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Piers Morgan talks to Bill Maher - The American Dream

Piers Morgan talks to Bill Maher - The American Dream

Bill Maher points out that government is there to do the things that are not supposed to turn a profit. That's the difference between government and private enterprise. Piers Morgan interview: July 2011.

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Guest: (2288 days ago)
As a lawyer I am the one who.
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As a lawyer I am the one who.
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Guest: (2288 days ago)
"...the one who..." what? We're waiting.....and it had better be good, although this must be the first sentence correctly spelled throughout, even if it is drivel.
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"...the one who..." what? We're waiting.....and it had better be good, although this must be the first sentence correctly spelled throughout, even if it is drivel.
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Guest: Paul W (2288 days ago)
Should be barred as a bigot and a nazi based on other comments.
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Should be barred as a bigot and a nazi based on other comments.
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Guest: Concerned Citizen (2288 days ago)
People have a right to hold what you deem to be "nazi" views: it's called freedom of speech and it's what hundreds of thousand of Britains fought and died for. Also, your indiscriminate use of the label "nazi" seriously undermines the seriousness of the charge. My grandfather died in a concentration camp, so I am offended that you use the charge loosely, but I will not call for you to be censored. What gives you the right to decide what is acceptable speech and what isn't? It reminds me of someone...hmm...Hitler? Or even Stalin! Arse-hole.
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People have a right to hold what you deem to be "nazi" views: it's called freedom of speech and it's what hundreds of thousand of Britains fought and died for. Also, your indiscriminate use of the label "nazi" seriously undermines the seriousness of the charge. My grandfather died in a concentration camp, so I am offended that you use the charge loosely, but I will not call for you to be censored. What gives you the right to decide what is acceptable speech and what isn't? It reminds me of someone...hmm...Hitler? Or even Stalin! Arse-hole.
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Guest: (2288 days ago)
Wrong response boy you could have saved your essay with a trollolol
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Wrong response boy you could have saved your essay with a trollolol
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Guest: (2288 days ago)
Profits are what makes jobs, real jobs, goods and services people will willingly pay for as opposed to government services which are largely unwanted, at least at the cost the government is able to provide them. Without profits there are no new businesses, no improved equipment, there is stagnation and poverty, equally for all.
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Profits are what makes jobs, real jobs, goods and services people will willingly pay for as opposed to government services which are largely unwanted, at least at the cost the government is able to provide them. Without profits there are no new businesses, no improved equipment, there is stagnation and poverty, equally for all.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2288 days ago)
Profits make jobs if they are spent on creating jobs rather than on a third yacht. Increasing profits by moving jobs abroad loses jobs.
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Profits make jobs if they are spent on creating jobs rather than on a third yacht. Increasing profits by moving jobs abroad loses jobs.
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Guest: (2288 days ago)
So the solution is luxury taxes, not higher taxes across the board that's counterproductive. If somebody wants to spend more than a million dollars on a house tax them but if they want to invest encourage them, their riches make everyone richer.
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So the solution is luxury taxes, not higher taxes across the board that's counterproductive. If somebody wants to spend more than a million dollars on a house tax them but if they want to invest encourage them, their riches make everyone richer.
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Guest: (2288 days ago)
So who builds the luxury yachts? Who builds the villas? Luxury products are typically *not* made in China, India, or Vietnam.
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So who builds the luxury yachts? Who builds the villas? Luxury products are typically *not* made in China, India, or Vietnam.
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Guest: (2287 days ago)
Luxuries are putting disproportionate resources towards the enjoyment of a few. It would be better to deploy the labour and materials making things more people could enjoy. The fact fewer people in developed countries can compete is a separate matter. My point is wealth in private hands used in a socially responsible way is a good thing, far better than wealth in the hands of government.
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Luxuries are putting disproportionate resources towards the enjoyment of a few. It would be better to deploy the labour and materials making things more people could enjoy. The fact fewer people in developed countries can compete is a separate matter. My point is wealth in private hands used in a socially responsible way is a good thing, far better than wealth in the hands of government.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (2286 days ago)
The problem is that powerful rich people are not usually socially responsible. If they were, they wouldn't be powerful and rich. In a perfect world, we wouldn't need laws and regulations, people would just do the 'right' thing for the benefit of all. But in the real world, there are not many Warren Buffetts about.
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The problem is that powerful rich people are not usually socially responsible. If they were, they wouldn't be powerful and rich. In a perfect world, we wouldn't need laws and regulations, people would just do the 'right' thing for the benefit of all. But in the real world, there are not many Warren Buffetts about.
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Guest: (2286 days ago)
Latest comment: I wonder if what you say is not a combination of confirmation bias and the nature of the media. Ordinary rich people don't get reported on much. I have two friends in the business of moving and setting up very expensive household fixtures and furniture, they deal with a lot of very rich people and most of them are quite ordinary personalities, they're smart and clued in or they wouldn't be rich but they're no worse than anyone else morally. Rich people are like beautiful women, everybody's always trying to get something from them, that alone can make you seem different. In any case that's why I suggest luxury taxes, we used to have them but no one now of either party seems very interested, I wonder why? The cynic in me says this whole political circus is just a show put on for John Q. Public while the Republicrats pick our pockets and keep themselves in nice jobs.
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Latest comment: I wonder if what you say is not a combination of confirmation bias and the nature of the media. Ordinary rich people don't get reported on much. I have two friends in the business of moving and setting up very expensive household fixtures and furniture, they deal with a lot of very rich people and most of them are quite ordinary personalities, they're smart and clued in or they wouldn't be rich but they're no worse than anyone else morally. Rich people are like beautiful women, everybody's always trying to get something from them, that alone can make you seem different. In any case that's why I suggest luxury taxes, we used to have them but no one now of either party seems very interested, I wonder why? The cynic in me says this whole political circus is just a show put on for John Q. Public while the Republicrats pick our pockets and keep themselves in nice jobs.
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