Ben Affleck $37,000,000/Year Lib Actor Lectures Greedy CEO’s or Another Useful Idiot

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    Ben Affleck $37,000,000/Year Lib Actor Lectures Greedy CEO’s or Another Useful Idiot



    NewsBusters reported:
    On Tuesday’s Morning Edition, actor Ben Affleck was selling his new movie about corporate layoffs, Company Men, and anchorman Steve Inskeep carefully led the left-wing actor onto a soapbox to lecture about the immorality of American capitalism and financiers who do nothing but “move money back and forth”:
    INSKEEP: There’s a line in Company Men that’s staying with me. Tommy Lee Jones is at a corporate conference table. Someone else at the conference table is discussing their plans to lay off a bunch of workers. And nearly all the workers being laid off are older, which could be construed as being wrong or illegal. Someone at the table says: “Oh, no. This is going to pass legal scrutiny.” And Jones responds: “I always thought we aimed for a little higher standard than that.”
    AFFLECK: That speaks so perfectly to people’s feelings about our country. It’s like it’s just about getting by, or people can like let people go if they can get away with it, that there’s no deeper sense of right or wrong. The banks shouldn’t — people shouldn’t make such a giant profit off just moving money back and forth. And CEOs’ pay shouldn’t be 200 times the average worker. It used to be nine times.
     
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    CEO pay and bonuses are wildly out of control but if I'm a talentless douchebag making millions a year as one of the top paid people in my profession I'm prolly going to STFU about it.
     
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    Someone send that link to the Tea Party ... being the debt/deficit hawks that they are I'm sure they will be more than willing to do what is best for their country.
     
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    Kicking out the radical left and their policies from the House of Reps
    isn't enough for you
    :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Frankly, no.

    The Tea Party's silence since the election in the face of budget busting "compromises" tells me the organization (not every individual in it) was all about just getting the GOP back in power and not really fixing the problem.
     
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    Silence- not really

    We know that we can't fix it with the Democrats in power. Doesn't work throw those "bums" out as well
     
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    meh......only the far left k00ks take them seriously.
     
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    They've been silent about it ... save the ones crying about extending unemployment to the poor while the wealthiest Americans get almost $100 billion a year out of the deal.

    They
    were a bunch of useful idiots.
     
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