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A BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY (Maria Bartiromo calls Dem Senator out for being duplicitous)
Powerline ^ | 12/26/2012 | Scott Johnson

Posted on 12/26/2012 8:46:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Maria Bartiromo cuffed Senator Ben Cardin (D., MD) about the ears when he turned up on her show to peddle the party line on the fiscal cliff negotiations. Having unsuccessfully explored alternatives to raising tax rates with him, she commented: “That’s all you want to do. That’s it. It’s your way or the highway. Raise the rates on the rich. No other way. Your way or the highway. That’s it. That’s where we are. Thank you, Senator.”

Bartiromo was not amused. She heatedly observed: “You’re talking about $1.2 trillion in revenue, but you’re not prepared to put anything on the table. People are not stupid!”

Larry O’Connor draws attention to the interview and picks up the story:

What happened next was one of this unscripted and spontaneous events that we love seeing on CNBC. Because the anchors are often engaged in these shouting matches while reporting from their perch hovering over the trading floor (or in the case of Rick Sentelli right smack in the middle of the trading floor) the traders, the men and women who actually have to deal with the consequences of politicians’ ham-fisted policies, are listening and following the heated exchanges.

After Bartiromo called Cardin (and all Democrats) out for their duplicitous approach the traders erupted in cheers and applause….

O’Connor has posted the entire interview along with his post. Below are the last few minutes.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bencardin; mariabartiromo

1 posted on 12/26/2012 8:46:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw the video. I do believe in human cloning now.


2 posted on 12/26/2012 8:54:41 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (We were the tea party before there was a tea party. - Jim Robinson)
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To: SeekAndFind

Cardin is about as dumb as a bag of hammers except the bag of hammers has more personality

Thank you to all our progressive jewish voters and other liberal democrat suburbanites in Baltimore County


3 posted on 12/26/2012 8:58:00 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: silverleaf

Post grad degrees are hardly indicative of common sense or morality anymore are they?


4 posted on 12/26/2012 9:00:47 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm not impressed. So we actually have somebody in the MSM getting mad at a Dem for incompetence. So what? What's the substance of her argument? Get more revenues by closing loopholes.

The answer of course isn't more taxes or cutting tax loopholes. "Loopholes" are much needed tax relief. THE ANSWER IS CUTTING GOVERNMENT and CUTTING SPENDING by TRILLIONS of dollars.

When somebody gets in front of the American people with that, then I'll be impressed.

5 posted on 12/26/2012 9:04:57 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: SeekAndFind

that senator is a complete loser


6 posted on 12/26/2012 9:08:51 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PapaNew

you are right.
Cut spending.


7 posted on 12/26/2012 9:25:31 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
you are right.

Cut spending.

Tax increases to solve the annual budget deficit, which must be reversed to later then solve the national debt, is likened to giving a person with pulse projection arterial bleeding a vitamin, thinking that'll fix everything. Cut the spending first (stop the bleeding), then provide the healing nutrition (revenue increases through getting more employed and paying taxes, not tax increases)

8 posted on 12/26/2012 9:42:44 AM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: PapaNew

Me too. Neither of them is solving the problem; just shouting over each other. Sounds like following a script to make the American people think they are actually on their side. Don’t buy any of this.


9 posted on 12/26/2012 9:47:35 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind
Funny..as much as msnbc is obama lead propaganda channel ...cnbc seem to the one channel that stand up to his crap the most....
10 posted on 12/26/2012 9:49:46 AM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: yldstrk

Yup ! He is one of mine from Maryland, the other is a little midget troll whose sexual preferences are dubious at best, but follows the DNC talking points right down the line.

The only time we ever hear from her is at election time, when she breaks out her war chest checkbook.

Little babs Mukulski and Cardin. two losers.


11 posted on 12/26/2012 10:00:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SeekAndFind

I heard Maria on Sirius. I was yelling get him Maria at the radio. She’s more than the money honey in my book.


12 posted on 12/26/2012 10:22:58 AM PST by freedom1st
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To: SeekAndFind

“People are not stupid!”

I would respectfully disagree with Ms. Bartameo. If that were true we would not be anticipating the upcoming re-inaugural of Barack Hussein Obama II.


13 posted on 12/26/2012 10:32:41 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

I don’t care for her but she was correct about exposing these dems for only wanting tax increases. We all know by now that for (R)s to cave means that (D)s can call the recession a bipartisan failure.


14 posted on 12/26/2012 11:04:42 AM PST by Digger
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To: silverleaf

You can also thank that jerk who ran as an independent and probably siphoned a lot of votes from Bongino. I was just thinking about him recently, and it occurred to me that the Rats may well have been behind his campaign.


15 posted on 12/26/2012 11:13:06 AM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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