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    A recent interview by CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo has been getting traction on both left-leaning and right-leaning sites since it originally aired on Thursday, with some throwing up their hands in applause and others saying she should apologize.

    Bartiromo was interviewing Democratic Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland about the “fiscal cliff’ debates, and started off the discussion with a question that has been on the minds of many Americans for months (if not years).

    “Are you guys incompetent, or what?” she askes the senator, noting that both Republicans and Democrats accuse each other of not having a “balanced approach.”

    “I mean, if you can’t do this, if you can’t do what the American people pay you to do, why don’t you just step aside and put somebody in there who can actually get a deal done?” she continued in a no-nonsense tone.

    After Cardin blames Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner for preventing the process from “moving forward,” saying Democrats have been ready, Bartiromo proceeds with little patience and little expectation of a straight answer:

    “So how come you’re not moving forward? What’s the problem? Because the American people are so tired of this, and they are really tired of the lawmakers thinking that the American people are stupid. You can’t keep coming on the show every week saying the same thing– ‘it’s not a balanced approach.’”

    Laughing in disbelief and shaking her head as Cardin says his party has been ready for six months to a year to “move forward,” Bartiromo sticks her hand toward the screen and interrogates the senator, asking if he would be willing to amend the tax code to obtain the additional revenue the government is demanding.

    When Cardin fumbles and replies “no” to all her questions, she summarizes: “You’re talking about $1.2 trillion in revenue, but you’re not prepared to put anything on the table. People are not stupid!”

    But when Cardin repeats the Democrat line of raising taxes on the rich to solve the crisis, Bartiromo got to the crux of the matter and dismissed the sitting senator:

    “That’s all you want to do. That’s it. It’s your way or the highway. Raise the rates on the rich. No other way. Your way or the highway. That’s it…That’s where we are. Thank you, Senator.”

    Cardin complains that Bartiromo didn’t let her answer the questions, and she responds that he’s answered them “clearly.”

    After the interview, the floor erupts in applause for Bartiromo and she laughs, burying her face in her hand.

    “Traders on the floor have been watching the show, that’s all I’m gonna say,” she says with a laugh.

    Watch the segment, via CNBC, below:





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    Maria's Hot! I watch her alot.

    That said, she's wrong on one account, people are stupid. We put these schmucks in there in the first place.
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    Revenue is not the problem, anyone with an IQ over 80 can look at the numbers and say unequivocably that the United States of America does not have a tax revenue problem.

    We have a spending problem, and raising taxes without cutting spending is absolutely moronic.

    I could debate one of these clowns for five minutes and make them look like a buffoon.
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    I'm from Maryland originally and the dems could trot out anyone and they will win 98% of the time. Cardin comes from a long line of Maryland politicos just like Nanny Pelosi aka Delassandro.
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    I'm from MD (unfortunately) and I would just like to put it on the record that I DID NOT vote for that ass-clown. What a douchebag...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman View Post
    I'm from MD (unfortunately) and I would just like to put it on the record that I DID NOT vote for that ass-clown. What a douchebag...
    Good for you. That and a quarter will get you....what exactly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillybri76 View Post
    Good for you. That and a quarter will get you....what exactly?
    What did Buschman do to you?
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    You must have missed the "Thou shalt not disparage any Democrat" memo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vanzefflin View Post
    What did Buschman do to you?
    He had an opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillybri76 View Post
    Good for you. That and a quarter will get you....what exactly?
    It will get me 15 minutes at a parking meter in downtown Annapolis...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman View Post
    It will get me 15 minutes at a parking meter in downtown Annapolis...
    And if you get a ticket just make a campaign contribution to Bennys re-election fund and you will be off the hook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    And if you get a ticket just make a campaign contribution to Bennys re-election fund and you will be off the hook.
    Not if he reads this thread and finds out my opinion of him...
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    I hope we FLY off the "fiscal cliff". Let the riots begin. We need a Revolution.
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    I don't know if we need a revolution, but we definitely need something to make the majority of Americans realize that government will not solve all of their problems just by promising everything to many and taking from the few. It's unfathomable in this time that a President could get elected when he offered nothing in terms of specifics with budgetary cuts. That he did speaks volumes to where the country is today; the masses want everything to be fixed but they don't want the tough consequences.

    Whatever needs to happen to wake people up needs to happen soon. Maybe that's going "off the cliff," maybe it's hyper-inflation, but the slow death of America is happening before our eyes and so many people are content to see it happen, and in the case of our politicians' irresponsible spending, exacerbating it.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    I hope we FLY off the "fiscal cliff". Let the riots begin. We need a Revolution.
    Another phony tough guy firmly planted in the safe space right behind his keyboard.

    When the revolution really comes, I'm sure typing skills will be highly valued...

 

 

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