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Why are Bill Gates and Warren Buffet funding both political parties?

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posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 01:02 AM
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Check this out, i thought this was a bit strange; on the notable names database website it shows under Bill gates profile that he belongs to both "Obama for America" and the "Straight Talk America" presidential campaigns. If that wasn't weird enough, it also shows that he belonged to "John Kerry for president" and "Bush-Cheney 04".

What is your take on this?

Bill Gates
Warren Buffet




posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 01:04 AM
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There really isn't much of a difference between the two parties. So, instead of one big contribution, split it and contribute to both sides. Makes no difference in the end.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 01:21 AM
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It shows how corrupt the entire process is. The supposed "richest man in the world" backing the two obvious front-runners for President. No matter which side wins, the agenda moves forward without any hiccups.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 01:33 AM
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Not strange really, Steve Wynn (of Las Vegas Wynn) said something about this matter in an interview with CNN International (Talk Asia).
It is a common practice for wealthy businessmen in the US to support political parties. It's 'patriotism'.



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 01:34 AM
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That's what I'm inclined to believe. It's all just a show isn't it?



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 01:38 AM
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maybe he believes in the political process and wants to have both sides present the best campaigns that they can?



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 02:21 AM
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I'd consider it hedging their bets.

By donating to both parties, they have bought influence regardless of who wins.

Its the way of the world.

"the rich get richer and the poor dont get a F*&ken thing"

CT



posted on Apr, 7 2008 @ 06:44 AM
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It's hedging their bets, correct.

You don't have to look at it cynically. Big businesses dare not arouse the ire of powerful politicians, who could make life hard for them if they thought they were supporting the opposition.

So big businessmen support all the leading parties in an election.

It doesn't just happen in America. It happens in every democracy where public contributions to political parties and campaigns are legal.



[edit on 7-4-2008 by Astyanax]



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