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NBC's Williams Fantasizes Over Change in Constitution Allowing Obama to Control Business by Fiat
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Posted on 12/07/2012 5:47:36 PM PST by chessplayer

In an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook for Thursday's NBC Rock Center, host Brian Williams wondered why the tech giant couldn't be a "made-in-America company" and outlined a political scenario in which President Obama was all-powerful: "Let's say our Constitution was a little different and Barack Obama called you in tomorrow and said, 'Get everybody out of China and do whatever you have to do, make these, make everything you make in the United States.'"

Cook responded by suggesting American workers simply didn't have the capacity to manufacture Apple products: "Over time, there are skills that are associated with manufacturing that have left the U.S., not necessarily people, but the education system stopped producing them."


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The day is soon coming when it will be illegal for a company/business to re-locate to another state from CA.
1 posted on 12/07/2012 5:47:40 PM PST by chessplayer
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Maybe this Admin could relax all their onerous regulations, etc, and jobs would come back. Trump said one reason jobs left is because it is much easier, AND CHEAPER, to start and continue a business elsewhere.
2 posted on 12/07/2012 5:50:38 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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Brian Williams is an idiot. And a very useful one at that. When they get their wish, they will wish that they never wished for it.





John Boehner AKA "The No Nutz Putz"

3 posted on 12/07/2012 5:51:41 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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Tim Cook is spot on, our unionized, leftwing education system does not produce intelligent, skilled adults.


4 posted on 12/07/2012 5:52:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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Form of Fascism.


5 posted on 12/07/2012 5:52:39 PM PST by cruise_missile
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Brian Williams.....proof that stupid pays big bucks


6 posted on 12/07/2012 5:57:32 PM PST by Nifster
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If these A**wipes don’t like life in the USA why don’t they move to third world piss hole of their choice instead of insisting America change to suit them?


7 posted on 12/07/2012 5:59:26 PM PST by Mastador1
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Williams, that is called fascism.


8 posted on 12/07/2012 6:00:01 PM PST by Mr. Blond
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Central Planner in the White House by a man who has never run a buisness in his infernal life. Gee, isn’t that a well thought out idea by
Williams


9 posted on 12/07/2012 6:03:02 PM PST by Texas Songwriter ( i)
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With his well worn pad of executive order blanks, he already rules by fiat. ;-)


10 posted on 12/07/2012 6:04:10 PM PST by doc1019 (Women have a choice, unborn babies don't.)
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Brian! Brian!

Listen up!

Businesses that earn no profit employ no people and pay no taxes.

Do you see where this is going?

11 posted on 12/07/2012 6:04:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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>>Tim Cook is spot on, our unionized, leftwing education system does not produce intelligent, skilled adults.

He’s an idiot. We could produce intelligent, skilled adults in a few years if we had any interest in having State Technical Colleges in the America. But, the money is in the 4 year degree (money for the school, not necessarily for the student) so that’s all they push. Who wants to spend 4 years learning how to program PLCs or maintain industrial robotics as we ship all those jobs overseas?

Start bringing the manufacturing jobs back and smart kids and adults will start learning the skills. No one is going to take out a student loan to learn how to make a buggy whip.


12 posted on 12/07/2012 6:07:02 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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“...our unionized, leftwing education system...”

That is the way our unionized, leftwing education system should be described anytime it is mentioned. Those words should be welded together.

You are spot on.


13 posted on 12/07/2012 6:08:40 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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So these media idiots want Obama to run more of the economy. Obama already tried with Solydra and other green projects, the stimulus etc. and that was an abysmal failure as have been all socialist endeavors in the past. These media socialists would have us believe that socialism never worked because they didn't have the right ones running it ( what a laugh) . their one already proved to be a failure in just trying a few green projects like Solyndra etc.

How is that working out in Cuba and North Koreaa, venezuela , not good at all as the people there are starving slaves.

These media idiots are for a socialist dictatorship where Obama runs everything. This moron couldn't make a lemonade stand profitable much less run millions of businesses at the same time in real time as government takes days just to make 1 decision that is usually wrong and for the wrong reasons (solydnra , volt etc?.

no man can run the millions of transactions that happen in the free market every day even if that man were an intelligent, competent businessman which this pos isn't.

14 posted on 12/07/2012 6:11:24 PM PST by Democrat_media (limit government to 5000 words of laws. how to limit gov Quantify limited government ...)
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Ayn Rand covered this well in Atlas Shrugged. People were moving to Colorado for the freedom to run a business, so the federal government created a ‘Unification Board’ to determine who could move and where, if at all. All in the name of fairness, mind you. She really had these jokers pegged.


15 posted on 12/07/2012 6:12:31 PM PST by ArtDodger
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Not very many high school graduates are ready to learn anything. We are talking about a very stupid group of people who also think they know everything and are the center of the universe.

K-12 has turned many of them into useless eaters


16 posted on 12/07/2012 6:14:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: chessplayer; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
Apple's CEO Cook tells interviewer who apparently wants Obama to have dictatorial powers over American businesses why manufacturing Jobs cannot be brought home from China —PING!


Apple Ping!

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Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!
Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

17 posted on 12/07/2012 6:14:39 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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“.......American workers simply didn’t have the capacity to manufacture Apple products: “Over time, there are skills that are associated with manufacturing that have left the U.S.,.....”

I’m for keeping all we can, and bringing back all we can, but the man is absolutely correct in his assessment.

One thing that comes to mind is mfg printed circuit boards. Every electronic device has one or more of them, and they are much smaller and more intricate than they were when the technology left here.

We could bring it back and crank it up, but I don’t know about the workforce to get the job done. Those asians will work 12 hours or more a day on jobs akin to picking fly shit out of pepper for a spoonful of rice, 3 noodles and a fish head. All our people are on gubmint dole. I think it’s waaaay too late to turn it around. I hope someone proves me wrong.


18 posted on 12/07/2012 6:14:43 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: Gator113

thanks. That is a good idea though.


19 posted on 12/07/2012 6:16:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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an “intelligent, competent” person would know better


20 posted on 12/07/2012 6:17:27 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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