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Obama to CEOs: Quit complaining
cnbc ^ | 8-4-2014 | reuters

Posted on 08/04/2014 6:54:04 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

"If you look at what's happened over the last four or five years, the folks who don't have a right to complain are the folks at the top," Obama said in an interview conducted last week and posted on the magazine's website late on Saturday.

"I would take the complaints of the corporate community with a grain of salt," Obama said, arguing that his policies have been friendly to business. "They always complain about regulation. That's their job."

"Oftentimes, you'll hear some hedge-fund manager say, 'Oh, he's just trying to stir class resentment'. No. Feel free to keep your house in the Hamptons and your corporate jet, etcetera. I'm not concerned about how you're living," Obama said.

"I am concerned about making sure that we have a system in which the ordinary person who is working hard and is being responsible can get ahead," he said.

Obama had a frosty relationship with business in his first term, famously telling an interviewer: "I did not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on Wall Street."

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You go girl. And take your naked swimming VP with you.
1 posted on 08/04/2014 6:54:04 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

CEOs to Obama...we wouldn’t hire your untalented sorry little *ss to sweep the floors, you worthless POS.


2 posted on 08/04/2014 6:56:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Citizen Zed
"I am concerned about making sure that we have a system in which the ordinary person who is working hard and is being responsible can get ahead," he said.

So concerned that his policies destroyed about 40% of Middle Class wealth?

3 posted on 08/04/2014 6:57:01 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: Citizen Zed

Is this a satire? He’s vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, buying a McMansion in California and is putting down “folks” who have houses in the Hamptons?


4 posted on 08/04/2014 6:57:16 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Citizen Zed
"Oftentimes, you'll hear some hedge-fund manager say, 'Oh, he's just trying to stir class resentment'. No. Feel free to keep your house in the Hamptons and your corporate jet, etcetera. I'm not concerned about how you're living," Obama said.

I believe this is what we call irony.

5 posted on 08/04/2014 6:58:35 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Citizen Zed

The Mother of all Whiners and King of the Race Card telling the CEO’s to stop whining. What an arrogant SOB.


6 posted on 08/04/2014 6:58:57 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: Da Coyote

The problem is, most CEOs voted for him! He’s sooooooo cool and the Democrat Party is sooooooo cool. Don’t want to be associated with the tacky Republicans, don’t you know.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 6:59:03 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Citizen Zed

This from the Complainer in Chief who sees himself the victim because he is half Black. Never mind that he has been one of the most privileged men ever to get to the presidency. He acts like a whiney little girl because he’s been terribly spoiled all his life.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 7:00:10 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Citizen Zed

Well, given the fact that obmama lives better than most CEO’s for the past 5 years (on the taxes paid for in bulk by the ordinary people he’s so concerned about), and will for the balance of his life, with little or no business related risks,I guess that makes him the pinnacle of hypocrisy. But then again, he is the very definition of hypocrisy, isn’t he? 2 more years of this cannot be over soon enough......


9 posted on 08/04/2014 7:00:16 AM PDT by john drake (Lucius Accius-Roman,170 BC - "oderint dum metuant" translated "Let them hate so long as they fear")
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To: miss marmelstein

Everytime I hear him utter the word ‘folks’, I can’t help but think of a certain Austrian paper hanger with a funny mustache ...


10 posted on 08/04/2014 7:01:53 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Citizen Zed

If you like your house in the Hamptons and your corporate jet you can keep them. FUBO


11 posted on 08/04/2014 7:02:05 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Citizen Zed

To liberals, government regulation of business = good, but government regulation of abortion = bad

...

The truth is, liberals just use the power of government and its power to tax and regulate to kill whatever they don’t like.

But two can play that game, and we can use the same tactics to kill things we dont like, such as abortion.


12 posted on 08/04/2014 7:02:26 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Alinsky in action.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 7:02:26 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Isn’t ironic that just last week he was saying, “Just stop hatin’.”


15 posted on 08/04/2014 7:03:10 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Da Coyote

Nope, they would hire him, they already thought they had.

Face it, too many CEOs have openly and covertly supported the Kenyan and the democrat party because they saw a profit in it.

Too many CEOs have believed that they partly and wholly bought policy that they believe benefits them over other companies, over small business or over the American people. Now, they are finding that for most of them it was a lie. Yeah, they should quit whining; they’re getting exactly what they paid for and voted for.

A lot of the morons believed that they had just bought another politician.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 7:09:29 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Citizen Zed

President Wesley Mouch


17 posted on 08/04/2014 7:12:43 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Citizen Zed

aint that like a rapist tellign his victim not to whine? or bill clinton telling juanita to just ‘put some ice on it’?


18 posted on 08/04/2014 7:16:49 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Citizen Zed
“I would take the complaints of the corporate community with a grain of salt,” Obama said, arguing that his policies have been friendly to business. “They always complain about regulation. That's their job.”

Sheeesh!

“O” must have got THIS worm's-eye view of ‘corporate America’ from the “Business for Dummies” cheat sheet that Valerie gave him!

Someone please ask him what he wants to BE when he grows up!

19 posted on 08/04/2014 7:26:12 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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CEOs to Obama...

OK, that made me laugh.

By definition, there are only 500 people -in the entire world - who are able to be Fortune 500 CEO's. Pretty exclusive club, and well worth their compensation, I think. Frankly, I'd rather see them get paid *more*, and get rid of their stock options, because I think compensation with stock options encourages C-Level execs to make short-term, rather than long-term decisions.

20 posted on 08/04/2014 7:29:47 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Citizen Zed

or I’ll remove your right to complain by Executive Order


21 posted on 08/04/2014 7:33:02 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: wbill

It was Stock Options that cause Enron’s collapse.


22 posted on 08/04/2014 8:01:35 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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