‘I have no use for money’: Bill Gates plans to use his billions to eradicate polio. No use for money? OK Bill, let us know when you give up your mansion, cars, private jet and all your other perks and move into a flophouse in downtown Seattle, then we’ll believe you.

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That Guy January 21, 2013 at 12:43 pm

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Eh, at least he plans on actually doing something constructive with it rather than giving it to some lib-prop charity or the DNC. While I disagree with Gates’ politics, he at least does tend to put his money where his mouth is and try to be a good guy.

CO2Insanity January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm
That Guy January 21, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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You’ve got to take the good with the bad. A few billion going to people who deserve it goes a long way towards making up for a few million spent on some crackpot climate change experiment.

He also makes a pretty good OS.

Fenster314 January 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

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Big foundations, unless explicitly conservative at some point end up being shills for the left. I don’t see Gate’s foundation ending up any different. If/when conservatives get some leverage, one of the early agenda items would be to change the non profit laws and also force foundations based on fortunes left by billionaires to spend their endowments during a time measured in years not multiple decades.

PsychoDad January 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm

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Unfortunately, that’s a very anti-free-market/private property angle to take, and smacks uncomfortably of any leftist’s confiscatory inheritance tax scheme.

Sidekick January 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

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I’ll take him at his word. Worthy cause. At least he isn’t doesn’t seem to be a disingenuous ass like Buffett and complain about the tax code.

CO2Insanity January 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

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Wanna bet he takes a huge tax deduction over this?

Sidekick January 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm

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I’m okay with that. He didn’t write the tax code, Congress did.

flashingscotsman January 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

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I see no reason anyone should pay taxes on money they give to a legitimate charity.

matthew s harrison January 21, 2013 at 1:36 pm

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8 million left the job force in the last 4 years, and this cocksucker says he has no use for money? Hmmmm-maybe he should give it to some veterans orgs. here in the states? Nahhh, he’d rather give it to 3rd world nations, so that the dictators therein can continue their genocide. Mission accomplished-polio eradicated as long as the dictators murder every last person with Polio…and with 65 billion or so, that’s a lot of fucking bullets to get the job done. Great move bill-you douche

Jim Stewart January 21, 2013 at 2:01 pm

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Matthew, don’t hold back now.

coqsucer, taureau merde and putain de, mon Dieu!!

6 November 2012 January 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

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He meant YOUR Money, not his.

Jim Stewart January 21, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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Funny how people with money tend to dismiss how nice it is to have lots of it.

Navyvet2 January 21, 2013 at 2:56 pm

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While I appreciate his charity, I wish he would take a few bucks and spend it on Microsoft’s totally worthless off shore so called technical support. Way back when, when I actually wasted my time calling them, they knew less about Windows than I did, and that was hard to accomplish. I suspect nothing has changed.

flashingscotsman January 22, 2013 at 11:20 am

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In my best Apu accent, “Hello, my name is Dave, how can I help you?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXccMf1cBgQ

6 November 2012 January 21, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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He prolly meant taxpayer money, not his own.

Newsel January 21, 2013 at 8:09 pm

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Great news…hope he plans on paying for body guards for the poor souls yet to be slain….

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57559784/pakistan-militants-kill-5-women-from-u.n.-backed-polio-vaccination-program/

Big Al January 22, 2013 at 4:41 am

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I too have no need for money, I just need the things it buys.