MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Loses Temper, Can’t Stand the Wealthy Being Regarded as Risk Takers
posted at 12:33 am on September 2, 2012 by Matt Vespa
Melissa Harris-Perry had a little temper tantrum today concerning Monica Mehta, columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek, and her comments concerning President Obama’s “you didn’t build that speech.”
The point Mehta made, professionally, was that Obama could have focused on the risk that small business owners bring before themselves as they channel their entrepreneurial drive. Well, that caused a meltdown with Perry who yelled:
‘What is riskier than living poor in America?’ Harris-Perry demanded. ‘Seriously! What in the world is riskier than being a poor person in America? I live in a neighborhood where people are shot on my street corner. I live in a neighborhood where people have to figure out how to get their kid into school because maybe it will be a good school and maybe it won’t. I am sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky. No. There is a huge safety net that whenever you fail will catch you and catch you and catch you. Being poor is what is risky. We have to create a safety net for poor people. And when we won’t, because they happen to look different from us, it is the pervasive ugliness
Not only is this tantrum further evidence showing how left-wing American liberalism has become–but also highlights their abject lack of understanding concerning America’s economic spirit. As for the safety net, math and demographics are destined to destroy it if we continue down the road of liberal economics. Furthermore, today, the safety net doesn’t allow people to get back on their feet. It has become a new area of policy wherein progressives can expand their agenda of dependency.
Get a grip Melissa.