CEOs try to explain economics to man who helped destroy economy

For me it was classic. Not amusing, just classic. Two highly successful CEOs Fred Smith and Eric Schmidt try to explain why protectionism (Buy American Union Payback Clause) will cost jobs. Barney “FFANAP” Frank responds with something about social safety nets to keep workers from revolting but I am not sure the CEO’s understood a word he said. I now Frank didn’t understand them.


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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. Erik Blazynski on February 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I am not sure we have enough context in the video to understand what is going on there. Oh wait! Barney Frank is speaking were not expected to know what they hell he is talking about.

    Something happens to me when Barney Frank speaks. I go on serious tilt, I lose all ability to comprehend anything.


  2. Anne-EH on February 2, 2009 at 2:19 am

    It makes me wonder WHY the people of MA keep sending Barney Frank back to the US House, over and over again? As it is said, insanity is trying to do something over and over again until you think it will be made right. 

  3. Dimsdale on February 2, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Waitaminnit!  It is only the people in his district that send him back!  He wouldn't get a vote in my town.  But I do have to live down Olver…..

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