Sunday, October 14, 2012

ad suggestion: Obama = socialist (or worse?)

A new nationally distributed television ad implies Obama and the Democrats are leading us down a "slippery slope" towards socialism. Thomas Peterffy, the Hungarian-immigrant founder of a discount brokerage chain, both independently sponsored and appears in a sixty-second message that takes him from a boy in his impoverished, communist homeland to a self-made billionaire, a transformation only possible because of the freedoms and opportunities available in America. He warns specifically that "America's wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for success. Take away their incentive with badmouthing success and you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy. Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer--but the poor will also be poorer. People will lose interest in really working hard and creating jobs." 


  1. The ad presented is laughable, not because of the way he portrays society within the clip but how he comes across from what he is saying. He is trying to justify how he should keep his wealth and not be forced to pay more than what he is paying now--which I find outrageous. Most shocking is his statement: “in socialism the rich will be poorer--but the poor will be poorer” . . .versus the rich remaining rich and the poor becoming poorer because of people like him who don’t want change? Because our economy is great? What’s most ironic is how he will NEVER be poor, yet he uses the word "poorer” to categorize himself as someone who could fall off the deep end and consider such an extreme. According to Forbes he is the 59th wealthiest person in the United States and 68 years old with a net worth of $4.6 Billion dollars. He will die wealthy. The Blaze says he planned to spend 4 to 5 millions dollars on the ad to make public his opinion and personal experience. If he is so for keeping the U.S. a society that has people “striving for success” maybe he could have donated the money to the struggling businesses on the verge of financial collapse instead.


    Mark Cubans opinion:

  2. I agree with the comment above, he lost me when he said the rich will be poor and the poor will be poorer, yet he says he want to vote republican. The republican party is only interested in people helping themselves where as the democratic party are all about government assistance. So of course voting republican will keep the rich rich and the poor poor. the nation is not becoming poorer and poorer its just the lack thereof, of jobs for people, which is why so many need government assistance. We are infact the land of plenty. If anything this "socialistic" system that is supposed to make everyone poor should infact motivate people to want to go out and seek for employment so they never have to wonder where their next meal is coming from and how they are going to pay their bills etc.

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