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(Guardian)   Billionare Richard Branson demands bailout * from two different governments * he has paid zero tax to * in a blog post written on his tax-free private island *. Stars represent places subby's head exploded   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2020-04-20 11:18:59 AM  
Dear Mr. Branson: How about "No", Does "No" work for you?
 
2020-04-20 11:45:11 AM  
I'd love to see a government seize all his assets and then give him a "bailout" by returning 1/2 of the value of those assets to him.

Same for Bezos and any other billionaire farker that's whining about losing a drop of water from their Olympic size pool of wealth.
 
2020-04-20 11:49:47 AM  
Well clearly they need more tax cuts since that bailout bill failed them. Is it ever enough for these farkers? I know the answer already.
 
2020-04-20 11:57:40 AM  
F.U.R.B.
 
2020-04-20 12:02:05 PM  
The man who dies rich, dies disgraced.

                                    An​drew Carnegie
 
2020-04-20 12:02:24 PM  
You know if you ever get sickened by someone's seeming lack of morality.
I blame society. few people get to being 40+ without being a product of the environment they came out of.

So  he does seem to  be exactly what any honest not total chit head would have expected him to be, if they had any real awareness of the norms of western market culture.

What part of the last 100+ years of your own culture was not, never spend your own money if you can avoid it + always take as much of anyone else's money as you can get them to part with.

If you had not wanted him to behave this way now, then you needed to be indoctrinating him to an entierly different way of life than you did.

Too late now, he is exactly what his culture taught him to be. He has been getting cheered and rewarded for this behavior his whole life already.


As the short sighted selfish way of it goes,
never hurts to ask,
right?
 
2020-04-20 12:38:19 PM  
There was a time when he was a tool, but his businesses were something different in their respective arenas. I used to fly Virgin Atlantic quite frequently 20 years ago. Then, he changed, and not for the better. Instead of being a lot of talk and also a little of "this is how we're actually better" he was just a lot a lot of talk. Notice how he hasn't had any measurable success in the last decade while everyone else around him has? Seems governments sure have, and aren't about to give something that was failing a dumpster of cash, even if it would mean less competition in the short term.

Screw you Branson, some people get wise with age, you became the epitome of for fark you, I got mine, oh and give me some more. In other words, you're the poster child "Ok Boomer"
 
2020-04-20 12:42:21 PM  
Looks like he picked the wrong week to debut a luxury cruise ship.
 
2020-04-20 12:51:42 PM  
countries should limit bailouts to companies that are incorporated in them.  And by that I don't mean subsidiaries, but the actual company.

Also the airline industry can go fark itself
 
2020-04-20 1:25:12 PM  

Dick Gozinya: I'd love to see a government seize all his assets and then give him a "bailout" by returning 1/2 of the value of those assets to him.

Same for Bezos and any other billionaire farker that's whining about losing a drop of water from their Olympic size pool of wealth.


This is exactly what the UK government did when it bailed out the banks a decade ago. In return for bailing RBS out the government got way more than half the shares, and it's been selling those shares off slowly to get some of that money back.
They should do the same with Virgin. Maybe not quite as harsh, since RBS helped create the crash while Virgin didn't create the Cornonavirus.
 
2020-04-20 2:19:03 PM  
Remember a few years ago when other countries like the UK said it was ridiculous that the USA collects income where ever you live?
 
2020-04-20 4:18:11 PM  
Hang him in a public square.
 
2020-04-20 5:21:20 PM  
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2020-04-20 8:12:56 PM  
They think that continually making money is a game.  Nothing is ever going to touch them, so they just keep on going.
 
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