Skip to comments.Wary Big Business Is Loath to Speak On Bush's Behalf (so says the voice from Nerdland)
Posted on 10/26/2004 6:21:32 AM PDT by OESY
Liberal activist Norman Lear told me last week that if George W. Bush wins re-election, "watch what happens to real estate in New Zealand." He wasn't joking.
Mr. Lear may have an exaggerated notion of the number of Americans with means to relocate to the other side of the globe. But he accurately reflects the intense feelings of a few who do: himself, financier George Soros, insurance executive Peter Lewis and Hollywood mogul Stephen Bing.
Together, they have spent more than $50 million to register new voters and defeat President Bush. They are the X factor in this year's election: A Few Rich Men, making common cause with young people, in hopes of changing the dynamics of the American electorate.
They just might succeed. President Bush holds a lead of less than three percentage points among "likely voters," according to an average of recent national polls. Some Republican strategists worry that isn't enough to offset a potent mix of antiwar warriors, anticapitalism capitalists and organized labor working night and day to turn out legions of new voters.
The counterbalance to the Few Rich Men, of course, should be the hordes of American business leaders who support capitalism and limited government, who have benefited handsomely from the policies of this administration and who would like to see George Bush re-elected. Where are they? Surprisingly quiet.
It is one of the great ironies of Election 2004. Mr. Bush's opponents attack him daily for being the tool of big business. But big business is hardly heard.
There are a number of reasons for this. Top of the list is the fact that campaign-finance reform has disproportionately disarmed big business....
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"himself, financier George Soros, insurance executive Peter Lewis and Hollywood mogul Stephen Bing."
Good riddance. The air will smell much sweeter with all of them gone.
Why should they be made to suffer the anxiety of waiting? They should go now.
I will be glad to see NZ benefit from Bush's economic policy. Actually, we have heard the empty promises before, Mr. Lear. Isn't that a wonderful benefit of living in the United States. The four of you, Mr. Soros, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Bing and yourself, are welcome to leave. We have a saying in the South, don't let the screen door hit you in the @ss on the way out. You won't be missed. Bon Voyage!!!!!
Where are they? Surprisingly quiet.
See Sinclair Broadcasting Group. They were viciously attacked by lawyers wielding government facilitated power.
If Kerry wins billions of dollars will go offshore. If Bush wins the present exodus will slow down. If President Bush pushes through an NRST many big corporations will relocate their operations and/or head offices here.
I hate when these people say they're going to leave the country if GWB wins. They all probably own tax shelters and have bank accounts overseas anyway. They can go buy another government, like George Soros does. We're not for sale!
Ohmygosh.... it's Left-Wing PENCIL-NECKED GEEK Alert time!!!!
As for Norman Lear.. he should take the advice of his lone contribution to political discourse, Archie Bunker, and just "STIFLE, will ya!"
If Kerry wins, no way do I go ahead with it.
Sincere regrests to the New Zealand Freeper community.
On further review:
there are a LOT of us who would gladly help Norman Lear, George Soros and ALL their ilk move PERMANENTLY to New Zealand.
Just another glorious fringe benefit of a Bush victory.
There is first rate trout fishing in NZ and little else to do, unless you like sheep.
And good riddance.