Skip to comments.Cantor: Republicans agree there is 'too much income disparity' (Barf alert)
Posted on 10/17/2011 7:15:17 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said repeatedly Sunday that Republicans agree that too few people control too much wealth in America.
"We know in this country right now that there is a complaint about folks at the top end of the income scales, that they make too much and too many don't make enough," Cantor said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, toning down his earlier criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protests.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Get yer boot off the neck of the economy, commie wannabes.
Double secret Barf-alert.
FRIGGING IDIOT, YET AGAIN MANY IN THE GOP DO THE COWARDLY NO BALLS POLITICS.
and they then wonder why we on the right are not excited with them.
HOW ABOUT POINTING OUT THEIR ANTI JEWISH COMMENTS, KILL THE COPS, UNSANITARY CONDITIONS, NO PERMITS, VIOLENCE, INTIMIDATION, CRAPPING ON COP CARS, DRUGS, PUBLIC SEX etc
Yes I know it is capitals but I am so sick and tired of these idiots on the right and in the GOP who first shut up about social issues and now get on their knees to a bunch of a few hundred in a city of millions which has millions of liberals .
This is beyond pathetic.
ugh....so THIS is the thing he said which has everyone so up in arms today.
Tells me that whatever internal polling the GOP has on this subject is not encouraging. Too much of our populace is just primed and ready for a little Eat the Rich populism.
Political correctness and compromise have both made many Republicans into eunuchs. Their spines have deteriorated so much that the cancer is attacking their brains.
They don’t recognize that this is total war. Compromise has not worked at all.
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Too much income disparity?
Well a lot of congressmen do seem to become fabulously wealthy while in office.
Typical Cantor. He’s a little RINO suck up. I saw the interview.
Saying that you know there is a complaint (which there is, regardless how misguided), isn’t the same as agreeing and wanting to “fix it” by government handouts.
Part of the GOP’s marketing problem is that they totally ignore certain complaints people have.
You can acknowledge an issue without compromising your principles.
Molehill, you are now a mountain.
Darn right there’s too much income disparity. Too many at the bottom that are a net negative when it comes to adding to the productivity and growth of our economy. They need to start contributing more.
I would agree with your main point — but Cantor played into the hands of the media here and is clearly scared by the BS poll numbers showing that Americans support this mob.
Its Cantor’s fear reaction and poor way he handled the subject that upsets me. This is not the first time for him either.
But yes, he could have said essentially the same thing without buying into the liberal premise. For example, he could say that there is tax paying disparity too, or stressed that government is the cause of all the income disparity - or said that government union employees are now the rich. But he didn’t say any of that....
Now we have "income disparity". But no one talks about "work ethic disparity" or "ingenuity disparity" or even how certain jobs have an inherent disparity on the impact on their fellow man. Steve Jobs became fabulously wealthy pleasing his fellow man. The geek down at the Apple store, well, not so much.
Millions earn nothing, even though they want to work and employers want to hire them - it’s illegal to pay what those jobs are worth.
This is how Che Guevara type revolutions start. Take an issue a lot of people are legitimately concerned about, and turn it into something entirely different - i.e., Communism.
That said, the GOP HAS to address this if people are concerned, ignoring it will not do them any good at all.
Well, I know Republican who doesn't think this way. I started out with absolutely nothing and, after 45+ years of hard work, I still have most of it left.
There IS too much disparity, what this country needs
are more rich people!
I went to the page linked above and watched the video. Five times. The video does not match the headline or the story on the web page. If there more to this? About the only quotes in the text of the story that match the video word for word are in the last paragraph.
What I saw on the video is a guy saying we need more people to be able to make more money. I saw nothign that indicated that he has an issue with the wealthy.
Maybe there is a lot more to the interview? Because from what I watched in the video there is nothing here to grouse about....
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