"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us to no end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."
C S Lewis
So much for "change" in Washington....nothing like a good dose of business as usual....
Campaign promises? WHAT campaign promises regards,
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Given its revenues of $180+ billion per year, multi-billion dollar federal contracts would be big news. I was surprised to see no real movement in its stock.
EDIT: BTW, the largest recipient of funds from GE was Saxby Chambliss who was given $15000 for his 2008 campaign.
EDIT2: My statements on contributions only included GE's PAC contributions. When all contributions from both GE PAC and employees are considered, the total for the 2008 cycle increases to over $3 million with two thirds going to Democrats. This is the first cycle since 1994 when Democrats have received the majority of GE contributions according to opensecrets.org.
Obama does not support affirmative action because he is black. He supports affirmative action because he is a liberal. Obama is not supporting universal health coverage because he is black and wants "reparations"; he is supporting it in the same traditions in which it has been supported since LBJ and the Kennedy's began supporting such coverage in the 1960's. He does not support aggressive efforts to count the poor and minorities in the Census because he is black; he supports those actions because it is right to include everyone and because he believes those voters will support the Democratic party. Republicans have systematically sought to prevent full counts of those people in the Census and to exclude those people from voting because it would shift resources and power to Democratic strongholds.
attacking that privilege.
How do you know why Obmama does anything he does? You guys been having lunch? He told you this? I doubt it. He does what he does to suit his best interests and the interest of those who are pulling his strings. He didn't get to where he is on his own and because of his beliefs. Give me a break!
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