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Rep. Ellison (Dim): ‘There’s Plenty of Money, It’s Just The Government Doesn’t Have It’
CNSNews ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | By Eric Scheiner

Posted on 08/03/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” Ellison was discussing his ‘Inclusive Prosperity Act’ measure at the July 25th Progressive Democrats of America roundtable in Washington.

“People like, George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sax, Dean Baker, Robert Poland, Larry Summers have said they all support a transaction tax,” Ellison said.

“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it,” Ellison continued, “The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.”

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1 posted on 08/03/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

“Yes, Mr. Kotter. I have my assignment. Unfortunately, I don’t have it here... handy...”


2 posted on 08/03/2013 9:22:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Jim Robinson

Communist muslim MF’er deserves hanging.

LLS


3 posted on 08/03/2013 9:23:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Jim Robinson
there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.

yet

4 posted on 08/03/2013 9:25:40 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Jim Robinson
Its all about the Benjamins

I wonder if the new and improved Islamic bathroom wipes have to say about taxes and shakedown?


5 posted on 08/03/2013 9:26:02 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Jim Robinson
No more muzzies!!! We have a surplus. Send ‘em to Europe.

In DC parlance, every dollar you don't send to this j@ckass is called a “tax expenditure.”

6 posted on 08/03/2013 9:26:11 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Funny how Muslim Ellison backs a European-style transaction tax.


7 posted on 08/03/2013 9:26:16 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Jim Robinson
Use OPM.

Nothing short of theft, under color of office. This, in itself, is reason enough to be armed, heavily.

8 posted on 08/03/2013 9:27:18 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Jim Robinson

Get ready for a takeover of private retirement accounts.


9 posted on 08/03/2013 9:27:19 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Jim Robinson

They never stop do they?


10 posted on 08/03/2013 9:28:22 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Jim Robinson
... there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.

In other words, they to wrest the money away from the good folks who do "have it" ... i.e. have EARNED it with hard work, scrimping, saving, doing without, etc. You know .... rich folks, like you and me ... we can certainly afford to have more of OUR money confiscated to give to those who don't have it ... you know (again), like those on food stamps, etc.

11 posted on 08/03/2013 9:29:10 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Jim Robinson
“The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.” and to rob anybody it wants to get this money for redistribution.
12 posted on 08/03/2013 9:30:45 AM PDT by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: Jim Robinson

And they wonder why small businesses like ours are not hiring. Rather, they’ve gone ‘Galt’ or are on ‘slow roll’ (us). The ‘Progressives’ actually believe that if they simply raise taxes, those who understand creating value will simply pay more.

“It should be known that at the beginning of a dynasty, taxation yields a large revenue from small assessments. At the end of the dynasty, taxation yields a small revenue from large assessments.”
‘Abd-ar-Rah.mân Abû Zayd ibn Khaldûn (1332-1406),


13 posted on 08/03/2013 9:31:34 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: Jim Robinson


oh REALLY???

"international sustainable prosperity programs"..ah yes that translates to COMMUNISM...plain and simple!!

"The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.”"

this statement is as clumsy as it GETS!
14 posted on 08/03/2013 9:33:08 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Fake BC Explained http://i41.tinypic.com/eqcn84.gif)
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To: Jim Robinson

There’s progressive logic for you.....There is plenty but I don’t have it so I want it....give it to me NOW!!!!


15 posted on 08/03/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Jim Robinson

Ellison’s prophetic quote sums up Obama’s jihad against America perfectly.


16 posted on 08/03/2013 9:35:29 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Jim Robinson

No Shiite you say?

You do not have a right to run or enforce anything.

Your boy king has described the Constitution correctly .

The United States Constitution is a charter of negative rights, in that it describes what the government May not do to you.

Is a charter of enumerated powers. 17 in fact.
Are of and by the people.

Now piss off marxist
Anything outside that and the powers of self governance are


17 posted on 08/03/2013 9:35:33 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jim Robinson

Progressive prosperity: Use OPM.

_____________________

Rename: Leftist robbery


18 posted on 08/03/2013 9:37:29 AM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Jim Robinson

“People like, George Soros, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sax, Dean Baker, Robert Poland, Larry Summers have said they all support a transaction tax,” Ellison said.


Tax the use of money or just the operation of transferring it from savings to checking and then to purchase something.

The next steps really are logical, tax property as a federal tax and then tax the states for the amount of Federally owned property located within a states borders and then start confiscating the private and state owned property outright to resell it for more money.

The real question is this: At what point does ‘other peoples money’ truly run out? I don’t know, maybe when they run out of property to steal and sell and then start on the physical bodies of their citizens?

That sounds far out doesn’t it? But then China does something very similar, they kill their ‘dissidents and undesirables’ and harvest their organs for sale to the highest bidder.

One could go on and on and sound even more outrageous and kooky, but... There is a kernel of truth and the possibility to go along with it. The point of course to all of this is when the People, the true citizens of a nation no longer trust their elected officials and Government(s) then the end is not just in sight, it’s there staring you in the face and daring you to “do something about it”.


19 posted on 08/03/2013 9:38:23 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Lancey Howard

Not likely. There is no need for them to seize entire assets when they can just pass transaction taxes, sales taxes, eliminate 401K tax breaks and the like and get the money that way.


20 posted on 08/03/2013 9:39:52 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: Jim Robinson

21 posted on 08/03/2013 9:44:39 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ellison nearly slipped up twice -- 'the government has a right'.

He probably wanted to say 'the government has a right to it.'

That sort of runs along the same line of thinking as Hillary Clinton's comment about taking from the rich and redistributing it.
22 posted on 08/03/2013 9:52:20 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Jim Robinson
And remember, it IS the government's money...not yours!
23 posted on 08/03/2013 9:52:40 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

ellison is such a complete anti-Free-America moron that I doubt if he has even one functioning brain cell. Thanks, Minnesota, for imposing this fool upon America and your former comedian senator who is now an idiot-senator. Are you drinking too heavily and too often up there in Minnesota, eh? What is wrong with you??????


24 posted on 08/03/2013 9:58:36 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Jim Robinson

25 posted on 08/03/2013 10:00:05 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Jim Robinson

What’s the difference between a government and a protection racket? I mean here and now.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 10:02:02 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Jim Robinson

And the government shouldn’t have it, either. The government needs to do something about spending money.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 10:06:54 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: Jim Robinson
This is the rump-clown who fake-cried during the 9/11 investigation, embarrassing himself on National TV with some of the worst, most obviously forced crocodile tears I've seen since my little sister last tried them on me over 50 years ago.

Yet another vile, phony scumbag who should be in jail instead of Congress.

;-\

28 posted on 08/03/2013 10:08:31 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Da amba lamps. Bring dem..." LMFFAO!!!!)
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To: dfwgator

“Yes, Mr. Kotter. I have my assignment. Unfortunately, I don’t have it here... handy...”

Signed — Eckstein’s Mother

(Thanks for the flashback! :)


29 posted on 08/03/2013 10:13:28 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama agrees with this muzzie but he working hard to get it.


30 posted on 08/03/2013 10:14:55 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: Jim Robinson
This toady of the far Left ought to be confronted in his own district by people familiar with the fact that not one word in the Constitution that he was sworn to uphold, gives the Federal Government any role in housing, civilian health, or redistributing other people's money!

Someone ought to run against him, demanding that he read the Constitution, over & over again, so that it actually piques the interest of those constituents, to see what the fuss is all about. (A reverse of Bill Clinton's "its about the economy, stupid.")

The Left repeats their big lies, like a drum beat, until--like the children following the Pied Piper--they lead the people astray. We need to start repeating the truth like a drum beat, when dealing with these lying scoundrels, until people start to look at the facts for themselves.

William Flax

31 posted on 08/03/2013 10:15:03 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Jim Robinson
“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it,” Ellison continued, “The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.”

Translation: The government has the right to take money away from people who learned the language, stayed in school, obeyed the law, got productive jobs, and give it to yammering, lazy, violent punks who still can't speak or write minimally proper English after more than 200 years in the country and who think that having a regular job is being "too white."
32 posted on 08/03/2013 10:15:56 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Jim Robinson; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

This plan is full of unintended consequences to be devised by a genetically inventive people that values freedom, though it’s been lax in protecting it.


33 posted on 08/03/2013 10:19:45 AM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Jim Robinson
“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.”
. . . and if the government arbitrarily takes money, it arbitrarily reduces the value of the money which the government printed as a promise.

34 posted on 08/03/2013 10:24:13 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The fact that the govt doesn’t have control of more money is a good thing, a very good thing. Now we just need to get them to spend less, a lot less. A consequence of that would be a lot less govt interference in our lives. Also a very good thing. The govt, domestically, should be small and weak.


35 posted on 08/03/2013 10:32:17 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Vendome

Keith Ellison, swearing in ceremony January 2007

36 posted on 08/03/2013 10:36:43 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks JimRob. Reparations ping! Shariah ping! The 2016 Demwit nominee for POTUS sez:
The government has a right; the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health; welfare; housing -- all these things.
But don't worry, his trolls will be climbing all over FR, complaining about the Republican nominee, no matter who it is.


37 posted on 08/03/2013 10:48:05 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Jim Robinson
“The government has a right, the government and the people of the United States have a right to run the programs of the United States. Health, welfare, housing – all these things.”

“I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.” ― James Madison

Now who knows more about the Constitution and the powers it gave to government - its author James Madison or complete assclown Keith Ellison.

Personally I think that all the zeros in the money are being horded by the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Just mint a few trillion dollar coins and quadrillion dollar bills and everything will be fine.

38 posted on 08/03/2013 10:53:15 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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39 posted on 08/03/2013 10:55:29 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Olog-hai

They hate the West.
Why are they here ?


40 posted on 08/03/2013 11:06:04 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Jim Robinson
Funny thing is that the socialists/Marxists/democRATs ARE running out of OPM as they speak. Detroit is but one domino.

5.56mm

41 posted on 08/03/2013 11:08:33 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: HomeAtLast

Yes there is a difference. This government is running a giant version of organized-crime’s ‘bust-out’ (Google), not a protection racket.


42 posted on 08/03/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Jim Robinson

Ping


43 posted on 08/03/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

To infiltrate their perceived enemy, of course. And since their philosophy is a world-converting one, that is a “duty” they can’t shirk, from their POV.


44 posted on 08/03/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Lancey Howard

yep. I’ve been fearing this.


45 posted on 08/03/2013 11:40:26 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Ohioan
Someone ought to run against him, demanding that he read the Constitution, over & over again, so that it actually piques the interest of those constituents, to see what the fuss is all about

You are dealing with low information voters. The Constitution is foreign to them & these socialists are ingrained into being socialist. No way they change their stripes. This is our nation now & in the future.

46 posted on 08/03/2013 11:46:05 AM PDT by Digger
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To: Jim Robinson
“The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it,” Ellison continued...

Uh...Mr. Ellison...if the government doesn't have the money, it's broke, pal. Otherwise, if we buy into your leap of illogic here, you're saying that you, Keith Ellison, otherwise a penniless pauper, have plenty of money because a few of your neighbors are gainfully employed. Their prosperity is your prosperity, isn't that right, Mr. Ellison? You yourself are wealthy because your neighbors aren't complete financial morons.

We'd like to see you put your own money where your mouth is, Mr. Ellison. Draft and file for consideration by the Congress a bill authorizing the Liberal Advocacy Surtax. Vote for Democrats, and you are volunteering to pay an additional 50% levy on all income derived from whatever source.

Let's see if your actions can possibly measure up to your high-sounding words, Mr. Ellison.



(Heh, heh...heh, heh...)
47 posted on 08/03/2013 11:53:13 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: ntnychik; Jim Robinson; potlatch; bitt; onyx

48 posted on 08/03/2013 12:24:39 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: Rodamala

There’s no dealing with this mindset, and I guarantee you the majority of dems think this way. They will have to be resisted with force some day, I fear.

My libinlaw said something very similar to this a few years ago wrt nationalized healthcare. I said “how are we going to pay for it?”
Her reply was “the money’s out there!”


49 posted on 08/03/2013 12:30:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Jim Robinson

Imagine what it must be like living in this guy’s Congressional district.


50 posted on 08/03/2013 1:00:15 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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