Skip to comments.Zbigniew Brzezinski: The Rich Essentially "Pocket" Their Own Money (video)
Posted on 07/06/2011 6:14:53 AM PDT by i88schwartz
"It seems to me that if America were really expanding economically, that kind of wealth, that kind of disparity is palpable. But when you have stagnation when you have a chronic case of unemployment, the sense of social injustice can be terribly demoralizing and politically in the long run, very dangerous. It can politicize social economic issues, create radicalism, class conflict [and] extremism and I think that is a real risk in our society. Especially since so many of those who made so much money recently produce very little wealth for others. They essentially pocket the money. They are engaged in financial manipulations but not in enhancing productivity and increasing employment," Zbigniew Brzezinski said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Wednesday.
Brzezinski served as United States National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981
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ZahBIG doesn’t “pocket” his money? I’ll bet he does.
Worst National Security Adviser of all time.
There is truth in that. The solution is to turn government policies around 180 degrees, cut taxes, slash regulations, and allow people to create wealth again.
“You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” - Dr. Adrian Rogers.
“...National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981...” A wannabe Henry Kissinger. (Why anyone would want to seek that is beyond me.)
His “expertise” was suppose to be National Security affairs. Now he is an economic expert. He was barely tolerable in his job with Carter, why should I listen to him now? Just because he has faded far and fast in the last 30 years? A dud then and a dud now. (FYI: I worked for the NSC while this guy was the NSA.)
He's absolutely right about one section of the recently rich. A lot of banker's bonuses paid for on the taxpayer dime - and for what? There is a kind of rich person who doesn't produce actual wealth nor anything of value - and they are usually working for - or in cahoots with - government.
But in general - he should lay off the rich or be much more precise about the particular rich he means. No poor guy ever gave me a job.
Looking at that picture, one would come to believe that Scrooge McDuck was a goldbug.
Scrooge was a goldbug before there WERE goldbugs!
If I make a lot of honest money and want to pocket it, what business is it to Zbig and his socialist buddies? But maybe if the government would stop trashing the private sector, more of this pocketed money would be invested in job creation.
When I was in college, I worked for a poor guy ... until he paid me with a bad check.
There was a great episode of that cartoon that covered monetary inflation.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. - Dr. Adrian Rogers.
Thanks for sharing that, N. Theknow.
“The Rich Essentially “Pocket” Their Own Money”
WHO the f^%$ doesn’t??
I’d rather the rich pocket some of the money. It’s a heck of a lot more responsible than trillion dollar deficits.
I live around several small business owners who, while riding out the current economic climate, are taking less home and cutting back on personal spending budgets. The little pocket money they are keeping could mean the difference between a thriving business or no business in the future.
Don’t you love how communists always want to dictate to others what they ought to be doing with their money?
Zbig and other COMMUNISTS ( I refuse to use the “happy” term ) believe that they are the “special” folks that can lead humanity into a new enlightened (communist) era of mankind.
Therefore, all wealth should be under their control, and will be, so they treat it as if that currently is the case.
Brzezinski, by what Right is it yours to take?
How do you lay claim to that which you did not produce, such that you can redistribute it, to your interpretation of ‘fair?’
Is it not unfair to those who worked to produce it?
He's obviously referring to his friend, George Soros.
Shove it up your Kommunist arse.
The only thing of value that ever came from you is Mika.
She is beautiful and hot. A bit of a commie but not like her Devil Worshipin, Satanic Inspired, Kommunist father.
You don’t have a God-given right to my money, whether I make $1 or $100 million.
Piss off, Ziggy.
Of course I remember Zig saying this all through the 20 year Reagan boom. /s
I guess it is safer in their pockets than to put it in a money market account to earn 0.001% interest and hope the bank doesn’t go belly-up.
Does Ziggy mean actually “pocket” their millions? Even if the “rich” just put their cash into savings accounts, would the bank not loan it out? This is meaningless rhetoric unless, like the royal family in India, the rich put their money into a vault beneath a temple. The economy is shrinking as government demands more and regulates more. The rich are prudently not throwing their money away unlike the government which supports welfare which supports drug dealers (now there is a growth industry for O to tout.
Yep. Those “eeeevilll rich” pocket their money. What incentive do they have (aside from Obama’s constant lecturing) for investing anything?
They don’t remotely have any idea what the Obama administration is going to do next, what regulation, what tax, what “mandate”; they have nothing stable on which to base an investment - just more lectures from the Teleprompter of Obama, and the worry that the same “base” will catapult him into office for four more agonizing years.
So, why are they going to invest in job producing projects and products?
Zbigniew Brzezinski - father of the world’s dumbest woman.
You’d think, if only out of shame, Jimmy Carter and members of his colossal (economic, foreign policy, you name it) failure of an administration would have taken vows of silence by now.
Has it been thirty five years? I guess there’s no fool like an old fool.
Rule by Rentiers.
I prefer dealing with those who understand how to create value.
The road to wealth is simple: Consume less than you produce.
So say the NeoCons.
OTOH, the wisest of the wise old Realists are Kissinger, Brzezenski, and Brent Scowcroft.
The NeoCons don't like Republican Kissinger or Republican Scowcroft any more than they like Democrat ZBig.
“But when you have stagnation when you have a chronic case of unemployment, the sense of social injustice can be terribly demoralizing and politically in the long run, very dangerous. It can politicize social economic issues, create radicalism, class conflict [and] extremism and I think that is a real risk in our society.”
Umm..insitgating class warfare... isn’t this the Kenyan lizard king’s plan all along?
Leave it to Carter to find the only liberty-loathing, Western-hating, soulless Pole.
“If I make a lot of honest money and want to pocket it, what business is it to Zbig and his socialist buddies?”
His point seems to be along the lines of that trusty old defense of the New Deal holding that had we not adopted that moderate amount of socialism we risked communist revolution. Brzezinski is afraid that the idleness of the malefactors of great wealth is unecessarily inflammatory to the people’s sense of “social justice.”
Hey, at least he admits that it's their money. Most Democrats believe that it's the government's money.
Isn't that precisely the operating manual of the DNC?
I didn't read the entire article - did he go on a rant about "International Zionist bankers"?
Zhig, one of the most influential Bilberbergs and top NWO guy.
Unlike thieves who pocket other people's money.