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Old 09-08-2012, 09:34 AM
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Default Viral Video: Peter Schiff Baits DNC to "Ban Corporate Profits"

Peter Schiff Baits DNC to "Ban Corporate Profits"

Thomas R. Eddlem | The New American
08 September 2012

Free-market financial analyst, author and radio talk-show host Peter Schiff made some waves online with his baiting of delegates at this week's Democratic National Convention. Schiff, microphone in hand, trotted down to the DNC confab in Charlotte, North Carolina, and asked delegates to agree to a platform change to ban all corporate profits. About half of those filmed on his YouTube video, which already has more than half a million views in just a few days, did agree. (See video below.)

“Let's see how far to the left the Democrats are willing to go,” Schiff's video suggested, as the free-market champion engaged in the following kind of dialogue with delegates:

Schiff: “Those corporations want their profits, but we need the money, the people. We deserve that money. I mean, we do the hard work. We do all the shopping, right?”

Delegate: “That is true, yes.”

Schiff: “Without the consumer, there is no profits.”

Delegate: “That is also true. Yes.”

Schiff: “We demand our share of the pie.”

Delegate: “Also true.”

Schiff: “Well, you're a good Democrat.”

Schiff, a well-known adherent to the free market Austrian School of economics, clearly demonstrated a thorough fluency in “leftist-speak.” Schiff told one delegate: “Corporations have profits, and I want to ban those profits so that the workers can have higher wages and that the consumers can have lower prices.”

All but one of the Democrats interviewed by Schiff on the five-minute YouTube video agreed that the federal government should at least put a cap on corporate profits. Nine of the nineteen interviewed called for a total ban on corporate profits, which would completely destroy all small businesses. The latter figure includes one young woman, who may have been too young to be a delegate, who called for a federal law to make all corporations to “lose” money.

Schiff attained national fame for predicting the housing and financial crisis of 2007-08 with astonishing precision on national financial television interviews, years before the events unfolded. One of his fans compiled some of his 2005-07 interviews in a YouTube video, entitled “Peter Schiff Was Right,” that received millions of views.

The Peter Schiff radio show is syndicated nationally by the Radio America network, and Schiff replaced radio legend G. Gordon Liddy's time slot (10 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern time) after the latter retired July 27. Schiff's show is broadcast online and through 50 terrestrial radio affiliates across the nation.

Democrats: Let's Ban Profits!

Posing as an anti-business crusader, Peter Schiff found a number of DNC delegates and attendees who support explicitly outlawing profitability. We deliberately avoided speaking with the occupy protestors camping outside in tents to get a more "mainstream" Democratic perspective!
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:07 PM
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:06 PM
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That is a really scary video.
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That is a really scary video.
BB, I could not agree more.

When you see people this stupid, you have to ask where we went wrong.

Was it in the education system? Have the libtards really infiltrated the entire nations thinking to this extent? Are they really that stupid?

Nevermind, we are doomed.
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Some of them seemed staged.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:38 PM
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I don't think folks on the left have a monopoly on economic ignorance - it's a pretty general phenomenon. But I will say this; Folks on the left are particularly clueless. At least on the right, there is a part of the ideology that is very sincere about economics specifically. The right is fairly focused and most conservatives have at least a working understanding of the concepts.

And I mean this as no insult to the left. Economics is universally misunderstood. But a liberal could look straight into a camera and agree to ban all corporate profits. Economics is not a part of their ideology as it is to conservatives. They just don't get it at a certain level, at least down at the grass roots. Spend some time posting to the Daily Kos or Democratic Underground. You'll see what I mean.
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