Wanna watch the GOPers puke?

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    Jun 15, 2012 10:02 PM GMT




    Nick Hanauer, self described "super-rich" entrepreneur (assets of a billion plus), gave a fantastic TED Talk about how the middle class—not the super-rich—are the real job creators. But TED, which has released over 100 different political videos in the past, thought this one was too partisan and refused to release it. We normally love TED, and were surprised they didn't think this talk was TEDworthy. Under pressure from the internets, TED finally relented and released the video. Watch it and decide for yourself if it's really all that controversial to say that the "super-rich are not job creators."
    http://www.upworthy.com/breaking-you-know-that-ted-talk-you-werent-supposed-to-see-here-it-is-2?rc=i
  • tazzari

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    Jun 15, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    No - trickle-down economics work. They piss on the rest of us, and it trickles down!
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    Jun 15, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    This video is vitally important information that every voter should be exposed to.

    The choice in this election is STARK.

    The stakes have never been higher in any previos election.

    America cannot afford to fuck up and put another George W. Bush in the White House - and that's exactly what Romney would be.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 16, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    Surely this is completely inaccurate, because everyone knows that only the super rich ever employ people or contribute to the economy in any way, which is why they deserve more and more tax cuts. After all, it worked so well when George Bush was president, right?
    (Unless you count that mammoth recession and financial meltdown.)
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    Jun 16, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidSurely this is completely inaccurate, because everyone knows that only the super rich ever employ people or contribute to the economy in any way, which is why they deserve more and more tax cuts. After all, it worked so well when George Bush was president, right?
    (Unless you count that mammoth recession and financial meltdown.)




    We're at the eleventh anniversary of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

    They've added over 2.5 trillion to the National Debt and have utterly failed to deliver the strong economy and job growth promised by the Repubs.
    Instead we got the worst recession in 70 years and 8.7 million jobs lost.

    Now Romney wants to ignore that record of failure and double down on that failed policy by continuing the Bush tax cuts AND pling on even MORE tax cuts (only) for the rich.

    Why the hell would anyone in their right mind want to vote for that?
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:16 AM GMT
    Where are the Conservaposse? Oh !!! Busy talking about the fear of Obama turning the "US INTO A THIRD WORLD SOCIALIST COUNTRY" (per SoCal) the leader.
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    Jun 16, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    I've heard him talk about this before, don't recall the forum. I think I like him if I could believe that he was not simply setting himself up as a future candidate or if he's not simply distancing himself from other fat cats for when heads start to roll.

    Surprised and disappointed in TED that they would have suppressed that little lecture.
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    theantijock saidI've heard him talk about this before, don't recall the forum. I think I like him if I could believe that he was not simply setting himself up as a future candidate or if he's not simply distancing himself from other fat cats for when heads start to roll.

    Surprised and disappointed in TED that they would have suppressed that little lecture.





    I have no doubt that he passionately believes what he says.

    If there's self interest in his agenda - it's that he truly believes that the economy - and his business interests - PROFIT when there's a thriving middle class.

    He's a progressive - but he's also a capitalist.

    As are nearly all of us who identify as Democrats.
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
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    theantijock saidI've heard him talk about this before, don't recall the forum. I think I like him if I could believe that he was not simply setting himself up as a future candidate or if he's not simply distancing himself from other fat cats for when heads start to roll.

    Surprised and disappointed in TED that they would have suppressed that little lecture.





    I have no doubt that he passionately believes what he says.

    If there's self interest in his agenda - it's that he truly believes that the economy - and his business interests - PROFIT when there's a thriving middle class.

    He's a progressive - but he's also a capitalist.

    As are nearly all of us who identify as Democrats.


    I 99% agree. Being a skeptic at heart, I just like to leave a stepping stone for myself to jump to in case he should ever pull the rug out from under. Hmmm, apparently I'm a skeptic who mixes metaphors.
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    Jun 16, 2012 3:56 AM GMT
    theantijock said
    RickRick91 said
    theantijock saidI've heard him talk about this before, don't recall the forum. I think I like him if I could believe that he was not simply setting himself up as a future candidate or if he's not simply distancing himself from other fat cats for when heads start to roll.

    Surprised and disappointed in TED that they would have suppressed that little lecture.





    I have no doubt that he passionately believes what he says.

    If there's self interest in his agenda - it's that he truly believes that the economy - and his business interests - PROFIT when there's a thriving middle class.

    He's a progressive - but he's also a capitalist.

    As are nearly all of us who identify as Democrats.


    I 99% agree. Being a skeptic at heart, I just like to leave a stepping stone for myself to jump to in case he should ever pull the rug out from under. Hmmm, apparently I'm a skeptic who mixes metaphors.






    LOL

    Well, once bitten twice shy is understandable given all the gross self interest we've seen from the richest 1% over the last 4-5 years or so.

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    Jun 16, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    RickRick91 saidLOL

    Well, once bitten twice shy is understandable given all the gross self interest we've seen from the richest 1% over the last 4-5 years or so.



    Oh I don't reserve my suspicions for particular groups, I'm completely egalitarian in that. It isn't that I'm distrusting. I just don't put anything past anyone.