Skip to comments.Gates, Buffett back Obama ahead of elections ( Gates is a liberal )
Posted on 11/04/2008 3:28:05 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
Los Angeles: Barack Obama has promised to increase taxes if he becomes president of the United States. But the really rich want change and many of them have said they are voting for the senator from Illinois. Despite the tradition that says the country's wealthy tend to favour the Republican Party, there has been an unexpected swing ahead of Tuesday's election that favours the black Democratic candidate.
For starters, the country's two richest men, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, have already said they will vote for Obama. According to Forbes magazine, Gates - worth an estimated $55.5 billion - contributed $2,300 to the Democrat's campaign in the primaries.
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This isn’t a surprise. I’ve seen people around here lauding Buffett lately. No idea why. He’s a “capitalism for me, socialism for you” kind of guy, just like Gates, Soros, etc. Seems like most of the super rich are that way. Cuban is always producing anti-American films, for example.
You're about the last person in the country to realize that.
Good to see he's endorsing the guys that will pass card check and unionize Microsoft. Wonder how he'll like that....
Isn’t Gates from Seattle? That explains a lot.
Gates, Buffet = limousinhe (latte) liberals.
Buffet has always been a big Dem. The Dems are the party of the rich.
doesnt surprise me either. I always thought him as a liberal myself. Theres alot of superrich that are liberal. These taxes never effect them at all, but those who are trying to become rich
“I told you Gates was a big lib”
No more than socialist than Buffett.
No no, I’ve known for a very long time.
I don’t forget past arguments I’ve made. And once upon a time someone here on FR tried arguing with me about Gates’ liberalism.
That’s the thing about time. Just wait, these liberals will do what they do.
I don’t know how anyone could have ever missed the fact that Gates is a liberal.
Not surpised he tosses money to the Democrats.
If you had that kind of vested interest, and government were the only ones powerful enough to exert any kind of competitive pressure on you, either as an erector of barriers, as a customer, or as a gatekeeper, then which guy would you elect?
I’d elect a guy I could buy and knew that once bought, would stay that way.
Gates earned his money through good contract law, not through software development. He’s, at heart, a lawyer, like his daddy.
Buffet? Terminal affluenza.
Of course Buffet and Gates are going to vote for Barack Hussein Obama. They can afford him.
Buffet is a little weird. I think the boy lacks common sense. Didn’t he tell the story that he thought the tax structure was BS because his secretary paid more in relation to her income than he did to his?
Of course, the easiest solution before you set yourself up for public ridicule like that is to raise your secretary’s pay. It’s not like he can’t afford it. But, no. This idiot just whined about it and the Liberal Democrats ate it up.
Windows 7, meet BitTorrent.
Just spreading the OS wealth around, Mr. Gates.
I don't want to know what has been funneled through their “foundations”. Give it up like you would my tax dollars.
I lived in Bothell from 97-2000. I remember that Bill, Hillary, and Algore would visit him about 3-4 a year. They alway made the trek across the 520 bridge right at 5:00 in the middle of rush hour...
I sold my Microsoft stock because he was partying with the folks that were trying to break up his “monoply”... plus Gates gave $200k to the anti gun movement...
The reason the super rich are for the merciful Obama is Obama is going to increase taxes on income, not wealth. The super rich will not have to pay more in taxes.
Gates has been a liberal ever since Clinton screwed Microsoft for not donating to his ‘92 campaign!
Buffett owns the nations largest Mobile Home Manufacturing Company. If Americans standard of living drops he still wins. What amazes me is the number of GOP ears he seems to have aside from the DEMs. It was in the media that the first thing Arnie did as governor of Cali was to have a meeting with him.
(Mimicking Mac haters indignation over prop 8) That’s it..I was considering buy a PC but now I will never by another product that uses Microsoft..never...
Gates is a Liberal. So is Buffet. . .
But hey, he gets one vote like the rest of us.
I wonder if Gates will bring all his call centers back to the USA from India?
As far as Buffet is concerned, IMHO, he and Soros have manipulated the Stock Market over the last 9 months to take Iraq off the table and put Economics as the major issue.
Geez, it's going to be a long night.
May God's will prevail.
It's times like this that I question how strong my Faith really is. It makes me feel so small and vain.
Don’t think I’ve forgotten. Gates is a liberal, as I’ve been saying for a long time.
Now he’s out there supporting Obama. Still wish to dispute this?
I dunno bout that. Read the spew of the drunken Jim Moran on a neighboring thread.
No no, please don’t do that.
At the end of the day, you’ll still be doing what he wants.
Even if you bought an apple, you’d still be somewhat ok.
If you really want to piss him off, switch to linux.
God's will always prevails, but his word says that prayer can change his will.
Gates and Buffett are both idiot savants. Too bad people listen to them on anything but their specialties.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Windows 7, meet BitTorrent. Just spreading the OS wealth around, Mr. Gates.
Outside of paying for and using windows, there are three choices.
1. stealing it.
2. Buying a mac.
3. Using linux.
Out of these three options, Microsoft and of course Gates would want you going option three the least. And from a marketshare POV, they’d rather you steal windows than use apple software. Of course, they want you buying it.
If you want to piss off ol’ billy here, use linux.
But think about it for a second.
Do you think BG and MS want you using linux or buying a mac?
Think about that for a second....... You know as well as I do that they’d rather you go apple than linux.
Strange thing. Most of the filthy rich and powerful become libs once they have what they want. There is something innately wrong with some humans...it is called greed.
There’s rich, and there’s “far beyond rich.” They don’t think the same, because they don’t face the same threats. Bill and Warren have so much money they can’t spend it on themselves. Taxes don’t matter to them. Their charities matter, and if the government can make you add to them, so much the better.
Well Lenin said that the capitalists would sell the rope that they are eventually hanged with. A better statement might be that the rich *think* that taxes will be raised on income, not wealth. Not that that’s necessarily the true outcome. What’s more if you’re Warren Buffet or Bill Gates, whatever rules get passed won’t apply to you - they’ll have a way around it.
Yep. Now liberals will be all for Windows Vista with all of its NSA backdoors and smear Linux advocates as “right-wing loons”. Just as I predicted late last year.
He’s still around FR. I saw him somewhere around here recently.
I called him to this thread, but he didn’t respond.
I bet Golden Eagle is all fine and dandy with that teacher discipling that student for demonstrating Linux and handing out free Linux CDs at his school.
There is a clearing house for software and hardware donations to non-profit groups that my church has signed up for.
MS regularly has titles listed. Unfortunately, if your organization, though 501(c)3 verified, is in any way related to a church, you are ineligible for Microsoft software or other products.
Run a thrift shop for the poor - but tied to a church - too bad.
Provide food for the needy, but run though a church... too bad.
Provide medical mission trips to 3rd world countries - caring for thousands of children and adults around the world that would otherwise have no medical care... but are part of a denomination’s mission work... then you are out.
This is the Microsoft of Bill Gates. What a legacy.
Non-profit that provides abortions - you are ok for MS donations.
Non-profit that advocates for homosexuals - you are ok.
Gates contributing to Obama is despicable indeed, but he gave to Bush the 2 elections before that. Maybe he’s just finally coming fully out of the closet, but he’s still nowhere near as far left as those green party anti-capitalists like Stallman (”father of free software”) you support.