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September 16th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Paladino: "we're not going to take it anymore"

(CNN) – Republican candidate Carl Paladino plans to bring his bat to Albany if elected governor of New York in November. He says he is “mad as hell” and “not going to take it anymore.” However, the millionaire developer has come under fire for his controversial stance on issues, leading many to claim that he is unfit to lead. One politician even compared him to Hitler. Carl Paladino joined us on Thursday’s American Morning to respond to those charges.

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  1. Terry from Iowa

    For 10 years the Bush tax cuts were in place and more than 7 million jobs were lost. For 30 years we experimented with supply side economics, with the promise that wealth would trickle down and all would prosper. With the games played with tax cuts and deregulation, millions have lost their pensions, their homes, their American dreams.

    The sole purpose of business is to make a profit and the largest one they can. They are not in business to create jobs and only do so to the extent they can profit from it. They’re motivated to charge the highest price the market will bare and minimize their expenses. And one of the best ways to minimize expenses is to find the least expensive labor pool that provides the greatest value. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this model. It drives very productive behaviors. Unfortunately, it of itself, if left unregulated also drives less Christian behaviors; greed, selfishness and arrogance to name just a few.

    Capitalism is important, but just like with all things there must be balance. Government and regulations is the Ying to the Yang of Capitalism. Government ensures there are fare labor practices and safe working environments; it ensures that investors are aware of the real value of there investments and that safe products are delivered to the consumer.

    Simply put supply side economics has put our economy out of balance, it provided short term bubbles that were never sustainable and leveraged the wealth of the worker at its own peril.

    September 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  2. sher

    I'm uphauled by his comments during his interview with Anderson Cooper last night. Not only did he not state that his 'email' distribution was offensive to himself and a critical error in judgement, but he thought some people 'might' be offended by them.

    His stance on abortion is compeletely out of touch with reality. Most women who have been victims of rape or incest are NOT going to want to continue to carry that child for the purpose of adoption.

    Carl Paladino also likened his ideas of 'welfare and unemployment insurance recipents' to those of the early 1700's when there were 'debtors' prisons in England. His total lack of common respect for those who aren't millionaires was apparent and even the suggestion of 'helping' with personal hygiene issues as a modus operiendi for getting people off welfare clearly displays his total lack of respect and tolerance for those who have been adversely affected by the economic downturn.

    September 17, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  3. Bill

    Does this guy Howie even know what a Fascist is? Carl Paladino is refreshing. He would cut government by 20% and create a ton of jobs by lowering taxes by 10%. Howie, another good comment with the teabaggers and alaska. Do you have anything constructive to say? No you don't because Andrew Cuomo is your typical corrupt Albany politician. I am voting Carl Paladino. He would cut government by 20% and create a ton of jobs by lowering taxes by 10%. Wake up New York.

    September 17, 2010 at 12:28 am |
  4. Gitfidl

    It's unimportant if Tea party do not get elected at first. The Democrats are the far left fringe bent of Communism and the Republicans are RINO's (name only s) who are an annex of the Democratic party. NOBODY is serving the American people (their interest) they are ALL serving the highest bidder. You liberals are blind to it but you are being screwed royally.

    September 17, 2010 at 12:12 am |
  5. Stephanie

    This makes me incredibly sad. How is it that as a 44 year old African American productive member of society I feel as though I am reliving the mindset of my parents or grandparent's time. God help us if the Paladino's of the world win in my passport up to date?

    September 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  6. rob

    Carl Paladino is crazy and unfit to be govenor. But you know what, he is just what this state needs. NY needs crazy. Someone crazy enough to take on the special interests, including organized labor. Someone crazy enough to cut spending, and taxes. Someone crazy enough to stand up to corruption in the state of NY. Yes Paladino is crazy, crazy enough to win in November.

    September 16, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  7. howie

    Carl Paladino is unelectable in a general election that includes clear thinking new yorkers.... as he should be, because in the America i know no fascist should ever get elected yet alone win their primary.... but with the teabaggers cannibalizing the republican parties electable candidates the Dems will win. looks like the teabaggers will not stop til all Americans think they can see Russia from wasilla alaska.

    September 16, 2010 at 9:53 am |