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Scarborough: 'Conservatism Is A Racket For A Lot Of People To Get Very, Very Rich'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/10/2012 6:43:34 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Is it possible to have a principled opposition to raising tax rates to avoid the fiscal cliff? It seems that Joe Scarborough doesn't think so. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough suggested that those on the "far, far right" in the "conservative entertainment complex" and in the ranks of political consultants who oppose tax rate hikes do so out of base material motives.

According to Scarborough, speaking of such "far, far right" tax-increase opponents, "conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: conservatives; deadinternjoe; fiscalcliff; joescarborough; joesdeadintern; taxrates
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1 posted on 12/10/2012 6:43:41 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Do you oppose higher tax rates? Joe Scarborough thinks you’re a racketeer. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/10/2012 6:44:34 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Do you oppose higher tax rates? Joe Scarborough thinks you’re a racketeer. Ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 12/10/2012 6:45:28 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What do you expect froma NYC liberal?


4 posted on 12/10/2012 6:45:47 AM PST by jersey117
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Like higly paid Hollywood actors, “sports” celebrities, “news” Men.


5 posted on 12/10/2012 6:46:11 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is the left narrative post election. There is no conservative movement. Just an ‘entertainment’ network to make money. It is shocking that 40% of the country is self-described as conservative, yet somehow the left has redefined it as fringe and insignificant.


6 posted on 12/10/2012 6:48:11 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And... a lot of people getting rich is a bad thing??? How times have changed...


7 posted on 12/10/2012 6:48:26 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Scarborough: 'Conservatism Is A Racket For A Lot Of People To Get Very, Very Rich'

Whereas socilaism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very poor while a few of their "enlightened leaders" get very, very rich.

8 posted on 12/10/2012 6:48:44 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

propagandist who will eventually fall victim to the regime, he he he he he he!!!!! those who do not know history are destined to repeat it! Ask the Russians, ask the Nazis, ask pol pot. “But wait! wait, I was onboard for you guys I carried the torch I supported you when you were young and up and coming....ARG!...CHOKE, SNIVEL, WHINE AND GASP”!USEFULL IDIOTS!


9 posted on 12/10/2012 6:49:33 AM PST by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And prey tell what is Obamanism...


10 posted on 12/10/2012 6:49:47 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

So how does Scarborough classify Union leaders? And what of all the poverty pimps?

Again with the projection.


11 posted on 12/10/2012 6:50:37 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

All politics is a racket for a lot of people to get very very rich.


12 posted on 12/10/2012 6:51:13 AM PST by babble-on
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You mean, just like you, Joe Scarborough!


13 posted on 12/10/2012 6:52:03 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe is a stupid A-hole.


14 posted on 12/10/2012 6:52:18 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And liberalism is a scheme to make almost everyone equally poor. Except the ruling elite.


15 posted on 12/10/2012 6:53:28 AM PST by spudville
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I agree.

Conservatism is a scheme by which the largest number of people possible get rich.


16 posted on 12/10/2012 6:56:19 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: jersey117

The antithesis is also true:

Liberalism is a scheme by which the largest number of people remain poor.


17 posted on 12/10/2012 6:57:24 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (BOHICA eGOP!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'Conservatism Is A Racket For A Lot Of People To Get Very, Very Rich'

Hey Joe you got that backwards. Drive by Al Gore's mansion in Montecito or check out Michael Moore's lakeside mansion in Michigan. These are conmen who got rich from LIBERALISM.

18 posted on 12/10/2012 6:59:49 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Ah it's Monday and time to float another WH (Soros) talking point and find out if there any takers.

If you really want to see a racket, look at how much hating whitey has spawned and entire "civil rights" industry. Sharpton, west and Jackson have become multi millionaires from hating whitey.

BTW, that would make a good title for a book.

19 posted on 12/10/2012 6:59:49 AM PST by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe shouldn’t judge everyone by his own actions. He sure is making a lot more money these days than when he was a Pensacola lawyer or Congressman, pretending to be conservative.


20 posted on 12/10/2012 7:00:02 AM PST by MomofMarine
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
OK What part of this does the progressives & RATS not understand?

Take 100% from everybody. 100% tax. It would not solve the debt problem. Why then do they think taking a smaller amount will work? They don't think logically that's why.
We need MORE taxpayers, not more taxes.
Unnecessary spending HAS to be cut HAS TO BE. . . . . .
Putting more people back to work, cutting spending, (Yes one Christmas tree is enough we don't need 54 trees in the WH, and many many more examples of ZERO spending our money like its water, $4M vacations etc. etc.)

21 posted on 12/10/2012 7:00:31 AM PST by DeaconRed (The Lunatic is on the grass, and in the White House. . . . (Brain Damage- Dark Side of the Moon))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich"

Well, whats not to like then?

22 posted on 12/10/2012 7:01:52 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: exit82

History is the best teacher. Joe Scarborough and all those other rich decadent liberals in Hollywood, NY, and in the media are reminiscent of all those upper middle class, wealthy and even aristocratic Russians who enthusiastically financed and supported the culture destroying Bolsheviks. By 1925 most of them were dust and footnotes.


23 posted on 12/10/2012 7:02:10 AM PST by allendale
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Cool!!! I’m a conservative. When do I get really, really rich??


24 posted on 12/10/2012 7:02:59 AM PST by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
'Conservatism Is A Racket For A Lot Of People To Get Very, Very Rich'

True!

And socialism is a racket for a lot of people to become very, very poor...and to be enslaved by the state.

25 posted on 12/10/2012 7:02:59 AM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What a jerk! The fact is that the ultra rich are not affected by this. It’s those people who have sacrificed for years and years, not making money for many of them, and who are now in a position to benefit from their efforts and ‘make up’ to some extent for the years of sacrifice and the years of much lower income, who will be affected the worst. I trained for 13 years, after college, to do what I do. Four of those years I was paying tuition and accumulating student loan debt, for the next 9 years I averaged ~$30,000/yr. salary. I made some additional income by moonlighting overnights and weekends, and used that to pay the student loan debt before it crushed me. I’ve never taken a dime from the federal or state government. I have taken a total of probably 5 weeks vacation in the past 7 years. So why exactly should I be punished? What is my fair share?


26 posted on 12/10/2012 7:03:34 AM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You are right. What bothers me about these comments is that even if true, it doesn’t invalidate the correctness of conservatism. Meanwhile, being a turn coat Republican, like Joe Scarborough, is an even bigger racket.


27 posted on 12/10/2012 7:06:48 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
It looks like politicians and unions are the only ones getting rich under Boama.
28 posted on 12/10/2012 7:09:15 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Conservatism is a racket to make a lot of people rich, that is why we were the richest nation on earth. Socialism is a racket to make a small minority rich, and that is why we no longer are a rich nation.


29 posted on 12/10/2012 7:09:58 AM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

joe, you are depraved. You are supposed to be producing something, not being a drain on the resources without putting back in, you moron


30 posted on 12/10/2012 7:10:39 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: ZULU

More like Rush, Glen, Mark, Dennis, etc.....and now Jim DeMint....


31 posted on 12/10/2012 7:12:55 AM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: jersey117

And don’t forget. He was a 4 term GOP Congressman. How many of our GOP congressmen today secretly think the same way?


32 posted on 12/10/2012 7:14:39 AM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I oppose higher tax rates on the “rich” precisely BECAUSE of the adverse affect it will have on the poor.

The “rich” happen to have a function in the private sector, and that of course is to put excess capital at risk. Without having altruistic motives, the “rich” function as benefactors to the poor, because they are our employers and our investors.

Extracting money through taxes from the “rich” causes layoffs (harms the poor), and increased prices on everything, every product and every service, that these “rich” employers provide. This also harms the poor.

In short, the poor will pay disproportionately for the increased taxes on the “rich”.

This is the way we should be articulating our opposition to taxes on the “rich”.


33 posted on 12/10/2012 7:18:15 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe should write a book:

“How I Made The Jump From RINO To Liberal Water Boy”


34 posted on 12/10/2012 7:22:48 AM PST by Iron Munro (I MISS AMERICA !)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich."

I guess the converse is...:

Liberalism is the ability to fool stupid people in to believing that Democrats are there to help, while enslaving and dooming generations of stupid carbon units into thinking that working for a living is foolish, and blaming others for your parasitic lifestyle is the fault of someone else.

Silly liberal carbon units of the PC (Parasite Class) "being lazy, stupid and ignorant, is no way to go through life, nor is living off the labor of others.

35 posted on 12/10/2012 7:24:34 AM PST by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Yeah. Like you. A$$hole.


36 posted on 12/10/2012 7:25:16 AM PST by Corporate Law
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
There is a very familiar pattern emerging here in the Left's treatment of its conservative opposition:

First, they play the role of an aggrieved minority, bravely fighting against a big, bad, bullying monolith. This is the "wolf in sheep's clothing" stage, in which coordinated interests conspire to take over civil institutions, often over a prolonged period of time. During this phase, radicals pretend to support the institutions that they truly mean to destroy or to utterly re-make.

Then upon achieving power, they seek to marginalize, demonize, accuse and blame the opposition for all manner of societal problems. They begin to consolidate power by working to de-legitimize the ideas and beliefs of opponents, placing them beyond the pale of civil society, slowly introducing the idea that they are a problem, a threat, a danger.

Hmmm, I wonder what comes next.... (read your history).

37 posted on 12/10/2012 7:25:29 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

‘Conservatism Is A Racket For A Lot Of People To Get Very, Very Rich’

Not like being a shill for some 3rd rate leftist propaganda mill.


38 posted on 12/10/2012 7:25:39 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m a conservative and I’m poor. Please, Joe, tell me the secret!


39 posted on 12/10/2012 7:27:37 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Dang--it Joe...

Just another media-slut slander moment...???

How much did they pay for you to sell your soul to the last-place non-news org??

I think we'll just call you "traitor" from the get-go...
Saves time...

KMCA....

40 posted on 12/10/2012 7:27:39 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
"conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich."

It is not often you get to see the outright ignorance of a person in the media but this is proof of Scarborough’s ignorance graduated to stupidity.

If thinking were something Scarborough was capable of, he would have noticed by now that corrupted politics is the racket.

Government is corrupted. All it comes down to is which form of corruption you favor. It really doesn’t matter whether your favorite corruption is Liberal or Conservative, Democrat, Republican, left, or right.

41 posted on 12/10/2012 7:27:58 AM PST by MosesKnows
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And Rich Liberal Republicans like you, Joe “I found a dead girl in my office” Scarborough, get very, very rich trashing Conservatives for your big paycheck on the liberal network you agree to work for.


42 posted on 12/10/2012 7:28:19 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Whereas Liberalism is a racket for lots and lots of people to get very poor.


43 posted on 12/10/2012 7:29:38 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; All

Liberals are driven by a need to HELP.
Liberals believe that Rich People do not need HELP.
Liberals believe that Poor People do need HELP.
So the sooner the Liberals can make the Rich People Poor,
The sooner the Liberals can HELP them.

(BTW Scarborough, you have my permission to read this on MSNBC, (More Socialists Now Bow to Communism).


44 posted on 12/10/2012 7:32:53 AM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Refreshing to see some Truth and Honestly from Ol Joe. Sadly, he seems to think that it is a BAD thing for the maximum number of people to become wealthy.


45 posted on 12/10/2012 7:32:53 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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Scarborough: 'Conservatism Is A Racket For A Lot Of People To Get Very, Very Rich'

You mean like you, Scumborough? Any dead girls show up in your office lately Joe?

46 posted on 12/10/2012 7:36:26 AM PST by pgkdan (We are witnessing the modern sack of Rome. The barbarians have taken over.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich.”

Actually, it is.

Socialism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very poor and miserable.


47 posted on 12/10/2012 7:36:51 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Mr. MSNBC “libertarian conservative” doing his part for the constitution. “Them conservatives need to shut up and let my shallow, self interested butt speak for the oppostion to the communists.”


48 posted on 12/10/2012 7:39:39 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Joe you serve no purpose. At least Myna is pleasant to look at, until she opens her yap.


49 posted on 12/10/2012 7:39:39 AM PST by crosshairs (The left's hatred for Christianity far exceeds the fear they should have for Islam.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Hey joe (sounds like a hendrix song), the dirty little secret is that you socialists need those rich people’s money to fund all these programs. Once the host is consumed or moves elsewhere you will not be able to sustain the spending. Perhaps that’s the plan. Capitalism collapses and the only thing left standing is government.


50 posted on 12/10/2012 7:45:16 AM PST by plain talk
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