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Right Wing Radio Marches On: Neal Boortz Explains Why The Rich Should Pay Higher Taxes!

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posted on Oct, 16 2005 @ 08:06 AM
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Unwittingly of course.

Because government exists to benefit and protect the rich FIRST, says Boortz!

Boortz: Faced with an impending national disaster, "we should save the rich people first"
MediaMatters.org


On the October 14 broadcast of his daily radio show, right-wing radio host Neal Boortz stated that if the country is faced with an impending national disaster, it should make it a higher priority to save rich Americans rather than poor Americans.

An October 13 New York Daily News article spurred Boortz's comments. The front-page story, headlined "Rich Got Terror Tip," reported that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has launched an investigation into whether its officials alerted certain New Yorkers of a terror threat to the city's subway days before the rest of the city learned of the possible plot. According to the article, the probe was launched after the discovery of two emails describing the bombing plot that "had been sent early last week to a select crowd of business and arts executives by New Yorkers who claimed to have close connections to Homeland Security."

After summarizing the story, Boortz responded, "This is as it should be." He went on to imagine a scenario in which the country is forced to "set some priorities" regarding who will be notified of an impending disaster. "We should save the rich people first," Boortz declared. "You know, they're the ones that are responsible for this prosperity." Boortz described the poorest Americans as "a drag on society" and stated that they "don't achieve squat. They sit around all the time waiting for somebody else to take care of them. They have children they can't afford. They're uneducated. They can barely read."

From the October 13 broadcast of Cox Radio Syndication's The Neal Boortz Show:

BOORTZ: OK, I've got an insensitive thought, folks. There's a news story out there -- there's a news story out there that rich people got some sort of an email notification of the terrorist threat against the New York subway before poor people did. OK? They're making a big deal out of it. Let me see if I can find it on the Drudge Report here. Let's see. There's a guy strangling a goose. That's a pretty good -- that's a pretty impressive picture. It's something about bird flu. So he's got this goose and he's just wringing its neck. You can -- oh, who tipped off the big shots? OK, now here's the story. And it says, "The Homeland Security Department launched internal probes yesterday into whether its officials tipped off friends and relatives to a possible subway terror plot days before average New Yorkers were alerted." So the real gripe here is that it seems that some wealthy people got notified of the terror plot before the great unwashed, before the others. Now, the Daily News in New York has a headline: "Rich got terror tip." Rich got terror tip. OK, let's get logical about this, folks. Let's play logic with this. This is as it should be. OK? If we are faced with disaster in this country -- let me ask you this, OK? You just be logical. Get all of the emotion out of this. Get all of the emotion out of this. But if we are faced with a disaster in this country, which group do we want to save? The rich or the poor? Now, if you have time, save as many people as you can. But if you have to set some priorities, where do you go? The rich or the poor? OK? Who is a drag on society? The rich or the poor? Who provide the jobs out there? The rich or the poor? Who fuels -- you know, which group fuels our economy? Drives industry? The rich or the poor? Now if you -- all of a sudden, somebody walks up to you and says, "Hey, Boortz listener. You're gonna have a -- you have to make a choice. You're going to -- we're gonna move you to another country. And you're just gonna have to make your way in this other country. We have a choice of two countries for you. In this country, people achieve a lot and they are wealthy because of their hard work. In this country, people don't achieve squat. They sit around all the time waiting for somebody else to take care of them. They have children they can't afford. They're uneducated. They can barely read. And the high point of their day is Entertainment Tonight on TV. Which country do you want to live in? The country of the high achievers, or the country of sheep, the country of followers?" You know what you're gonna do. I don't see what the big problem is. I just don't. I mean, if you -- who do I want to save first? The rich. Save the poor first. Then, when everything's over, where are you gonna go for a job? OK, hey, if I get a tin cup, can I sit next to you and sell pencils too?

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I'm serious about that, folks. You see, that's the kind of thing that's going to end up in news stories: "Neal Boortz said that in times of disaster we should save the rich people first." Well, hell, yes, we should save the rich people first. You know, they're the ones that are responsible for this prosperity. I mean, you go out there and you look at this vast sea of evacuees, OK? You want to get an economy going in some city? Well, who you gonna take back? The people who own businesses? Or the people that sit around waiting to get their minimum wage job, work 'til Friday, get a paycheck and then not show up again until the following Wednesday? Come on. Just put a little logical thought into this, folks.


Yes, let's Neal.

Applying your trickle down theory to the receipt of government services (something we all know the rich and big business get more of than anyone), it sounds exactly like the justification for a progressive tax you and others seeking to repeal the middle class so vehemently oppose.

That's the conservative logic tautology right there folks. The rich need more tax breaks and more benefits than anyone. Why? They're rich!

Uh huh.




posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 05:15 PM
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Anything to perpetuate the myth that every one of the really really rich earned every penny of it (in the sense of the ultra-hard work and super-brainiac brain-power everyone else is supposed to think in); they don't need to pay a fair share of tax or anything else cos they're simply a 'better class of people' Rant, you know that, surely?




[edit on 17-10-2005 by sminkeypinkey]



posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 05:58 PM
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ummmmmm................just wondering, who's gonna do all the work after all us working class poor slobs are killed off and the rich are saved? the rich???



posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 07:28 PM
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Hmmm, poor black man gets 8,000 from Welfare in over a year, rich person get Millions in Welfare(Corporate Welfare) in a month.... WHo is the drain on society?



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 03:15 PM
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Not the people themselves who have worked hard, but those corporations that lobby in order to attain more wealth and at the same time do away w/ your constitutional rights to get more $.

They should have their wallets raped for that!



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 04:00 PM
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Our country middle class is disappearing thanks to the efforts the government is playing with laws and regulations that only benefit the privilege.

Very soon it will be only two kind of people the very rich and the slaves that works for them.



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by Full Metal
Hmmm, poor black man gets 8,000 from Welfare in over a year, rich person get Millions in Welfare(Corporate Welfare) in a month.... WHo is the drain on society?


Did you even think about how many people work for these companies and the overhead of running these businesses?? Sure they turn a profit (which is the point of doing 'business'), but people have to get paid too.



posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 05:29 PM
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Oh no, Exxon would only make 11.5 billion in 3 months if they had to pay the employees without the billion+Bush gave them... How sad is that? Oil companies are making BILLIONS and the Bush Administration gave them BILLIONS more of Tax Payer money. Every black person could get 10,000 a year for a decade and not match what the President gave the Oil Companies with one deal.



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