Democratic delegates in favor of banning corporate profits

This is a video of delegates to the Democratic National Convention that agreed with the suggestion that corporate profits should be banned or eliminated. This is an astonishing position, even in the Democratic Party, but there it is.

The video was made by  Peter Schiff, posing as a anti-corporate activist. So, let's concede some things: We don't know how many people Schiff had to interview to come up with these people. We don't know how many people said they would not be in favor of eliminating or capping profits. And, the interviews were conducted by an impostor who encouraged the interviewee to take the position.

Yet...

Schiff exposed a mindset that seemed to strike a chord cord with some delegates that makes one doubt that all the delegates agreed with the Democratic speakers' eyewash about their belief in the free market system. And there was this one scary woman who said she would go along with it simply if Obama proposed it. Are these people for real? Do they want a government that can make people go into business without a profit incentive? Well, yes.

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  • Your second paragraph says it all. Why bother give credence to something you youself felt was so undeserving of consideration?

    "Strike a cord"?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thanks for the correction. I didn't say it was unworthy of consideration. The delegates said what they said and, frankly, I wasn't surprised.

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