': Americans Need To See That 'Government Can Work' (VIDEO)

Investment guru Warren Buffett gave a wide-ranging interview to Charlie Rose, which aired on Monday evening. He discussed the economy's prospects, the state of Washington and who will succeed him as the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.

The interview came shortly after Buffett published an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times, called "Stop Coddling The Super Rich," in which he urged the government to make billionaires (including him) pay more taxes.

In the interview, Buffett stressed that it was vital for politicians, and the newly appointed congressional super-committee in particular, to work together to help resolve the country's economic difficulties.

"If these 12 members, who have been appointed to the super-committee, come back with something that's a lot of mush. The American people have had it."

When asked what this would mean for the country, Buffett replied "It's not good."

Watch: Buffett On The Tax Debate:

Speaking about the super-committee, Buffett said "The problem with government now, is that if [the members of the congressional super-committee] come out and say 'We'll do whatever it takes' [to fix the economy], no-one believes them."

Watch: Buffett On His Message To The Congressional Super-Committeee:

You can watch more videos of Warren Buffett's interview on the 'Charlie Rose' website.