Home Depot Founder Langone: Bashing of Rich Is Reminder of Hitler

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 03:17 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Noted Republican donor Ken Langone, co-founder of Home Depot, has compared the bashing of the rich to Adolf Hitler's rhetoric before World War II.

Langone, in an interview with Politico published Tuesday, was one of several Wall Street movers and shakers who said they were worried about prejudice against top earners.

"If you go back to 1933, with different words, this is what Hitler was saying in Germany," he said.

"You don't survive as a society if you encourage and thrive on envy or jealousy."

Langone, a chief supporter of New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie, has made controversial comments about world and national leaders.

He once said he might stop giving to charity if Pope Francis continued to make anti-capitalist statements.

Langone also said that the "private hell" of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after a prostitution scandal, is "hotter than anybody else's."

Related articles:


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Fla. Media in Uproar Over D'Souza's 'America' in Schools Bill

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 13:22 PM

Florida State Sen. Alan Hays has triggered a firestorm of controversy by introducing a bill to require eighth- and 11th- . . .

Holder Urges Police Restraint Ahead of Ferguson Decision

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 12:26 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder on Friday urged police to show restraint in dealing with any protests that may follow a gra . . .

Ferguson Officer Who Killed Teen in Talks to Resign

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 12:14 PM

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown, is in final discussions with city officials to re . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved