Chris Matthews has never been accused of being the sharpest tool in the shed, and on a recent program he proved why. In a conversation about tackling “extreme wealth” he made a series of nonsensical comments. Get out the duct tape and wrap it around your head so it doesn't explode during this idiotic clip.
Matthews: What can be done in America about exponential wealth? I don't mean people where the CEO makes too much money, that's a problem in itself, but when you see people making in the billions. I've never seen these numbers, you've never seen them. billions. $20 billion, $30 billion, Buffet money and other people's money, I never heard of money like that in the world."
SEN. Sanders: You have never heard of this. You've never heard of this because it's never happened before. Listen to this: According to Forbes magazine, in the last two years, the wealthiest 14 people in this country have seen their wealth increase by $157 billion.
That's more wealth than the bottom 130 million people have in their entirety. It is obscene. It is immoral. It's grotesque.
How do you deal with it? You know what? You have real tax reforms that says to the billionaires, that says to the largest corporations in America, guess what? You are part of the United States of America. You can't avoid your taxes anymore. You have to start paying your fair share. Do that by raising the minimum wage and rebuilding the middle class, by a massive jobs program rebuilding our infrastructure.
"Now, what's funny is you have Chris Matthews doing this interview, saying he's never heard of people with this much wealth, and he's broadcasting from Rockefeller Center," Glenn said. "A ten-block building scheme that Rockefeller built and gave away! He's never heard of wealth like this!"
Glenn then told the story of how the Rockefeller family gave away a huge chunk of their fortune.
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