12 July 2014, 16:41

Three world's richest persons unite against US Congress

Three world's richest persons unite against US Congress

Three persons included in the list of the richest people of the world have united against the US Congress, which, in their opinion, had made a mess of the immigration reform, and published a joint column in The New York Times. "Americans deserve better than this," the billionaires, who believe that Congress is not able to reach compromises and endangers citizens, write.

"The current stalemate - in which greater pride is attached to thwarting the opposition than to advancing the nation’s interests - is depressing to most Americans and virtually all of its business managers," they write. According to Gates, Buffett and Adelson, the majority of Americans believe that it is in the interests of the country to create an immigration bill that would satisfy the interests of both migrants living in the United States and citizens of the country, but so far, the American policy fails on both fronts.

The billionaires note that they decided to speak out together, despite political differences: Gates and Buffett supported Obama, but Adelson spent almost $ 100 million in 2012 trying to prevent his re-election.

A separate column on the same topic for the Breitbart website was written by another famous American billionaire - Donald Trump. The businessman believes that the migration problem on the border with Mexico can be solved quickly. But, according to Trump, Obama proved that this problem was of no consequence to him. "A country that cannot protect its borders will not last long," Trump emphasized.

US weakness 'is right in the center of the White House' - Former Vice President Cheney

Former US Vice President Dick Cheney stated that the weakness due to which US influence in the international arena decreases "is right in the center of the White House," reports Fox News. Dick Cheney stated on Wednesday that he believes President Obama is a "very, very weak president."

It seems to him that Obama doesn't completely understand the current obligations that the US has in the world.

Cheney also claimed that he has spoken with many people in the Middle East and those people have doubt in Obama's actions. They also tend to think that his leadership has reduced American's influence around the world.

"They all are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and influence in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president," he said. "We've got a problem with weakness, and it's centered right in the White House."

Cheney said Obama's plan to remove all troops from Afghanistan by 2016, instead of negotiating an agreement to keep some troops in the country, is an example of his weakness.

"That's stupid, it's unwise, and it will in fact just reinforce the notion that we're weak, that we've got a leader who doesn't understand US obligations and commitments around the world and is not prepared to act on them," he explained.

Cheney has also stated that Obama has been "totally ignoring" the reasons why the US invaded Afghanistan. "It's as though he wasn't even around when 9/11 happened," he said. Cheney is sure that this decision was disrespectful towards all those people who served there.

According to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll Barack Obama's approval rating has dropped to its lowest point since he was inaugurated in 2009. The poll confirms that Obama's domestic and foreign policy is not favored by Americans themselves: the results of a survey conducted late last month showed his lowest rating for the whole time of his leadership.

Over 50% of Americans do not view Obama as strong and honest leader - poll

More than half of Americans do not believe US President Barack Obama to be a strong and honest leader. These are the results of a public opinion poll conducted in the first decade of June by the Gallup research center. 52 percent of respondents said that Obama's activity in general makes a bad impression on them. 47 percent of those who took part in the survey adhere to the opposite view.

In the course of the public opinion survey, respondents were also asked what leadership characteristics related or did not relate to the current occupant of the White House. 53percent of respondents said they did not agree with the statement that Obama could be considered "a strong and decisive leader". 45 percent of respondents adhere to another opinion on this matter.

51percent of respondents disagree with the statement that the current President of the USA is "honest and trustworthy." 47 percent of respondents hold the opposite point of view on this issue. And also 51 percent oppose and 47 percent support the statement that in their eyes he is an "honest and trustworthy man". The share of those doubting Obama's honesty, according to sociologists, has exceeded half of the respondents for the first time during his Presidency.

In early June, the data of an opinion poll conducted by the Fox News channel was released, according to which 55 percent of Americans believed that during the Presidency of Barack Obama, the USA had to a large extent lost its position in the world. In general, according to the Fox News survey, 54 percent of respondents do not approve of Obama's activities as President. Meanwhile, 34 percent of Americans like the foreign policy of the head of the White House, and 58 percent of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with the way Obama deals with the problems of the internal policy.

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