Conservative economist, “We need to raise taxes.” Fox Host, “You’re a Communist.”

November 17, 2012

Greg Gutfeld of Fox News interviewed Conservative economist Ben Stein yesterday, and when the host didn’t get the answer he wanted, he deemed Stein as a “Communist.”

Congress right now can pass a law which would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of anyone’s income, but Republicans are obstructing anything that doesn’t protect the wealthiest, so it’s rather telling when one of their own asks a Fox News host, why he would care if taxes went up on the rich. Gutfeld responds that he lives in a basement apartment, obviously inferring that tax cuts for the wealthy would not effect him, but after a two second Google search, it appears that the Fox host is worth $2 million net. That must be one sweet basement flat!


The hosts on Fox News, all millionaires, are the ones perpetuating the myth that tax cuts for higher earners will somehow magically help the economy.

Big thanks to Media Matters. 

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  • pharmer9

    Tax the rich? One of the most pathetic lies Obama has preached to win votes. They already pay plenty. At what point do they say we pay enough and hike it out of here? Step one is get out of Calif or New York. After that the country?
    Point is you can “tax” the rich but never make up for beaucratic waste. Corruptions, waste, govt efficiency, entitlement programs should be the first step. Fix the tax code after that. Tax the rich rhetoric is for the ignorant.

  • Bigdog327

    “You’re a Communist.” Seriously, show me a communist in our Country! What year is it, are we reversing time now it’s 1950 all over again? LMAO

  • Kenneth Williams

    Greg Gutfield is a clown.

  • jmhrrrrr

    Progressives are authoritarian liberals or clenched-fist socialists. Just across the street are the loaded-gun Marxists. They’re all neighbors. Now, please, someone tell us how conservatives are really Nazis. It wouldn’t be the internet otherwise.

  • jmhrrrrr

    Greg Gutfield didn’t “deem” anything. He was playing to his audience, much in the way Bill Maher might do it. Ben Stein seemed too old, tired, and far too intelligent to be wasting his time with this flea. I worry about his health. Lots of progressives ARE latent communists, in various stages of denial. Not Stein. Obama, maybe.

  • Kate Gallagher

    anyone spouting on fox that is an employee is an idiot

  • Ginger

    [ kómmy? nìzz?m ]
    classless political system: the political theory or system in which all property and wealth is owned in a classless society by all the members of that society

    Please learn the definition of these buzz words you keep floating around FOX news!

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