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Senior Advisor

Re: Markets like totalitarian governments, part 2


@tomtoolbag wrote:

  He's definitely not his dad. He had a podium the other day and chose of all the meaningless and trivial things to advocate for, was a choice of f'in light bulbs. WTF was that all about??? I guess that he wasn't around when GE was lobbying to get rid of the incandescent bulbs and wanted to head out of the country to make the CFL bulbs.


Now we know why Immelt has a seat at the White House table.

Senior Advisor

Re: Markets like totalitarian governments, part 2

This kicking the can down the road continuing resolutions is going to come to an end. Soon we will see what the tea party is made of and just how loud libs [of both parties] can howl.

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Re: Markets like totalitarian governments, part 2

  That budget agenda that he laid out somewhat explains the blurb that I heard, which was probably intended to make him out to be a kook. His lack of political experience let him fall into that trap, and he could be a little more diplomatic so to speak with his budget plan. He needs to learn how to sell it better, or force other politicos into a position, and maybe not be so aggressive right off the bat, and he possibly could get a lot of those proposals enacted. Trying to get everything in one swipe won't garner many supporters either.

Senior Contributor

Re: Markets like totalitarian governments, part 2

Anyone that is in the top 1% wealthiest people has influence. If you really want to influence the politicians, you have two choices. 1. marry someone that is in that percentile, or 2. get a group that can gather that much wealth in one place. Yelling, cussing, gathering of socio-unimportant people may get you on the back page of the paper, but it sure isn't going to get the politician's ear.

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A conversation this morning with a Russian friend started...

    A conversation this morning with a Russian friend started with question about being told food was very expensive in the USA, running through obesity to American's being very ignorant of the outside world.   Of course I got on how brainwashed the populous is, easily distracted as long as they have their bread and circus, they don't have bread and circus in Russia.   RUssia is a good example of the criminals stealing all the wealth.  It is thugs there and banksters here, one can look at the future for our grandkids.  About all intelligent Russian's reply to brainwashing is Russians don't believe any of that crap anymore, it would be wonderful if Americans stopped believing it.

 

  This brings up a point I want to make about your ideas of the power of the gun lobby.  Some who believe they can solve crime by passing laws have the cart before the horse when they think about Americans culture of self reliant citizenship whose right of the use of weapons.   The gun lobby exists spontaneously, the organizations of judas goats wrangling to corral some marketable  political power to sell to the PTB, it's big time money and high circus    The political clowns in the Swamps of Virginia act out a farce, one gang of clowns makes noise about restrictions and regulation, the other gang of clowns making noise about and their flocks are squawking and bleating  making more than enough noise  to daze and confuse, sound and fury, and the clowns are partners in crime.   The human race could be vastly improves if the flock gene could be cut out of  the genome.   

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Re: A conversation this morning with a Russian friend started...

When everyone is thinking the same thing, somebody isn't thinking. Patton.