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  1. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Honestly, I have no clue. They've always been billionaires who are active in politics. Suddenly everyone cares about them. What has changed?

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  2. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member

  3. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Is it a coincidence that everyone is talking about this now and not Bain Capital? I would be shocked if the Republicans could stomach a pro choice candidate on the ticket even if it helped them win. Besides, I doubt she even wants the job. She doesn't seem like the campaign loving type. Plus, the VP has to be the attack dog. I'm calling BS on this. As far as the "love affair" goes, anybody remember Fred Thompson? Everyone wanted him until they got him. The right wing will never accept a pro choice, pro immigration candidate closely tied to Bush. I think this leak was just a big distraction, and it worked.
  4. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Because now they can spend unlimited funds and do it anonymously via 501(C)(4) fronts. Poor Nixon, he had to jump though hoops to get his slush fund for the plumbers, now it's legal.
  5. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    They've always spent tons of money on Republican candidates. This isn't anything new around here.

    You're telling me that Democrat billionaires don't do the same thing? Or does it just not matter? Or are these "slush funds" open only to Republicans and not anyone from the left? But is such behavior only evil when Republicans do it?
  6. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    I didn't know there are any Democrat billionaires. I thought all of them are Republicans. Care to name any?

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  7. Pred-a-tor

    Pred-a-tor Well-Known Member

    You never heard of Warren Buffet? Bill Gates?
  8. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Warren Buffett, Arnold Schwarzenegger senior financial and economic adviser in 2003.

    You may have a case with Bill Gates as he funds family planning, but doesn't appear to be a active in politics.[FONT=&quot]


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  9. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Neither are a Democrat. Warren Buffett has been quoted as saying he's not a card-carrying Dem and I believe Gates is an Independent, he offer funds to both parties.
  10. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Spielberg jumps immediately to mind. I'm sure there are others in Hollywood.

    Edit: I did a search on Google and there are several sites that list Democrat billionaires. I have no clue whether their lists are credible or not so I'm not going to link them lest I make a fool of myself. They seem credible, but I'm too lazy to vet them completely. In any case, it would seem logical that there would be Democrats who were billionaires. I don't see why not? There are Democrats who are shlepping burgers at McD's and there are Republicans who are schlepping burgers at McD's. I don't know why they would change at the higher tiers of society.
  11. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    The Republicans always appear to be caught. Maybe the SC ruling that cash is speech will even things out.:rolleyes:
  12. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    Caught doing what? Donating money to candidates they support? Is that a crime now?
  13. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member

    And what exactly is wrong with being a billionaire?
  14. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Democratic billionaires spend their money trying to cure diseases and provide clean drinking water to the impoverished. Republican billionaires spend their money to buy politicians who will support policies that make it easier for them to make even more money. Yet the Republicans are perceived to be the "Christian" party. Ironic, isn't it?
    Soros is really the only politically active billionaire I can think of on the Dems side, but he never asserted the power and control that the Koch bros wield over their minions.
    Hollywood money is a drop in the bucket compared to "real" money. Much like professional athletes are rich, but the "real" money owns the team. Besides, for 99% of the Hollywood types politics is just a fashion accessory. They're not going to spend more than a token amount on it. And it usually does more harm than good for them to speak out for a candidate.
  15. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    That's complete and total crap. You've bought into the rhetoric my friend.
  16. jbenham

    jbenham Well-Known Member

    Lock, stock and ballot box.

    Speculating on who Mitt Romney will pick is good media drama and has probably started more than a few heated discussions, but it make sense for him to wait until the convention.
  17. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member

  18. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Only a total fool would NOT agree with Mr. Limbaugh. His accuracy and track record speaks for itself. You might hate Rush, but you cannot call him a liar or say he misleads his "Dittoheads."

    You do not listen to him so why comment on something you do not understand and you do know know anything about?
  19. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Nothing at all. It is certainly one of my goals.

    Most poor people want to be rich. Heck, most people in general want to be rich. Some achieve their goal and many do not.

    What I find interesting is when those "tax the rich" types finally make it, suddenly, they think we/they are paying too much in taxes.

    Every rich person I know earned their money and they provide jobs. They pay too much in taxes--state and federal-- but still they pay. They largely support the 50% or so that pay ZERO federal tax.

    They hate their money being wasted by a government hell bent on socialism and supporting the lazy Americans that want handouts.

    So the rich are hammered by those folks that have never tried to make it on their own. Nothing wrong with being a millionaire, billionaire or trillionaire.
  20. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Well-Known Member

    I did a quick search on those evil Koch brothers since they are apparently poster children for the evil billionaires. It was interesting to see what they do with their money in between twirling their mustaches and tying young women to train tracks. Besides using their ill gotten gains to forward political causes they believe in they have also done the following.

    David Koch - Gave $100 mil to the New York State Theatre and $20 mil to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. His charitable foundation has donated over $600 mil to various hospitals, museums, the arts, educational foundations, etc.... since 2000.
    Charles Koch - Since '04, has given $250 mil to various libertarian advocacy causes. Has also given to various scholarship funds. Has won awards for his philanthropy.
    Bill Koch - Has donated to prevent the construction of a wind power project at Cape Cod.

    Those horrible billionaires and their not giving to anything other than that which makes them more money.
  21. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

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  23. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    All that is fine and dandy but what worries most are, what are these SECRET meetings all about!!!

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    This just in.

    "Unconfirmed reports allege the powerful Conservative billionaire Koch brothers are financing Mr. Zimmerman’s legal fees as well."
  24. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Bernard Madoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Madoff undertook charity work for the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and made philanthropic gifts through the Madoff Family Foundation, a $19 million private foundation, which he managed along with his wife.[20] They donated money to hospitals and theaters.[
  25. OutofDate1980

    OutofDate1980 Well-Known Member

    Something to strive for. They do make for a cute couple.

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