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Ed Asner Asks 'Can I Piss On You?'

Hits: 6214 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: kitteh9lives
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richanddead
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2107 Posts
Sunday, December 09, 2012 5:05:02 PM
So let me get this straight. First were "the good old days." Then rich people suddenly got greedy but lost control of their money and landing on houses that caused the housing bubble and led to the recession. Weird, I thought it was the democrats slogan "everybody deserves a home."

I don't know, Barney what do you think?

Oh, Barney such a trustworthy guy, well when he wasn't blackmailing congressmen, hosting drug dens and a male prostitution ring.

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Sunday, December 09, 2012 11:38:20 AM
@5Cats: I just did. I also included this one

It's a bit of a long listen, but well worth it.

Shelworth
Male, 50-59, Western US
 340 Posts
Sunday, December 09, 2012 11:13:29 AM
Why are so many Hollywood stars rich and Socialist? Shouldn't they give all they have to the Government?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26337 Posts
Sunday, December 09, 2012 7:48:46 AM
@klaxor: That IS a VERY good explaination! An excellent video that more people whould be aware of, even if it's from 2009, it still applies! Little or nothing has changed, eh?

You should offer it as a suggestion! I did a quick check and it doesn't seem to be on IAB yet. There's a LOT of IABers who have NO CLUE about what the "housing bubble" is or who/what caused it.

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Sunday, December 09, 2012 12:27:12 AM
"99% of this video is false! Let us hope it is never shown to children, eh? Far from educational, it's pure propoganda. "

- Yea, the video oversimplifies many different issues.I think this one is more reasonable.

klaxor
Male, 18-29, Western US
 647 Posts
Sunday, December 09, 2012 12:26:25 AM
"The guy(s) who STARTED the company risked more than your wife is ever willing to. They may have risked losing everything they had."

- That's true, if the guy running the company was the guy who started it. I'm guessing that's not usually going to be the case with any major corporation.

"Tell me this: If, during the next quarter, the company your wife works for LOSES money, is your wife willing to take less in wages or forgo pay altogether?"
- CEO's would sooner run a business into the ground than take a pay cut. A lot of CEO's also serve on multiple boards, so they aren't always entirely invested in one company. Plus, if a company goes bankrupt, most CEO's won't lose all their $, while most of their workers will lose their only source of income.


Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12616 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 8:44:33 PM
He's a funny man.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4777 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 6:50:59 PM
patchouly-"How is it fair that a guy who runs a company can make billions of dollars a year while his employees don't make enough money to pay rent?"

Well, obviously, the guy who runs the company is smarter than your wife, and has contributed more, and risked more, than your wife.

The guy(s) who STARTED the company risked more than your wife is ever willing to. They may have risked losing everything they had.

Tell me this: If, during the next quarter, the company your wife works for LOSES money, is your wife willing to take less in wages or forgo pay altogether? If she's NOT willing to do that, she is entitled to exactly the amount of profits the people who ARE willing see fit to pay her.

And, undoubtably, you wife's wage is in direct proportion to the profit she makes with the company. If she were performing a job that contributed more to the profits, she'd be worth more of a wage.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4634 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 4:30:27 PM
@5Cats, I have to disagree. As I said, the "tax thing" is more about trying to get some degree of fairness. My wife works her butt off, in retail, for MANY hours a day. The corporation makes a huge amount of money and she gets minimum wage. If she was single, it wouldn't even be enough to pay for rent. How is it fair that a guy who runs a company can make billions of dollars a year while his employees don't make enough money to pay rent?

As I said, I have nothing against someone being rich. Buy yachts and mansions. But pay your damn employees.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14830 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:52:38 PM
Just one more reason we need to outlaw ALL public sector unions.

@Patchy, supply-side economics, or "trickle down" as all you leftists childishly call it, brought us the longest period of peacetime growth in the history of the republic, and it provided the capital investment that led to the Internet revolution. Anyone who denies it is a fapping idiot or a lying sack of $#!+.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26337 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:24:14 PM
Lee Doren is very good
99% of this video is false! Let us hope it is never shown to children, eh? Far from educational, it's pure propoganda.

Also: it says Obama is a tool of the rich... well that part is true!

Andrew155
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2564 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:10:09 PM
I see the usual Fox News derangement here. It's all good if you're equally deranged about other networks, but you aren't.

When Asner found out the guy interviewing him was rich, he asked if he could piss on him. Asner is a millionaire, I checked. He probably has more money than the guy interviewing him. He can piss on himself.

Also, the video criticizes Quantitative Easing. I wonder if any of these people genuinely criticize the Federal Reserve and Obama for those policies, the real policies that make people poorer. You see, making rich people poorer doesn't make poor people richer. Inflationary policies of the past 30 years do. Printing money and giving it to banks does.

I don't even disagree with a whole lot in that video, but I know I strongly dislike the people who made that video. Their tone is miserable. Their analysis is so one dimensional, its sad.

HolyGod
Male, 30-39, Western US
 5097 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:08:59 PM
If you watch Fox News or believe Fox News or don't laugh a little every time that you see the phrase "fair and balanced" then I find you a simpleton and we have nothing to talk about.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 26337 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 3:08:50 PM
This post is worthy of 3 seperate postings!
>One for how crazy Ed Asner is...
>One for the horrific Teachers' video (which I also submitted)
>And a third for the critique!

Funny how the opening of the Teachers' video doesn't show Segregation, eh? Odd how they left THAT out...

Ed has been loonie-toons for decades. Drugs & too much booze WILL destroy your brainz!

The video is idiotic. EVERYONE including Obama it seems, it OUT TO GET YOU! Except for the Unions of course...

I'll watch the critique now, looks good!

@patchouly: We've been over this a dozen times at IAB (in general, not you and I specifically) the rich pay MORE Federal tax at a HIGHER rate than the middle class. The 'poor' essentially pay NO Federal INCOME taxes...

So YES it's all about getting someone ELSE's money. That's greed, pure & naked.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4634 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 2:43:06 PM
Fox news! LOL!!!! Anyone who has trouble understanding that trickle down doesn't work, has clearly never spent any time at the bottom, getting pissed on.

Also, why do the right wing folk think this is us getting mad at people for being rich? It's not that at all. I have no problem with a person being wealthy. You can make a billion dollars a year. It's fine by me. What I have a problem with is if you made that money by being an a$$hole. If that money you have was gotten by bankrupting hard working families. Then, I have a problem. Asking them to pay their share of taxes is the only recourse left seeing how they will never pay a person a proper wage for the work they do.

jtrebowski
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 3261 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 2:07:53 PM
The last time Fox "news" asks a real American for their opinion. LOL!

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1461 Posts
Saturday, December 08, 2012 9:27:37 AM
Link: Ed Asner Asks 'Can I Piss On You?' [Rate Link] - Asner remarks on a controversial cartoon, with a peeing scene (now cut) from the CA Federation of Teachers, he narrated


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