The world's most powerful people

Forbes presents its annual ranking of the individuals who wield the greatest influence. Here's a look at the top 10.

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Dec 5, 2012 1:45PM
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I know he has the GOP in a turmoil pretty powerful if you ask me. Go Mr. president put it to the GOP like they have put it to the American people.
Dec 5, 2012 1:43PM
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Very SAD to see Obama as the most powerful..... He has NO Clue as to how to project that power.
Dec 5, 2012 1:43PM
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Uhhh, that most powerful would be the man who keeps his guns and fights redistribution.
Dec 5, 2012 1:43PM
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What WOULD Jesus do?  I KNOW!  SEND THE CONS..TO HELL!!!

 Republicans want lower taxes, a larger income gap; abolishment of the minimum wage, worker's rights, social safety nets, and government regulations; tort reform, arbitrary agreements, and corporate personhood. 

In other words, they want the middleclass to merge with the poor, have no rights in the workplace, to a livable wage, protection from an unsafe work environment, the ability to sue their employer if they are harmed in an unsafe workplace, or protection if disabled or laid-off.

 The Republicans want the American Dream to only be available to the wealthy (the new aristocrisy) while the middleclass (the new poor) are left to toil as wage-slaves and serfs.  Republicans are all about greed, veiling themselves as "Christian Conservatives" they crusade against gay marriage and abortion, while at the same time they want to eliminate social programs meant to help the poor, so what would Jesus do?

Dec 5, 2012 1:42PM
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He also qualified for the narcicism award- so he took a picture of himself looking into the water
Dec 5, 2012 1:42PM
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why wasn't Justin Beiber included in this list?
Dec 5, 2012 1:42PM
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Obama is the most powerful of the Doo Doo birds.
Dec 5, 2012 1:42PM
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What a dumb a@@ photo but he thinks he is the only 1
Dec 5, 2012 1:41PM
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PLEASE!!!!!!!!  He is the most self-powered man. He has to use his authority to make him powerful. He is using his power for evil!!!!
Dec 5, 2012 1:41PM
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I believe that China owns most of the US, so I kind of doubt that we are the sole economic superpower.  If we are, then the world is in a heap of trouble.

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Pope Benedict is only a "legend in his OWN mind". 

 

The late, holy father, Pope John Paul 2 has more clout, even post-humously, than Benedict has, hunously.

 

This is why I remain hopeful that the next Pope will honor John Paul 2's life, by ruling as John Paul 2 ruled the Catholics.

 

 

Dec 5, 2012 1:41PM
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BHO couldn't be the most powerful of anything, and who,or what is Forbes? You have to be a bunch of Odumbs***s  croonies who, at one point or the other got bailed out for something by this sorry administration. Birds of a feather stick together. Here it is a bunch of doo doo birds. LMFAO
Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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The brown clown from Kenya is ruining this country.
Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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Too bad Obama and the American people don't have the backbone and fortitude of Angela Merkel. 

Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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Funny how two of the most powerful are the head of the US Central Bank, and the European Central Bank.  You continually work to give your money to them and their cronies.  And when you complain that taxes should be higher on the wealthy, and that we need more regulation, they're even happier because they've arranged taxes and regulations in their favor.
Ron Paul suggests to audit (and do away with) our central bank, yet you call him a nut job.  
Have fun as you give your money to these bankers; you're getting what you deserve :)

Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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Coming from IMBECILES that voted TWICE for a room IQ war criminal like W?


YOU PEOPLE CUTTING DOWN OBAMA HAVE 0-NONE-NATTA CREDIBILITY EVER, EVER AGAIN IN THIS WORLD!  EVER!

Dec 5, 2012 1:40PM
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Mr. Forbes has firmly place his mouth around Obama's ... hehehe
Dec 5, 2012 1:39PM
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Worst news article ever, only reason he might be the "most powerful person in the world" is because he's a lie and a cheat.
Dec 5, 2012 1:39PM
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how fitting that both of these people steal- one from his friends and the other from the taxpayers- promoting your own agenda never felt so good- should they pull themselves out of their media pockets
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