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Zbigniew Brzezinski: The Rich Essentially "Pocket" Their Own Money (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | July 6, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

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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KEYWORDS: money; patbuchanan; rich; socalists; zbigniewbrzezinski

1 posted on 07/06/2011 6:14:59 AM PDT by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

ZahBIG doesn’t “pocket” his money? I’ll bet he does.

Worst National Security Adviser of all time.


2 posted on 07/06/2011 6:22:39 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


3 posted on 07/06/2011 6:23:15 AM PDT by DManA
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To: i88schwartz

“You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” - Dr. Adrian Rogers.


4 posted on 07/06/2011 6:23:15 AM PDT by N. Theknow (POTUS Fauxbama (Poseur of the United States))
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To: i88schwartz
Zbigniew would have you believe that all those "rich" are keeping their millions under their mattress's. He's got the Scrooge McDuck Syndrome, SMS, a common delusion among liberals. In actuality their money is banks or other insitutions where it can be loaned or put to work in some fashion.

Crikey, SMS!


5 posted on 07/06/2011 6:25:53 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: i88schwartz

“...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.)


6 posted on 07/06/2011 6:26:37 AM PDT by rustyboots
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To: i88schwartz
Especially since so many of those who made so much money recently produce very little wealth for others.

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.

7 posted on 07/06/2011 6:28:09 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: tet68

Looking at that picture, one would come to believe that Scrooge McDuck was a goldbug.


8 posted on 07/06/2011 6:29:55 AM PDT by farmguy
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To: farmguy

Scrooge was a goldbug before there WERE goldbugs!


9 posted on 07/06/2011 6:31:15 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


10 posted on 07/06/2011 6:32:24 AM PDT by Socon-Econ (Socon-Econ)
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To: agere_contra
No poor guy ever gave me a job.

When I was in college, I worked for a poor guy ... until he paid me with a bad check.

11 posted on 07/06/2011 6:32:54 AM PDT by farmguy
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To: farmguy
Looking at that picture, one would come to believe that Scrooge McDuck was a goldbug.

There was a great episode of that cartoon that covered monetary inflation.

12 posted on 07/06/2011 6:33:39 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (This Generic Republican guy is pretty popular, let's run him.)
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To: N. Theknow

“You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” - Dr. Adrian Rogers.

Thanks for sharing that, N. Theknow.


13 posted on 07/06/2011 6:34:31 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: i88schwartz

“The Rich Essentially “Pocket” Their Own Money”

WHO the f^%$ doesn’t??


14 posted on 07/06/2011 6:35:29 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


15 posted on 07/06/2011 6:41:49 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: i88schwartz

Don’t you love how communists always want to dictate to others what they ought to be doing with their money?


16 posted on 07/06/2011 6:43:34 AM PDT by Jess79
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To: Socon-Econ

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.


17 posted on 07/06/2011 6:45:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: i88schwartz

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?


18 posted on 07/06/2011 6:49:45 AM PDT by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: i88schwartz
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.

He's obviously referring to his friend, George Soros.

19 posted on 07/06/2011 6:54:39 AM PDT by MNnice (Showing fresh signs of liberalitis, the strain of the orbital muscles due to excessive eye rolling)
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To: i88schwartz

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.


20 posted on 07/06/2011 6:56:39 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: i88schwartz

You don’t have a God-given right to my money, whether I make $1 or $100 million.

Piss off, Ziggy.


21 posted on 07/06/2011 6:57:59 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: i88schwartz
It seems to me that if America were really expanding economically, that kind of wealth, that kind of disparity is palpable.

Of course I remember Zig saying this all through the 20 year Reagan boom. /s

22 posted on 07/06/2011 6:58:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: i88schwartz

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.


23 posted on 07/06/2011 7:04:54 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: i88schwartz

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.


24 posted on 07/06/2011 7:09:12 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: i88schwartz

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?


25 posted on 07/06/2011 7:10:26 AM PDT by Twinkie (For whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13)
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To: i88schwartz

Zbigniew Brzezinski - father of the world’s dumbest woman.


26 posted on 07/06/2011 7:19:47 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: i88schwartz

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.


27 posted on 07/06/2011 7:25:21 AM PDT by Mobties (Reduce the government footprint! Let the markets work!)
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To: agere_contra

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.


28 posted on 07/06/2011 7:27:55 AM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: RexBeach
"Worst National Security Adviser of all time"

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.

29 posted on 07/06/2011 7:41:02 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: i88schwartz

“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?


30 posted on 07/06/2011 7:42:06 AM PDT by y6162
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To: i88schwartz

Leave it to Carter to find the only liberty-loathing, Western-hating, soulless Pole.


31 posted on 07/06/2011 7:52:00 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: i88schwartz
I frequently ask my economics students if they think that Bill Gates, one of the richest persons in the world, has a solid gold toilet flushed with Perrier water. Clearly Gates could afford such extravagances, but when I ask what they think he really does with all his money they realize that a substantial part is invested and given to his philanthropy. Even if the uber rich spend money on themselves with corporate jets, high end cars, expensive dinners at top restaurants, etc. that money creates jobs. I remember a few years ago when Congress in its infinite wisdom imposed a tax on luxury yachts. The result US builders of luxury boats went out of business as the rich, including Sen. John Kerry,just bought their boats overseas.
32 posted on 07/06/2011 8:10:46 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Socon-Econ

“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.”


33 posted on 07/06/2011 8:12:12 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: i88schwartz
Zbigniew Brzezinski: The Rich Essentially "Pocket" Their Own Money

Hey, at least he admits that it's their money. Most Democrats believe that it's the government's money.

34 posted on 07/06/2011 8:14:36 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: i88schwartz
It can politicize social economic issues, create radicalism, class conflict [and] extremism and I think that is a real risk in our society.

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"?

35 posted on 07/06/2011 8:16:39 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: RexBeach

Zhig, one of the most influential Bilberbergs and top NWO guy.


36 posted on 07/06/2011 9:01:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: i88schwartz
"The rich essentially pocket their own money"

Unlike thieves who pocket other people's money.

37 posted on 07/06/2011 11:41:53 AM PDT by nonsporting
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