It looks like one big-name businessman isn’t allowing the coronavirus to dim his hopes on America’s economic strength. The Hillary Clinton supporter, billionaire Shark Tank star and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban stated in an economic-based interview on a Fox News podcast (Fox News Rundown ) that “We've had a taste of socialism right now ... giving money and redistributing wealth ... that's okay.” But Cuban didn’t put his stock in socialism:
Fran Drescher, everyone’s favorite sitcom babysitter has been touting anti-capitalist rhetoric in recent days. It appears her time working for the wealthy NYC Sheffield family throughout the 90s clued her into the evils of high society.
It looks as though liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg may have had other reasons why he was laying off his presidential campaign staff, and they could be interpreted as just downright cruel. Bloomberg had reportedly told NY-area campaign staffers “they had potentially been exposed to coronavirus” in an email last Thursday, before they were laid off the next day, Newsweek reported March 20.
On Sunday's Velshi show, one day after MSNBC host Ali Velshi recommended using the coronavirus pandemic to push for more welfare programs in the U.S. to fix capitalism, he devoted a segment to talking up the possibility of also using the deadly pandemic to pressure the airline and fossil fuel industries to adhere to more regulations to effect climate change.
Anchoring his eponymous Saturday morning show on MSNBC, NBC business correspondent Ali Velshi gave a commentary in which he called for the U.S. to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to enact permanent welfare policies to fix the country's capitalism which he alleged is "broken."
Promises made, promises — not kept? Failed 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate Michael Bloomberg is now backtracking on his promise to use his multimillion-dollar campaign to support the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to NBC News’ Maura Barrett. Barrett stated in a tweet that “@MikeBloomberg is scrapping his plan to fund an independent expenditure campaign to support the Democratic nominee (he's endorsed @JoeBiden).” Bloomberg had promised to spend “$2 billion on either his own campaign or to help finance a Democratic nominee to unseat President Trump in the 2020 general election,” according to Fox Business Jan. 17.
Leave it to the liberal media to sing the praises of liberal billionaires’ philanthropy without providing too much detail about what their money has been funding. Liberal outlet The Verge gave a glowing report on how liberal billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently stepped down from the board of his company in a landmark shift to focus “more on philanthropy.”
MSNBC’s on-air talent just cannot seem to help themselves. MSNBC host of All In Chris Hayes sent out a flippant tweet in response to reports that the Trump administration will be asking Congress for “more than $800 billion in economic stimulus: $500 bil in payroll tax cut, $250 bil in Small Business Association loans, $58 billion for the airlines, and a smattering of other items." Hayes tweeted, “BREAKING: We can, of course, afford a Green New Deal. That’s been true all along.”
You know things must be getting really bad when the networks set aside their usual blend of sensationalism and anti-Trump bias in favor of responsible journalism that seeks to calm and inform. Well, that’s what NBC Nightly News did on Monday in a report designed to ease the public’s fear about seeing countless grocery store shelves across the country left bare as throngs of people scrambled for supplies. It was also a great message about the wonders of capitalism.
When the economy gets you down, just throw truckloads of taxpayer cash at it. At least, that’s what MSNBC Anchor Chris Hayes says Congress should do. Hayes sent out his policy prescription on Twitter in the early morning of March 13: “I increasingly convinced we need Congress to pass a trillion dollar stimulus in the next week, focused on people not industry bailouts. Probably best just direct cash.”
MSNBC’s Joy Reid sent out a flippant tweet in an attempt to denigrate the Trump administration’s plan to direct the Small Business Administration to provide liquidity to states and small business owners through low-interest loans to provide economic relief from the coronavirus impact. Reid stated, “Who knew low-interest business loans were the key to stopping the coronavirus spread?” Fox Business' Melissa Francis let Reid have it: “Have you ever been responsible for making payroll, ever?”
The liberal billionaire Godfather of the left is definitely not sitting on the sidelines this electoral cycle. The left’s “flagship 2020 super PAC,” Priorities USA, is going to be providing cover via ads for the presumptive Democratic nominee for president Joe Biden. Politico reported March 9 that the PAC is “arguing that as the party’s likely nominee for president, Biden needs to be defended from attacks being waged by President Donald Trump and his allies.”