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Michael Moore: "America is not broke"
Salon's War Room ^ | March 6, 2011 | Peter Finocchiario

Posted on 03/06/2011 7:03:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The documentary filmmaker was in Wisconsin yesterday, slamming Republicans for cutting union benefits.

Michael Moore has a message for Wisconsinites:

Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe -- so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had -- America is not broke.

The claim came at the beginning of a speech delivered by the documentary filmmaker and liberal firebrand at the Wisconsin State Captiol yesterday. Over the course of 30 minutes, Moore railed against Republicans, who he accused of misleading the American public when they claim that government can't afford to spend money on expenditures like pensions and union wages. You can watch the entire speech below.

(VIDEO AT LINK)

Read the full transcript of Michael Moore's speech at The Huffington Post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-moore/america-is-not-broke_b_832006.html


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
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Isn't he a billionaire or nearly so? Maybe he should pay more in taxes...
1 posted on 03/06/2011 7:03:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michael Moore is certainly not broke.

His money is a national resource that needs to be distributed to more worthy people immediately.

2 posted on 03/06/2011 7:05:42 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moore wouldn’t lie, would he?


3 posted on 03/06/2011 7:06:35 PM PST by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When you consider how much he has lied in all his “movies”, you wonder who actually believes this walking sack of mule muffins.


4 posted on 03/06/2011 7:08:00 PM PST by MissouriConservative (Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods. - H. L Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"America is not broke"


Yeah... and Michael Moore is not fat!
5 posted on 03/06/2011 7:08:08 PM PST by CurlyBill (1-20-13 can't get here fast enough!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“and I am not fat...”


6 posted on 03/06/2011 7:08:09 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You know what Moore... the taxes (income, property, school, & sales) and then the fees/registrations/etc. I pay... I'm tapped out dude.

It all goes into a giant hole and I see little to no benefit from it.

So to you Moore... FU and the F socialist loving train you rode in on fool.

7 posted on 03/06/2011 7:08:23 PM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: CurlyBill

Beat me by one second...


8 posted on 03/06/2011 7:08:53 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Freedom's Fortress")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

CAFR1.com.America isn’t broke at all which is true because the states stole the wealth from taxpayers since 1946 and are hiding massive assets hidden from the public.


9 posted on 03/06/2011 7:08:56 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; Gilbo_3; ...

If you go back to his movie Sicko he creates this narrative that we could be like Europe and get all those great government services ‘free’ with only the rich paying for them.

But now you can see as Moore sides with our public-servant masters against us that it is all a big lie to make us slaves to them. And as soon as liberals get enough power like in Maryland they raise taxes on the poor and lower middle class, the groups they claim to protect.


10 posted on 03/06/2011 7:12:12 PM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

IOW, he and his ilk need to try a little harder.

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


11 posted on 03/06/2011 7:14:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Michael Moore is certainly not broke.

But every floorboard he steps on has a dang good chance of ending up that way!
12 posted on 03/06/2011 7:14:30 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: sickoflibs

I would like to see Moore run for gov of Michigan, which I think he resides. And when no businesses come in because his anti business climate- then we will see him change his tune


13 posted on 03/06/2011 7:15:23 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He can't possibly believe himself. I can't believe he thinks anyone else does.

Obligatory puppet reference follows:


14 posted on 03/06/2011 7:17:26 PM PST by Dr. Sheldon Cooper (The truth can indeed be a finger-down-the-throat for those unprepared to hear it.)
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To: taxtruth

What’s that?


15 posted on 03/06/2011 7:17:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hope he has a plan when he wakes up and finds his money isn’t even good for wiping his very big @$$. He might be able to trick people into buying his BS now, but lying isn’t going to be very valuable after a crash.


16 posted on 03/06/2011 7:18:03 PM PST by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be purchased and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And this is the hypocritical asshat who just sued the Weinstein Bros. for allegedly cheating him out of $2.7 mil in profits over his tinfoil hat schlockumentary, Fahrenhype 9/11. Let's see you kick that into the union kettle, Walrus Boy.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

17 posted on 03/06/2011 7:19:29 PM PST by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
MOORE-H
18 posted on 03/06/2011 7:19:37 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Can’t people on FR read a CAFR???DUH!States have tons of cash.


19 posted on 03/06/2011 7:19:51 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think he’s worth at least $20 million from various media articles I’ve read on how much he made from F9/11. He’s certainly rich. Apparently his $20 million is a national resource, so someone should go up to his house and knock demanding a share of this national resource


20 posted on 03/06/2011 7:20:59 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

State financial reports of wealth and assets hidden from the public which taxpayers paid for.


21 posted on 03/06/2011 7:22:38 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Of course we're not broke, we can't be. Michael Moore says so so it must be the truth. After all, he's Michael Moore.

Josef Göbbels wrote:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

And the people in 1930's Germany were a hell of a lot smarter than the liberals in this country now.
22 posted on 03/06/2011 7:23:53 PM PST by NWFLConservative
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To: 4rcane

Celebrity NetWorth thinks $50 million
http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/directors/michael-moore-net-worth/


23 posted on 03/06/2011 7:25:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: NWFLConservative
States aren't broke at all but they have robbed their taxpayers by hidden wealth that was created by the taxpayers.Read their CAFR”S.
24 posted on 03/06/2011 7:27:28 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why post this nonsense because the states do have much wealth HIDDEN from the public.


25 posted on 03/06/2011 7:29:33 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give me your money you fat freak; I’m smarter than you and I deserve it more.


26 posted on 03/06/2011 7:32:47 PM PST by Mike Darancette (The heresy of heresies was common sense - Orwell)
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To: taxtruth

Is there a link or links to see what you’re talking about?


27 posted on 03/06/2011 7:34:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure,just read your state CAFR or contact walterburien@cafr1.com to help you.


28 posted on 03/06/2011 7:41:45 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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I remember the question; Can G_d make a rock so heavy, that he, himself, could not lift it?


Michael Moore is: """such an a$$h0Ie!"""

Divide by zero! Pictures, Images and Photos

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29 posted on 03/06/2011 7:43:25 PM PST by Cyber Ninja
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course the states aren’t broke. Seriously, unlike you or me, they simply go get more money from the taxpayers when they have fiscal problems.

The point Moore is making is insidious, though, because like the rest of the MSM he’s claiming that the states can just get more money from The Rich, as if the rich keep it in underground caves. I have no illusions about the rich, but I also know that when the rich are taxed, they don’t buy things that the non-rich make.

This is all about the same thing 90% of everything liberals go on about, which is that they think they can control wealth better than those who know how to earn it in a capitalist economy.

The fact is, the rich don’t love you and they’re not benevolent, but the system is such that in order to make money they have to circulate it in the economy—which is what makes the economy HAPPEN.

Michael Moore doesn’t grasp this. Like Oscar talking about gravy in THE ODD COUPLE, he thinks money just “comes” when you want it. (Gravy, there ya go, Mike.)

Moore thinks making sour-faced rich cliches hand over piles of money to smiling poor people is fun. It has nothing to do with reality, but that hasn’t stopped him from making those science fiction movies he calls ‘documentaries,’ so why should it stop him now?


30 posted on 03/06/2011 7:43:52 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

Read your state CAFR report and I bet you will have a different take on states REAL wealth.


31 posted on 03/06/2011 7:48:15 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am sure it was touching....

/sarcasm

MM: As long as there is a functioning business in America, we are not broke. As long as there is a productive working taxpayer in this country, we are not broke. As long as there are bank accounts and piggy banks we are not broke.... we must have it all, every last penny!

/sarc


32 posted on 03/06/2011 7:48:24 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: sickoflibs
he creates this narrative that we could be like Europe...

Michael Moore's liberal elite - multimillionaire who puts on a baseball cap and pretends to be working class. His dream of us being like Europe - going broke with programs we can't afford, kowtowing to Islamists, and printing money like wild seems to be coming true.

33 posted on 03/06/2011 7:49:26 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reminds me of another fat, delusional slob named Bernanke.


34 posted on 03/06/2011 8:06:05 PM PST by To-Whose-Benefit? (It is Error alone which needs the support of Government. The Truth can stand by itself.)
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To: taxtruth

Thanks for that.


35 posted on 03/06/2011 8:25:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: GOPJ
Michael Moore's liberal elite - multimillionaire who puts on a baseball cap and pretends to be working class

it has always amazed that a no talent goofball like Moore, in the only country on earth that would pay any attention to him at all, hates the U.S. with a venom that even most of our enemies don't have. He has to be a very sad person

36 posted on 03/06/2011 8:32:00 PM PST by terycarl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You can watch the entire speech below.

No, thanks; I just ate! Damned overfed socialist scumbag hypocrite.

37 posted on 03/06/2011 9:00:57 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: Darkwolf377
he’s claiming that the states can just get more money from The Rich, as if the rich keep it in underground caves.

Damned selfish rich people, sitting on all that money that we could use! They need to put some of it back into the economy!

/sarc

I believe that's where he "learned" his economic theories.

38 posted on 03/06/2011 9:12:10 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
About 8% of America's families have a net worth of over a million dollars.

Michael Moore's net worth is estimated to be over $50 million which easily places him in the top 1% of America's elite:


39 posted on 03/06/2011 9:17:34 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
You can watch the entire speech below.

The video was about the homosexual brainwashing of children in elementary schools!
40 posted on 03/06/2011 9:22:26 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hi, this is Michael Moore for Jenny Craig.....


41 posted on 03/06/2011 10:34:48 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Question: Doesn’t Michael Moore claim small town Michigan as his residence to avoid New York taxes?


42 posted on 03/06/2011 10:36:23 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: taxtruth

I’ve seen you give this answer to everyone else on this thread. You don’t know me and you don’t know what I know about my state, so please—buzz off.


43 posted on 03/07/2011 12:04:55 AM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: ApplegateRanch

As comic books involve some reading, he probably just looked at the pictures. While eating something.


44 posted on 03/07/2011 12:06:37 AM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377
Oregon legislator reads CAFR, finds billions, ends budget deficit crisis; California can do same.

Get with the program and buzz off until you have real FACTS supported via numbers in state CAFR’s.If you have a problem with this then blame your lying state and city government for conning you.

45 posted on 03/07/2011 7:04:42 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: taxtruth

Who are you to tell ME to buzz off when YOU replied to ME?

Mind your own freaking business. You have NO IDEA what I know about my state—or even which state I live in.

Go play with your Ron Paul doll and watch your copies of Fahrenheit 9-11, already.


46 posted on 03/07/2011 7:09:01 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

You should post your real state CAFR.What state are you from so I can reveal it on FR?


47 posted on 03/07/2011 7:14:59 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: taxtruth

Did you notice that in this thread you kept taking potshots at people who weren’t interested in what you had to say, while you went on and on about how the government has been stealing from us since 1946 and so on?

No one’s interested in what you have to say, so you keep trying to start these little battles to get some attention, because you are obviously STARVING for attention.

Don’t ping me anymore. You’re boring, I don’t care what you have to say, I’ve heard it/seen it/read it all, and I’m unimpressed. I don’t care if you think I’m ignorant, I don’t know or respect you. Go away.


48 posted on 03/07/2011 7:18:18 PM PST by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

State please.


49 posted on 03/07/2011 7:20:57 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: Darkwolf377
You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave!
50 posted on 03/07/2011 7:21:31 PM PST by Jean S
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