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Not Sure Whether to Applaud or Be Repulsed

Putin "Give me back my pen." lol


http://youtu.be/HaxsnRqT_xY

Since I'm against government getting involved in private business, I feel like I should be appalled. However, it's incredibly hard to feel sympathy for billionaires.

What do you think?

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I would like to see it here

I would like to see Obama with that kind of attitude. I think Putin was putting the people first. As far as sheeple is concerned, we all need to take a good look at ourselves. We have 545 people in all 3 branches of government completely controlling 300,000,000 people. Everyone that is allowing anything they don't want see in government are sheeples. If you don't like what you see change it.

This is dangerous territory.

We should not allow the satisfaction of watching the crony suits squirm lull us into the illusion that justice is being served.

That's how the rest of the sheeple operate. They prefer emotional victory to principle.

Oppositional from our

Government. Big business tells Obamallama what to do in this manner.

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Funny stuff

"Give me back my pen."

These guys are so intertwined with the government and their wealth is so dependent on government, that they must so as he commands.

Game of thrones.

Repulsed

If the Gov't wants to buy the factory, then let them buy it and run it into the ground themselves.

I may be confused, but isn't

I may be confused, but isn't he forcing a private company to remain operating against their will? If we are applauding his "alpha male-ness" ok, I guess...

but a lot of these comments are suggesting our government should do the same? I thought we were libertarians

There's a "given" here, and therein lay the difference.

Given that... the company took the bailout money so as to be able to continue to operate (providing jobs for the community in a "win-win" situation), the president simply made the executives sign that they would commit to doing that. That compares to American bailouts, where money that came from taxpayers was allowed to be used by executives to pay themselves ridiculously high salaries.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Definitely applaud!

!!!!

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Applaud!

Too bad OUR PRESIDENTS, who don't give a $#%^& ABOUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE and JOBS didn't do something similar with GENERAL MOTORS (for one). The global corporation got a taxpayer bailout and, in gratitude, would go on to boast in 2011 that 70% of GM cars were then made in CHINA. In case anyone missed the CEO at a press conference in Shanghai, here is where he reiterates that GM was committed to working not only *with* China, but *for* China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo Imagine if, instead, the money from American taxpayers induced GM to work with and for AMERICA. Ditto for all the other institutions that received bailouts.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

corruption is the name of the game in Russia:

http://www.dailypaul.com/312612/why-the-sochi-olympics-are-t...

"Damn the pandas, full steam ahead"

-Admiral David Farragut

Yeah, I'm sure. Power corrupts.

I applaud the principle of the thing.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

So

it's ok for government to get involved if you make billions, or millions?

The owners took the government bailout.

and 3 months later the people were still out of work. So, the owners should give the money back (I'm sure most as already been spent) or reopen the plant.

Well

Te government shouldn't have given the bail out to begin with. They should have went out of business. Still, I never applaud any government intrusion into private business, especially bail outs

Applaud

He's the President of a Federal Semi-Presidential Constitutional Republic Country and running a tight ship in this particular incident.

I'm not a member of that Country.

How he chooses to manage the Country within the confines of that Country's Constitution is that Country's choice.

RT reported on this 4 years ago.

Oh wow

Sorry, I thought it was recent because of the upload date.

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Hey, I'm glad you posted it

I hadn't seen it before and thought it pretty cool.