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Bill Gates helps elect Obama, then Microsoft whines about Obama

2007: Bill Gates donates $2,300 to Hillary and to Obama.

2008: Bill Gates donates $100,000 to Obama’s inauguration.

2009: Microsoft whines that the tax policies of the guy Gates helped elect will force MS to move people overseas.

June 3 (Bloomberg) — Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Steven Ballmer said the world’s largest software company would move some employees offshore if Congress enacts President Barack Obama’s plans to impose higher taxes on U.S. companies’ foreign profits.

“It makes U.S. jobs more expensive,” Ballmer said in an interview. “We’re better off taking lots of people and moving them out of the U.S. as opposed to keeping them inside the U.S.”

Update: I see the Ballmers also ponied up $100K for the inauguration and $2,300 to each of Hillary and Obama.