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NBC's Matt Lauer Urges Obama to Prevent Unfair 'Income Distribution'
Newsbusters ^ | 10-27-11 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 10/27/2011 2:38:37 PM PDT by tcrlaf

In an interview with former White House press secretary and Obama campaign advisor Robert Gibbs on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer fretted over a report showing "the rich are getting richer" and pleaded: "So what responsibility does President Obama have in terms of dealing with income distribution in this country?" [Audio available here]

Lauer began his push from the left by explaining: "Some of these young people are the same young people who are occupying parks across the country and they're out there protesting Wall Street. They're also protesting the White House."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: dadt; mattlauer; nbc; newyork; newyorkcity; nypd; obama; occupywallstreet; propaganda; redistribution; robertgibbs
This dumba*& makes THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, plus benefits, bonuses and endorsements.

Yet, he hasn't redistributed HIS INCOME 'Fairly', has he?

The hypocrites in the media are already beginning the full-on Obama propaganda for 2012.

1 posted on 10/27/2011 2:38:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf
$ 13,000,000.00 a year and at least a month off a year. You should donate Matt a huge percentage to the unemployed at the New York Times to be fair.

How much does a NBC cameraman make compared to you, Matt.

2 posted on 10/27/2011 2:43:56 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: tcrlaf

I would love nothing better than to see these wealthy commies end up dirt poor.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 2:45:55 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: tcrlaf

When Lauer refers to the rich, he means: “Those other rich people, not me.”


4 posted on 10/27/2011 2:47:43 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: tcrlaf
All reporters should have their salaries capped at $200,000.

How's that for a starter, Matt Lauer, you fatuous dope?

5 posted on 10/27/2011 2:51:33 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tcrlaf

Matt probably pays more for his girl(boy?)friend’s bikini waxes than the average worker makes.


6 posted on 10/27/2011 2:52:13 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: SIDENET

If it weren’t so true it would be comical. These idiots are the rich as well. Because you make your money in entertainment and media that excludes you from the evil greedy rich who employ people while you look at yourself in the mirror. Hollywood, politicians, media people, and musicians should donate half of thier earnings to the do nothings who are asking only the rich and greedy to hand over thier stuff. Put your money where your mouth is hypocrites!


7 posted on 10/27/2011 2:57:32 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: Travis McGee; AmusedBystander

8 posted on 10/27/2011 3:00:18 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: AmusedBystander
What a Minute?

Matt Lauer works for GE

GE made billions and paid no taxes

GE ships more jobs overseas than any Major Corporation

GE gets a Bailout from US Taxpayers

Matt it seems if you were paid less , GE could pay more in taxes and pay back your TARP money.

Matt you are the one they are protesting. Dummy

9 posted on 10/27/2011 3:01:06 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: scooby321
Lauer was picked up out of a trash bin, but he fits the requirements for the liberal puke job.
10 posted on 10/27/2011 3:04:21 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: tcrlaf

Matt’s concern for the “unfairness of the system” extends only until the commercial break for the next segment.


11 posted on 10/27/2011 3:07:02 PM PDT by mojito
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To: tcrlaf

It must burn his chaps that a mere “radio shock jock” like Rush Limbaugh makes over TEN TIMES what he makes! LOL


12 posted on 10/27/2011 3:07:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: tcrlaf

I agree Matt!! Send me 27 grand of your income next week. Let’s get this ball rolling. You will feel so much better about yourself.


13 posted on 10/27/2011 3:10:40 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: ErnBatavia

CANNOT BE UNSEEN!!!


14 posted on 10/27/2011 3:12:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: tcrlaf

Matt needs to re-distribute NOW. He needs to move into his closest government housing in NY and “give back” 90% to his new community. That is if his lilly white butt can live that long.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 3:20:48 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: tcrlaf
A fine example of the "Law of Intended Consequences".

The Pelosi Democrats and Obama have been trying to screw "rich, white people" since 2006. (And they HAVE succeeded! It's just that they've hurt the people who elected them many times as badly.)


16 posted on 10/27/2011 3:25:05 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: tcrlaf

Matt should have 99% of his income removed and redistributed. It’s only fair.


17 posted on 10/27/2011 3:26:35 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Travis McGee

I love your post.

Since the Hollyweird crowd and the MSM news readers provide no tangible benefit to the country, I think they should be the first to be hit with Baraq’s new salary cap.


18 posted on 10/27/2011 3:31:20 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: tcrlaf
I am not even going to bother going on and on about the hypocrisy, since the whole premise is skewed. “Income” is not “distributed” in this country, period. It is EARNED!
19 posted on 10/27/2011 3:45:26 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: tcrlaf; All
Here are TWO HOMES owned by Matt "Income Distribution" Lauer:

According to virtualglobetrotters.com, this waterfront house in Southampton, NY was bought by Matt Lauer for about 2.1 million dollars:

Nice, but not as nice as this house, in Sag Harbor, NY.

So hey, maybe Matt can invite some of those Occupy punks over to one of his two places for some drumming and barbecue. Heck, he is so nice he'd probably let them take a dump on his front lawns.

20 posted on 10/27/2011 3:57:26 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: scooby321

Guess we’re all supposed to work for the select few...commie bastards.


21 posted on 10/27/2011 4:04:14 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: tcrlaf
My first thought was that in order to "fairly distribute" Matt's wealth, he should be allowed to live 3x better than the average American, since he's an important morning news anchor and all... So his salary should immediately be slashed to 3 times the average American's salary of $69,000 a year, or $207,000 a year. That should be plenty for Matt, and it's certainly a lot more fair.

Mark

22 posted on 10/27/2011 4:07:45 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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Attention FReepers! - Blast

23 posted on 10/27/2011 4:19:56 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: tcrlaf
"So what responsibility does President Obama have in terms of dealing with income distribution in this country?"

Uh . . . NONE?

24 posted on 10/27/2011 4:23:03 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: tcrlaf

“Please Mr 0bama, don’t permit Capitalism in Amerika”!!!!!!!!!!!

If only Lenin could have lived to see this day.......


25 posted on 10/27/2011 4:26:49 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: tcrlaf

Let the Today show be a leader in this distribution movement. NBC should pool the Today show’s income/benefits budget and divide it evenly among the staff .. Matt, clerks and secretaries, cameramen, producers, writers, makeup artists and hair stylists, the drivers who pick the stars up at their homes at 4am .. just everyone who works on the show. It would only be fair.


26 posted on 10/27/2011 4:38:38 PM PDT by EDINVA (We Can't Wait, either)
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To: All; tcrlaf
"So what responsibility does President Obama have in terms of dealing with income distribution in this country?"

How did we get to a place where the mainstream national press endorses the premise here?

27 posted on 10/27/2011 9:38:13 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

An overpaid, brainless, do-nothing demagogue who sits with his back to a huge window at street level should really, really think a little more deeply before shooting off his stupid mouth.

Partisan Media Shill ping.


28 posted on 10/28/2011 4:26:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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