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Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:01 PM

The American Dream: Al Gore vs Romney

Both Al Gore and Mitt Romney are wealthy, worth easily in the hundreds of millions of dollars. But this is where the difference in how they attained the American Dream becomes stark.

Al Gore has made his hundreds of millions of dollars by building companies in media, computers, and to help the environment. He has made movies, written helpful books, and won international prizes (Nobel), movie awards, and television awards. In short, his wealth is created through helping others while creating wealth.

Romney made his wealth by taking over companies and either shutting them down, outsourcing large pieces to China (while claiming to be pro-American), or modifying capital flow (e.g. pension plans) already under the companies control. Romney has made his money off misery and downsizing.

I believe Al Gore is the imbodiment of the American Dream and a true American role model.

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samsingh Jan 2013 OP
GeorgeGist Jan 2013 #1
samsingh Jan 2013 #12
hughee99 Jan 2013 #2
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #3
samsingh Jan 2013 #5
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #6
hughee99 Jan 2013 #10
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #11
samsingh Jan 2013 #15
rhett o rick Jan 2013 #4
samsingh Jan 2013 #7
lunatica Jan 2013 #8
samsingh Jan 2013 #9
Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #13
samsingh Jan 2013 #16
MrSlayer Jan 2013 #14

Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:09 PM

1. If corporations are people ...

Romney is a rapist.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:21 AM

12. well put

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:13 PM

2. I heard Rmoney just made tens of millions recently by selling stock

in a company that outsourced almost all of its manufacturing to China. Romney is on the Board of Directors of that company, too..

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:17 PM

3. Al Gore just did the same thing. He sold stock options in Apple which outsourced manufacturing to

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:21 PM

5. it's one of his many ventures - and Apple is another very successful

company that employess Americans as well as contributing to the world economy that we are all dependent on today.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:24 PM

6. What company was that? nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:34 PM

10. I'm not sure...

A friend was telling me about it at work (otherwise I would have posted a link), and it seemed plausible to me. Now that I think about it, it sort of sounds like they were telling me the Gore/Apple story with the names changed or omitted.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #10)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:10 PM

11. I sure dont want to appear to be a Rmoney fan. Just interested in what's what. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 12:28 PM

15. apple

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:20 PM

4. What a shame the "American Dream" is now to be rich like Gore or Rmoney.

In the 1950's the "Dream" was to own your own home and car. Work a decent job for 40 hours a week. Save some money for your kids college and your retirement.

Now we "Dream" to be like Rmoney and Gore. Well buy that lottery ticket.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:25 PM

7. i think there is a continuum of financial success that embodies the American dream

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:28 PM

8. The love of money isn't the root of all evil

It just magnifies what a person already is.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 04:31 PM

9. true

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 01:18 AM

13. Al Gore would clean the floor with Mitt Romney.

Just like President Obama did!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 03:27 PM

16. in every way

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Response to samsingh (Original post)

Sun Jan 20, 2013, 02:36 AM

14. Ah, to be born into wealth and to use that advantage to create even more.

 

Which is what they both did.


Yay them.

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