Video: Crowder returns in “Evil Rich People”

posted at 2:36 pm on October 21, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

He’s back, and just in time. Steven Crowder says he “feels just like a Johnny Quest character” as he explores the Lifestyles of the Rich and Greedy, at least as defined by Democrats in 2010. Want to know who will get hit with the tax hikes that Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress want to keep in place for the top tax bracket? Hint — it won’t be just “fat cats”:

The people who work in this business will get hit the hardest by those tax hikes. Seizing capital for government redistribution damages the economy, and harms small businesses like Leland, and in the end doesn’t solve the real problem — which is spending, not revenue.


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I was so happy to see him back to producing videos. This one and his video about Detroit should be required viewing.

ButterflyDragon on October 21, 2010 at 2:41 PM

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stink`n Extremely Rich….

in the Liberal mindset,thats anyone who earns
over $100,000,er,or is it $50,000,er,or is it…
……

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Not everyone with money wants to see the Bush tax rates extended. After all, the promised outcomes of lower tax cuts for the wealthy never materialized. No serious job creation resulted, and middle class incomes never increased. The only measurable outcome was another $4 tril in federal debt.

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/07/why-some-millionaires-want-their-tax-cuts-to-end.html

bayam on October 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

BTW,did everyone catch the American Electorial Map,to the
right of the computer screen,up,a tad,with an oasis of blue
just a tad left of the Great Lakes,

comes in at….2:10-2:11 mark,tee-hee,ahem!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 2:48 PM

This vid is great. Especially at the end where he get the guy to wear a top hat and monocle.

The Expert Knows
http://theexpertsblog.blogspot.com

HotAirExpert on October 21, 2010 at 2:48 PM

Good to see Crowder again. He needs to become a regular fixture on RedEye. He’s that good.

Caiwyn on October 21, 2010 at 2:49 PM

The government should get its cut. After all, look at all it does to get the product to the market.

/

mankai on October 21, 2010 at 2:49 PM

I checked out Leland’s furniture. It’s pretty cool.

Vera on October 21, 2010 at 2:50 PM

bayam on October 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Pretty big of them to offer up themselves for higher taxes once their bank accounts have been filled.

They would sing a different tune if their current stash was retroactively taxed at a higher rate.

Bishop on October 21, 2010 at 2:52 PM

Welcome back Crowder!

29Victor on October 21, 2010 at 2:52 PM

haha! You used newsweek as a source!!

livefreerdie on October 21, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stink`n Extremely Rich….

Dave Barry, author and commentator, wrote (and may be writing still) for The Miami Herald. He once commented that Democrats consider you “rich” if you own more than one shoe.

oldleprechaun on October 21, 2010 at 2:57 PM

Interesting comparison vid to the headline at Drudge right now, about Google only paying a 2.4% tax.

Ferris on October 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Bloody ain’t right I tells ya!!
======================================

Heres the,Hopey/Changey Small Business
lying through his teeth…….

Meet Joe Plumber/ Obama talks to Joe Plumber (FULL VIDEO)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRPbCSSXyp0

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stink`n Extremely Rich….
Dave Barry, author and commentator, wrote (and may be writing still) for The Miami Herald. He once commented that Democrats consider you “rich” if you own more than one shoe.

oldleprechaun on October 21, 2010 at 2:57 PM

oldleprechaun: Exactly:)

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 3:05 PM

haha! You used newsweek as a source!!

livefreerdie on October 21, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Yep, didn’t even click. Already know what it says. Nothing true. Oh and Obama is great, peace be upon him.

petunia on October 21, 2010 at 3:06 PM

Excellent proof that Harry Reid eats sh!t.

Tim Korzon, Leland Furniture Founder/C.E.O. with 25 employees, bravo. Now look out for Obama.gov backlash penalties. Having prepared to pay higher taxes, you’ll not only pay the increase taxation, but be fined for existing without a bail-out from Obama.

/btw, dodos wear moon print underwear outside their pants shorts working at manufacturing plants…

maverick muse on October 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Interesting comparison vid to the headline at Drudge right now, about Google only paying a 2.4% tax.

Ferris on October 21, 2010 at 2:58 PM

But Google supports this President, why should they have to pay taxes?

petunia on October 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM

Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
==================================

DRFSR Warrant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e3l1-Cn-UU&feature=fvw

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 3:08 PM

But Google supports this President, why should they have to pay taxes?

petunia on October 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM

petunia: Obama is full of sh*t,per usual!!:)
========================================================

May 4, 2009, 8:05 am
Obama Takes Aim at Offshore Tax Havens

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/04/obama-takes-aim-at-offshore-tax-havens/

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 3:10 PM

But Google supports this President, why should they have to pay taxes?

petunia on October 21, 2010 at 3:07 PM

If they REALLY supported the President, then they could just use TurboTax to make them go away.

Ferris on October 21, 2010 at 3:11 PM

Love Steven Crowder – where you been? Peace Prize was the funniest ever, it still makes me laugh. The irony of the lib’s is many of their “elite” crowd are sticking fat rich themselves. I personally think Obummer makes too much money.

SWChance on October 21, 2010 at 3:17 PM

One of his best!

fivefeetoffury on October 21, 2010 at 3:20 PM

One of his best!

fivefeetoffury on October 21, 2010 at 3:20 PM

fivefeetoffury:Btw,you have a cool site,caught you off of,:)

http://www.theospark.net/

canopfor on October 21, 2010 at 3:47 PM

This was good, but it does not compare to the Koran challange.

What already!”

mechkiller_k on October 21, 2010 at 3:48 PM

And the rich don’t need congress to raise taxes, those rich guys can just go ahead and write a bigger check to send in. Just like if don’t smoke, that doesn’t mean that I should make you stop. Anyone that feels that taxes are not enough, can just go right ahead and make a legal extra payment, problem solved. But, alas, just like the greenies that think the earth would be better off without humans, they are never the ones to take the first step and remove themselves from the gene pool.

rgranger on October 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM

bayam on October 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

You’re quoting a magazine that was just sold for a dollar. And it was waaaayyyyy overpriced.

Squiggy on October 21, 2010 at 4:48 PM

I’m in the same boat. Crowder should come down to my furniture factory in NC.

I’ve got ~20 employees. We’re in Hickory, NC the former furniture capital of the world (now China). I make a good living, but people do not understand what being a small business owner is like. I don’t live in a mansion. My house cost $150k and is paid for. I could move to a bigger place, but my life is tied directly to my business. My wife works with me, so if we tank–our entire family is out of work and we have 2 little girls to take care of. When times are tough, the money flows back into the business from my bank account. If I don’t save or live too frivolously, it is extremely risky for both me and my business.

In early 2009, we came closer to going out of business than anytime since it was started (1984). At the same time GM and unions were getting bailouts, I couldn’t even get a loan from the bank to ensure adequate cashflow (business tends to be seasonal). I had to put tens of thousands back into the business from my savings to keep it running, but at the end of the day I didn’t have to lay anyone off. Luckily, we busted our arse and are doing better this year. Of course, by Obama’s standard I’m some a rich fat cat that needs to be taxed more.

ReaganWasRight on October 21, 2010 at 4:51 PM

bayam on October 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Welcome back Bleeds Blue!

Inanemergencydial on October 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM

At this point Dems don’t even care where the tax money goes.
They just want to steal from anyone (other than themselves) who is successful.
They are an evil life form that thrives on envy and greed.

justltl on October 21, 2010 at 4:52 PM

At the end of the video, the owner needed to yell, “Get off my lawn!” at Crowder.

ya2daup on October 21, 2010 at 5:03 PM

bayam on October 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

Anyone who wants to pay more in taxes can just write an extra cheque to the Federal government with a letter of explanation; I’m sure they’ll accept it.

Nothings stopping them, troll. Nice try.

linlithgow on October 21, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Seizing capital for government redistribution damages the economy,

FTFY!

Spending seized capital on anything damages the economy to a degree concurrent with the amount seized. Spending it on redistribution as opposed to invasion is no more or less damaging. Why did you make the distinction?

ernesto on October 21, 2010 at 5:40 PM

bayam on October 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

I am sure that’s true, they have taken care of their families and couldn’t spend all of their money if they made it a full time job. These people do great things around the world with their money but they also need to realize that all millionaires are not equal.

Cindy Munford on October 21, 2010 at 6:16 PM

ernesto: Unlike social programs, protecting this country is required of the federal government.

So yes, you are correct. Having the government spend money on the military does damage the economy. However, it also ensures that there is an economy, and country named the United States of America.

If you can figure out a way to protect this country without expenditures by the federal government, I think we would all support it.

Scott H on October 21, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Scott H on October 21, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Not all the money we spend on the military actually goes to “ensuring there is an economy”. The benefit is secondary. In a similar manner, the benefit of say, social security, is pretty essential for the stability required to run a major economy. So not all social programs fall into the “entirely without benefit to the economy” category.

My major point, though, is that Ed had no actual reason for making that distinction.

ernesto on October 21, 2010 at 6:48 PM

Ernesto: Um. You missed the point. The military could _actively destroy the economy of this country_, and Congress would _still_ be required to fund it, as the Constitution states.

While the military can be seen to protect the integrity of the country, and that protection helps the economy, it is not BECAUSE of that protection that the military is required to exist.

Conversely, if there _were_ a requirement for Congress to fund social programs in the Constitution, then your argument could stand. There isn’t, though.

Scott H on October 21, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Go Crowder!

Welcome back.

Saltysam on October 21, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Just remember….

Fair is not equal
and
Equal is not fair

hoakie on October 21, 2010 at 10:30 PM

Businesses NEVER pay taxes really. YOU DO!

Mojave Mark on October 21, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I checked out Leland’s furniture. It’s pretty cool.

Vera on October 21, 2010 at 2:50 PM

His swivel chair needs a fifth leg to pass the new safety rules. Unfortunately, adding that fifth leg is going to cost money the Democrats will pull out of his wallet in January.

unclesmrgol on October 22, 2010 at 4:23 AM

Not everyone with money wants to see the Bush tax rates extended. After all, the promised outcomes of lower tax cuts for the wealthy never materialized. No serious job creation resulted, and middle class incomes never increased. The only measurable outcome was another $4 tril in federal debt.

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/07/why-some-millionaires-want-their-tax-cuts-to-end.html

bayam on October 21, 2010 at 2:47 PM

The extra $4 trillion in debt is from the increased spending which the Democrats have done, not from the tax cuts.

Tax money is not the governments. It is the people’s. We give it to them, but it is not theirs to take. They cannot say that they had lost revenue because they never had it.

In order to balance the budget, all they have to do is to lower spending. That’s it. It is that simple.

Theophile on October 22, 2010 at 11:22 PM