Salem's Hugh Hewitt Takes On Silicon Valley Billionaires In New York Times Interview
January 29, 2016 at 4:48 AM (PT)
SALEM RADIO NETWORK's HUGH HEWITT has been getting a lot of attention during the build-up to the coming primaries and caucuses, serving as a moderator on CNN's debates, and the attention is continuing with an interview to appear in THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE this SUNDAY in which the host makes some provocative and surprising comments about the distribution of wealth in American society.
HEWITT, asked by writer ANA MARIE COX about taxes on the rich, responded, "I find that concentration of wealth in SILICON VALLEY deeply disturbing. Those billionaires are very smart, but they moved to SILICON VALLEY at the right time. Someone was going to invent FACEBOOK. I’m glad MARK ZUCKERBERG did it, but it wasn’t an act of genius; it’s an act of timing. Should he have tens of billions of dollars?... I don’t think it’s very good for the society to have billionaires. It creates envy. And envy destroys republics.... You don’t need 10 billion dollars. Nobody does. The country does."
Read the interview in advance by clicking here.