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Brit Hume attacks Obama fixation on ‘wealth inequality’

Posted by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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"Republicans tend to worry about the health of the goose, Democrats about the distribution of the golden eggs."


On Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, senior network political analyst Brit Hume editorialized on the ailing economy and President Barack Obama’s newly launched PR campaign to promote his policies to deal with the country’s economic woes.

According to Hume, a cause of the hostilities in politics stems from the economy.

“The poor condition of the economy is an important cause of the poor condition of our politics,” Hume said. “That’s because a surging economy means a surge in tax receipts. That takes pressure off the federal budget because there’s enough money to finance both federal spending and other things while keeping tax rates low. That’s how things were during economic recoveries of the 1980s and ’90s. You could make a budget deal because there was enough money to go around. But the booming recovery of those days have given way to the feeble rebound we have seen since the so-called great recession that ended more than four years ago.”

Hume argued that Democrats have an irrational fixation on wealth inequality.

“Yet President Obama is fixated on wealth inequality, as if that’s what’s holding back growth,” he added. “Indeed, Democrats at times seem almost to prefer everyone be equally poor than unequally rich. That’s an exaggeration of course, but it holds a kernel of truth. Republicans tend to worry about the health of the goose, Democrats about the distribution of the golden eggs. Democrats seem to think spreading the wealth more equally will create more of it. After four years of weakness, you may think it would dawn on them that it simply doesn’t work that way. It’s fairly uncomplicated. Before you can spread the wealth, you have to create it. The government doesn’t create wealth. It absorbs it. The private sector creates it. Policies that encourage that can make some people outrageously rich. But they make a lot more people simply richer.”

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Ednarooni160
by on Jul. 31, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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Yet President Obama is fixated on wealth inequality, as if that’s what’s holding back growth,” he added. “Indeed, Democrats at times seem almost to prefer everyone be equally poor than unequally rich. That’s an exaggeration of course, but it holds a kernel of truth. Republicans tend to worry about the health of the goose, Democrats about the distribution of the golden eggs. Democrats seem to think spreading the wealth more equally will create more of it. After four years of weakness, you may think it would dawn on them that it simply doesn’t work that way. It’s fairly uncomplicated. Before you can spread the wealth, you have to create it. The government doesn’t create wealth. It absorbs it. The private sector creates it. Policies that encourage that can make some people outrageously rich. But they make a lot more people simply richer.”

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 11:43 AM

BUMP!

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM
Quoting SallyMJ:

"Republicans tend to worry about the health of the goose, Democrats about the distribution of the golden eggs."

It is a memorable quote.

But it is a straw man.   Democrats do care about the health of the goose.

Do Republicans care if 47% of the population end up with no eggs?


SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 4:56 PM

So you are saying Brit Hume doesn't have freedom of speech?

If Dems really did care about the health of the goose - building free markets, increasing wealth, why do they keep doing things that make the economy worse for the average American? And why are we still down by 9 million jobs? And why, because of Obamacare, are a huge percentage of jobs only part time? And why do the Dems condemn business and punish small business, which creates half the jobs in America.

No, Dem actions absolutely do not help grow wealth. They just take as much as they can of what is already there.

Conservatives want as many people as possible to be able to support themselves. But libs want more and more Americans to be dependent on taxpayers, even if they are able to take care of themselves.


Quoting Clairwil:

Quoting SallyMJ:

"Republicans tend to worry about the health of the goose, Democrats about the distribution of the golden eggs."

It is a memorable quote.

But it is a straw man.   Democrats do care about the health of the goose.

Do Republicans care if 47% of the population end up with no eggs?




Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:35 PM
Quoting SallyMJ:
Quoting Clairwil:
Quoting SallyMJ:

"Republicans tend to worry about the health of the goose, Democrats about the distribution of the golden eggs."

It is a memorable quote.

But it is a straw man.   Democrats do care about the health of the goose.

Do Republicans care if 47% of the population end up with no eggs?

So you are saying Brit Hume doesn't have freedom of speech?

Sally, you're really weird sometimes; you know that, right?

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Aug. 1, 2013 at 5:40 PM
Quoting SallyMJ:

And why are we still down by 9 million jobs? And why, because of Obamacare, are a huge percentage of jobs only part time?

Because Bush screwed up the economy so badly, the whole world thought the very system itself might break?


Because economies are complex, and jobs are just one part of it - you also have to watch inflation, currency, the stock market, housing, prices, etc.

And because, while the Democrats do care about economic growth, it isn't the ONLY thing they care about.

Oh, and if you can are allowed to argue from a single decreasing economic indicator to whether a party cares about the economy or not, then what would Bush's term in office say about whether the Republicans care about the economy?

And, finally, because the Republicans in the house keep sabotaging many bills that are aimed to increasing jobs.

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