Slumdogs vs. Millionaires

  • Aired:  01/09/14
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Conservatives argue that income inequality isn't systemic enough. (4:14)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

MY GUEST TONIGHT THE GREATSCARLETT JOHANSSON IS GOING TO

JOIN US A LITTLE BIT LATER.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]BUT FIRST, AS YOU KNOW, THERE'S

A BIT OF DIVIDE IN THIS COUNTRY.

INCOME INEQUALITY.

THE LEFT THINKS IT'S UNFAIRBECAUSE OF DISADVANTAGES BUILT

IN FOR THE LESS AFFLUENT.

THE RIGHT THINKS IT'S UNFAIRBECAUSE THOSE DISADVANTAGES

AREN'T SYSTEMIC ENOUGH.

>> THE MAKERS MAKE IT.

THE GOVERNMENT TAKES IT FROMTHEM AND THIS GIVE IT TO THE

TAKERS.

>> A NATION OF TAKERS.

>> WELLFARE CHEATS.

>> FREELOADERS.

THE MOOCHER CLASS OUT THERE.

>> SUBSIDIZED FREELOADERS WHOWOULD RATHER WATCH JERRY

SPRINGER ON A COUCH.

>> 97% OF THEM OWN AREFRIGERATOR.

>> THERE'S A LOT OF THEM THATWANT TO SUCK ON THE TEAT OF THE

STATE?

YOU KNOW THAT MOOCHER CLASS THATCOMES UP TO THE STATE LIKE LOOK

AT THEM TEATS.

[LAUGHTER]GIVE ME SOME OF THAT

EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT.

[ LAUGHTER ]YOU KNOW THE STATE IS

VERY VOLUPTOUS.

IT'S HARD TO LISTEN TOTHEM TALK ABOUT IT.

I WISH THERE WAS A WAYTO REPRESENT THEIR

FEELINGS FOR THERECIPIENTS OF THESE

BENEFITS GRAPHICALLY.

[LAUGHTER]THAT IS ON THEIR MORNING

SHOW.

WHAT NOTE DO YOU GIVETHE GRAPHICS DESIGNER

FOR THAT?

GIVE ME THE DIRT STAINEDHAND OF THE MOOCHING

POOR BURSTING ALIEN-LIKETHROUGH THE HEART OF THIS ONCE

MIGHTY NATIONAND THEN GIVE A

LITTLE RAGTIMEUNDERNEATH.

IT'S A MORNINGSHOW.

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHEN ITCAME TIME TO EXTEND LONG

TERM UNEMPLOYMENTBENEFITS THAT RAN OUT IN

DECEMBER, THE RIGHT MUSTHAVE HAD MANY REASONS

WHY IT'S A TERRIBLEIDEA.

>> THE PEOPLE LOSINGUNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

HAVE HAD THEM FOR A LONGTIME.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE ATEMPORARY MEASURE.

>> THIS WAS SUPPOSED TOBE A TEMPORARY FIX.

>> WE GRADUALLY EXTENDAND EXTENDED AND

EXTENDED.

>> WE WOULD CONSIDEREXTENDING EMERGENCY

UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IFIT'S PAID FOR.

>> ONE WAY HE SUGGESTEDIS TO ELIMINATE NEW

HEALTH CARE SUBSIDIESFOR THE POOR.

>> Jon: WHAT A GREATDEAL.

I WOULD HAPPILY EXTENDYOUR UNEMPLOYMENT

BENEFITS FOR THE MERECOST OF YOUR HEALTH

CARE.

[ LAUGHTER ]IT'S LIKE A WONDERFUL

OH, HENRY STORY WITH ANIRONIC TWIST

ENDING.

HONEY, I SOLD OUR FOODTO GET YOU A DOCTOR'S

APPOINTMENT.

WHAT I STOPPED TREATINGMY CANCER TO GET YOU

THIS BANANA.

WE SHOULD HAVE TALKED.

[ LAUGHTER ]YOU KNOW, I'M NOT CERTAIN

THAT MAKING SURETHESE PROGRAMS ARE PAID

FOR AND FINITE IS THEWORST IDEA IF THAT WERE

THEIR CONSISTENTPOSITION ABOUT BENEFITS

TO OTHER GROUPS.

FOR INSTANCE, MAYBETHOSE WHO PUNCH THEIR

HANDS TO THE CHEST OFAMERICA TO RECEIVE THE

TEMPORARY BUSH TAX CUTSWE NEED TO MAKE TAX

CUTS PERMANENT.

>> WE SHOULD NEVER HAVETO OFFSET THE COST OF A

DELIBERATE DECISION TOREDUCE TAX RATES.

YOU ARE TRYING TO GETINTO THIS WASHINGTON

GAME AND THEY ARE FUNNYACCOUNTING OVER THERE.

>> THIS IS EXISTING TAXPOLICY.

IT'S BEEN IN PLACE TENYEARS.

WHY DID IT ALL OF ASUDDEN BECOME SOMETHING

THAT MADE -- WE "PAIDFOR."

>> Jon: WHY DO WE HAVETO PAY FOR IT?

IT'S BEEN IN EXISTENCEFOR OVER TEN YEARS.

[ LAUGHTER ]GIVING MONEY TO RICH

PEOPLE DOESN'T COSTANYTHING.

[ LAUGHTER ]ALL THE PAYMENT WE NEED

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