Skip to comments.Santelli, Friedman duke it out over “Ponzi scheme”
Posted on 09/08/2011 1:26:31 PM PDT by Hojczyk
My friend Jazz Shaw worries that Rick Perrys argument that Social Security in its present form is a Ponzi scheme leaves him vulnerable in a general election. Rick Santelli gave it a workout on CNBC today against the New York Times Thomas Friedman, who ends up sputtering into ad hominems when he cant counter Santellis arguments about the nature of a collective that cant pay out on its promises and Santelli responds in kind. The Daily Caller provides the transcript and Greg Hengler provides the clip:
This gets to the larger point about using blunt language to describe an obvious problem. People appreciate that in leadership, although to be fair, they also want to hear about solutions or at least the framework of a solution. Perry provided that in his answer to the Ponzi-scheme question last night, specifically saying that seniors and those close to retirement would not be affected by Social Security reform, and that younger workers would not have their funds directed to a system that wont survive for their own retirement. Thats not exactly a novel position for Social Security reform, and its about as specific as we saw from Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio when they won Senate races in Wisconsin and Florida in part by talking plainly about the need for entitlement reform, including Social Security.
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This Hot Air post said it best
“Poor Friedman. Coming unarmed to a battle of the wits.
UltimateBob on September 8, 2011 at 3:27 PM”
that assclown Friedman.
they also want to hear about solutions or at least the framework of a solution.
“Quiet, boy, the Emperor’s new clothes are marvelous!”
LALOL nothin’ beats a good Santelli...
Ron Paul is a Jew hating wacko who blames the USA fir 9-11 and is supported by far lecture like code Pink . He is the earmark King of Congress !
You are clueless zombies !
I see him, quite literally, as the father of the TEA party movement. It is absolutely qualifiable.
I think you may have posted too quickly. ;->
Ron Paul is not Paul Ryan. Just sayin’.
Paul Ryan is not the same guy as Ron Paul.
Rick Santelli is the best.
You, you, you are probably one of the zombies that thought Paul Lynde was the funniest one on Hollywood Squares!!!
Does anyone know what congressional district Rick lives in? Assuming there’s a Dem in the seat now..someone should ask him to run..TPers nationwide would contribute $$..and he’d haved plenty of volunteers..
Wow...speak about body language and facial expressions giving you away...Friedman got his butt kicked just like it was after school in the yard. HA!
I guess I don’t understand what that has to do with Paul Ryan.
I sometimes confuse Friedman with that other bearded , ferret-looking guy.
Friedman is a demigod to tenured marxists here in MN. (he’s from MPLS, IIRC)
Actually, yes. Yes I did. Just remembering that guy got me to laugh. Thanks!
It’s pretty clear who the idiot is.
I can understand your occasional confusion...hope this clears it up.