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VIDEO: Mike Rowe Delivers Summary Of Democratic Candidates’ Economic Agenda

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Mike Rowe, America’s favorite champion of the average, blue collar worker, is on a promotional tour for his new book, “The Way I Heard It,” and stopped by “Fox & Friends,” where he gave a summary of the economic agenda currently being pushed by the Democratic candidates running for president.

Here’s what he had to say, via The Daily Wire:

“When you have a half a million Americans sleeping out on the street today…and then you also have three people owning more wealth than the bottom half of American society, that is a moral and economic outrage,” said Sanders. “So if you are asking me, do I think we should demand that the wealthy start paying — the wealthiest top one-tenth of one percent — start paying their fair share of taxes…Yes, that’s exactly what I believe.”

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The hosts then played a clip of frontrunner Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who is also running on an aggressive tax-the-rich plan. “Taxing income is not going to get you where you want to be the way taxing wealth does,” she said. “We need a wealth tax in order to make investments in the next generation.”

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Asked about his response to the Democrats’ various economic plans, particularly Sanders’ 97.5% tax on the 400 wealthiest Americans, Rowe said, “Yeah, okay. It’s a free country. Float ‘em. Fly ‘em. Run ‘em up the old flagpole — see who salutes.”

He then offered a memorable summary of his takeaway from Tuesday’s debate. “Look, in the end you’ve got millionaires arguing with millionaires over who hates the millionaires the most,” said Rowe.

Rowe went on to say, “And I guess it’s a conversation we’ll have, but I remember a couple of years ago, I took my meager staff over the Reagan Ranch … One of the stories they tell is the time when Ronald Reagan just finally decided he was done doing movies. He was just done because he was paying 92% of every dollar he made on films. And it was just math. He wasn’t done acting, he just looked at it and did some basic calculus and said, ‘Not for me anymore. It makes no sense to do this.’”

“I live in California. I just read a report that said the exodus this year as a result of a 13.5% state tax and some other tweaks to the system is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before,” Rowe said. “So I know it’s convenient. It’s fun to kind of hate the rich and all, but in the end they’re just people and they’re going to do the math and they’re going to go where the math is better.

Rowe delivered a brilliant response when asked about the plan to give Americans $1000 a month as a means of accounting for lost jobs due to the increase of automation.

“Why not two thousand? Why not three?”

“You can’t ignore the human condition. We’re fundamentally lazy people. We have to be taught, I think, to not be lazy… If you give me a choice — and I don’t see myself as lazy — but if you give me a choice of the easy way or the hard way, I can’t help it, I’m going to default to the easy way.”

“Once you say, okay, free money, the next question has to be: Why not more?” said the former “Dirty Jobs” host.

Here’s the video clip:

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President Trump Tells 2020 Dems Bloomberg Won’t Help Them If He Isn’t Nominee

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VP Mike Pence Urges World Leaders To Stand Against Iran And Confront Anti-Semitism On Global Scale

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Anti-Semitism has been enjoying a disturbing comeback in modern day society as of late, thanks in large part to the anti-Israel sentiment being spread by folks in powerful cultural and governmental positions. The increase of attacks against Jews has even turned deadly with many becoming the victims of deadly shootings and hate crimes in New York City and elsewhere. In light of this, Vice President Mike Pence has urged global leaders to take on anti-Semitism and stand against the Israel hating nation of Iran. Here’s more on that from The Washington Examiner: Speaking in Jerusalem at the World Holocaust Remembrance Center to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz on Thursday, Pence said the stories and legacy of those killed in the Holocaust must not be forgotten. “We gather to fulfill the solemn obligation, an obligation of remembrance, to never allow the memory of those who died in the Holocaust to be forgotten by anyone anywhere in the world,” he said. “Today, we remember what happens when the powerless cry for help and the powerful refuse to answer.” The vice president went on to pay homage to the survivors of the Holocaust “who all these years have borne witness to that evil and have served mankind by their example.” He also drew upon the legacy of those who fought against Nazism and anti-Semitism during World War II. “We must be prepared to stand as they did against the wave of their times. We must be prepared to confront and expose the vile tide of anti-Semitism that is fueling hate and violence across the world, and we must stand together,” he said. Leaders from more than 40 nations attended the speech, which Pence took as an opportunity to encourage them to stand against the Iranian regime, calling it “the…

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