Young Turks host Cenk Uygur cuts mic of Peter Schiff

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 22:21 EDT
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C-SPAN wasn’t the only one to get cut off on Wednesday. As The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur and self-declared 1 percenter Peter Schiff hotly debated the role of money in politics, Cenk cut off Schiff’s microphone when he interrupted him and continued to talk.

“Are you saying the bankers are not guilty of this at all?” Cenk tried to ask after he was interrupted.

“We don’t have the benefits of capitalism any more because we don’t have capitalism,” Schiff responded. “We have a centrally planned socialist economy, and that is why the average American is getting poorer.”

“Alright, I’m done with that load of crap,” Cenk said, and asked for Schiff to be cut off.

“He wants to blame the government for the problems, but he knows it’s his banker friends who have given those donations, who buy their senators, who buy their staff members, so they can get more money,” Cenk added. “He doesn’t want you to pay attention to that, because that’s how they rob you. And he comes on here and goes, ‘Oh, no no, it’s socialism.’ Socialism, my ass!”

“The real problem is — and he’s talked about it in the past, but he didn’t talk about it there — corporatism, where the corporations come in and rob us blind.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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