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Millionaire Preppy Howard Dean Wants To Level Playing Field Between The 1% and Rest Of 'Us'
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 02/06/2014 12:07:36 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

What do you mean "us," Kemosabe? If Howard Dean wants to push a job-killing agenda of higher taxes and other redistributionist claptrap, that's his business. But could he please spare us the faux populism?

In an email Dean sent out earlier today touting the "Inequality For All" house parties his DFA group is organizing [and what sounds like more fun than getting together to gripe about what other people have?], Dean wrote [emphasis added]: "These 'Inequality for All' Watch Parties are just the kind of action we need to start leveling the playing field between the 1% and the rest of us."

After the jump, view the record of just what a member in good standing of the 1% Howard Dean really is.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: 1; howarddean; hypocrites; incomeinequality

1 posted on 02/06/2014 12:07:36 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

This kind of phoniness ticks me off. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 02/06/2014 12:08:15 PM 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

Inequality for All Watch Parties today,
Inequitable Wealth Confiscation Parties tomorrow.


3 posted on 02/06/2014 12:11:25 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

My only regret is that the upper 1% are not earning even more. They are producing wealth — most of them work quite hard. They are not stealing from me. Nor are they feudal lords, old-South slave holders, or other labor demand monopolists. So the envy mongers have no right to vote themselves into their pocket books.


4 posted on 02/06/2014 12:15:16 PM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Any time you encounter one of these types in public, ask them do they ever send in extra money on April 15, over and above what they legally owe.


5 posted on 02/06/2014 12:15:29 PM PST by abb
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Okay, he can start by donating most of his wealth. And I’ll take $2000 for a new guitar.


6 posted on 02/06/2014 12:17:11 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: Socon-Econ

Communists are all about hatred of the “bourgeoisie”. They’re not worried about any actual repressive class from before free-market capitalism.


7 posted on 02/06/2014 12:17:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chutzpah:

Millionaire democrat politicians getting the low-info rabble all fired up about the hateful, greedy millionaires who won’t give them more free stuff.


8 posted on 02/06/2014 12:18:34 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I guess he can’t figure out that he’d be lowering himself down to our level. Oops. I forgot all hard working folks are in the 1%. Even if you’re not.


9 posted on 02/06/2014 12:20:27 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Like I always tell me liberal friends when they spout off on the envy superhighway “When can I pick up your net worth check for the Treasury Department”?


10 posted on 02/06/2014 12:22:12 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: rktman

How else does one “level” that field, Howard?

So, are we now to expect that the “have nots” do for society what the
“haves” do on a daily basis?

Where does intelligence, training, ability, and talent figure in
to all of this?


11 posted on 02/06/2014 12:22:59 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Socon-Econ
My only regret is that the upper 1% are not earning even more. They are producing wealth — most of them work quite hard. They are not stealing from me. Nor are they feudal lords, old-South slave holders, or other labor demand monopolists.

Hard workers like George Soros, Jon Corzine, Lloyd Blankfein, and the men behind Solyndra?

12 posted on 02/06/2014 12:26:48 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Socon-Econ

The 1% are also paying a huge percentage amount of the nation’s taxes.

The problem is not the 1%, the problem is that Democrat policies have economically harmed the bottom 90-90%. And they won’t stop until we are all poor, unemployed and dependent on government assistance.


13 posted on 02/06/2014 12:26:49 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Howard Dean: “Peace! Land! Bread! AAAAAAAAAAhhhh!”


14 posted on 02/06/2014 12:27:20 PM PST by mom.mom
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To: LibsRJerks

EEEEE YAWWWWWW!


15 posted on 02/06/2014 12:42:08 PM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Watch Parties?!?!

Alternate headline:

STASI RISES FROM THE ASHES LIKE A PHOENIX


16 posted on 02/06/2014 12:45:43 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
And that is a damned good point. There has to be some way of differentiating those (like the names you bring up) that do nothing to add value/wealth to society and the greater number of less-well known 1%'ers (okay, maybe they're the 3%'ers) that do create wealth through production.

It's a good case of the few well known bad apples, poising it for everyone else.

17 posted on 02/06/2014 12:46:33 PM PST by Riflema
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Maybe Michael Moore and other Hollywood multimillionaires can put on their baseball caps backwards and pretend they represent people who work for a living too... All the phoney blowhard liberals... too many to count.


18 posted on 02/06/2014 12:49:22 PM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Your lupins or your life!”

Howard Dean, Howard Dean riding through the land,

Howard Dean, Howard Dean with no merry band,

He robs from the middle class to give to the poor and the elite,

Howard Dean,
Howard Dean,
Howard Dean.


19 posted on 02/06/2014 12:51:45 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: GOPJ

Maybe Moore and Dean and the rest of them can go down to the hood and spread their own damn wealth around instead of thieving from us.


20 posted on 02/06/2014 12:52:22 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Lets see..the French tried that with Madame Guillotine. How’d that set with the rich?


21 posted on 02/06/2014 12:58:24 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If Howard Dean wants to push a job-killing agenda of higher taxes and other redistributionist claptrap, that's his business.

All wealth, according to libtards like Dean, is first and foremost property of the government. Personal wealth, and personal property, are what individuals are allowed to keep after government lays claim to what it feels is needed.

Redistributionism is harmful for the well-being of the average person. A policy of seizure of wealth of capitalists, businessmen, and the rich to improve the consumption of the masses, is actually a policy of capital decumulation, which must destroy the foundations of the productivity of labor and thus real wages and standard of living of workers.

Taxation of incomes on estates of capitalists, businessmen, and the rich reduces the means and incentive of capital accumulation. This also has a negative effect on productivity of labor, and thus real wages.

Capital decumulation and a negative effect on capital accumulation also have a negative effect on overall economic progress, which leads to a negative effect on prosperity of the economy as a whole in the long run and leads to economic decline and decay.

22 posted on 02/06/2014 12:59:36 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Riflema
It's really something that has to be done on a case by case basis but if they are involved in Left wing Globalist causes then they are probably up to no good.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Not all enemies openly wear uniforms and use guns. Some of them wear $2,000.00 suits and use financial instruments and slick propaganda. Government power must be used to restrain them. The Constituion is not a suicide pact.

23 posted on 02/06/2014 1:05:18 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Wacky Howie was doing the Squaw Warren act way back before she even got off the reservation Harvard Law School.

I wonder why we don't see him in the D prez conversation for 2016?

24 posted on 02/06/2014 1:09:13 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Sounds like this jackass is planning on running for president again.


25 posted on 02/06/2014 1:18:29 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Ouderkirk

If he can get the Chicago Mob on his team, he might just be the POTUS in 2017.
Not sure how Wacky Howie gets along with them.


26 posted on 02/06/2014 1:25:12 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Agreed. The problem lies with the rats' demagoguery and the LIVs: all the 1% are evil since they're all hedge fund managers; all inheritors of wealth live like Paris Hilton; all immigrants are PhD's raring to setup new tech companies. You see the problem - you word this stuff fast-and-loose, you blur your definitions and the propaganda gets through. Frustrates the heck outta me.

Where we are losing is in having anything to counter: you can't really hold up Jobs or Gates as exemplars, their level of achievement is in the the top 1% of 1% of 1%. People need to understand that "the rich" are sometimes their neighbors, often their bosses, more than likely the owners of the local businesses they use...

27 posted on 02/06/2014 1:31:17 PM PST by Riflema
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

My only regret is that the upper 1% are not earning even more. They are producing wealth — most of them work quite hard. They are not stealing from me. Nor are they feudal lords, old-South slave holders, or other labor demand monopolists.
>>>>>>>>>
Hard workers like George Soros, Jon Corzine, Lloyd Blankfein, and the men behind Solyndra?
***************
The rich can be hard working but dishonest. But we can deal with the dishonest under the criminal and civil law. My point is that the upper 1% are not stealing just because they are in the upper 1%. As for Soros, he has as much right to fund his causes as I do, even though they are wrong.


28 posted on 02/06/2014 1:37:15 PM PST by Socon-Econ
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Howard Dean needs to give me his medical degree. And he needs to give his wife's medical degree to my oldest son.

That would only be fair.

29 posted on 02/06/2014 1:43:20 PM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Slyfox

Great comment!


30 posted on 02/06/2014 1:47:05 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let’s see him be the first to give up everything he owns to the poor and downtrodden.


31 posted on 02/06/2014 3:14:06 PM PST by formosa
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Let’s see him be the first to give up everything he owns to the poor and downtrodden.


32 posted on 02/06/2014 3:14:06 PM PST by formosa
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To: nascarnation

He’s bat-sh!t crazy like they are.

Like anyone on the left they only get along when they serve each others purposes and will destroy them if they become a hindrance or an opponent.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 3:53:46 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: Socon-Econ
My point is that the upper 1% are not stealing just because they are in the upper 1%.

I agree 100%.

As for Soros, he has as much right to fund his causes as I do, even though they are wrong.

I disagree. What he and his ilk fund is outright subversion. He would be hauled up in front of the House Committee on Un-Amercican Activities if it were still around.

The Dark side 1% are very ,very dangerous not only because they have vast resources at their disposal but they are within the city walls, as Cicero warned. They have to be watched like a hawk.

34 posted on 02/06/2014 3:56:08 PM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Texas resident
Maybe Moore and Dean and the rest of them can go down to the hood and spread their own damn wealth around instead of thieving from us.

Works for me.

35 posted on 02/06/2014 8:11:03 PM PST by GOPJ (The Nation's divided between those who are to be fooled and those who do the fooling.Greenfield)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You can start by giving me half on your money, Howie.

No? You aren’t gonna do that? And neither are your friends like George Soros? You mean this is just propaganda to gin up the democrat base? Aww. :(


36 posted on 02/23/2014 10:56:46 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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