Skip to comments.Bill Gates: ‘Some days I wish we had a system like the UK’ to give Obama more power
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 Englands, so that President Barack Obama could have slightly more power.
Gates was asked for his assessment of President Obamas job performance during an interview at Politicos 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, youd 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 its 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 hes actually able to do, the gap is so big there that its hard to know in some ways.
Gates praised President Obama for his education policy and commended former President George W. Bush for The Presidents Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
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This may be of interest to the Apple ping list...
> Reminder to Microsoft fans - Gates’ company isn’t a whit
> better than Apple regarding politics!
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.
Both companies rely too heavily on an interventionist government to tilt the table in their direction.
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.
I wonder if that’s what he was thinking back when Mr. Klein was leading US vs MS?
Can you imagine Barry handling Question Period?
Nah, me neither.
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.
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.
That being said,
He also thinks it is wise to kill people to protect the Earth. A bit of a conflicted soul, I would say.
If we had a system like the U.K then we’d be talking about Prime Minister Boehner.
Scratch a liberal, find a fascist.
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
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.
Then move there, Bill, and be sure to take the Obamas with you, and do not come back.
That is the one thing I wish we could import from Britain.
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.
Is this the same Bill Gates that wants to kill off 5.5 billion people?
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.
Shut up and write software.
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...
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.
in communism, there is no true community...its the party and the favored living in high style while the rest live hand to mouth...
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.
like a monarchy?
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.
what the same Gates who made billions here and userd a system which let him do so?
That Gates you mean
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.
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,
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
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/
If Gates wants a King he can move his ass to Swaziland.
Shut up, Bill. Just because you are a computer geek doesn’t mean you know squat about governing a country.
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