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Bill Gates: ‘Some days I wish we had a system like the UK’ to give Obama more power
The Daily Caller ^ | 3/14/2013 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 03/14/2013 9:22:47 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the wealthiest American, said on “some days” he wishes the U.S. political system were like England’s, so that President Barack Obama could have “slightly more power.”

Gates was asked for his assessment of President Obama’s job performance during an interview at Politico’s “Playbook Cocktails” event.

“Some days I wish we had a system like the U.K. where, you know, the party in power could do a lot and you know, you’d see how it went and then fine you could un-elect them,” said Gates on Wednesday.

“Now, over time, our system has worked slightly better than theirs, theirs has worked okay but so it’s ironic that right now it feels like I wish there was slightly more power in the presidency to avoid some of these deadlocks. So I think what he [Obama] wants to do and what he’s actually able to do, the gap is so big there that it’s hard to know in some ways.”

Gates praised President Obama for his education policy and commended former President George W. Bush for The President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: billgates; dictators; gates; liberal; microsoft; msn; obama
Reminder to Microsoft fans - Gates' company isn't a whit better than Apple regarding politics!
1 posted on 03/14/2013 9:22:47 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: PreciousLiberty; Swordmaker

This may be of interest to the Apple ping list...


2 posted on 03/14/2013 9:23:39 AM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: PreciousLiberty

> Reminder to Microsoft fans - Gates’ company isn’t a whit
> better than Apple regarding politics!

Fully agree!

Apple and Google are just as bad, though Google may be the worst of the lot.

I will not get a “smart phone” until I can get one with Ubuntu Touch or FireFox OS PRE-INSTALLED! I don’t want to spend any money on any MS, Apple, or Google product if I can help it.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 9:25:56 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Westbrook

Both companies rely too heavily on an interventionist government to tilt the table in their direction.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 9:28:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Westbrook

Advocating more power for THE FOREIGNER may be the dumbest statement I have heard since COLIN POWELL stated he voted for his second term because of his ECONOMIC POLICIES.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 9:29:32 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: PreciousLiberty
Some days I wish we had a system like the UK so when he lost the "House of Commons" in 2010 he would have been shipped back to Illinois.
6 posted on 03/14/2013 9:31:22 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: PreciousLiberty

I wonder if that’s what he was thinking back when Mr. Klein was leading US vs MS?


7 posted on 03/14/2013 9:31:41 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: KarlInOhio

Can you imagine Barry handling Question Period?

Nah, me neither.


8 posted on 03/14/2013 9:33:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PreciousLiberty

The guy who got rich selling almost-ready-for-market software should shut him mouth and be happy he lives in a country that still lets him keep most of his riches.
In a communist country, which he is hoping for, he and doctors would be getting 80k a year and a tollbooth collector would be getting 48k.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 9:35:01 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: PreciousLiberty

Bill, if we had a system like the UK, then the House of Representatives would be picking the Prime Minister, right? Then they would go ahead an implement their agenda.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 9:38:06 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: I want the USA back
FYI, Pennsylvania Turnpike toll both collectors are already pulling down 48K or more per year and those in New York City about double that (or more).

That being said,

Some days I wish we could still pass Bills of Attainder for people like Bill Gates.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: PreciousLiberty

He also thinks it is wise to kill people to protect the Earth. A bit of a conflicted soul, I would say.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 9:41:40 AM PDT by Truth2012
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To: Vigilanteman
Some days I wish we could still pass Bills of Attainder for people like Bill Gates.

A simple bill declaring Windows source code to be in the Public Domain would suffice...


13 posted on 03/14/2013 9:42:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: PreciousLiberty

If we had a system like the U.K then we’d be talking about Prime Minister Boehner.


14 posted on 03/14/2013 9:43:49 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: PreciousLiberty

Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 9:45:12 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Then why doesn’t this asshat just move to the UK? No real American wants him here. Nor anyone else with that sort of attitude


16 posted on 03/14/2013 9:45:56 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Yeah Gates and Ballmer were big donors to the Wash St gay marriage initative.

Apple is run by a gay guy.

Per FReeper dictums our only allowable platform is Linux.

And we’ve also ruled out all currently operating US retail stores for any shopping.


17 posted on 03/14/2013 9:48:31 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Then move there, Bill, and be sure to take the Obamas with you, and do not come back.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 9:54:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Can you imagine Barry handling Question Period?

That is the one thing I wish we could import from Britain.

19 posted on 03/14/2013 9:56:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PreciousLiberty
What about me? I was there, I breathed what was in the air.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KG74s4DnRw


20 posted on 03/14/2013 9:56:57 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: PreciousLiberty
Bill, forgotten your American history?

Quite very much ironic for Bill to be saying this in that we rebelled against the UK for this very reason. Great Britain had been exerting too much power on the colonies and so set up a system where the leader would have to share power, a concept a megalomaniac like you, Bill, wouldn't understand.

In the days when Gates was Microsoft CEO, he ran the company like a ruthless dictator, breaking every fair business practice there ever was, created a virtual lock on the industry, destroyed many companies in the process, a US court deemed Microsoft having employed monopolistic business practices, predatorial behavior.

21 posted on 03/14/2013 10:10:52 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Is this the same Bill Gates that wants to kill off 5.5 billion people?


22 posted on 03/14/2013 10:12:09 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: lbryce

You nailed it. This college dropout doesn’t know that the Founders built the checks and balances into the Constitution because they had rebelled against a British style government.


23 posted on 03/14/2013 10:15:28 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: PreciousLiberty

Shut up and write software.


24 posted on 03/14/2013 10:16:29 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: PreciousLiberty

the elites just want us to be little ants, working, but not taking up too much of their space or their time....keep quiet, speak only when spoken to...


25 posted on 03/14/2013 10:19:08 AM PDT by cherry
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To: PreciousLiberty

What does it matter to him what rights people have? None of this can ever affect him. This a guy who could afford to have someone make him a solid gold machine-gun that fired diamond bullets. He is not a normal person.


26 posted on 03/14/2013 10:21:04 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: I want the USA back
no, in communist countries Gates would be a person of priviledge..the party people....

in communism, there is no true community...its the party and the favored living in high style while the rest live hand to mouth...

27 posted on 03/14/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT by cherry
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To: PreciousLiberty

Bill Gates own statements makes the case for euthanasia.. of Bill Gates.

Bill, you eugenics loving, baby killing, totalitarian scumbag, the Gates of Hell awaits you.


28 posted on 03/14/2013 10:36:49 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est.)
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To: PreciousLiberty

like a monarchy?


29 posted on 03/14/2013 10:39:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Isn’t is ironic that this statement comes from an person whose monopoly is protected by the government.
Wonder what Gates thought when he heard, ‘You didn’t build that.’ Maybe that’s why he leans left, knowing that what the government ‘gives’ can be taken in an instant.


30 posted on 03/14/2013 10:48:51 AM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: PreciousLiberty

what the same Gates who made billions here and userd a system which let him do so?

That Gates you mean


31 posted on 03/14/2013 11:09:32 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Gates and Obama are bosom buddies when it comes to financing careers. Gates started out by pilfering/swindling Digital Research Corp. and Obama started out by pilfering/swindling the Annenberg funds.


32 posted on 03/14/2013 11:11:01 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: nascarnation

these rich elitist folk make all their money in the country which they want to change, use a system which let them make tons of money and then give that money to change the system which let them have that money.

Then they give it to the homosexual turd feces poking agenda and think they are above the working class.

They don;t have to put up with what they give their money to, they don;t have to put up with cross dressrs and turd pokers acting out in the street when one wants to take a child for an ice cream or even go to the Doctors.
Must be nice to live in those ivory towers,

NOT

Give me enough money to buy a few thousand acres and a log cabin in the middle of that with a few horses etc and be away from all these ##ckwits and turd pokers


33 posted on 03/14/2013 11:14:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Sure Bill. 12 million still unemployed is fantastic! http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/jobless-claims-fall-to-march-2012-levels-still-12-032-million-unemployed/


34 posted on 03/14/2013 11:36:01 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: PreciousLiberty

If Gates wants a King he can move his ass to Swaziland.


35 posted on 03/14/2013 11:38:26 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: PreciousLiberty

Shut up, Bill. Just because you are a computer geek doesn’t mean you know squat about governing a country.


36 posted on 03/14/2013 11:38:55 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: KarlInOhio

every day i wish rich people would stop thinking they are smart at everything because they made a lot of money in one thing. that inludes hollywierd


37 posted on 03/14/2013 12:18:28 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.”)
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