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Eric Hovde Wants Fewer Stories About Rich Crapping On The Poor

June 19, 2012

This is rich!

Wisconsin businessman Eric Hovde is getting attention for his Republican bid for U.S. Senate.

There would not be so many stories about poor people if Republicans did not treat workers like a double-decker outdoor toilet.  There would not be so many stories if Republicans did not let the top 5% of the richest Americans in the nation have a tax cut in the Bush years.  That was short-sighted thinking!

There would be fewer such stories if Republicans could find the responsible way forward by cutting back military spending.  Such a discussion leads to statements from irresponsible conservatives as a surrender to the enemy. Tax increases of any kind, even allowing the unaffordable Bush tax cuts to expire, are viewed as evil by the three-thumb crowd.

Which all leads to…..

In his final remarks to the group, Hovde – a millionaire many times over – complained about the prevalence of news stories focusing on the travails of poor individuals during tough economic times.

Instead, the hedge fund manager said he would prefer more coverage of the national debt and deficit, according to a video posted at the liberal Huffington Post website (starting at 13:45):

“I see a reporter here. I just pray that you start writing about these issues. I just pray. Stop always writing about, ‘Oh, the person couldn’t get, you know, their food stamps or this or that.’ You know, I saw something the other day – it’s like, another sob story, and I’m like, ‘But what about what’s happening to the country and the country as a whole?’ That’s going to devastate everybody.”

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