Caroline Heldman, a frequent Fox News guest, had a bit of a blowout with Sean Hannity last night in which he argued that the booming stock market was not a sign of economic recovery because, he asked rhetorically, "those people on food stamps, are they investing in the stock market?” To which Heldman replied, "I’m impressed that you’re now concerned about the poor, thank you for that.” Tonight, Heldman was a guest on Al Sharpton's PoliticsNation where she said, "I have never met a group of people who are so upset that the economy is rebounding than the folks over at Fox."
Heldman went on to explain all the signs of economic rebound and added, "It is getting better and we can't be in denial about this because that actually affects consumer confidence."
Like me, Heldman thinks "it's important to ...engage the other side." However, she added, "I think that Sean Hannity is a perfectly likeable person. I happen to know that he tips 100% in his private life. I just wish that his public stances and the stances of Republicans didn't go after the poor, the elderly, kids - with Pell Grant cuts, Medicaid cuts, job training cuts. You really do have to put your money where your mouth is."
Sharpton agreed that he has nothing against Hannity personally.
I'm all for liking people personally and I'll even grant that Hannity may be a "perfectly likeable person." But tipping 100% is grandiose and self-serving to a guy like Hannity. He'll have to do something a little more humble to convince me he cares about working class people.
Heldman's appearance on Hannity is below, followed by the discussion on PoliticsNation.
(H/T Media Matters)
Billdo and other assorted wingnutz have been braying President Obama’s intentions are to destroy the economy and then re-built it into something like Europe.
Does that reek of stupid?
Follow the logic of the wingnut morons. For a Marxist Communist far left President, he is doing a lousy job nationalizing Wall St., the oil companies, the car and aircraft industries, information tech companies, taking over the media and enforcing censorship on the net.
But one thing is true, the jab creators can’t wait to leave and stop enduring such tyranny.
Imagine that! They are leaving for … for… for… for the freedumbs spreading like wild fire in Iraq?
Disability benefits are for people who are DISABLED, and the applicant needs a doctor’s certification of the DISABILITY.
Being illiterate and unable to read doesn’t count.
Parroting wingnut talking points shows signs of mental damage, but it still doesn’t count.
If the economy is getting better how come it costs more to live??
I dont like Repubs or Demos… 2 sides of the same coin…
Does Hannity really think that a Brietbart columnist is a credible guest? Of course he does, simply because they agree on the means to destroy our nation.
If unemployment gets down below 6% then I’m sure we can all look forward to Fox telling us that Obama is overheating the economy and endangering us all with the possibility of inflation.
And I remember hypocrite kkklannity having quite the opposite opinion when dumbya was his king.
Does anyone else remember during dumbya’s misadministration, whenever the stockmarket went up even 1 point all the FoxGOPTV pukes, kkklannity included, squealed with delight and praised their savior dumbya to high heaven for the booming stock market and economic recovery?
On February 2001, the Dow Jones was around 10,500.
On February 2009, the Dow Jones was at 7,000.
That’s not all.
Sept. 2002, 7,500.
Oct. 2007, 13,900.
Hang Seng index:
On February 2001, ^HSI was around 14,800.
On February 2009, ^HSI at 12,800.
Sept. 2002, 9,100.
Oct. 2007, 30,350.
China is the world’s second largest economy
China has become the world’s second largest economy, with Japan surrendering its 42-year-old ranking after its economy shrank in the final months of 2010.
China has claimed since as early as 2008 that it either was, or was imminently poised to become, the world’s second-largest economy.
China bashing has become a popular meme for idiots, both on the left and the right, who don’t know what they are talking about.
One thing is true. Jobs outsourced to the cheapest vendor is not a secret. Even Chinese companies move their manufacturing operations to places with lower costs.
That is why Toyota, Honda, and Nissan started manufacturing in the USA and Mexico.
That is why Samsung owns a behemoth plant in Tijuana.
Enough examples. Let’s get back to POS Sean Hannity.
The wingnuts loooooove to bitch about how the gubbimint don’t create no jabs.
I tried to illustrate how them jabs creators create jobs anywhere they can save or make a buck.
But when they lose money, they come begging for salvation from the same gubbimmint they hate so much.
El capital no tiene patria. Money has no loyalty to any nation.
Oh, the stock market comparison is to illustrate they, Asian investors, do pay attention to their cash cow. The Dow is an indicator of the USA’s economy to the rest of the world.
But leave it to KKKlownnity braying we are on the verge of communism.
Not because I actually think it means much for ordinary people. Just getting my own back with people who kept on preaching doom and gloom because the stock market was weak. Won’t let them forget how important they used to think the stock market was.