Matt Taibbi: Fuck the business community!

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    This is an interesting read, the left wing Rolling Stone got three Progressives to discuss the Republican victory this month. Peter Hart and David Gergen have some very good points, but Matt Taibbi is just so simply out there it's downright comical. Some snips:

    Roundtable: The GOP Victory, the Tea Party Ascendancy ? and Obama?s Next Steps | Rolling Stone Politics

    This demonstrates the problem Progressives have, they think the solution is even more government and when the voters say otherwise they lash out. Taibbi obviously has contempt for businesses and look at what he says when told that's what the business community feels from Washington. Taibbi seems to not understand that if the contempt the White House has for business is a problem, even more contempt from the likes of him is worse, not better. Obama didn't get shellacked because he compromised too much, it was because he compromised too little.
     
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    Oh look! Liberals who think they're smarter than everyone else. I've never seen this before! :rolleyes:

    "I can't convince anyone with my arguments so I'll just call them crazy and/or stupid". :uhoh3:
     
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    Taibbi is a walking preconceived notion.
     
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    I don't agree with "Fuck the business community" but he is dead right about Obama bringing back Rubin and his Wall Street crowd, the ones who monstrously fucked up, were bailed out by the government because of their own bad trades, and are now making more money than ever before.
     
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    Annnd...remember "too big to fail"..well...they are bigger now than when that was said in 2007.
     
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    Taibbi is the man. Like him or not you gotta take what he says seriously. He is one of the best investigative newsmen in the nation and his articles on the causes of the recession are all outstanding.

    Taibbi?s Takedown of ?Vampire Squid? Goldman Sachs | Rolling Stone Politics

    Just one of many brilliant exposes.
     
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    "Obama seems to be campaigning for his own defeat!

    "Thanks largely to the $13 trillion Wall Street bailout – while keeping the debt overhead in place for America’s 'bottom 98 per cent' – this happy 2 per cent of the population now receives an estimated three quarters (~75 per cent) of the returns to wealth (interest, dividends, rent and capital gains).

    "This is nearly double what it received a generation ago.

    "The rest of the population is being squeezed, and foreclosures are rising."

    Possibly the biggest problem Progressives have is finding candidates willing to state what's completely obvious to businessmen like Warren Buffett:

    "It is a reflection of how one-sided today’s class war has become that Warren Buffet has quipped that 'his' side is winning without a real fight being waged."

    Obama's Greatest Betrayal
     
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    He's correct in that it happened, but he's incorrect that the "business community" somehow sees that as a good thing, and it's not at all why the voters rejected Obama's policies.
     
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    I take what he says seriously, and that's why Progressives are seriously fucked. There was a clear trend in this election, the voters moved right in response to the previous two years where the government moved left. Moving further left wouldn't have made that result any different.
     
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    Nowhere in the Progressive model is an acknowledgement that people who made money tend to know how to make money and government handouts don't create prosperity for those who don't know how to make money.
     

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