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Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:51 AM

Survey: More than half of corporate CEOs prefer Clinton over Trump

Survey: More than half of corporate CEOs prefer Clinton over Trump

More than half of Fortune 500 CEOs say they would prefer Hillary Clinton to win the White House instead of Donald Trump, according to a new survey.

Fifty-eight percent of the CEOs said they would support Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, while 42 percent would support Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, according to a survey conducted last month by Fortune and released on Wednesday.

“Big company CEOs tend to lean heavily Republican," the survey said.

"But most of the 500 operate on a global scale, and many disagree with Trump’s proposals for raising trade barriers. Some also have been rattled by his stance on immigration, or by his comments showing little understanding of public finance."

http://thehill.com/policy/finance/economy/281842-more-than-half-of-ceos-prefer-a-clinton-white-house


No kidding.

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Reply Survey: More than half of corporate CEOs prefer Clinton over Trump (Original post)
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2016 OP
MineralMan Jun 2016 #1
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2016 #3
MineralMan Jun 2016 #8
libtodeath Jun 2016 #9
MineralMan Jun 2016 #12
libtodeath Jun 2016 #13
MineralMan Jun 2016 #14
tonyt53 Jun 2016 #2
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2016 #7
Viva_La_Revolution Jun 2016 #4
firebrand80 Jun 2016 #5
auntpurl Jun 2016 #6
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2016 #10
Nuclear Unicorn Jun 2016 #16
libtodeath Jun 2016 #17
Vinca Jun 2016 #11
Lizzie Poppet Jun 2016 #15

Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:53 AM

1. That's no doubt true.

Donald Trump is a loose cannon. As President, he might well do any damned thing you could imagine or even worse. It's a concern every thinking person has, regardless of political leanings.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:55 AM

3. Well, as long as you welcome our new insect overlords it must be okay.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:05 PM

8. Most people's livings derive in some way from corporations.

That's a fact. It is not in most people's interest that the business community be disrupted. That's also a fact.

A collapse of corporate America would be a disaster of overwhelming proportions. Donald Trump could trigger such a collapse.

Sorry, but defeating Trump is in the best interest of everyone. Period.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:27 PM

9. Kind of sad that protecting corporate America is being promoted here.

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:33 PM

12. Who signs your paycheck? What's the name at the top of it?

Assuming that you work for someone.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:38 PM

13. None of your business.

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:42 PM

14. You're right. It is none of my business, but

you know. That's my point. As I said, most people's living comes from corporations in one way or another. Even mine. I'm self-employed, but every company I work for on a contract basis is incorporated. One way or another, we all work for corporations, large and small. And small ones deal with larger ones, and so on and so on.

Corporations are the foundation of our economy. That's simply a fact.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:53 AM

2. Stability - the mainstay of most businesses. Trump offers none.

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:58 AM

7. I'm sure the "business environment" will meet their every expectation under Hillary.

They're paying good money and lots of it to have the world operate just the way they want it.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:57 AM

4. how many prefer Sanders?

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:57 AM

5. I'm surprised Trump's number is that high nt

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:58 AM

6. Well, duh.

So they should. Trump wants to blow up the world. That is bad for business (except mercenaries and rebuilding companies).

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:28 PM

10. And that's supposed to be a positive thing?

Hoo-boy.....no thanks.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:54 PM

16. The responses are breathtaking. I'm not even 30 and yet I find myself harkening back to a time

before all this corporatist Realpolitik, back when the Democratic party cared more for the little guy rather than making excuses for Big Money.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:56 PM

17. It is astonishing.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:28 PM

11. That should be a no brainer. Trump is nuts.

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Response to Nuclear Unicorn (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 12:45 PM

15. They know which one they have actual leverage over.

 

Trump's one of them (sort of), and not only are most CEOs smart enough to realize what a nutjob he is, they also have no leverage over him. He doesn't need their money. Bernie's the mortal enemy of their oligarchic influence. Their choice is obvious...

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