Roger Ailes: Jon Stewart loves polarizing; NPR execs are Nazis

Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News, commenting on Jon Stewart:

“He’s crazy. If it wasn’t polarized, he couldn’t make a living. He makes a living by attacking conservatives and stirring up a liberal base against it. He loves polarization. He depends on it. If liberals and conservatives are all getting along, how good would that show be? It’d be a bomb.”

Roger Ailes, chairman of Fox News, commenting in that same interview on NPR executives:

“They are, of course, Nazis. They have a kind of Nazi attitude. They are the left wing of Nazism. These guys don’t want any other point of view. They don’t even feel guilty using tax dollars to spout their propaganda. They are basically Air America with government funding to keep them alive.”

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GANDALPH THE WHITE

November 18th, 2010
12:24 pm

Lil' Barry Bailout

November 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

TnGelding

November 18th, 2010
12:27 pm

He should know. Good grief! Pot, meet kettle.

retiredds

November 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

It is usually the one who calls the names or bullies who is really, and unknowingly, describing him or herself. Roger A would look much better in a “brown shirt”.

Normal

November 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

At first, I thought he was talking about Rush instead of John…

Normal

November 18th, 2010
12:30 pm

Adam

November 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

Right, because NPR is SO RIVETING!

Also, Jon Stewart was doing just fine before liberals and conservatives were at each other’s throats in Washington. But it’s SUCH GREAT MATERIAL! The Daily Show makes fun of both sides. Maybe not equally, but let’s face it: more crazy comes from the right these days. He has right wing people on his show all the time and has actual substantive conversations with them. So I don’t see the point in EITHER Jon Stewart or NPR being talked about this way, except to make his own polarizing viewpoint known.

TnGelding

November 18th, 2010
12:31 pm

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Lil' Barry Bailout

November 18th, 2010
12:32 pm

Normal
November 18th, 2010
12:29 pm

At first, I thought he was talking about Rush instead of John…but then I woke up.

Soames

November 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

Really Bookman? Another blog post about FOX? Are we feeling insecure today? Did you get a chance to read Koppel’s Op-Ed in the WSJ? Now he’s a real journalist….

And why even talk about Palin? She’s just another idiot who has no chance in being elected President. She’s a Democrats best friend :)

C’Mon in for the win Son…join the hometeam.

Southern Comfort

November 18th, 2010
12:36 pm

Ailes would know a thing or two about polarizing…

Adam

November 18th, 2010
12:37 pm

Soames-
Really Bookman? Another blog post about FOX? Are we feeling insecure today?

Again, it’s just SUCH GREAT MATERIAL! I mean that. It’s a lot of fun to find the crazy people and call them out.

carlosgvv

November 18th, 2010
12:38 pm

Roger Ailes comments are the latest example of a major problem in American journalism. It seems that all of today’s pundits sound as though they are official organs of the Democrats or Republicans. Apparently the days are gone when we could get honest, unbiased political opinions from political journalists. Is all the media bought and paid for today? Is there no journalist left who can give it to us straight without any spin?

Jay

November 18th, 2010
12:38 pm

Really Soames? Because in the previous thread, there seemed to be an awful lot of your fellow conservatives backing her candidacy.

You must be a …. liberal or something.

Jimmy62

November 18th, 2010
12:38 pm

Adam: I guess that’s a matter of opinion. Economy destroying policies coming from the left seem way crazier to me than anything coming from the right.

As far as Ailes goes…. Fox and NPR are not the same thing. You may see Fox as partisan propaganda, but they are doing it with dollars they earned through business, whereas NPR is putting out their partisan propaganda with tax dollars. Fox gets their money from voluntary spending by consumers. NPR gets theirs, at least partially, from forcing consumers to pay them in the form of taxes. Two very different situations.

Fox depends on the free choice of citizens, NPR depends on the force of guns to collect taxes. One stands for the freedom to choice, the other for the power of government to force us to do things.

BlahBlahBlah

November 18th, 2010
12:38 pm

He got 1 of the 2 statements right.

Jefferson

November 18th, 2010
12:42 pm

Econmic conditions appear to be improving from where they were say 3 years ago, whata ya say Jimbo?

TnGelding

November 18th, 2010
12:44 pm

Our economy has flourished before under those policies, and will again. That doesn’t mean I agree with them. We need to cross that bridge to the 21st century.

Normal

November 18th, 2010
12:45 pm

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

November 18th, 2010
12:46 pm

Well, from what I can tell, this Jon Stewart ain’t polarizing. He just makes alot of people mad at each other.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Doggone/GA

November 18th, 2010
12:47 pm

“NPR gets theirs, at least partially, from forcing consumers to pay them in the form of taxes”

I can see that you have only a VERY limited idea of how NPR gets it funding. Education – it’s worth it. Try it, you might like it.

Matti

November 18th, 2010
12:49 pm

Economy destroying policies coming from the left seem way crazier to me than anything coming from the right.

Tea is the new kool-aid. It has hallucinogenic properties and makes your pee smell funny.

Mr. Snarky

November 18th, 2010
12:49 pm

Ailes: the Goebbels of our time…

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
12:52 pm

Doggone – If NPR does not receive gubberment funding (i.e. taxpayer dollars), then prove it. If it is so simple, why don’t you explain how they receive funding.

Another liberal LIE!!

ATF

November 18th, 2010
12:55 pm

One of the problems right now is the power of the dollar to mold opinion.

It was perfectly legal for the insurance industry to give $80 million to the Chamber of Commerce to lobby congress. Perfectly legal.

Presumably, that power is checked by our elected representatives. You know, the ones we elect to represent us. Of course, they also represent the corporations and they also get most of their campaign money from those of wealth and corporations. Now, how much influence do you think I have with my representative, to whom I contributed $10, compared to the Insurance company that contributed several hundred thousand?

The same goes for new organizations. Our news is slanted by the power of those who fund it. And I want to assure you that the rich corporations and wealthy individuals have much more power than the rest of us.

stands for decibels

November 18th, 2010
12:57 pm

I don’t suppose it would be asking too much of those who’ll post here with critical stuff about NPR to ask if they’ve ever actually listened to its news programming, would it?

scrappy

November 18th, 2010
12:57 pm

This guy is a chairman on a NEWS station?!?

Should be re-named the Fox Gossip Channel.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
12:58 pm

Defund NPR NOW!!!!!!

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
12:59 pm

sfd – why would we want to listen to government propoganda? We leave that up to Obama-worshipping liberal, bedwetting kool-aid drinkers like yourself.

TaxPayer

November 18th, 2010
1:01 pm

Republicans just love to say polarizing things, the bunch of nazis.

You gotta love it.

stands for decibels

November 18th, 2010
1:01 pm

If NPR does not receive gubberment funding

who said it didn’t? It’s getting some funding from the CPB, which in turn is funded in part by the feds. There is a deliberate lag time in funding from one to the other, to keep NPR and PBS from becoming too dependent upon any specific Administration or Congress and thus beholden to “reporting” nice things about its benefactors; that’s by design and it seems to have worked rather well.

stands for decibels

November 18th, 2010
1:02 pm

Obama-worshipping liberal, bedwetting kool-aid drinkers

someone’s out of ammo awfully quickly.

Bye Bye Empire

November 18th, 2010
1:03 pm

Ailes: “He’s crazy. If it wasn’t polarized, he couldn’t make a living. He makes a living by attacking conservatives and stirring up a liberal base against it. He loves polarization. He depends on it. If liberals and conservatives are all getting along, how good would that show be? It’d be a bomb.”

Jay, I hate to say it but Ailes is exactly right here. And so was Olbermann, who said basically the same thing, for that matter. And I also class Stewart’s misguided notion of ‘reasonable center’ under the same category as I place Obama’s. It ultimately fails to see how it remains within the terms of discussion that are set up by the ideological radicals, in this case those on the Right.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:04 pm

TaxPayer

November 18th, 2010
1:06 pm

After looking at a picture of the NPR staff, I think this Ailes guy could be on to something.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:06 pm

sfd – NPR receives taxpayer dollars. You’re lame attempt at excusing them for being nothing but government propogandists is misguided.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:09 pm

whoops – meant “your” lame attempt….

stands for decibels

November 18th, 2010
1:10 pm

NPR receives taxpayer dollars.

and? so?

You admit to being not even remotely familiar with their programming, so why don’t you go play in traffic or something and leave the discussion to those who aren’t willfully, proudly ignorant?

Southern Comfort

November 18th, 2010
1:11 pm

dB

I think you touched a nerve or two!!!

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

so, is Ailes is saying NPR and Stewart are unfair and not balanced? seems to me he’d better work on getting another neo-con media source on his “pole” lest the “balance of power” shift to the left’s pole. he redneck convert, I though “opposites attract”. you think Ailes has a crush on Stewart, and seeing how Fox News kinda exists at the 4th grade/playground level, his infantile emotions are telling him to attack Stewart? Nazis? did he actually use that word? tick, tick, tick (awaiting JDL, or some Holocaust survivor group to condemn his choice of words).

stands for decibels

November 18th, 2010
1:12 pm

This guy is a chairman on a NEWS station?

Has been since FNC’s inception, if memory serves.

(You did mean to put bunny-ear quotes aound “news” though, right?)

emo

November 18th, 2010
1:13 pm

Some people clearly do not listen to NPR before attacking it. The majority of its funds come from corporate sponsors and the twice-yearly interminable pledge drives they do for local citizen funding.
They would probably survive without gubmint funding, and we could give another tax break to the wealthy (who probably DO listen to it).

Disgusted

November 18th, 2010
1:14 pm

Defund NPR NOW!!!!!!

So while federal dollars do flow to NPR, the connection is indirect. It may be a fine point, but it’s an important distinction. The federal government can’t “defund” NPR. What Congress can do is cut CPB funding — which has diminished over the years and has, at times, been threatened.

But those CPB funds play a minor role for a large-market station like WBUR (around 6 percent) and represents a much higher percentage for a station in a smaller market, such as Wyoming and Idaho.

Go ahead! Go after those largely Republican, rural, small-market stations.

stands for decibels

November 18th, 2010
1:15 pm

I think you touched a nerve or two!

suppose I should ask our conservative friends for a list of civilized nations that don’t fund any news gathering of any kind for its citizens?

Seriously, though, I just wish people who griped about stuff, actually KNEW SOMETHING about the stuff. I mean, when I gripe about Fox News, it’s based on actual contact with the product. Unfiltered, even–I’ve seen/heard scores, perhaps hundreds of hours, of FNC programming over the years. Ditto for Rush and Boortz.

Southern Comfort

November 18th, 2010
1:15 pm

Disgusted

What’s that old saying, “Ignorance is bilss”… Our country is full of blissful people. :)

Granny Godzilla

November 18th, 2010
1:16 pm

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 18th, 2010
1:16 pm

emo, that would make sense, because nearly 100% of Congress’s funding comes from corporate sponsors.

Southern Comfort

November 18th, 2010
1:18 pm

dB

The new conservative mantra is “No Compromise”. If they listen to any other news source other than a right-leaning source, that’s considered compromise in their beliefs. I try to listen to as many different sources as possible, even those I don’t care much for, for the same reason you stated. If I choose to say something negative about someone/something, I at least want to know that I’ve listened to that programming prior to passing judgement on it.

Granny Godzilla

November 18th, 2010
1:19 pm

I love me some government propaganda Opera on saturday afteroons….and
of course Prairie Home Propaganda…..and River Walk Propaganda and Masterpiece Propaganda…..

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to Sesame Propaganda Street…..?

willie lynch

November 18th, 2010
1:19 pm

Roger Ailes calling someone a Nazi? As a Jew he should be ashamed of himself. His far right Nazi network, appropriately named Fox, is far more polarizing and offers little or no opposing views to any of it’s outlandish commentary it calls news.

Brad Steel

November 18th, 2010
1:21 pm

He follows a slight of a Jew, John Stewart, with a Nazi reference to NPR? NPR – Nazis?

Phu-leez. He should go by NPR headquarters on Yom Kippur. The only guy there is Bob Edwards.

NPR Nazis? That’s like mistaking Golda Mier for Hitler.

willie lynch

November 18th, 2010
1:21 pm

Southern,

Especially since Nov 2.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:21 pm

CPB, NPR – who gives a flip who actually receives the funding. Taxpayer dollars should not be used to fund any news organization. Why is that so hard for you bedwetters to understand?

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 18th, 2010
1:22 pm

somebody help me. I though he said he has a polaroid photo of Jon Stewart and NPR management in Nazi clothing.

Disgusted

November 18th, 2010
1:23 pm

As you can find out elsewhere, the CPB grants make up 1.5% of NPR’s 2009 budget. Not exactly a major component. Fact Check: Palin Calls for Congress to “Defund” NPR

Shhh! Don’t tell the brainless Repubs. They think the federal government is shoveling dollars to NPR.

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 18th, 2010
1:23 pm

I believe Golda’s mustache was bigger than Hitler’s

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:23 pm

He loves polarization. He depends on it. If liberals and conservatives are all getting along, how good would that show be? It’d be a bomb.”

Wow. Really?

RB from Gwinnett

November 18th, 2010
1:24 pm

“Why is that so hard for you bedwetters to understand?”

Because NPR is far left liberal. If they were even remotely conservative, these same people would be having a cow.

Just like they had a cow ever time they thought the feds were overstepping their bounds, yet when it happens under O’s reign, they’re silent. They don’t have the ability to be objective.

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:24 pm

Tryptophan……Bosch…..very……sleepy…..

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:25 pm

“Because NPR is far left liberal. If they were even remotely conservative, these same people would be having a cow.”

And RB, if you actually listened to NPR, you’d know just how stupid that comment is.

Disgusted

November 18th, 2010
1:27 pm

I believe Golda’s mustache was bigger than Hitler’s

And she was 6′ 2″ and capable of kicking your butt, Joe.

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 18th, 2010
1:28 pm

why listen to NPR when you can listen to the President of Fox News tell you what is on NPR? it’s like “thinking”. why actually THINK when somebody else can tell you what to think?

Harry Callahan

November 18th, 2010
1:28 pm

Just for fun…

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM

•A left-wing ideology that aims to introduce democracy into the workforce, i.e. worker cooperatives, and ensure public provision of basic human needs; Any form of socialism based on democratic principles and institutions
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/democratic_socialism

•A leftist political ideology that emphasizes the principle of equality and usually prescribes a large role for government to intervene in society and the economy via taxation, regulation, redistribution, and public ownership.
http://www.socialpolicy.ca/d.htm

Southern Comfort

November 18th, 2010
1:30 pm

Bosch @ 1:25 and Joe @ 1:28

I think the combination of those two posts hit the nail on the head. I’m glad you two did the thinking for me. Does that make me a conservative now? :)

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:32 pm

SoCo,

:lol:

I’ve made you my spokesperson, so I can pick up the slack for you sometimes if you need.

Matti

November 18th, 2010
1:32 pm

If you are commenting on programming you’ve never actually heard, you’re just wanking. Please go do that in private.

On the other hand, I do watch Fox and Friends in the morning sometimes. It’s quite entertaining! Sometimes I think Gretchen’s head is going to explode ANY SECOND, and they’ll have to spend weeks scraping the makeup off the walls. Why is Gretchen so compelling to watch? She went to Stanford and is quite smart (according to what I read). But as Mrs. Palin can tell you, brains on a woman only get you so far in this country. Doing the bidding of the powerful is MUCH more lucrative. If they’re outraged, BE outraged! (Do it in 4-inch heels, a tight short skirt, full makeup, and fresh highlights.) Cha-CHING!

Mick

November 18th, 2010
1:34 pm

All in all, we’re just another brick in the wall.

emo

November 18th, 2010
1:34 pm

“A leftist political ideology that emphasizes the principle of equality and usually prescribes a large role for government to intervene in society and the economy via taxation, regulation, redistribution, and public ownership”

And yet, redistribution of wealth upward is positively WORSHIPPED. By the same people who will never be wealthy. I love it when I see a Bush or McCain bumper sticker on a beat-up old car.

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 18th, 2010
1:35 pm

Digusted, really? how much could she bench? at 6′2″ she could no doubt kick Hitler’s butt, but I stand 6′3″.

thomas

November 18th, 2010
1:36 pm

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:25 pm

The actual programming and message of NPR can be debated as liberal or not…

However there is no debate about the liberalism of its National Board of Directors. Which brings into question should a group that attracts nearly uniformly liberals to its ranks be recieving any taxpayer monies?

Harry Callahan

November 18th, 2010
1:36 pm

LOL at emo…letting people keep their money that they earned is “redistribution of wealth upward”

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:36 pm

“redistribution of wealth upward is positively WORSHIPPED” So now the poor have wealth that is redisributed upward?

This type of logic could only come from the mind of a bed-wetting liberal.

TaxPayer

November 18th, 2010
1:40 pm

Well, the compassionate conservatives must do whatever it takes to quash any words that are not pre-approved by FOX and/or the GOP. If NPR wanted to continue to remain in the good graces of Rupert and company, they could donate their funds to the RNC or something.

RB from Gwinnett

November 18th, 2010
1:40 pm

“And RB, if you actually listened to NPR, you’d know just how stupid that comment is.”

Spoken by a far left liberal who thinks the AJC is neutral…

And yes Bosch, I have listened to it.

Mick

November 18th, 2010
1:42 pm

Hey vinny – feeling quite superior and smug, don’t we?

Ragnar Danneskjöld

November 18th, 2010
1:42 pm

I read the whole interview, and while the interviewer was obviously a leftist predisposed to dislike anything about Fox News – or is everything I said after “leftist” redundant? – Ailes comments on Stewart made it clear that he thought Stewart would be an asset at Fox News.

As to our host’s accurate quote about “Nazis,” please appreciate that some of us liken American abortion to the Holocaust, except that more people died under the former than the latter.

arnold

November 18th, 2010
1:43 pm

Fox News: Why waste time in education. Ignorance is instant gratification.

Shawny

November 18th, 2010
1:44 pm

“They are basically Air America with government funding to keep them alive”.
That, of course, is a true statement.

“Jon Stewart loves polarizing” So does Roger Ailes. And Jay and Cynthia.

Nothing to see here….move along.

JDW

November 18th, 2010
1:45 pm

From “Fair and Balanced”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/17/proposal-defund-npr-wins-gop-anti-government-spending-contest/

NPR says only 1 percent to 3 percent of its $166 million budget is funded by taxpayer dollars. But a new report by the Congressional Research Service found that taxpayers fund at least 4 percent of NPR’s budget.

WOW they are really rolling in the taxpayer dough over there! Why at that rate in three years they will spend almost as much in taxpayer dollars as Sonny wasted on Go Fish Georgia…shouldn’t the Congress have better things to do?

editorializer

November 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

emo@1:34 pm

anyone remember the quote ‘a rising tide lifts all boats’ .

I think we need to try a trickle up economy for a while.

Get the lower/lower middle class people back to work. As they get paid the purchases will fuel demand. But only if the BUY made in America goods for the most part.

Demand will jumpstart the manufacturing of goods made in the USA. as the manufacturers expand they will be forced to hire Americans to work in their factories. (no offshoring allowed).

Then the Corporations might get a tax break for ACTUALLY putting Americans back to work instead of the Chinese or Indians.

I would like congress to impose a tariff immediately on all unnecessary goods imported into this country during the holiday season(might catch a few ships at sea) and see which companies pay and which ones turn the ships around. Might be interesting to watch. The import tariffs can be used to pay for UI benefits.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

Mick – You gotta problem?

I'm rich and your not.

November 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

Vinny, your my hero man.

Southern Comfort

November 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

Bosch

No problem. You picked up quite well then. I guessing that the ammo is running short for some. I’ve already seen the name calling start. When you can’t debate on facts, fling poop!!

Joe the Plutocrat (the artist formerly known as paleo-neo-Carlinist)

November 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

Ragnar “appreciate” ridiculous, political you think, therefore it am nonsense? ever had an abortion? know anyone who has? better yet, every been in a death camp? I know lots of holocaust survivors who support Roe v. Wade. abortion and the holocaust are two mutually exclusive entities.

Chris Salzmann

November 18th, 2010
1:48 pm

If a Nazi is defined as someone who propagates lies, fear, hatred, intolerance and division then almost every current event show on the Fox Network would fit that definition.

Roger Ailes: A case of pot calling the kettle black. The Fox double standard is, as usual, alive and kicking.

arnold

November 18th, 2010
1:49 pm

editorializer

November 18th, 2010
1:47 pm

That’s Keynesian Economica.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:49 pm

“NPR says only 1 percent to 3 percent of its $166 million budget is funded by taxpayer dollars. But a new report by the Congressional Research Service found that taxpayers fund at least 4 percent of NPR’s budget.”

If it’s such a small amount, then why all of the catterwalling from the liberals? NPR/Pravda will do fine without taxpayer dollars.

Mick

November 18th, 2010
1:51 pm

vinny – bring it on…after all we are talking about polarization.

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:52 pm

“Spoken by a far left liberal ” funny thing about wingnuts — they think anyone a hair left of them is “far left”

“who thinks the AJC is neutral…”

Yes, I do actually think the AJC is pretty neutral — it’s reporting is pretty straight forward, and if you’d like to give examples to the contrary of how the stories they report are left leaning, then be my guest.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:53 pm

And no one has been more polarizing than that miserable failure Barrack Hussein Obama. That is why he took such a beating on Nov. 2nd

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

Oh and RB, please also enlighten us on how exactly NPR is liberal as well.

Matti

November 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

So now the poor have wealth that is redisributed upward? This type of logic could only come from the mind of a bed-wetting liberal.

It’s called MATH, Sparky. Not my best subject either, but I do grasp the basics. See, there are more (and more and more) poor and working-class, paycheck-to-paycheck people than there wealthy people. There are fewer and fewer people in charge of the banks, utilities, etc, — business we have little or no choice but to patronize.

If you take $10 extra dollars from 30 million working class stiffs via a rate hike in a business you have monopolized (in the name the holy free market amen), how much did the hike net you? Ask the Enron guys about their little windfall in California. Ask the banks that buy up all the little banks to eliminate competition, and then start charging you to cash a check or talk to a teller.

Yes, yes, of course all those nice rich people spend ALL their money employing others out of the goodness of their hearts. Meanwhile, they’ve been systematically reducing the size of their workforces because sales are down. But then they realized something extraordinary! Why… people WILL do the jobs of two or three employees — working longer hours for the same low low pay — if there are no other jobs to be found. Guess what? Even though sales are down, profits are UP! Ask Harley Davidson why, in light of second-quarter profits that more than triple all of last years’, why they’re laying off another 1600 employees? Why… PROFIT of course! Woooooo…. trickle on up, baby! Feels good, don’t it?

ty webb

November 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

Fox…Palin…Fox…hmmmm? I’m picking up a pattern. What happened to the countless blog posts by jay referring Rush Limbaugh as the defacto leader of the GOP and leading the party to it’s death? Oh… maybe that was also a metaphor.

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:55 pm

And hell, for that matter RB, please tell us all why I am a far left liberal too — you are one who loves to tell us all what we believe and think….

Mick

November 18th, 2010
1:56 pm

vinny – try to get your civics correct, I believe it was congress, specifically the house, where the repubs advanced. Obama still has two more years, then your sister palin will give it her best shot..

JDW

November 18th, 2010
1:57 pm

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:49 pm
“If it’s such a small amount, then why all of the catterwalling from the liberals? NPR/Pravda will do fine without taxpayer dollars.”

Personally I could care less…maybe it should be a compromise news organizations can’t make political donations and NPR loses a few bucks in funding.

I just think it says a lot about the true aims and priorities of the Republican Party that they would spend the time and effort to make trivial amounts of funding an issue. Wouldn’t you rather see them spend time on something that could make a difference?

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:57 pm

For those that read Matti’s response -

I rest my case – typical liberal logic. Notice how Matti left out the part where the few that are rich pay the bulk of Federal Income Taxes while the bottom 50% pay nothing.

arnold

November 18th, 2010
1:58 pm

Matti

November 18th, 2010
1:54 pm

It’s the multiplier. 1.6. Therefore for every dollar received it mutiplies by 1.6 times through the economy. A tax cut has a multiplier of .32. Therefore for every tax cut of a dollar, only $.32 moves through the economy.

Vinny

November 18th, 2010
1:59 pm

Mick – The november 2 election was a referendum on Obama’s liberal, socialist policies.

Bosch

November 18th, 2010
1:59 pm

Vinny,

What is that saying about our country where 50% of the population don’t make enough money to where they have to pay federal income taxes?