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Video: Billionaire Who Escaped Socialism Runs Ads Against Socialism

bobyoung Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 10:55 AM
There is nothing the current resident of the White House has done that deserves my gratitude. Where he has been successful he has done nothing more than the average person put into that office has done. He has barely "met expectations", and where he has been unsuccessful, he deserves scorn and derision for his unnecessary and excessive failures. He has done very little that can be extolled by anyone who looks at his results honestly, and he has done a great deal that has harmed the country more than anyone else in his position would have done. Therefore, calling any American an "ingrate" for complaining about the President is stupid and innaccurate.

Thomas Peterffy is an entrepreneur who fled his native Hungary in 1965 to escape the yoke of Communism.  He moved to America at the age of 21, worked hard, and ultimately earned billions as the head of a successful brokerage firm.  According to his bio, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. With much at stake in the US presidential election, Peterffy is dipping into his personal fortune to warn voters about the dangers of creeping socialism, and to extol the American model of incentivizing hard work and encouraging upward mobility.  It's a powerful message: