Skip to comments.CNBC’s Rick Santelli Goes Bonkers In On-Air Debate Over Debt Ceiling
Posted on 07/08/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT by CharlesThe Hammer
The banner at the start of the CNBC segment reads Whats the Deal? And thats a question some viewers may have asked by the end of the segment after watching CNBCs Rick Santelli go very nearly grandma-punching crazy in a segment about spending and the debt ceiling. I dont believe in compromise on spending, Santelli shouted. Theres no compromise. Stop spending. And from there it got weirder. Referring to a comment from Warren Buffet about the debt ceiling negotiations referring to the negotiations as a game of Russian roulette, Santelli said theres a bullet in the gun. If we keep spending, for sure were going to hit something and its going to bleed!
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Hey, Rock is the Father of the Tea Party!! I LOVE his rants!!!
Thanks for posting. Love me some Santelli ranting.
He sure is! bttt
I loved it. I didn’t think he was ranting. I think he is PASSIONATE and he is damn right. STOP THE SPENDING!!!
Classic. Why can’t we have some pols that understand things the way he does? Oh, I forgot. You have to have a set and our pols have all been neutered/spayed.
Rick is right.
I still have his orginal tea party call for action bookmarked on my computer ( a great piece of history in my opinion) :
The 'Shot' heard around the world...
Changed the course of history!... GO RICK!
Other commentator: “... but we’re running out of time....” [to raise the debt ceiling]
Santilli is right: it is a spending problem.
[The threat of armageddon without a debt ceiling increase has been going on for months now. Amazingly, they come up with a deadline; however, when it passes, life goes on and they find another ‘must-raise ceiling’ a few weeks down the road.]
I second the motion.
Amen!! Hey Pubs....get the FLAT TAX in NOW!
Rick is right, of course.
If we reach the debt ceiling, we will still have plenty of revenue to pay off the interest on our debt, which is all our creditors care about.
Yes, the non-essential services will be cut back. But how many people do we need picking up litter in the government-kept land?
The debt-spenders are trying to over-complicate this issue and they are using FEAR and the THREAT OF CRISIS — as they ALWAYS do — do keep people from thinking clearly and acting in a calm, intelligent, reasoned fashion.
Not bad. But I wish instead of using Social Security as an example which has lesser priority than paying interest on the debt, I wish he would have used paying salaries and pensions to the bureaucracy; and payments to State governments.
read my lips, no increase in the debt limit, (forget the period, exclamation point!)
Rick gets it. Free Republic gets it. The Tea Party gets it. How long before the Republican elitist establishment gets it?
I love the sound of Rick Santelli in the morning. It sounds like common sense and good solid judgment .....
.....all the more so when set against all those Obamaphiles on CNBC.
All hail the man who gave the Tea Party movement its name!
Amazing that the Tea Party Movement was stoked by a man working for a powerful company that has so much leftist bias and promotes a progressive agenda.
Rick Santelli for PREZ!
Rick just proves that there are some thinking people here in the Chicago area, and we can always count on him to hit the nail right on the head. I know a stockbroker who knows him, and he said he is just like that in real life.
If that sounds weird to this writer then that tells us all we need to know about where he's coming from.
Rick Santelli go very nearly grandma-punching crazy
That's close to slander.
“If not now, when?”
This is the line we should all be saying because it truly is the time. If they don’t stop this out of control spending now, will it ever happen? And then what?
I love to watch him. I daytrade and try to watch as much CNBC as I can get away with. Rick is worth his salary.
Mediaite sucks. Their commentary is always infantile and idiotic.
Ref. your Post #24: I agree. That should be our battle cry:
IF NOT NOW; WHEN?
Gotta love Rick's Rants. First he gave us the modern Tea Party, and now a vision of Tax & Spend as "Democrat Roulette". Sure hope someone with a national voice can pick up on that...
Rick Santelli for Fed Chairman. (Hear that GOP candidate?)
Santelli is a modern day Thomas Paine.
Again from the Father of the Tea Pary.