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Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery. - Thomas Jefferson
-- Negotiate an unprecedented deal that gives the U.S. access for the first time ever to Swiss bank records of criminals and tax evaders.
-- A law that allows the government to close offshore tax-avoidance loopholes.
-- Order Wall Street executives who took bailout money to reduce their own pay until the funds were paid back in full to the federal government.
-- President Obama ended the Iraq War, and put into action his working plan to achieve Afghanistan War goals and to draw down our troops.
-- His new foreign policy strategy directed the UN and NATO to take the lead in saving thousands of Libyan citizens from slaughter.
-- Obama created more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years. -- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, creating 2.1 million jobs and firing up the economy by a significant 3.5 percent.
-- Tax credits to first-time homebuyers, which helped the U.S. housing market.
-- A $15 billion plan that provides increased lending for small businesses.
-- Expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act.
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing [a people] to slavery.
With its recent list of America’s 25 Highest Paid CEOs, Forbes has catalogued one of the great malignancies of our society. A monstrous canker so metastasized that it stretches credulity to comprehend the full absurdity. Two of the men on this list I honestly admire and are exempt from my following criticisms. They are Ralph Lauren, a self-made man, creator of his fashion label, employer of some 24,000 worldwide. Ralph comes in second-place at $66.7 million. The other, Larry Fink, co-founder of BlackRock (in 16th place at $39.9 million), has in two decades built one of the largest asset management firms from scratch, employing 9,700. These men are entrepreneurs, visionaries, creators of jobs. They deserve their annual haul.
The rest, for the most part, are to be classified as merely managers, or caretakers of their shareholders’ property. Yet they, inexplicably, are compensated as if they were visionaries. This is wrong. This is what the Occupy Wall Street crowd should be railing against. (See my previous column: Some Tips For The Simpletons of Occupy Wall Street).
Source and rest of article: www.forbes.com...
Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by neo96
What about tweets?
"@barackobama you lost my vote by signing the NDAA"
No vans yet.
OP: I think it's good to let him know how disappointed we are.edit on 4-2-2012 by Kali74 because: (no reason given)