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Buffett rebukes Trump, unveils voter turnout effort

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 months ago

    Buffett rebukes Trump, unveils voter turnout effort
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ … ar-BBv7k71
    OMAHA, Neb., Aug 1 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett on Monday campaigned alongside Democrat Hillary Clinton at a rowdy rally in his home state of Nebraska, where he challenged Republican Donald Trump to release his tax returns and said he would personally drive people to the polls in November.

    "I pledge today that on Election Day, Nov. 8, I will take at least 10 people to the polls who would otherwise have difficulty getting there," Buffett said.

    Buffett also said he was backing a website, Drive2Vote, that would coordinate transportation to cast votes and that he had reserved a trolley that seats 32 people for the same purpose.
    Looks like Warren is driving people to the polls this November. Will this be effective enough to get Trump to show his returns? roll

    1. ahorseback profile image54
      ahorsebackposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Only demonstrates to me the truest form of Queen Hillary Hypocrisy .     Hanging with only LIBERAL  ultra-rich ?  Really Stacie , this is a surprise given  your intelligence .............;-]

      And people have been giving people rides for a hundred years  , " Warren Buffets gonna' give people rides" , I'm sure  he can get more than ten people  in that limo !  Hillary couldn't even drive a limo .

    2. PrettyPanther profile image84
      PrettyPantherposted 2 months ago in reply to this

      Like his (supposed) billionaire counterpart, Trump, Buffet is using this press conference to gain publicity.  He wants is to get more people to the polls and is hoping to encourage a nationwide effort.  Nothing wrong with that.  Everyone should be on board for greater voter participation.

      Secondary to that is poking Donald about his tax returns.  Buffet knows it is easy to rankle Donald.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image27
        Castlepalomaposted 2 months ago in reply to this

        Don't know what Trump game plan  is because he doesn't really know what it is.. He makes things up and sells it like a snake bite saleman.

  2. colorfulone profile image89
    colorfuloneposted 2 months ago

    Warren Buffett used to be a reasonable guy, blasting the rich for waging "class warfare" against the rest of us and deriding derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction." These days, he's just another financier crony, lobbying Congress against Wall Street reform, and demanding a light touch on—get this—derivatives! Buffet even went so far as to buy the support of Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska, for a filibuster on reform. Buffett has also been an outspoken defender of Goldman Sachs against the recent SEC fraud allegations, allegations that stem from fancy products called "synthetic collateralized debt obligations"—the financial weapons of mass destruction Buffett once criticized.

    See, it just so happens that both Buffet's reputation and his bottom line are tied to an investment he made in Goldman Sachs in 2008, when he put $10 billion of his money into the bank. Buffett has acknowledged that he only made the deal because he believed Goldman would be bailed out by the U.S. government. Which, in fact, turned out to be the case, multiple times. When the government rescued AIG, the $12.9 billion it funneled to Goldman was to cover derivatives bets Goldman had placed with the mega-insurer. Buffett was right about derivatives—they are WMD so far as the real economy is concerned. But they've enabled Warren Buffett to get even richer with taxpayer help, and now he's fighting to make sure we don't shut down his own casino.

    Top 10 Most Corrupt Capitalists in America
    * http://truth-out.org/archive/component/ … apitalists

    WB's net worth 63.3 billion USD

  3. Castlepaloma profile image27
    Castlepalomaposted 2 months ago

    Buffet said he is putting all his money in a personal vault . He did not say in gold yet did say it was because of the dollar crash.