Martin Bashir: Rich Achieving Bigger Income Gains Than Rest of Country Is 'Redistribution'
The more I watch MSNBC's Martin Bashir, the more I believe he has difficulty finding the floor in the morning when he wakes up.
Consider Thursday's program when he actually told his tiny audience that the rich seeing bigger income gains than the rest of country the past 30 years is "redistribution" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
MARTIN BASHIR: Now, I’m no economist, but I’ve read the report from the Congressional Budget Office which says that income going to the top one percent rose 275 percent over the last 30 years while the rest of America incomes either stagnated or fell. That sounds a lot like redistribution to me, just not the kind that they like to talk about, and apparently, they don’t like you to see either.
Now, for those of you thinking I made this up or this was Bashir telling a joke, that's not the case.
He was actually serious.
In his mind - such as it is - one person seeing faster gains in income than another is redistribution.
I wonder how many of the employees at MSNBC feel that way, particularly those like Bashir who are in front of the camera.
Since he makes far more than everyone else on that set every day, does he think their money is somehow being redistributed to him?
Actually, given the absurdity of his comment, the better question is does he think period?
Let's clue Bashir in: redistribution is government taking money from some and giving it to others. It's not some people making more than others.
Sadly, I doubt he'll ever get such a simple concept as from what I've observed since he got his own show on MSNBC, he understands almost nothing.
That's why he's a perfect fit for this farce of a "news network."