It’s a good thing she was talking about white men or this would be racist.
Unfortunately, we’re talking about Earth here. Mika Brzezinski on Morning Joe today demanded, “Rich white men need to contribute more to the budget solution.”
NewsBusters reported on this MSNBC exchange:
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Here’s the transcript, via NewsBusters.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Let me say this very clearly – it is middle-class entitlements that are going to bankrupt this country if we don’t slow it down. Why? Because of course, nobody wants to stand up and do what’s responsible to middle class entitlements, because elderly middle-class Americans vote in massive proportions.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I just don’t see why with top earners doing better than ever, why they can’t be a part of this equation. I’m sorry, it would just be a lot easier to swallow. And if you looked at the New York Times yesterday, and you saw the top 30 earners, and how much money they are making all over again, including some of the people who drove us into the ditch – all white men, by the way, just one woman – and I didn’t see any African-Americans – I think we have a problem that we need to address as a society.
Sorry, and I agree with everything you have to say —
SCARBOROUGH: White men?
BRZEZINSKI: But we need to balance things out. (Crosstalk) And you’re going to have class warfare on its worst level.
Sorry Mika. Even if you eat the rich there is not enough cash there to bail us out of our current debt crisis.