In a recent Presidential election season tirade, former Vermont Governor and the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee,attacked those who criticized Obama and his efforts to improve the economy.
During a heated exchange on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report", Dean told anchor Larry Kudlow that he was in the wrong place and that he should have been on “ Fox – the right wing propaganda network”, after Kudlow expressed his frustration over the Obama administration telling people that the economy is getting better, when its not. Kudlow responded by saying that he’s a free market man on a business channel, but Dean wasn’t done yet.
Later in his appearance, he continued to insist that wealthy Americans owe their success to the nation. "You made a lot of money because you live in the United States of America," he told co-panelist, Home Depot founder, Bernie Marcus, who was complaining that Obama’s policies to save the economy are nothing but a complete disaster and taxing the rich even higher wasn’t the solution. Marcus said he has created millions of jobs through his business, the money he has earned is his own and he doesn’t owe it to the government.
“We owe something to the government to grow up in this great country. And I’m tired of hearing people in the private sector talk like they don’t owe the government anything because we do,” Dean responded. “This is a great country because we all pay into it. It’s about time we all pay into it. It is not nonsense. You’re damn lucky to live in America and you ought to pay the right bill for it.”
Marcus charged the President’s current term in office to be almost non-existent, saying that Obama appears to have been running for the office rather than for the President. "The billion dollars he spent did nothing for the economy, and he wants to spend more money, and where is the balance of the budget? I don't understand how you can be balancing the budget while spending a trillion dollars more."
Dean criticized Mitt Romney for his un-American investments and said his much hyped idea of a balance budget will lead to another Wall Street disaster. “I think the idea that will be the next president - given the record of Wall Street and creating this mess - is laughable."