This is the argument that libertarians make all the time and an argument most conservatives make most of the time. Give too much power to the president and guess what? One day you are going to have a president who does lots of things that YOU don’t like. The same principal goes for government in general.
No kidding, Google officially dropped this motto a couple of years ago.
Oh Google, I do miss the days of “Don’t be evil.”
But that’s all long gone now though huh? And Google isn’t pushing Goldman Sachs aside as the attached article argues, so much as it is becoming the IT department of the crony system.
So let’s see. There’s Government Motors and Tesla for cars. Government Electric for all things “green” energy. Government Sachs for crony investment banking.
The guy was advising the president and now is advising Hillary Clinton on economics. This sort of makes sense.
Here is Washington for you America. Economic advisors in the White House taking out giant loans from big time lawyers. This is your political class. These are the folks who supposedly know how to “steer” the economy. Oh, and he’s another Goldman Sachs guy.
This is just fantastic. It’s not like the majority of Americans opposed Obamacare becoming law or anything. It’s not like Obamacare was slapped together to head off an incoming senator who was voted in in opposition to Obamacare, in Teddy Kennedy’s seat no less. It’s not like Obama lied to the American people for years telling them that they could keep their doctors under Obamacare. It’s not like Obamacare’s “architect” said that Obamacare passed because of the “stupidity”
It’s not just Obama. Eric Schmidt the Chairman of Google founded a company called GROUNDWORK whose sole purpose is the election of Hillary Clinton.
Obama, Boehner, Kasich, and Biden, at the 19th hole.
Mr. Obama lacks a certain class. This is one of the things that rubs people the wrong way. In a Golf Channel interview he explained that he wasn’t “quitting” he was being “forced out.” The implication being that he’d like to cling to power a la FDR in violation of the tradition of 2 term presidencies (now law).
Thank God for the 22nd Amendment.
It should also be noted that the 22nd Amendment was passed by Congress less than 2 years after FDR’s death and was ratified by the states 6 years after his death.
This pol photo is cool, I have to admit. Neither DNC donors.
I have to say that this particular article really speaks to me. I have always wondered why so many wealthy people so covet a photographed handshake with the president or even a member of Congress.
I suppose it’s supposed to be symbol of status. Something to be hung on the wall as a trophy, a celluloid gazelle head or something. And I’m not talking about all pictures with political big shots.
Wonder why a large part of the population is spitting mad? This is a big part of it.
Yet another indictment of Keynesian Kult nonsense. Had we let the markets clear post 2008, the stock market, the housing market, other markets, we would have had robust and real growth in relatively short order. People would have been able to build on honest to goodness, market for-realsies growth. But markets must clear for the economy to heal itself.
Home of Al Capone, Dennis Hastert, Jesse Jackson, the Daley “machine,” Saul Alinsky, Barack Obama, the Windy City seems fertile ground for those inclined toward the crony disposition.
Chicago erupts out of the Midwestern plains like a steel and glass mountain range. As one approaches the metropolis one begins to feel its gravitational field. It’s different than New York’s pull which is stronger but is offset by Philly, Boston and Washington DC. Chicago however stands mostly alone, smack dab in the middle of the country and the continent.
Law? The law is what we make it. What we can get away with. We will do as we want. Make us stop if you can.
More 3rd world politics.
There is a whole group of folks in Washington and to a lesser extent outposts afield, and it is mostly Dems, who think that just because they hold “enlightened” attitudes about business that means they can engage in whatever cronyism they want. (Republicans do crony capitalism in slightly different ways and with less affectation in my experience than Democrats, though they are plenty prone just to be clear.)The Great Green Rush (of your tax dollars) during the beginning of Obama’s presidency is a good example of this.
It seems the clear thing to do was for Ms. Lynch to exit the plane and at most shake hands with the former president. Also she should have made sure the meeting was on camera if she was blindsided (if). But she and Clinton clearly didn’t want the meeting made public. The only reason the public knows the meeting happened was because of the fine work done by a local Phoenix reporter. As such this incident appears to be a very serious issue.
“They regulate it. They drive the price down. …They are buying it for pennies on the dollar.”
This looks like straight up crony capitalism. It’s not difficult to see why some in the Obama administration would like to crush a large higher education network, with everything in place, and then resurect it in the name of doing “good.” Like a Phoenix one might say. A big, ugly, crony, taxpayer subsidized Pheonix which is owned by Obama’s buddies.
Oliver Stone is not my favorite guy in the world. He has said and done a number of things with which I strongly do not not agree. However he is a hell of a director and Wall Street and Platoon rank in my personal all time top 20 movies. And he is absolutely correct about the cozy relationship between some tech companies, particularly Google (which has visited the White House far more than any other company during Obama’s presidency) and the government.