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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> 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.
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