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  • Santelli Slams "Don't Ignore The Long-End... Recessionary Pressures Are Building"

    04/10/2014 7:36:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 4/10/14 | tyler durden
    With 30 year bond yields set to close their lowest in 10 months, CNBC's Rick Santelli is concerned at the signals that the Treasury yield curve is sending.If yesterday's minutes from the Fed were supposed to walk back their 'hawkish' tone, then Santelli slams they are "gonna need a really big billboard" because the term structure is still flattening. "When 'flattening' is the theme, that is not painting a rosy outlook for the long-term economy," and as Santelli warns, this is when the Fed is pulling out of its extraordinary policies. Santelli screams, "the entire monetary policy side has to...
  • Rick Santelli: Tea Party Are Those Who 'Carry the Water'

    02/24/2014 6:33:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | February 23, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Five years after his "rant heard around the world" spawned what is now known as the Tea Party movement, CNBC's Rick Santelli appeared on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125 and said the energy from 2009 has created a powerful political movement that has already achieved many tangible results while changing the political landscape. Speaking to host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon, Santelli said the Tea Party movement is a big-tent movement that attracts Americans from all walks of life. He said what is appealing about the movement to him is its emphasis on...
  • Santelli Rants Against The Intellectual Arrogance Of The "Intellectuals"

    09/13/2013 4:44:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/13/13 | Tyler Durden
    The American public is "just too darn stupid to get it." That is the message that CNBC's Rick Santelli hears from the mainstream media when discussing polls that suggest US citizens are against a rise in the debt ceiling. Perhaps, as he exclaims, "we should only poll the Harvard and Princeton professors," since they have such a good grasp of reality. But, it is the "giant leap of faith" that the Fed can really move unemployment and keep the economy humming along to support the level of equities that has the Chicagoan irate. Congress - listen up - he explodes,...
  • Libertarians and the Tea Party

    03/13/2013 5:30:16 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/13/2013 | Ann Kane & M. Catherine Evans
    As we pondered this question, we also wanted to know when and where the two groups intersected. We started with an informal survey. We asked several people the following question: when do you think the Tea Party movement began? They answered: when Rick Santelli ranted on the floor of the Merc in Chicago in February, 2009. But our research into the history of the Tea Party took us back to 2004, to its first inklings as an organized force for rousing ordinary citizens to fight back against big government. In that year, Libertarian David Koch founded Americans for Prosperity, a...
  • US GDP Falls By 0.1% In Q4 2012, $312 Billion Debt added, GDP FALLS By $5 Billion

    01/30/2013 1:43:28 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/30/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I have been observing over the past months that various indices have been nosing down. Now we have confirmation from the BEA that GDP fell by -0.1% in Q4 of 2012. Here is CNBC’s Rick Santelli’s take on the numbers. This is a big swing and a miss to expectations of +1.1% and a BIG drop from Q3′s print of +3.1%. At least Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) added 1.52% before the Fiscal Cliff surrender. Notes that PCE has been consistently lower after 2007 than before. This isn’t your father’s Oldsmobile … or recovery. On the other hand, defense spending fell...
  • Rick Santelli Responds to Negative GDP Report: We Are Now Europe

    01/30/2013 8:50:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1//30/13 | Noel Sheppard
    Rick Santelli made a stunning observation Wednesday about the shocking report that the economy actually shrunk in the fourth quarter last year. "We are now Europe," he declared on CNBCs Squawk Box. "Hey Joe," Santelli said, "when you act like Europe, you get growth rates like Europe, and our discussions with economists sounds like were in Europe. They have the same discussions constantly." "Theyre always doing the right thing," he continued. "Theyre always thinking they know better. And this is the kind of growth. We have become Europe. We are now Europe."
  • Obama Says "Nevermind" on Deficits

    01/27/2013 3:12:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | John Ransom
    ou might remember that in July of 2011, when fighting over the debt ceiling, president Obama- right before he left for his 17thvacation at Marthas Vineyard that year- complained about congressional inaction by saying thats it time for the country to eat its peas. FromCBSNews:"I've been hearing from my Republican friends for some time it is a moral imperative to tackle our debt and deficits in a serious way," Mr. Obama said. "What I've said to them is, let's go."The president said today he would not accept a smaller, short-term deal. "We might as well do it now," he said....
  • CNBC's Rick Santelli's Economics Lesson: "ALL KIDS LEFT BEHIND"

    01/07/2013 8:22:54 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 25 replies
    CNBC TV "Santelli Exchange" | January 7, 2013 | Graewoulf
    At 9:45 AM CST today Rick Santelli white-boarded the total debt that our children are currently charged with. The amount is $ 3.5 MILLION per baby born today! Rick named this economics lesson "All Kids Left Behind," and encouraged all to use this term often.
  • Santelli: 'They Love to Fib About Statistics' (Our Government)--Vudeo

    12/07/2012 11:39:36 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | Fri 07 Dec 12 | 08:30 AM ET
    Rick Santelli sees no signs of strength in the November jobs numbers and rejects arguments the economy wouldn't be hurt by higher tax rates.
  • Housing, Employment, GDP and CNBC with Rick Santelli

    11/29/2012 12:06:05 PM PST · by whitedog57 · 1 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 11/29/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I was interviewed this morning by CNBCs Rick Santelli on the FHA. Here is my interview. So little time, so much to discuss. So, if real Personal Consumption Expenditures only rose 1.4%, what drove the 2.7% increase in real GDP? Residential construction and Federal government spending. Real federal government consumption expenditures and gross investment increased 9.5 percent in the third quarter, in contrast to a decrease of 0.2 percent in the second. National defense increased 12.9 percent, in contrast to a decrease of 0.2 percent. But real residential fixed investment increased 14.2 percent, compared with an increase of 8.5 percent....
  • Zero Jobs Created!: CNBCs Rick Santelli Takes on the Obama Campaigns Job Creation Claim

    10/18/2012 11:17:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/18/12 | Becket Adams
    Following todays report on the increase in applications for U.S. unemployment benefits, CNBCs Rick Santelli decided to take on the Obama campaign and its claim that the president has created five million jobs. You can slice it any way you want! Santelli shouted in his inimitable style. The president was sworn in in mid-January of 09. If I go back and look at nonfarm and I have all the data! actual nonfarm payrolls, the establishment survey, the headcount survey, and I take the 818 minus thousand from January, he added, referring to the monthly job loss numbers the...
  • Santelli on GDP Numbers: 'Depressingly Weak'

    09/27/2012 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 4 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    This morning, Rick Santelli said the revised GDP numbers are "depressingly weak": CNBC reports on the numbers: New durable goods orders in August fell by the most since the recession and a separate reading on the broader U.S. economy came in much weaker than expected. But weekly jobless claims sank to a two-month low, in a hopeful sign for the labor market. New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in August fell by the most in 3 1/2 years, pointing to a sharp slowdown in factory activity even as a gauge of planned business spending rebounded. The Commerce Department said...
  • Santelli's Rant on More Quantitative Easing (calls it counterfeiting)

    08/27/2012 9:42:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 27 August 2012 | Rick Santelli
    Video Transcript: other reasons, too, which we'll talk about later. cme group, rick santelli. looking at some long-term effects of qe. indeed, there is another name for qe. and we'll get to that momentarily. one of the great things about the human race is they can assimilate and accommodate. we talked about the swiss psychologist in the 1930s, the 1960s, really doing a lot of work here. what it simply means is that we're very adaptable as humans. i think quantitative easing fits into that. it's something that really doesn't seem like it's the answer for problems, printing more money,...
  • Lawyer Tells Rick Santelli: Criminal Charges Against Jon Corzine (Video)

    08/24/2012 2:58:54 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Stock Market Watch reported: Best quotes from Koutoulas: Crimes were unequivocally committed and I will do whatever I can to continue to do the governments job for it and help see justice done. MF Global had a choice. Do we cheat or go out of business. And they cheated. They broke the law. And these took these customer funds to cover margin calls. Attorney General Eric Holders Department of Justice is the biggest enabler of financial crime in U.S. history. And the kill shot: I will take this to all 50 states. And we will win. We will get a...
  • 'Where Is the Press With the Outrage?' This Major Financial Scandal Has Santelli Up in Arms

    07/17/2012 10:09:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/17/12 | Becket Adams
    Rick Santelli on Monday tore into the mainstream media for ignoring the London Inter-Bank Offer Rate (LIBOR) scandal and chided them for wasting time on petty and useless headlines. Wait, whats the LIBOR scandal? LIBOR is the average interest rate the worlds largest banks pay when they borrow money. And this figure is used to price hundreds of trillions of dollars worth of financial instruments, from high-yield corporate debt to student loans, Christopher Matthews writes for TIME Business. Simply put, LIBOR isnt just some financial services sector thing it affects the everyday interest rates associated with loans,...
  • Santelli: "I Don't Trust the Unemployment Rate" (December 2, 2011)

    12/02/2011 6:42:33 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 31 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | December 2, 2011 | none (video)
    The link will provide a brief video of Santelli's take on today's numbers when they broke this morning. In short, he's not buying them.
  • Rick Santelli Interview (Audio Only)

    10/21/2011 10:32:54 PM PDT · by Razzz42
    King World News - Broadcast ^ | 10.21.2011 | Rick Santelli interviewed @ King World News
    (Background) Rick Santelli: CNBCs Business News On-Air Editor - Rick Santelli stepped away from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade to give King World News listeners globally an uninterrupted and in-depth interview. Rick joined CNBC Business News as On-Air Editor in June 1999, reporting live from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. His focus is primarily on interest rates, foreign exchange, and the Federal Reserve. He began his career in 1979 as a trader and order filler at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in markets that included gold, lumber, CD's, T-bills, foreign currencies, and livestock. During the...
  • Santelli, Friedman duke it out over Ponzi scheme

    09/08/2011 1:26:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 8,2011 | ED MORRISSEY
    My friend Jazz Shaw worries that Rick Perrys argument that Social Security in its present form is a Ponzi scheme leaves him vulnerable in a general election. Rick Santelli gave it a workout on CNBC today against the New York Times Thomas Friedman, who ends up sputtering into ad hominems when he cant counter Santellis arguments about the nature of a collective that cant pay out on its promises and Santelli responds in kind. The Daily Caller provides the transcript and Greg Hengler provides the clip: This gets to the larger point about using blunt language to describe an...
  • " IS SOCIAL SECURITY A PONZI SCHEME ? "

    09/08/2011 6:23:38 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 113 replies
    MCNBC Tv | September 8, 2011 | Rick Santelli
    At 7:33 AM CDT Rick Santelli asked guest host Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times foreign Affairs Columnist, and author of his new book " That Used to be Us, " the following question: " Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme ? " Tom replied, " Your question is idiotic ! " Rick then replied: " Your answer is idiotic! " GAME ON !
  • Rick Santelli: 'If it Wasn't for the Tea Party...We Would Have Been Rated BBB'

    08/08/2011 5:36:57 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Rick Santelli: 'If it Wasn't for the Tea Party...We Would Have Been Rated BBB' By Noel Sheppard Created 08/08/2011 - 7:09pm For over 24 hours, Obama advisers, Democrat senators, and terminally stupid ideologues in the media have been blaming Standard and Poor's downgrade of America's debt on the Tea Party. On Monday, one of the only sane voices in the mainstream media stood up and said, "If it wasn't for the Tea Party, they would have passed the debt ceiling thumbs up, we would have been rated BBB" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JOE KERNEN, CNBC: Alright. You know,...
  • Rick Santelli Goes Off: Wed Be BBB Without Tea Party! (Video)

    08/08/2011 5:03:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 8,2011 | Jim Hoft
    From the Video: Rick Santelli reacts to President Obamas blame game when it comes to the downgrade of the United States of Americas credit rating. Santelli says that if it wasnt for the tea party movement, Americas credit would have been downgraded to BBB. He also responds to the argument that we have a revenue problem by comparing it to if his wife spending 30% more money then telling him to get 2 more jobs. Hat Tip Ed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XifNbkwJUz0&feature=player_embedded
  • Santelli: If it wasnt for the Tea Party wed be rated BBB

    08/08/2011 2:29:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 8 Aug 2011 | Rick Santelli et al
    Santelli slams the Obama administration for playing the blame game over the downgrade to our credit rating, noting that even if you think its a bad call, you dont beat up the other coach or take the umpire out behind the barn. And he also points out that without Tea Party, we wouldve had a clean debt ceiling increase and our credit rating would have likely been dropped even lower to BBB. Listen to the end to hear his great analogy why we have a spending problem:
  • Fibonacci Fate Date for a Bear Bond Market?

    08/05/2011 1:42:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5 Aug 2011 | Rick Santelli
    One of the greatest technicians of all time was a man named W. D. Gann (1878-1955). He had tremendous success predicting market moves much in advance. Legend has it that he occasionally sent notes to The Wall Street Journal, which accurately predicted tops and bottoms in grain markets months ahead of time. There are two Gann principles that I have always respected. They are that historical prices alone arent predictive unless paired with time; and that the birth dates of contracts are of major significance. The birth date is the first day a contract, stock, or grain begins trading. And...
  • Video: Theyre still not listening to Rick Santelli

    08/05/2011 9:17:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/5/11 | Ed Morrissey
    Want to see a microcosm of everything thats been wrong with American economic policy over the last couple of years? Watch this exchange between Ezra Klein and Rick Santelli from earlier today on MSNBCs Morning Joe. Santelli, whose February 2009 on-air rant over fiscal and economic mismanagement inspired the start of the Tea Party, gets exasperated with Klein after the Washington Post columnist talks about money moving around unfairly: The entire problem with this economy is the notion that some people have of unfairness in markets. In fact, thats how we got here in the first place. Government intervened to...
  • SANTELLI: 'The answer is easy: Spend less!' (cnbc via Drudge, insiders are clueless)

    07/08/2011 5:18:39 PM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 12 replies
    http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000032061 ^ | 7/8/2011 | Drudge link to CNBC video
    Video of comments, see Santelli comments around time index 2.25 Spend less. Santelli even openly disagrees with uber insider buffet.
  • CNBCs Rick Santelli Goes Bonkers In On-Air Debate Over Debt Ceiling

    07/08/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/7/2011 | mark Joyella
    The banner at the start of the CNBC segment reads Whats the Deal? And thats a question some viewers may have asked by the end of the segment after watching CNBCs Rick Santelli go very nearly grandma-punching crazy in a segment about spending and the debt ceiling. I dont believe in compromise on spending, Santelli shouted. Theres no compromise. Stop spending. And from there it got weirder. Referring to a comment from Warren Buffet about the debt ceiling negotiations referring to the negotiations as a game of Russian roulette, Santelli said theres a bullet in the gun. If we keep...
  • Rick Santelli's (CNBC) Latest Rant - 3/31/11 - "Double or Nothing"

    03/31/2011 2:25:40 PM PDT · by randita · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/31/11 | CNBC Video Clip
    Santelli "Double or Nothing"
  • Santelli Compares Budget Crisis to 9/11

    02/20/2011 5:24:01 PM PST · by taildragger · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/20/2011 | Abby Phillip
    NBC's Rick Santelli on Sunday compared the budget crises affecting state and federal balance sheets to a Sept. 11-type attack on the nation.
  • Santelli Slams CNBC Panelists for Spinning Jobs Report

    02/04/2011 9:29:08 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | February 04, 2011 | Julia A. Seymour
    CNBC's floor reporter criticizes 'kool-aid drinkers' for trying to find good news in the 'disappointing.'...noted that the increase was "way below consensus." "[W]e have overwhelming evidence the jobs market is disappointing, and all of you are trying to look for that one half of spaghetti in a 50 lb. spaghetti bowl. This is not great data," Santelli claimed. "We know that the U6 probably gives you a better indication of the true unemployment rate "
  • RICK SANTELLI 'Best 5 minutes of my life' (The Original Chicago Tea Party)

    09/19/2010 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 69 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter apallasch@suntimes.com
    As a staunch capitalist and social liberal, Rick Santelli might not agree with everything being said at Tea Party rallies or this weekend's Right Nation convention in Hoffman Estates, but he's proud of what he wrought. "People ask me if I'm the father of the Tea Party movement," the CNBC commentator said outside the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. "I was the spark ...that started it. If being the lightning rod that started the Tea Party is what's written on my tombstone, I'll be very happy." But after his five-minute "rant" on CNBC 1 years ago suggesting a tea party in Lake...
  • Must see video of Rick Santelli discussing the Tea Party's effect on investors.

    09/17/2010 1:27:59 PM PDT · by RunForesterRun · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/16/10 | CNBC
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1592904212&play=1
  • Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending!

    06/29/2010 2:27:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies · 2+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 29, 2010 | annem040359
    CNBCs Rick Santelli, who first burst out onto the scene with his famous class rant which also called for the formation of the tea party movement, came out once again with another classic rant.
  • Santelli Simple Answer to Gvt Deficit: 'Stop Spending, Stop Spending, Stop Spending!' (YouTube)

    06/29/2010 10:05:34 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    CNBC via YouTube ^ | June 28, 2010 | CNBC
    NBC CME Group floor reporter (Santelli) argues with senior economics reporter Steve Liesman that the government can't tax the nation into prosperity.
  • Michael Barone: The Transformative Power of Rick Santelli's Rant

    06/10/2010 10:38:01 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies · 379+ views
    Human Events ^ | 06/10/2010 | Michael Barone
    After the latest round of primaries, some lessons can already be drawn from this political year. Incumbents are not popular, especially Democratic incumbents. Democrats' big government programs are hugely unpopular. Economic distress has made Americans yearn not for more government but for less. How to explain something contrary to the New Deal historians' teaching that economic distress increases support for big government? Clues can be obtained, I think, by examining what amounts to the founding document of the tea party movement, Rick Santelli's "rant" on the CME trading floor in Chicago, telecast live by CNBC on Feb. 19, 2009. That...
  • CNBCs Rick Santelli Rips Key Democrat For Ignoring Fannie/Freddie Reform

    05/11/2010 3:34:42 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 1,852+ views
    GOP Leader ^ | 5-11-10 | John Boehner
    Democrats still dont get it, and they refuse to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government mortgage companies that sparked the meltdown by giving high-risk loans to people who couldnt afford it. Standing up for American taxpayers, CNBCs on-air editor, Rick Santelli teed off on Rep. Paul Kanjorskis (D-PA) claim that Democrats couldnt reform Fannie & Freddie in their financial regulation bill because it was too complicated, asking: Its too complicated? You think taxpayers that go to work to pay the money you are subsidizing, it will end up a half a trillion, do you think they think complicated...
  • Fannie and Freddie: Too Complicated To Address?

    05/11/2010 12:58:34 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies · 275+ views
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | May 11, 2010 | annem040359
    Rick Santelli of CNBC rips into Rep. Paul Kanjorski,D/PA, on both Fannie and Freddie and the reform of both leaving taxpayers on the hook for the government mortgage giants. The exchange couldnt have come at a worse time for Rep. Kanjorski and Congressional Democrats, because Fannie and Freddie simply wont go away.
  • Santelli: Greek Debt Crisis and Riots Americas 'Ghost of Christmas Future'

    05/07/2010 12:36:44 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies · 892+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | May 7, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    While international attention has been focused on Greece's debt crisis and the riots that have ensued over austerity measures, the possibility of the United States finding itself in the same situation is one to be considered a legitimate possibility says CNBC CME Group floor reporter Rick Santelli. On CNBC's May 7 "Squawk Box," host Joe Kernen pointed out the fear of contagion spreading throughout the world economy has been a focus, but asked Santelli if anything could be discerned from the Greek situation that would apply to the American economy. "Well, you remember the Christmas Carol?" Santelli said. "You know,...
  • CNBC Video: The Santelli-Liesman Pay-Per-View Preview Redux

    03/15/2010 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 10 replies · 607+ views
    ZeroHedge Blog (CNBC) ^ | March 15, 2010 | Tyler Durden
    Some have asked us what is the reason for the earlier poll asking who is more trustworthy: Liesman or Santelli. The following clip from earlier this morning should explain it. First Liesman points out "there is a point in time when ignorance goes from being amusing to being dangerous, and I think Rick's crossed that point long ago" Next, all hell break loose.Link to Video
  • CNBC's Rick Santelli Blasts Financial Reform Proposals for Excluding Fannie, Freddie

    03/12/2010 9:10:31 AM PST · by ocr1 · 2 replies · 301+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 3-12-10 | Jeff Poor
    Back on Christmas Eve of 2009, Obama's Treasury Dept. said it would lift the limits on what the federal government could provide in "emergency aid" to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac - without seeking Congressional permission. Very few reporters noticed, except for The Washington Post's Zachary Goldfarb who reported the story on Christmas Day and CNBC CME Group reporter and tea party inspiration Rick Santelli, who later pleaded for the public to take notice. With that occurrence in mind, Santelli scoffed at Sen. Chris Dodd's, D-Conn., legislative proposal of financial system reform that did not include reforms on both Fannie...
  • Rock and reload for tea parties this weekend

    02/23/2010 7:10:28 PM PST · by Man50D · 1 replies · 297+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | February 23, 2010 | Chelsea Schilling
    One year ago this week, tens of thousands of patriots held "tea parties" in 40 cities in protest of government expansion, bailouts and the stimulus package, launching a nationwide movement and now those citizens are regrouping and heading back to the streets to "recharge the movement" Saturday. Feb. 27 marks the one-year anniversary of the first round of protests following CNBC analyst Rick Santelli speech against President Obama's proposed bailout plan and other massive spending measures.
  • Who Started the Tea Party Movement?

    02/10/2010 8:22:09 PM PST · by ChocChipCookie · 32 replies · 2,223+ views
    American Preppers Network ^ | February 10, 2010 | Tom Martin
    So, you want to know who "really" started the Tea Party movement? Well, it wasn't Sarah Palin. It wasn't Ron Paul either. It certainly wasn't the Republicans (although the socialist Democrats would have you believe there's some sort of GOP conspiracy). It wasn't Fox News and it wasn't even Alex Jones. It seems these days there are a lot of people claiming to be the first to have started the Tea Party movement. I'll tell you right now that none of those people were. You see, I actually do my homework. If you want to get real specific, the Tea...
  • CNBC's Santelli Brandishes Hammer to Illustrate Overreaching Obamanomics

    02/03/2010 8:50:36 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 5 replies · 785+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 3, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    As the old clich goes, you don't use a sledgehammer to crack a nut, but according to Rick Santelli, that's exactly what it appears the Obama administration is doing terms of financial regulation and fiscal discipline. On CNBC's Feb. 2 broadcast of "Fast Money," host Melissa Lee proposed that taxing the wealthy is not the path to "economic prosperity and fiscal stability." Santelli, the network's CME Group floor reporter, agreed. "Well, you're right," Santelli said. "But I also think you're going to see when the Bush tax cuts expire, a lot of middle class write-offs and exemptions and various tax...
  • "Rant of the Year" -- Rick Santelli's and the 2009 Tea Party Movement

    12/31/2009 4:48:23 PM PST · by GVnana · 18 replies · 817+ views
    I thought it would be appropriate to revisit the tinderspark for what became an extraordinary, American political movement. Video at link. Happy New Year FReepers!
  • CNBC's Santelli Rips Media for Ignoring 9/12 DC March (Video)

    09/14/2009 12:17:02 PM PDT · by Saint X · 25 replies · 2,943+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/14/09 | Jeff Poor
    Not everyone at the NBC Universal umbrella of networks got the gag order memo about the Sept. 12 march on Washington, D.C. Rick Santelli, who has been a target of the Obama White House and is credited with being the inspiration for the 2009 tea party movement, spoke out about how the media ignored the march. But, a year after the fall of Lehman Brothers, he was making the larger point that the government's intervention to thwart a financial crisis had been an ineffectual and potentially dangerous maneuver at the expense of taxpayers. ...more (w/video)...
  • Going Viral

    08/29/2009 3:27:58 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 483+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/29/2009 | Mike Volpe
    A couple evenings back I attended a local event at the Saluki Bar sponsored by the website, Windy Citizen, a couple days back. At this event, the music group, the Clout Meisters, performed. The Clout Meisters is not your run of the mill music group. Instead, they were put together in order to satirize Chicago corruption by a whistle blower, Pat McDonough. McDonough was one of the whistleblowers on the Hired Truck Scandal and has since been an advocated against Mayor Daley and corruption. He wanted to put a song on his site that would verbalize what he felt about...
  • Santelli Blasts Obama's Warning on Taking 'Reckless Risks' as 'Un-American'

    06/09/2009 2:02:38 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 1,835+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | June 9, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Should it be the role of the government to determine what amount of risk is appropriate in the private sector? President Barack Obama could have been interpreted as suggesting that much in comments he made about TARP repayments on June 9. CNBC's Rick Santelli responded to those comments earlier in the day from Obama, "that those who seek reward do not take reckless risks." Santelli said on CNBC's "Power Lunch" that it's not the role of the government to make those judgments. "It makes me a little nervous and some of the people on the floor express this - whether...
  • Video: Santelli Claims Geithner Is Lying To The American People

    06/03/2009 12:00:51 PM PDT · by careyb · 17 replies · 2,395+ views
    CNBC ^ | 6/3/09 | Rick Santelli
    He nails it again.
  • Santelli Rips CNBC Colleagues Over Ethics Question

    05/05/2009 10:54:36 AM PDT · by politicalhub · 35 replies · 3,195+ views
    A CNBC panel including the channel's all-stars discussed if it is "ethical" to lie if it can "stabilize" the financial system. Commentator Steve Leisman was entertaining this type of thinking but wouldn't admit that he supported it. Chicago's Rick Santelli shot back and told him he sounds like Richard Nixon and asked who did he vote for. Leisman told Santelli he was just "posing" a question about stabilizing the system and not actually endorsing it. Santelli reacted and told him "don't open your mouth and say dumb things." Reaction from traders on the Chicago floor could be heard in the...
  • NBC Suits Warn CNBC Staff Against 'Obama Bashing,' Becoming 'Too Conservative'

    04/20/2009 6:43:05 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 2,185+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 4/20/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Are "the suits" looking for Rick Santelli's head? General Electric CEO Jeffery Immelt, thought to be one of Keith Olbermann's biggest supporters, and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker are reported to have called some of CNBC's on-air talent to a secret meeting at least if the The New York Post's Page Six column for April 16 has it right. The meeting was called to scold the cable yackers for being too harsh on the Obammessiah, with the duo ala Jeffs warning that CNBC is turning into "the Obama bashing network" and that the cable outlet is becoming "too conservative." OK......
  • ABC Reports Obama is 'Unaware of Tea Parties'

    04/16/2009 10:57:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 106 replies · 4,696+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | April 15, 2009 | Julia A. Seymour
    Maybe he just doesn't know that there are people who disagree with his massive tax and spend agenda. That would explain a lot. Perhaps the network media's near silence on the "tea party" phenomenon has kept President Obama from realizing that hundreds of tax day protests will happen today? "The White House says the president is unaware of the tea parties and will hold his own event today," ABC's Dan Harris said on "Good Morning America" on April 15. Harris's story was the first ABC News report specifically about the tea parties since Rick Santelli's of CNBC's famous rant calling...