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.