"Corruption Fighter"

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    PrettyPantherposted 21 months ago

    No, it's not The Onion.

    “It’s just so unfair that American companies aren’t allowed to pay bribes to get business overseas,” Trump said, according to an passage published by the Post. “We’re going to change that.”

    The law is designed to prevent individuals and businesses in the U.S. from paying money or offering gifts to foreign officials as a way to win business overseas.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles … eas-bribes

    1. Randy Godwin profile image59
      Randy Godwinposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Finally, something he has experience with!  lol

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        PrettyPantherposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        Yes! The "Corruption Fighter" is fighting to make corruption legal! It's so unfair that he can't bribe foreign officials without consequence.

        Go get 'em, Trump!

        1. Randy Godwin profile image59
          Randy Godwinposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          I suppose it's the "American way," these days. sad

    2. GA Anderson profile image90
      GA Andersonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      That sounds like another 'open mouth - insert foot' moment for our president.

      But what if he said the same thing in Obama-speak? (not picking on Pres. Obama, just using him as an illustration)

      "Due to the ethical restrictions placed on American companies by the FCPA, they are effectively shut out of many international markets. Although unfortunate, this is a consequence of requiring honest and ethical business standards.

      We intend to continue demanding our companies meet those standards, but we are looking at every aspect of the FCPA to determine if there are any specific areas that may warrant reevaluation."

      Same message?

      I don't think I would support any relaxation of the FCPA. Any adult should know that life isn't fair, so I would certainly expect an international businessman to know it.


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        PrettyPantherposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        It wouldn't make it any more palatable if it were in pretty words.  At least not to me. Rumsfeld was good at that, but I never bought his line, either. 

        Edit:  I do get your point, though.  It just goes to prove Trump is the most honest president we've ever had.  ;-)

        1. GA Anderson profile image90
          GA Andersonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          Okay now, that [Edit] was a nice bit of sarcasm. I liked it.


    3. IslandBites profile image90
      IslandBitesposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      2012 Trump

      In a CNBC SquawkBox interview Trump said that “this country is absolutely crazy” to prosecute alleged FCPA violations in places like Mexico and China.  Moreover, Trump said that the FCPA is a “horrible law and it should be changed” and that it puts U.S. business at a “huge disadvantage.”

      "Now, every other country goes into these places, and they do what they have to do. It's a horrible law and it should be changed. I mean, we're like the policeman for the world. It's ridiculous," Trump said.

      1. MizBejabbers profile image89
        MizBejabbersposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        So it sounds like today's leaders want to adopt the policy of "When in Rome do as the Romans do." That really is leaning toward making the U.S. a third-world country by adopting their policies rather than standing up for what is right. Not to mention adding to the cost to the consumer because, as we all know, the cost of these bribes would be passed along to the consumer.

    4. Eastward profile image89
      Eastwardposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Globalize the swamp!


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