Free-market financial analyst, author and radio talk-show host Peter Schiff made some waves online with his baiting of delegates at this week's Democratic National Convention. Schiff, microphone in hand, trotted down to the DNC confab in Charlotte, North Carolina, and asked delegates to agree to a platform change to ban all corporate profits. About half of those filmed on his YouTube video, which already has more than half a million views in just a few days, did agree.
“Let's see how far to the left the Democrats are willing to go,” Schiff's video suggested, as the free-market champion engaged in the following kind of dialogue with delegates:
Schiff: “Those corporations want their profits, but we need the money, the people. We deserve that money. I mean, we do the hard work. We do all the shopping, right?”
Delegate: “That is true, yes.”
Schiff: “Without the consumer, there is no profits.”
Delegate: “That is also true. Yes.”
Schiff: “We demand our share of the pie.”
Delegate: “Also true.”
Schiff: “Well, you're a good Democrat.”
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Photo of Peter Schiff at top: screen-grab from video