Is Joe Scarborough taking tips from NY Governor Andrew Cuomo? Cuomo recently declared that conservatives who are pro-life, pro-Second Amendment and opposed to gay marriage "have no place in the state of New York."
On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough took things a step further, telling rich people who shield money abroad to reduce their taxes "you're not welcome in the United States of America." Thundered the self-righteous Scarborough: "Follow your damn money. Leave! Go!" Wonder if Scarborough's banishment order applies to corporations as well as individuals? If so, say sayanora to Apple, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard . . . not to mention MSNBC's previous owner, GE, from whom Scarborough took paychecks for years. All are among the 15 US corporations with the most money held offshore. View the video after the jump.
Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle seconded Scarborough's notion of "America: pay it or leave it!"
Consider where the US economy would be if the top-earning individuals and corporations were to be banished to other countries.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: The same thing with the offshore accounts. My feeling if people want to move their money offshore, they need to move offshore with their money.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I completely agree.
SCARBOROUGH: Seriously. If they want to shield their money from taxes and go offshore, you're not welcome in the United States of America.
MIKE BARNICE: Follow your money.
SCARBOROUGH: Follow your--I wanted to say it so bad: follow your damn money.
BRZEZINSKI: Go live with it.
SCARBOROUGH: And go live with it because we don't want you here any more. Leave! Go!