Sunday, March 25, 2007

Republicans actually hate business?

Hi folks,

From my friend Linda L, some interesting numbers.

Here's Linda:
I was always under the impression that the reason Business supports the Republican party ... is because the Republicans nurture and support the US business climate... a reciprocal relationship. So I did a little checking into Forbes lists of the world's wealthiest people.

In 2001 (Clinton Administration):

1. Gates, William H. III US
2. Buffett, Warren Edward US
3. Allen, Paul Gardner US
4. Ellison, Lawrence Joseph US
5. Albrecht, Theo & Karl Swiss
6. Alsaud, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi
7. Walton, Jim C. US
8. Walton, John T. US
9. Walton, S. Robson US
10. Walton, Alice L. US

In 2007 (Bush Administration)

1. Bill Gates … $56 billion - US
2. Warren Buffet … $52 billion - US
3. Carlos Slim Helu … $49 billion - Mexico
4. Ingvar Kamprad … $33 billion - Sweden, Now Swiss
5. Lakshmi Mittal … $32 billion - India, Now London
6. Sheldon Adelson … $26.5 billion - US
7. Bernard Arnault … $26 billion - France
8. Armancio Ortega … $24 billion - Spain
9. Li Ka-shing … $23 billion - China
10.David Thomson … $22 billion - Canada

In 2001, during Clinton's administration 8 of the most wealthy people in the world were from the US.

In 2007, during the Bush administration, only 3 of the most wealthy people in the world are from the US.

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the economy on Wall Street in New York City Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007.

"When people across the world look at America's economy what they see is low inflation, low unemployment, and the fastest growth of any major industrialized nation."


Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm



Hmmmmmmmm, indeed. Many thanks to Linda.


hiho
Mpeterson

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