“I hope it’s not working,” Ken Langone, the billionaire co-founder of Home Depot and major GOP donor, said of populist political appeals. “Because if you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany. You don’t survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy.” [Politco via Daily Intel]

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  1. Posted by Shaz's beard | March 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    CAPTION: "And I swear the balls on that Shazar kid were this f-cking big"

  2. Posted by guest | March 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    +1

  3. Posted by UBS sucks guy | March 18, 2014 at 1:33 PM

    "I'm talking King Kong balls!!!!!"

  4. Posted by guest | March 18, 2014 at 1:38 PM

    Seriously, we need some civil rights activists to protect the interests of this group whose share of income, personal wealth and general overall well being has outpaced the rest of society by any measure imaginable over the last 30 years. Let's fucking march on Washington (but don't tread on our expensive lobbyists or Congresspeople whom we control with our out sized donation abilities), who's with me?

    -Junior Banker who expects to be in Ken's income bracket some day

  5. Posted by khan | March 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    15% rate lol?

  6. Posted by " Evil " | March 18, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    It's almost as if people forget or are just profoundly ignorant that it was communism that explicitly advocated and practiced direct wealth confiscation.

    Hitler, who has become almost a cartoonish figure, was of course violently anti communist.

  7. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    These people are supposed to be the brain trust of this country but their reasoning is that of a toothless country bumpkin halfwit. Unreal. How many of these idiots have referenced Hitler in the last two years. Fucking morons

  8. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    I'm sure the 99% shopping at Home Depot would be sympathetic to his concerns.

  9. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 3:01 PM

    If you like Hitler so much, why don't you marry him?

  10. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    People with this kind of wealth should never pull this crap. Carnegie, Rockefeller, Kennedy, Gates, Buffett. They get it. Cant take it with you. Lok at Woody Johnson, would rather let his daughter do the dead man float then help her out. piece of shit

  11. Posted by davidrusso | March 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Remember towards the end of the Romney campaign when it seemed like every other day a older white male Republican was making cringe-worthy comments about rape – and everyone on the right who wasn't insane was screaming "JUST SHUT THE FUCK UP STOP TALKING ABOUT RAPE YOU ASSHOLES.."

    Kinda feels that way now. Except replace "politician" with "high net worth individual" and "rape" with "1% nazi references".

    Can someone please preemptively bitchslap Phil Falcone?

  12. Posted by UFO | March 18, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Go back to the kiddie pit at wallstreetoasis

    - the preftige

  13. Posted by ElDuderino | March 18, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    I'm pretty sure that the 99% are waiting in the parking lot for day labor jobs.

  14. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    So, I still have a chance at the American dream?

    - tooflesh kountry pumpkin halfwit

  15. Posted by St. Copious | March 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    So there is a person out there – Ken Langone – who thought to himself, "You know, the Nazi/jim crow comparisons worked out well for Schwartzman, Benmosche, and Perkins. I should get in on it."

  16. Posted by Guest | March 18, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    His 1% wiki bio where envy probably didn't get him where he is today….

    "Kenneth Langone was born in Roslyn Heights, New York, to working-class parents. His father was a plumber and his mother a cafeteria worker. As a student at Bucknell University, Langone worked various blue collar jobs, and was a butcher's assistant, a caddy, and a ditch digger."