Thomas Peterffy – Freedom To Succeed (Must see video)

This short clip is what America’s about, not communist dreams from Obama’s father! Please re-post this video or give an email link.

Published on Oct 10, 2012 by

Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the fact that he could not speak English when he immigrated to the United States in 1956, Thomas fulfilled the American dream. With hard work and dedication, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. In the 1970s, Thomas bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He played a key role in developing the electronic trading of securities and is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online discount brokerage firm with offices all over the world.

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6 Responses to Thomas Peterffy – Freedom To Succeed (Must see video)

  1. Phyllis Stewart says:

    The USA is certainly not going to become a socialist country under President Obama or any other politician. The government will not control the means of production or any businesses. We do run a health care system for our military but that is not socialism. You may have grown up with the evils of a devastated post-WWII economy and you regret that your people did not have enough gumption to work to restore their country without being bribed. What you are missing is an experience living in a plutocracy. The rich get richer and more powerful, everyone else is left to sink into poverty. This country has had that experience from the Civil War to the 1930s. The right-wing forgets this hard lesson – at their own peril. You are not the person to speak to America about economic control systems. Your experience is not an American experience, the Hungarians are not Americans. You have no experience with equates to that of America. You need to study our history first and not just try to conflate your un-American experience with our republic.

    • Tom D'oh says:

      Phyliss: You needn’t become “100% socialist” to be dragged into and down by socialism. Over the past century, “socialist leaning” folks have learned well the lessons of Fabian Socialists and have embraced their methods (“Evolution… Not revolution”). Think of them as “Stealth socialist”! You need to imbed where the very young can be influenced (schools, cartoons, movies, text books etc.) and feed the population the drugs of dependency. Bama has been very much aware of this methodology as noted in his involvement with DSA (Democratic Socialists of America) in the 80’s and in the training grounds of community agitation/organization that he was heavily involved in (ref. ACORN and its current offshoots).

      There are metrics that you can use to measure how socialists we’ve become. With the most basic precept of socialism being the redistribution of property (wealth, money) a rather simple metric to measure “How socialist have we become?” is to research “What % of our GDP is collected by government?” where you consider ALL levels (Fed, state, county, city, district, etc.) and ALL forms of collections (taxes on income, capital gains (ex. Interest on CD’s) property taxes, fees, charges, regulatory expenses incurred, etc.). Once collected the funds are then available to perpetuate and grow even more socialist by redistributing that wealth and growing the size of government. Dependency deepens as the Mommy-State grows. To simply look at one level (ex. Federal) is to be deceived by a shell game where Fed and state bounce off each other and attempt to hide the true % being confiscated. Here’s a frightening answer to that question of what % of GDP confiscated… 40% !!!

      Is this what our Founding Fathers had in mind? Had those gentlemen who gathered in 1776 to sign that “treasonous document” (our Declaration) realized that 40% of GDP would be collected by 2012, do you honestly believe that they would have been willing to sacrifice their fortunes, reputations, and risk imprisonment or hanging? Given where we’ve allowed their grand experiment to be taken, they would have refused to sign and I wouldn’t blame them. George III’s Stamp Act pales in comparison to our U.S. government’s aggregate confiscation of 40% of everything produced!

      Again, it’s a slowly creeping confiscation which like a cancer, can go undetected until, as in our case, it metastasizes with an annual trillion dollar federal budget deficit (3 years in a row!!!) which bond holders and rating agencies(downgraded U.S. from AAA to AA) refuse to ignore. The socialist are forced to come to grips with the fact that it’s time to pay the piper! (ref. EU’s: Greece, Portugal, Spain, soon France, etc.) And as Margaret Thatcher warned (paraphrasing), “The only problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of the other guys money!”

      We are there now! Wake up folks.

  2. william west says:

    You people are assholes!

    • boudicabpi says:

      Kindly take a look in the mirror. That’s where you will see the asshole.

    • upaces88 says:

      You are a “grown up” physically anyway. Emotionally IF you think we are assholes because we believe you should get a job to support yourself…YOU HAVE VERY TWISTED THINKING.
      NO ONE OWES YOU anything. You have to do that for yourself.

  3. upaces88 says:

    It becomes more and more real EVERY DAY!!

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