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To Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman, the battle over taxes on private equity firms is “like...

To Blackstone's Stephen Schwarzman, the battle over taxes on private equity firms is “like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939."
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  • herbert hoover
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    What a douchebag!
    16 Aug 2010, 10:12 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    “like when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939."

     

    Except that in 1939 you died and in 2010 you sit in a New York office and try to decide where you're going to eat lunch.

     

    Other than that, the parallel is exact.
    16 Aug 2010, 10:17 AM Reply Like
  • Paul Nelson
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    How has his stock performed while he spends 3m per week-end on his crab legs-what a scoundrel!!!
    16 Aug 2010, 10:18 AM Reply Like
  • Speakeasy
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    How has the economy performed while our prez & family takes 9 vacations and his wife rents 30 rooms at a 5 star resort in Spain?
    16 Aug 2010, 10:22 AM Reply Like
  • ebworthen
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    Yeah, he's Hitler and the Polish are fighting back.
    16 Aug 2010, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    He's right..... And he's Hitler and the average US worker is Poland!!

     

    This carried interest at 15% is nonsense. I have no problems with people earning however much they can.... but then you pay your share of the taxes.... and if your making 100's of millions then you pay the top tax rate plain and simple. Does anyone really believe that by changing the rule there will be any disincentive for these guys to keep doing deals to make 100's of millions? Not me.
    16 Aug 2010, 10:40 AM Reply Like
  • Michael Clark
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    Yes, right: Obama is Hitler. And those poor little private equity firms are like an unarmed Poland. Crap.

     

    It's more like Wimpy surrounded with 72 hamburgers, being told by Olive Oyl that he's going to have to give up 3 hamburgers, so she can share them with Popeye, Poopdeck Pappy, and have one herself . Everyone's hungry. Those who have enough are going to have to share with those who don't have enough.

     

    Schwarzman doesn't understand that the 'poor me, I've just a billionaire, what do they want from me' lament is no longer cutting it with mainstream Americans who are sick and tired of the kingpins living on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Avenue" in New York City whining about having to give back a percentage of ill-bought gains. Get Bernanke to pay your taxes; you already got him to guarantee your winnings.
    16 Aug 2010, 10:46 AM Reply Like
  • citizenleung
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    How I wish what Schwarzman claims was actually true. The world would be a (slightly) better place.
    16 Aug 2010, 10:56 AM Reply Like
  • vanphen
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    History may repeat itself again when the mobs are sick of people like this Schwarzman. Instead of complaining about it, he should be counting his blessings!
    16 Aug 2010, 11:57 AM Reply Like
  • andycan
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    What a schmuck. The man is a zillionaire and compares obama with Hitler.

     

    ***'n as*hole.

     

    Schwartzman is a psycho!
    16 Aug 2010, 03:13 PM Reply Like
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