Bernie Sanders Exposes 18 CEOs who took Trillions in Bailouts, Evaded Taxes and Outsourced Jobs

  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2013 9:45 PM GMT
    Bernie Sanders Exposes 18 CEOs who took Trillions in Bailouts, Evaded Taxes and Outsourced Jobs




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  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 28, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    What else is newicon_question.gif The only way to end this nonsense is to discard the relic from the 1980s known as supply side, trickle down economics or Reaganomics which is more appropriately known as shitanomics.
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    Dec 29, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
    No doubt with Obama's tacit approval....

    He has been in office for 5 years....

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    Dec 29, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidNo doubt with Obama's tacit approval....

    He has been in office for 5 years....

    And please tell us what you expected President Obama to do about it, single handedly?

    Send in the Marines to seize their assets? Throw them in jail on his own authority? What, exactly?

    No significant economic reform legislation has been possible with the "Party of No" obstructing Congress. So what should Obama have done differently, that would have prevented this obscene situation with corporate CEOs? And please don't skimp on the specifics.
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    Dec 29, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    He is the most powerful man in the world, with a huge justice dept and revenue service at his command, as well as the ability to introduce legislation and enact executive orders. Yet he's done nothing. Ya gotta wonder...
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    Dec 29, 2013 11:00 PM GMT
    Blakes7 saidHe is the most powerful man in the world, with a huge justice dept and revenue service at his command, as well as the ability to introduce legislation and enact executive orders. Yet he's done nothing. Ya gotta wonder...

    As I presumed, you can provide no legal or legislative specifics, just vague generalities.

    "Most powerful man in the world" but in a constitutional democracy. That tells us nothing. Can the President just snatch people off the streets, seize their assets on his own authority?

    What executive order allows the President to prevent CEO compensation? Please tell us. Executive orders apply to the running of the Executive Branch of government, not directly to internal corporate affairs.

    The President can propose legislation, but only indirectly, through Members of Congress. There is no such thing as submission of a Presidential Bill to Congress - it can only originate from one of its own members.

    And then this indirect bill proposal must deal with the Party of No, blocking anything that has Obama's fingerprints on it. How does he bypass that? With dictatorial powers?

    So again, I ask by what specific methods Obama can prevent this CEO travesty? Saying he's "the most powerful man in the world" is an evasion, as I rather expected from you.

    By what legal means can any President accomplish what you propose? Please outline the exact legislative and executive steps the President should take, and the Constitutional precedents for them.
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    Dec 30, 2013 3:04 AM GMT
    I have to provide constitutional precedents, but a constitutional amendment to require that whenever a bill is proposed is unreasonable? I already answered your question, He has a justice dept. He has an IRS. He has the bully pulpit. He has a democrat senate and weak republicans in the house of representatives, who eventually give in to everything. He's gotten everything he's wanted so far. My point is that he doesn't want to go after big corporations. Can anyone guess why??