Kevin O’Leary from “Shark Tank” is driving liberals crazy with his awesome response to their latest talking point




Kevin O’Leary keeps its real. The money line: “I’m not opposed to charity…don’t tell me you want to redistribute wealth again.”

Libearls love telling people what to do with their money, but just never with their own.

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During his CBC show on Monday, “Shark Tank” star and mega-wealthy investor Kevin O’Leary responded to a report that the 85 richest people in the world currently have as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population, calling it “fantastic news.”

“This is a great thing because it inspires everybody, gets them motivation to look up to the one percent and say, ‘I want to become one of those people, I’m going to fight hard to get up to the top.’ This is fantastic news and of course I applaud it. What can be wrong with this?” he said of the new report.

Shark Tank Star Kevin OLeary Says 85 Richest People Having Wealth Fantastic News

His co-host, Amanda Lang, refuted O’Leary’s point.

“Really? So somebody living on a dollar a day in Africa is getting up in the morning and saying, ‘I’m going to be Bill Gates?’” she shot back.

“That’s the motivation everybody needs,” O’Leary responded. “I’m not against charity. Don’t tell me that you want to redistribute wealth again, that’s never going to happen.”

 


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  • Not Amused

    Kevin O’Leary is 100% correct.

    We didn’t get to become a superpower by sitting back and waiting for the rest of the
    world to come give us a thing. We went out, invented, created, and flourished.

    The problem with the left’s ideals is that it’s always based on the work of someone else.
    Get off your ass and do something productive….THAT is the ONLY way you ever
    make a difference.

  • mike

    Lol she explains weather vs climate and he “counters” with “I know hot and cold and it’s cold outside.
    Brilliant

  • NotALiberal

    The looking-up-to-the-1% attitude is what this country needs

    • youngcons

      Instead they are viewed as the enemy. So backwards.

  • Andrew Miller

    “I’m taling about the super poor”
    “You were just talking about the super rich”
    *blank stare* priceless.

  • Sam Kendall

    The ugly truth about redistributing wealth is that it is, in effect, outlawing wealth. When wealth is outlawed, you only have poverty.

  • Hayata

    People with money usually deserve it. People without money have usually made life choices that put them where they are at…the bottom. Give money to the first group and they invest it wisely and make it grow. Give it to the second group and they squander it on nonsense and lottery tickets. The only thing they can think of to do with the money is to spend it as quick as possible.

    Liberal socialist need to stop acting like people with money stole it off poor people. You know the people who stumble through life in their pajamas and sweats in and out of alcohol or drug induced stupors, spending their days in heedless dissipation watching Jerry Springer and Judge Judy. Where the commercials are aimed at them. Injury lawyers, anti-depressant medications, or go to school and learn to drive the “big rigs”.

    • mike

      Noone is talking about hardworking doctors or self made millionaires here. The ultra rich have money inherited over generations. They literally horde money to the point where they are worth more than 100 people can spend in 100 lifetimes.

      • John VI

        I dont know how you define “horde money” But I suspect its from the standaard liberal talking points play book.
        The reason that 85 people control all that wealth is because their families CREATED companies that provide resources and products to those 3.5 Billion poor people. Not to mention the jobs many of those 3.5 Billion poor people do.
        These people dont horde wealth. They own companies that produce products and services that people want. The rich skim a bit off the top for their own use, we like to call it “salary” and then re-invest the rest in order to continue to produce products and services that people want. The reason they grow ever larger and wealthier is BECAUSE of this re-investment in thier companies. That, to me, is anything BUT hording.

        • Hayata

          I know it is maddening. I never thought I would hear Americans adopting so many Communist philosophies. As I said before, the only thing those without money hate about people who do have it is that they are not one of them. If people who are well off are accused of hording money what are those without hording? drugs, lottery tickets, court summons, and a scrape book of bad life choices.

      • Jeannie

        Seriously, where do you get your information from? MSNBC? Your college professor? This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. Look around and see who the rich are. They are people who started businesses, or worked for a start-up company that made it. It’s business that makes people rich. And when did something that is smart – saving money – become “hoarding”? What? You’re angry that people aren’t willing to GIVE their hard-earned money to you? Maybe you should try working and “hoarding” for yourself and see what that’s like. Watch your savings grow and then have someone come along and say they’re entitled to it and call you a hoarder for not giving it to them. This is America. Make your own money. Give to charity. Then you won’t be so concerned about others that have more than you because you’ll have enough. People need to get to work and have the pride to want to keep from being a burden to others. That’s what my mom did when we came here from the Philippines. She doesn’t begrudge the rich because she worked hard and made her own money and sends money back home to help her family – and all that on a 5th grade education. THAT’S what this country and capitalism is about.

      • MikeDR2012

        “Noone is talking about hardworking doctors or self made millionaires here.” Did you happen to notice how doctors and small business owners are treated by this regime? By the way, doctors are technically small business owners a lot of the time, too. Who do you think the higher taxes and the thousands of Obamacare regulations have targeted? If you need the rest of us to spell it out for you, you probably shouldn’t join the conversation. Not trying to be mean, just helping to point out the obvious. Try telling a liberal someone makes 300K a year and they’ll tell you that’s unfair. Then, tell them it’s for a heart surgeon and they’ll tell you that’s why we need Obamacare, so that healthcare isn’t so expensive. Did they talk about the rich hording money in one of your recent classes, or was that just a topic on MSNBC? We know it’s a talking point, I’m just curious how it was implanted on you. Did you know that the reason most people are poor is because they don’t horde their money? Sure they might be “poor” but they have a car, cell phone, big screen tv, xbox, jewelry, computers, clothes, food, etc.Now, if you’re going to counter with “well I’m talking about the poor people in other countries” then you’d be wise to research those countries governments and see how they are treating their people, especially if you believe that government is the answer. You’ll find it’s the government keeping their people in poverty, not the evil rich people hording their money on shark tank.

  • NF

    The people who concur with these ignorant statements still ignore the one basic principal that should put you all to shame. When the entirety of ones earnings are exhausted on food and shelter, his labors are no longer viewed as an opportunity for economic advancement, but rather an act of self preservation. So again, what about the families in the world that have NO viable outlet for class mobility? Whether it be lack of technological resources or any real education institutions, not everyone has the same “opportunity.”

    Only few know the true depth of how the real estate, trade and economics are all part of this problem. However, we all can agree (with contention mind you) this world is foul and corrupt and you know it. I don’t necessarily agree with the notion of “giving away money to lazy people” either. However, there is a CLEAR injustice among the people present and it s the driving force facilitating most abject economic conditions preventing the people to grow wealth. Statements like these and people who agree with them are ridiculous. When you subscribe to O’Leary’s mindset it is really telling regarding your character.

    Nevertheless, Peace be with you.

    Regards,

    N

    • Hayata

      Please tell me what country is more successful than the US in promoting or allowing people to prosper. From the beginning of time there has always been those who have and those who do not. Even in Communist countries there are those in power who live opulent lives compared to the average citizen. This economy is bad because the socialist dictator in the white house wants it that way.

      Going back to you first point, there needs to opportunities for people to be successful but they need to show the work and make good decisions. Many if not most rich people, including the sharks, were not born rich. They had intelligence, a good work ethic, discipline, and made good and bold decisions.

      From the beginning of this country, if you wanted a good quality of life, a better job, more money, etc. you had to work for it. Today all these losers want a free check that someone else earned. If you don’t make enough money it is your responsibility to change that not the government or other hard working citizens. The next person who says the words, ‘wage equality’, aught to be shot. How about work effort equality?

    • Jeannie

      Telling regarding our character? Well, that was rather judgmental, don’t you think? It must be positively sinful to want people to rise above their station and to continue an economic model that makes it possible. Or would you like our country to be like others in the world without technological resources or any real education institutions. Would you like us to be like the countries that don’t provide everyone the same “opportunity”? Our capitalistic system, flawed though it may be, has made it possible for people from all walks of life to enjoy class mobility.

    • therain

      People like you are silly.

  • Mike Arienti

    Liberals don’t believe in facts. They invent their own and try to pass them off as truth.

  • MikeDR2012

    It’s very telling what she says at the end with a wink and a nod under her breath “Let me tell you later what you should say to this”. In other words, let me tell you the talking points that I was given by the regime to recite as an integral part of the state run media, so that you can share in our diverse one sided forward thinking final answer.

  • Jonathan Wong

    People misunderstand Kevin O’Leary and think that he’s saying that it’s wonderful that people are suffering and starving and that all the suffering is just awesome. That’s not at all what he’s saying. What he’s saying is that the poor can look up and see people who have it all so that they have something to aspire for. And for people to have something to drive them forward and wake up each day to go to work is wonderful indeed.

  • Sizzlefist

    I think it’s hilarious when people say thing like “If all your income is going to food and housing you can’t improve your situation”. Hilarious and sad. I grew up in a single mother household in one of the poorest, most crime ridden parts of the country. I then did the brilliant thing of getting my girlfriend in high school pregnant. I don’t blame anyone else. I made that choice. I decided I wanted better for my family than I had growing up. So, instead of demanding a handout (never had welfare, worked full time since I was 15) I worked two jobs. Yes, it was hard. But gradually I was moved up because of my hard work. Then I only had to work one job and made more money. After continuing on this course I was able to move my family to where we decided we wanted to live and do the work I want to do. I’m not rich, unless you compare me to my childhood. And my daughter has a full scholarship to a prestigious university and I expect even better for her life. By the way, I married that girlfriend, been married more than 20 yrs, 3 kids. Liberals hate when people in bad positions in life pull themselves out because it shows it can be done. That is what America was made from, not what is currently the norm.

  • Truth Seeker

    Don’t forget, right at the end, she states the typical Liberal Mindset, “I’m going to tell you what you should say, later.”

  • Pissed

    I love how she says “i’m gonna tell you later what you SHOULD say to this”

  • brainy37

    Lang was trying to shame rich people for being rich. Bringing up the living on $1 in Africa is such a red herring. Not only is $1 worth much more there than here but many of those people do aspire to eventually live above their current status. The part that is even more disingenuous about the whole thing is that the top 1% make their money through investments and the gap created from that kind of earnings has virtually no effect on the lower 99% of the population.

    The best part about that is that Lang who isn’t rich and hasn’t done anything other than be a journalist is going to tell him “afterwards” what he should have said. Right, because a guy who made his bucks from actually pulling up his bootstraps to being mega rich should listen to anything she has to say.

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