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Home Depot founder slams Obama economic policies

This isn't getting much play in the MSM... I wonder why that might be:

In a scathing criticism of the Obama administration, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus told CNBC Friday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner should have a reality-TV show about small business to illustrate how out of touch Democrats' policies are with the private sector.

"My solution is that you take a guy like Timothy Geithner and put him in a new reality show. It's called 'Timothy Geithner Does Small Business', something like [the porn movie] 'Debbie Does Dallas', and it ends up the same way," said Marcus. "Basically, what they're doing to small business is very similar in this case [to what 'Debbie' did to Dallas.]"

And he's just getting warmed up.  The guy uses biting humor and facts to skewer Obama and his economic team.  And he offers some guidance and advice that ought to be heeded.  Here's the video of the piece... it's interesting viewing, most interesting:


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The MSM isn't interested in... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The MSM isn't interested in the truth. They're bound hand and foot with the guy they foisted on the American public.

Barry and the msm cant hand... (Below threshold)
914:

Barry and the msm cant handle the truth. If they worked a real job to eat they would understand what thier mental illness is bringing.

I hope that "Geithner Does ... (Below threshold)
Sean P:

I hope that "Geithner Does Small Business" show is a hit. I can't wait for the sequel: "Geithner Does His Own Taxes."

Uh oh, Mr Marcus blasphemed... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Uh oh, Mr Marcus blasphemed Obama's economic agenda. I am sure someone in his administration, if not Barry himself, will be issuing a fatwa upon Mr Marcus.

Look for new Czar, Lizzy Wa... (Below threshold)
Sir Toby Belch:

Look for new Czar, Lizzy Warren(?), to come
down with a billy-club on Marcus' silver
dome.......and quick! This WH won't abide
"seditious" proclamations for a sec.

When a VERY sucessful busin... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

When a VERY sucessful businessman highlights the dangers we face from the most ANTI-Business Administration in American history...you'd think SOMEONE would listen.

But Chairman Obama is intent of his Cultural Revolution...peasants be damned!

November 2010 first...then 2012!

Mr. Marcus, with all due re... (Below threshold)
Bill Fabrizio:

Mr. Marcus, with all due respect you only "created" 320,000 jobs. Obama has now "saved" 4,000,000 jobs which means Home Depot would have closed without Obama saving those 320,000 jobs! In addition, Obama has also saved the following from closing: Loews, Ace Hardware, Piggly Wiggly, Major League Baseball, The Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity shows, Citizens for Jan Brewer and La Raza.

Mr. Marcus you clearly don't understand numbers! You should go back to public school!

And I thought CNBC was PART... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

And I thought CNBC was PART of the "MSM." Silly me.

Maybe it's not getting much play on the other MSM outlets because the guy had nothing new to say, no fresh insights, just the same old litany of complaints you'd expect from a former CEO. Bitching about "every day there's a new regulation" - who hasn't heard that for the last 30 years?

The video was of an old coot, er, um, I mean "elder statesman," telling us anecdotes about "guys I hang out with." Guys who tell him horror stories, but he doesn't tell us who they are. For all we know he made up every story he shared with us.

I get the "biting humor," such as it was, but where are the "facts" he used to "skewer" Obama? Sounded like another rich guy bitching about taxes and regulations to me. He made a fortune in the real world despite there being "new regulations every day." Sounds like he's done nothing since retirement but soak up FOX "News" and Rush Limbaugh talking points, and despised MSM outlet CNBC gave him a forum to spew 'em back out.

Yeah, boy, a real eye-opener.

I will never again vote for... (Below threshold)
danes zero reality existence:

I will never again vote for the yoda eared fool in chief.

Obama has economic "policie... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Obama has economic "policies?" Who knew?

Judging by his actions so far, I thought he was just taking our money and giving to unions, deadbeats, and others amongst his cronies.

I just learned something in... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

I just learned something interesting via Thomas DiLorenzo. Printing phony money began in colonial Massachusetts (what a shock). We haven't learned much since:

"Paper and printing were invented in China, but American politicians were the first to use government paper money. It was adopted by the colonial government of Massachusetts in 1690. As Murray N. Rothbard wrote, the Massachusetts government was "accustomed to launching plunder expeditions against the prosperous French colony in Quebec." The loot was typically used to pay mercenary soldiers, but when one of the expeditions failed and the soldiers threatened mutiny, the Massachusetts government printed 7,000 British pounds in paper notes to pay them. The government promised to redeem the paper money in gold or silver, but took 40 years to do so. Meanwhile, the public was so suspicious of the notes that they depreciated by 40 percent in the first year."

#8Where are the fact... (Below threshold)

#8
Where are the facts that anything Obama is doing has created any jobs, or even made any improvement in the economy?
So typical of a Liberal, to defame the individual talking and hide behind the Democratic talking points.

"For all we know he made up every story he shared with us."
Hey, it works for B.O. on his job creation, why not anyone else?

Never mind Bruce "meathead"... (Below threshold)
914:

Never mind Bruce "meathead" Henry. He'll be bending over for Barry even after Novembers thrashing.

What talking points did I h... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

What talking points did I hide behind, Mr Dwalk?

Rick said the guy used "biting humor and facts to skewer Obama." I asked, what facts? Anecdotes, I heard. Facts? Not so much.

But what's really amusing is that Rick claims this interview isn't "getting much play on the MSM" and wonders, conspiratorially, why that is, when it's on freaking CNBC!!! CNBC gives this old fart 16 uninterrupted minutes but it's still part of the Vast Libislamunistofascist Conspiracy.

In case you hadn't heard, CNBC is owned by the same people who own MSNBC and NBC. The N, B, and C in the names should have given you a clue.

Bruce Henry,The "old... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Bruce Henry,
The "old coots" who tell anecdotes while running a business are still the mainstays of American prosperity. The funny thing is, his anecdotes are probably true. I will put my trust in Mr Marcus rather than a young, well-spoken, "clean" man who occupies the White House who tells a lie every time his lips move.

Hey Bruce... if you can fin... (Below threshold)
Rick:

Hey Bruce... if you can find references to this on ABC or CBS or NBC or CNN or the WaPo or the LA Times or the Old Gray Lady or TIME or Newsweek or... you get my drift now... let us know...

Thanks.

Sigh.

You'll have to forgive bruc... (Below threshold)
Drago:

You'll have to forgive bruce henry and his ilk.

You see, they believe government is the answer to each and every problem every human being has (as long as that government is run by leftists.)

Bernie Marcus created 300,000 private sector jobs.

300,000!

This is why brucie and his pals hate Bernie Marcus.

obambi and sheriff joe have broken the bank, loaded us up with 8 trillion more in debt for no real economic gains (just huge payouts to their lefty pals (like giving control of 2 private enterprise automobile companies to their union thug friends)).

It was just this last week that Los Angeles County reported that they had spent $110,000,000.00 for just 56 jobs.

56!

Now thats whay brucie and his "short-bus" pals call a success!

In Bruce's world, if Barry ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

In Bruce's world, if Barry tells anecdotes, those become FACT. Anyone else uses them, well, that's a DIFFERENT story. Nuance.

It's like every time Democrats talk about health care; full of anecdotes - again, accepted as FACT.

Hey Bruce! How are those 20% INCREASES in health insurance costs working out for ya?

"Judging by his actions so ... (Below threshold)
dane2:

"Judging by his actions so far, I thought he was just taking our money and giving to unions, deadbeats, and others amongst his cronies."

Well, that's because you're stupid, Jim.

Re # 16:Like I sai... (Below threshold)
Bruce Henry:

Re # 16:

Like I said, Rick, maybe the other outlets didn't run any of the Marcus interview is because he didn't say anything new or interesting, just the same old tired crap any grouchy, 70-something ex-CEO would be expected to say.

Sigh.

Now, aren't NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC still part of the Liberal Lamestream Media? How did CNBC slip up and run 16 minutes of this geniusguruelderstatesman?

See here's how it works if ... (Below threshold)
John:

See here's how it works if someone like say GWB is president then people like Cindy Sheehan are respected intelligent people that the MSM will follow around and hang on every word. But if a someone like say Obama is president then successful business people are old coots that are just bitching cause they haven't starved enough poor people to death this year.

Can't download the video - ... (Below threshold)
Patricia:

Can't download the video - I find that very interesting!




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