Hungarian Born Billionaire Warns About Socialism

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. pspr


    He's not running for office. He's not part of a super PAC. He's not lobbying for or against any ballot measures.

    But billionaire Thomas Peterffy is spending millions on television ads this election season with one cautionary message: Avoid socialism.

    "I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people. There is no hope, no freedom, no pride in achievement," he says with a soft Hungarian accent in the ad. "The nation became poorer and poorer, and that's what I see happening here."
  2. stoic


    I've seen the add on CNBC.

    It's what I'd do if I had the bucks!!
  3. At first, I thought you were referring to George Soros. :cool:
  4. pspr


    Except Soros loves socialism.
  5. Soros is a world class trader and capitalist.
  6. He's hardly a capitalist, but he's not above exploiting it for his true aims.
  7. TGregg


    LMAO! Thanks PT, I would have otherwise missed this gem. Yeah, that George Soros, champion of liberty, limited government and capitalism. Why, when it comes to free enterprise, everyone know that soros worships at that altar. Just like everyone knows michael moore is the almighty fitness guru, so is soros the free market guy!
  8. No one who has ever lived under socialism will want socialism, including those liberals who are ardent Obama lovers. Let them spend a year in socialist-land and see what happens. Try and get stuff fixed by plumbers/electricians, simple tasks will take a godzillion years.
  9. pspr


    LOL That littlearrow does toss out the curve ball now and then.