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Who Is Thomas Peterffy, and Why Is He Warning Us About Socialism?
Yahoo Finance ^ | October 10, 2012 | Tim Sprinkle

Posted on 10/10/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT by PMAS

Candidates, parties, super PACs ... now even private citizens are promoting their own agendas in political advertisements. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy is perhaps best known as the founder of electronic stock trading firm Interactive Brokers, but the Hungarian-born American entrepreneur also grew up in the shadow of socialism and is not excited about what he sees happening here in the U.S. On Wednesday he began airing his own, privately financed one-minute ad addressing his concerns about the U.S. election and urging viewers to vote Republican. "I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people," Peterffy, who is believed to be worth as much as $5 billion, says in the ad. "There is no hope, no freedom, no pride in achievement. 

(Excerpt) Read more at finance.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: socialism

1 posted on 10/10/2012 9:18:44 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: PMAS

I saw his commercial on CNBC during Larry Kudlow’s show

CEO of Interactive Brokers warns of socialism 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg&feature=youtube_gdata_player


2 posted on 10/10/2012 9:19:20 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: PMAS

Btt


3 posted on 10/10/2012 9:22:38 PM PDT by uncitizen (Whistleblowers come forward NOW)
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To: uncitizen

Great commercial, he plans to spend $5 - 10 Million in swing states between now and election day.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 9:29:09 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: PMAS

I’d like to see this Hungarian billionaire beat the sh** out of the other, leftist Hungarian billionaire


5 posted on 10/10/2012 9:47:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PMAS

Thanks for this thread. Always like to read about those “who built that.”

BTW, since we all use the same “roads and bridges,” is it really “fair” that we are all not “equal?”

Well, except for Federal Politicians, as they are ALWAYS more equal than the common voter.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 9:48:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: PGR88

Soros is Hungarian?


7 posted on 10/10/2012 9:51:45 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: PMAS

This is no different than Trump throwing in his $.02; they have every right to do so. The millionaires of the Democratic Party don’t mind letting us know their take on things, and I don’t remember any complaints about wealth when John Kerry ran for president.

While Americans can assume they’ll be screwed in any case, we do have a choice as to how it is done; Romney wins by a mile in that contest.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 9:53:23 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PMAS

Thanks for the post. Good find.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 9:56:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: PMAS

Thanks for posting this. I’m grateful to learn of this man’s efforts to help us preserve what made this a great nation.

Interestingly, I received in an e-mail today a similar comment from a Mexican fellow. His comments are erudite and directly to the point. the 4 minute video is here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM0dX3x1TQ0


10 posted on 10/10/2012 9:57:12 PM PDT by miele man
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To: TruthWillWin
Soros is Hungarian?

Indeed he is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

11 posted on 10/10/2012 10:01:52 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: TruthWillWin
Soros is Hungarian?

Indeed he is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Soros

12 posted on 10/10/2012 10:01:52 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Texas Fossil

I saw the commercial on CNBC on Larry Kudlow tonight


13 posted on 10/10/2012 10:18:47 PM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: PMAS

Have a friend who is a German-born Hungarian - -

Lived in C.slovakia a short while and had Communist teachers.

Was educated partly in Switzerland.

Saw planes fall out of the sky in WWII.

Her well-off father offered to take to the US every last line of their family. They couldn’t wait - ‘Land Of The Free!’
Some went to S. America.

You guessed it:
She’s a Democrat - - - after all that struggle - - -


14 posted on 10/11/2012 1:51:14 AM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide

Send her this - refresh her memory!


15 posted on 10/12/2012 7:48:49 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

‘Send her this’

Oh that I could!
She doesn’t get to her computer anymore.
She’s in the 3rd year of a non-malignant, inoperable brain tumor larger than a golf ball - does not show. Near her forehead.
She has all motor functions, can converse with a fairly good memory, and then something half-way nutty comes out of left field.
And she’ll go on and on for a while about that ‘left field’ subject.

Sad, really. She’s had 24 hour care all this time, but in her own home.


16 posted on 10/13/2012 3:07:49 AM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide

OH! Sad, indeed. I wasn’t expecting to read anything like that.


17 posted on 10/13/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Borax Queen

Ping to a great ad.


18 posted on 10/13/2012 7:25:21 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

Wow, fantastic ad — I sooo appreciate your ping!!!


19 posted on 10/14/2012 6:31:11 AM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: miele man

Great Link! Thanks!


20 posted on 10/16/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: Nateman

You are very welcome.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:44:24 AM PDT by miele man
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