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Barney Frank abruptly ends CNBC interview

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posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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Congressman Barney Frank did not exhibit much patience Thursday morning after a CNBC interviewer repeatedly talked over him on the issue of executive pay caps.



“I hate to burn down the house, here,” Frank’s interviewer said. “It seems to me that you’re dealing with a model that no longer works. We don’t have mom and pop sitting at home holding these shares. These shares are primarily in mutual funds and the ownership is a derivative instrument and I just don’t understand how you get …”


rawstory.com...

OMG that is precious! Read the rest of the exchange, you will smile.


Well, you talk about …” the anchor began.

“May I respond, sir?” Frank sounded off.

“You talk about …” CNBC’s host continued.

“May I respond?” Frank repeated.




[edit on 11-6-2009 by warrenb]




posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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HAHA! Someone proved him wrong and he got pissed.


What a stupid and childish reaction. A politician should not act this way.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:30 PM
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Pfft... making a politician look bad.

Shooting fish in a barrel.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:36 PM
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I'll say it again - is this the reaction we can expect from the party that calls themselves the "educated" and "enlightened" party - the Democrats and Liberals?

Prove them wrong or beat them fair and square as happened in Albany and they throw a temper tantrum??? They cannot concede defeat with any dignity and grace?

Wow. Just... wow.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:40 PM
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Frank makes a point that the average shareholder no longer really has a voice. But he also does not seem to understand who really owns the vast majority of shares, which are pension plans and mutual funds, not individuals. The reporter was trying to get that point across but Frank was not listening.

I don't know how paying everyone the same will result in better business decisions.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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Barney probabley had to go molest another male intern,he does not think he has to answer to the American people.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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The Major isn't surprised at the comments of this criminal, and neither should the recruits assembled. See what a lying sack of crap looks like first hand.

The Major looks forward to the day that this over paid criminal is perp walked out of Capitol Hill and provided a lengthy vacation courtesy of the U.S Department of Justice.

The Major is never more amused than when a body that votes itself a pay raise at the cost of the U.S taxpayer looks to truncate compensation of the private sector.

Dismissed.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:39 PM
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Sad thing is that I don't think this is something we should be laughing about this guy. We should be scared!



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 05:57 PM
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I hate having to agree with you. But I have to agree with you on this point.

It is not DC's Job to decide who gets paid what. I don't like this shift towards socialism. Just as I don't like the previous shift towards fascism that was prevalent in the last administration.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 06:48 PM
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Wrong. CNBC cut off Barney frank, not the other way around. After he said something like "why are interviewing me if you don't want to hear what I say". I just caught the very end.



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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Wow. ATSers reaching for new lows again. Ad hominum attacks because some people are entirely clueless. Put your obvious personal prejudices aside and watch what is being said. The CNBC reporter is interupting him and attempting to spin the response. I know Barney Frank. I've met with this man. He's one of if not the most well-read and intellectually sharp people in Congress from either party. And he has no tolerance for this kind of crap. I don't agree with all of his positions but I know first hand where he is coming from. You people (the major included) clearly don't. >SNIP< How sad.

[Mod edit - inappropriate comment removed]


[edit on 6/12/2009 by yeahright]



posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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While it is true that Frank is intelligent. It doesn't excuse the fact that on this issue he is wrong. The US government has no legal authority to litigate compensation for private companies.



posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 01:05 PM
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posted on Jun, 15 2009 @ 04:04 PM
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Originally posted by Major Discrepancy

The Major is never more amused than when a body that votes itself a pay raise at the cost of the U.S taxpayer looks to truncate compensation of the private sector.

Dismissed.


I like your style, and I fully agree with your sentiment.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by jtma508
Wow. ATSers reaching for new lows again. Ad hominum attacks because some people are entirely clueless. Put your obvious personal prejudices aside and watch what is being said. The CNBC reporter is interupting him and attempting to spin the response. I know Barney Frank. I've met with this man. He's one of if not the most well-read and intellectually sharp people in Congress from either party. And he has no tolerance for this kind of crap. I don't agree with all of his positions but I know first hand where he is coming from. You people (the major included) clearly don't. >SNIP< How sad.

[Mod edit - inappropriate comment removed]


[edit on 6/12/2009 by yeahright]


REPLY: So, you look up to a man who, along with Chris Dodd, was directly responsible for the mortgage meltdown, which then led to our current economic situation. Just because you met him doesn't mean you know him.
His record speaks for itself. Being intelligent doesn't make one smart, and Fwank and BHO fall directly into that category. Fwank is a pompous buffoon, and an admitted Socialist/Marxist.



posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 09:27 AM
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Originally posted by debz325 Barney probabley had to go molest another male intern,he does not think he has to answer to the American people.


And the fact that he is Gay has exactly what to do with either molesting interns or the issue at hand?

Personal insults really don't advance the Conservative cause. I thought that might have been clarified during your last election.

[edit on 9-7-2009 by JohnnyCanuck]



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