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    Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Billionaire Warren Buffett plans to hold a Sept. 30 fundraiser in New York City to benefit President Barack Obama’s re-election bid, according to two Democratic officials not authorized to speak publicly about the event.The fundraiser, reported earlier by the New York Post, will also feature former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee.
    Obama, who is preparing for a post-Labor Day speech about his plans for stimulating the economy, spoke with Buffett Aug. 22 by phone from his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard as he works to gather ideas on how to boostjob creation and spur growth.

    Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York - Bloomberg

    I just love how bloomberg spins this. Especially when insiders close to Buffett, and Obama all seem to be leaking that the calls to the Vineyard were more likely about this....

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced Thursday that it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp., giving a much-needed vote of confidence to the beleaguered bank. The news sent the bank’s stock soaring 9 percent.

    Warren Buffett gives $5 billion vote of confidence to Bank of America | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com
    I'd sure like to know how the "Crony Capitalism" charge leveled at repubs for this sort of shady crap is not leveled at Obama?

    Unless libs are just total hypocrites, and lacking all credibility when it comes to holding their own accountable, at which point they should take a re accounting of their own positions....But further Obama isn't just selling out America when it comes to the nanny state, and our standing in the world, but he is a double crosser selling out those wild eyed idealists that thought it was their time.....

    thoughts?

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Huh?

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    How does it feel to know that Buffett was teamed up with Obama to inject money into a bank that is connected to Obama donations, in order to make a quick, near miraculous profit in the millions that others wouldn't have been privy to on their best day? I think it stinks of insider trading, and corruption within the WH.

    There should be hearings into what the President knew about this deal, and what he had to do with it.

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Do you seriously think that Warren Buffett would invest $5 billion of his company's money for political reasons? Step away from the Koolaid.

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Do you seriously think that Warren Buffett would invest $5 billion of his company's money for political reasons? Step away from the Koolaid.

    Damned right he would....If there were profit in it? Sure. It is the illegality I am concerned with....

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Buffet has obviously been bitten by a radioactive Soros spider, and converted to communism.
    Don't work out, work in.

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Damned right he would....If there were profit in it? Sure. It is the illegality I am concerned with....

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    So you are (in a cowardly manner) claiming that Buffet is somehow sticking it to the American people and Obama is helping/allowing him.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Buffet has obviously been bitten by a radioactive Soros spider, and converted to communism.
    nah, just another Obama insider that has access to favor while the rest of us grovel for the scraps.

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    So you are (in a cowardly manner) claiming that Buffet is somehow sticking it to the American people and Obama is helping/allowing him.
    Is this a deal that even some of the heads of trading firms would be privy to? I think not.

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    Re: Buffett to Host Obama Fundraiser in New York

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Is this a deal that even some of the heads of trading firms would be privy to? I think not.

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    Whatever....

    The truth of the matter is, you have bought up so much of the extreme right's cool aid in regards to Obama being "anti-business", you will then resort to making **** up as a means to rationalize this development. So when the greatest investor of our time is shown rubbing elbows with Obama, he MUST be doing something unethical and deceiving.
    It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
    "Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911

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