@tirlapur , Thank you for enlightment with what Bill Gate is doing now in the Social World and with his motivational spirit. But for presidency, It is not that he can not handle it but the white house right now will not be a good idea. The current pressure may crash your good will. Many politians that we have today are there for the interest of few powerful hands and that is why every legislation is sitting on the possibility of being re-elected. Which means if you do not meet the goal of the big boss, you can be fired. Does that really conote that they are working for the entire country ???. I will rather suggest that Bill should just enjoy his life at this time and enjoy his money and his family. He has labored for his money and he should not because of being part of history of Unted States President venture to contest for presidency. He is know already globally and his name can never be forgotten except "Microsoft" is totally not in existence anymore.
I heard on the radio today the Fed has a Website set up to take donations toward reduction of the national debt. Maybe Buffett and Gates will just cut the government a check...however, it's not the private sector's job to get us out of debt and it reminds me of the saying: "Give a man a fish and he eats for today. Teach him to fish and he eats for the rest of his life." Unless the government cuts costs, "donating" a billion here and there won't teach anything.
The country has to generate revenue somehow. I truly can't see how they would generate revenue without increasing some taxes. Taxing the higher end of the economic scale makes sense, I have not heard another workable alternative.
I know I am commenting late on this but I can't help but echo your sentiments in this story. Our political landscape has gotten more and more embarrassing over time. It seems that nothing gets done for the good of the country and the people. There is political positioning and posturing for one's own good and political advancement. How sad for the US and its economy. It is no wonder we are in the economic state we are now.
The life time mission of Bill Gate may be what he has done in the Microsoft world.
I dont think life time mission of Bill gates is what he has done in Microsoft, it is what he is doing through Melinda gates. He has inspired many billionaire to give away their wealth in charity. I think if he becomes US president he will concentrate more on Social issues and technology.
... I was joking about Bill Gates running for president. Of COURSE that would never happen! And Barbara, you are right about the poor track record of businessmen running for president, which I guess does not bode well for Mitt Romney...
The way things are going though, maybe the US Treasury may have to ask Bill Gates for a loan at some point? (This is also a joke... well, mostly...)
Parser, You are absolutely right. everyone is looking for candy president forgetting that life also has it good time and bad time. If a president had it nice like the experience of the early 90's, people will raise the tumb but otherwise, people will like to chew. Put the people that are criticising into the same shoe, they will be worse than an infidel. They hail the president when they are getting cool Aides and they shout 'crucify him' when they have to give out. What a misery of humanity!
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