Breitbart Editor Alex Marlow: There Is No Better Time And Place To Be In Poverty Than In America Right Now

“There is no better time and place to be in poverty than in America right now. Of course we don’t want that for everyone, but that is something that people do gloss over very quickly. That in the United States there tends to be a certain level — the baseline is just so much higher than even working class or middle class elsewhere on the planet, which people do gloss over. It’s important not to. But I want to talk about the way the left controls the language, and when people talk about trickle-down, it really is leftist branding that’s just stuck.” – Breitbart editor Alex Marlow, speaking on their SiriusXM channel.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    Great, thanks for poor-splaining it to us, rich boy…

    Of course, he’s an idiot.

    • David Walker

      Maybe someday:
      “Do you hear the people sing?
      Singing the songs of angry men?
      It is the music of the people
      Who will not be slaves again!
      When the beating of your heart
      Echoes the beating of the drums
      There is a life about to start
      When tomorrow comes!”

      The problem, of course, is that “tomorrow” is always a day away.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      They really have no idea:

      Like the time Romney said, “If you don’t have the money to go to college, just borrow it from your parents.”

      Like the time McDonald’s sent out to its employees a list of who they should tip at the holidays and how much, and included the guy who cleans the swimming pool.

      They think everybody in America is wealthy and that “the poor” is a euphemism for those who are not quite as rich as they are.

  • KevInPDX

    There seems to be a never ending supply of dumb F’s over at BB!

    • FAEN

      Dumb fuckery is a feature at BB not a bug.

      • whollyfool

        One man’s bug is another man’s feature

    • BearEyes


  • Tawreos

    “Let them eat cake” updated for 2017

    • Harley

      Yea. And when we have enough cake we will be rolling out the guillotine for the 1% who got all the tax cuts. We are coming for you trump.

  • Butch

    You’re welcome to give it a try if you think it’s so wonderful, bucko.

    • JAKvirginia

      But…. somehow I don’t think he will. Odd, isn’t it! (Piece ot shit.)

      That does it. I officially hate these people. And please, no lectures about hate. They deserve all of it.

      • David Walker

        No lecture…just agreeing with you. One of the few times my mother hit me was when I said I hated something…something insignificant, but I wanted to emphasize my displeasure. She smacked my mouth and said, “Don’t you ever use that word until you know what it means.” In the ensuing years, I learned and still refrained from using it. After many decades of holding it in (and learning about it from experience), I now know what it means and I use it, again to emphasize my displeasure, but I think mother would agree.

        • Uncle Mark

          Mom’s been a life-long English teacher. She was not entirely comfortable with my use of the word “hate,” so she taught me to use the words “loathe,” “despise,” and “fervently shun” (among others) to vary the expressions of my displeasure

          • David Walker

            I like “fervently shun.” I don’t know that I’d ever be able to think of it in time, but I like it.

        • prixator

          My mother used the word “hate” far too often, so after she said it, I would usually ask her “Do you really hate that – or do you just not like it? Hate is a very strong word.”

          She eventually got the message.

  • FAEN

    Unless you’re in-

    The UK

    • wineflask


      • Randy Ellicott

        they still have Healthcare… unlike the US.

        • Paul

          For now. The tories are slowly copying the American system via the backdoor.

    • Steve Smith

      The UK isn’t doing so well at the moment. Diseases associated with malnutrition have reappeared amongst young children, and even working people are relying on free food handouts. Home;essness has increased 64% since the Conservatives got into power. Same old, same old….

      • FAEN

        Thank you for the information.

    • FAEN

      His next sign is ‘Die Quickly’ which is the GOP medical plan for the poor and soon everyone that isn’t making 11 million a year.

      • prixator

        They’re saving that one for next year when they really start cutting earned benefits like Medicaid and Medicare.

  • Um, no. The baseline is not much higher than much of Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and others I’m probably leaving out. But otherwise, great analysis!

    • clay

      There is no baseline in the US. By definition, the baseline in most of northern Europe and New Zealand simply because it exists.

  • Paula


    • Gustav2

      “We have the bestest poor!”

    • Chucktech

      Oh, lighten up. He SAID of course he doesn’t want that for everyone, you know…

      • Sporkfighter

        Yeah, but he only meant he doesn’t want it for himself.

  • greenmanTN
    • FAEN

      LOL! Even she’s having a hard time keeping a straight face.

    • Ray Taylor

      Lucy and the football will never get old.

      • David Walker

        Aye. Some of us think life is like that.

        • minidriver

          It isn’t?

  • bkmn
  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    ” let them eat McDonalds”…

    • Snarkaholic

      …out of the dumpster behind the building. (Hurry, before the seagulls finish off the rancid fries.)

    • Bambino

      That is a luxury for many believe it or not even with the coupons.

      • Ray Taylor

        Yea six kids, it is a fortune.

    • penpal

      I’m scanning my brain and coming up with nothing….what Republican basically said that, about getting a job at McDonald’s and feeding yourself with discounted lunches from there and what a great life that is?

    • Ray Taylor

      That is what Donnie likes most. He loves that he can almost eat it all in one bite.

      • David Walker

        Time saver. And, after all, time is money.

  • Bluto
    • Bambino

      Looks like they are having a good time. Wish I am one of them. Yes. I’m being sarcastic before anyone rail on me.

    • Chucktech

      well thay’s proud to be a ‘murikin wheres at least thay knows thays free

      • Till the police come by steal the blankets and runs them through the jail system.

        • David Walker

          Wasn’t there a Catholic church (San Francisco, maybe?) that installed water showers over the doors so the homeless couldn’t use mother church’s steps to sleep on? I think the holinesses walked it back to say they were fire sprinklers…on the outside…that had a habit of going off at night.

          • Ray Taylor

            It was. I keep thinking Mission Delores But the Picture in my mind is the church at the end of the J line. I forget that name.

          • Ray Taylor

            Boy was I off. Address is 1111 Gough.

          • when I lived in SF, locals referred to St. Mary’s as the “Our Lady Of Maytag,” since the structure looks like the innards of a washing machine.

          • Sporkfighter
          • Jon

            That John Fenoglio really distracted me from the message.

          • prixator
          • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

            Well… hello there.

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          • Bishop Wino I believe.

    • Todd20036

      This from someone who couldn’t live on welfare for a month at guy point

      • Cal

        I would like to try living for a month at guy point. Where do I sign up?

  • Bad Tom

    Show us the power of your conviction, Alex Marlow, by swapping places with some homeless dude, even for one week.

    You would never survive.

    • JAKvirginia

      THIS! They talk so highly about something they haven’t the guts to experience firsthand.

      • Kruhn

        I wonder if he’s ever volunteered at a homeless shelter? I wonder how many would kick his ass for his conscientious stupidity.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Poverty for the people !!

    • Chucktech

      “Of course we don’t want that for everyone…”


      • olandp

        as in… him.

  • Lakeview Bob

    It seems that every time this jackass opens his mouth he says something stupid.

    • David Walker

      It’s either a gift or a job requirement.

  • geoffalnutt

    That’s a Steve Bannon sentiment. Burn it all down!!!

  • Michael R
  • SkokieGuy [ChicagoAdjacentGuy]

    “Of course we don’t want that for everyone” We know exactly who you want it for.

    • clay

      . . . and don’t forget– all his exes.

  • marshlc

    Except for every other industrialized western nation, including the one that we share the largest land border on the planet with. Except for all those….

  • shellback

    Poverty is affluence.

    • Macbill

      War is Peace!

      • Snarkaholic

        Bristol is Virginal!

        • JW Swift

          OK, that one made me snort out loud, at my desk.

        • Jeffg166

          Come on now she only had two out of wedlock kids so far.

          • Snarkaholic

            How many abortions?

  • thatotherjean

    Yeah, OK–poor in the US is not the same as poor in, say, Bangladesh. We knew that, even if it’s news to you. Now, what does that have to do with trickle-down economics?

  • Sam_Handwich
  • pj

    chaos theory 101

  • Bambino

    There’s no better time to put a noose around your neck and kick the chair off. So go ahead Alex.

  • greenmanTN
    • JAKvirginia

      Ooooo…. don’t be pissing off Endora!

  • bkmn

    On the plus side Susan Collins may be wavering since her demands have not been met. Along with McCain being out it could make passage harder.

    • Gustav2

      One is not enough.

    • Chucktech

      This is why jesus-rimming Mike Pence had to cancel his trip to the birthplace o’ jeezis at Christmas time.

      • Ray Taylor

        Sad. He is bound for Hell now.

      • jerry

        That, and because of Trump claiming Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, they cancelled xmas in Nazareth.
        Edit: because of backlash, the Muslim mayor there reinstated it.

  • ted-

    I so wish for Xmas that he loses all his money, so I can see him in poverty. Then spit on his face as he panhandles in the street.

  • DesertSun59

    Kansas is the most perfect example of what happens when you worship the abject, total, documented failure of ‘trickle down’.

  • fuzzybits

    Just stopping in briefly. Just saying “please shut the fuck up!!!!!!”

  • Has he been taking lessons from Sarah Palin?

    That’s just total gobbledygook.

  • BearEyes

    Give is a first hand report

  • JR

    He’s just a moron.

  • Frostbite

    So he’ll give up everything he has to live in poverty because it’s comfortable living, right?

  • Friday

    Uh, no, you useless right-wing liar, ‘Trickle-down’ was *your* side’s marketing slogan for those repeatedly failed economic policies. You can’t even call it ‘supply-side’ anymore, because the only ‘supply’ being doled out is the money you want to give to the rich in the first place. You claim starving and weakening the poor and working class is some kind of ‘incentive’ (to what? suddenly get rich?) while claiming the opposite is true of people who already have orders of magnitude more than they can or do actually *spend.* (To what, get rich? They already are, even if they’re actually somehow worth negative billions.)

    • JAKvirginia

      “Trickle down” sounds better than “Dropping crumbs”.

    • boatboy_srq

      “Trickle down” is certainly showing the yellow tint we all expected from it.

  • Cuberly Deux

    So the out of work coal miners and under-employed that Donnie boy catered to should just shut the fuck up and be glad they’re not in some third world slum? The tarnished image of trickle down is just liberal branding?

    WTF is this douchebag’s point? A clumsy warning? Get ready folks the GOP tax bill doesnt concern you?

  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    The stupidity hurts with the Buttbart folks.

  • witch

    Bet this sob has never been hungry or homeless in his life

    • boatboy_srq

      Not yet.

      But we can hope.

  • Dayglo

    Shit, even Ayn Rand is spinning and laughing in her grave.

  • Christopher
  • Richard B
  • JWC

    The Pendulum swingeth

  • JaniceInToronto

    Bet you guys didn’t know how good you have it.

    • David Walker

      I know, JaniceInToronto. I feel like such an ungrateful wretch.

    • boatboy_srq

      And likely never will either. The US poor can’t travel to see for themselves, the MAGAts don’t think anywhere else on the planet is worth visiting, and the GOTea MOTUs notice the poors of any nation only when they have to scrape them off their Hummers.

  • edrex

    “There is no better time and place to be in poverty than in America right now.” He added, “Just you wait and see.”

  • olandp

    Ronald Reagan was a leftist. Who knew?

    • boatboy_srq

      It’s 2017. Anyone left of Franco is a godless-commie-traitor-to-Ahmurrrkkka.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Ah yes! America’s ungrateful and short-sighted poor failing again to understand that their pain; their hunger, their worry, shame and stress; their wet and chilled bones; their fear and their children’s fear; the way they are maligned and degraded by neighbors, politicians, police and RWNJ editors — it’s all so EXCEPTIONAL and BLESSED. To die of neglect, exposure and hunger in the USA is a gift and don’t you motherfuckers doubt it for a second. / s

    • boatboy_srq

      They have TVs and Obamaphones. What more do they want?


  • Uncle Mark

    Frankly, after reading that transcript, and realizing that’s Breitbart’s editor, I’m surprised that Marlow isn’t “in poverty.” Thank goodness he has a failing enterprise/propaganda outlet entirely funded by a billionaire.

  • Mike C

    I bet the poor in the UK don’t have fucking hookworm.

  • boatboy_srq

    Because of course US poor should be happy they’re not in Bangladesh or South Sudan.


    I can’t decide whether this idjit doesn’t think a postindustrial economy merits comparison with other postindustrial economies, or whether the kind of conditions in the developing world are what he secretly wants for the US.


    Up to 25% of families in counties adjoining mine in SW Virginia are food insecure, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from.

    I’m sure you dine quite well, you bloviating ass, so GFY

  • anne marie in philly

    “There Is No Better Time And Place To Be In Poverty Than In America Right Now” – JFC, this asswipe is glorifying poverty! let’s ask the people living under horrible conditions how THEY feel!

    • boatboy_srq

      I think he’s trying to say that US poverty is so much richer than everyone else’s poverty.

      Which is just another way of saying “35 years ago we sold you ‘supply-side economics’, and you suckers fell for it. This is what you actually bought.”

  • andrew

    Yep those folks in Appalachia, urban ghettos and the dying old jobless industrial towns should thank their lucky stars that they don’t live in Somalia.

  • EyeJelly

    Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and western Europe all have universal healthcare and education and dramatically less crime, and what do we have? Emergency Rooms, Churches and Walmart.

    • Halou

      You also have a “prison industry”, part of the reason why the crime rate is so high is because it needs to be, in order to keep the prisons full of cheap labourers.

      • andrew

        Actually the average cost to the U.S. taxpayers for keeping one individual incarcerated for one year is about $32,000.00. In the USA prisoners don’t provide much cheap labor. They are mostly just warehoused.

  • EyeJelly

    Countries with less poverty than the US:

    Morocco 15% 2007

    128 Jordan 14.2% 2002

    =129 Hungary 14% 2012

    =129 United Kingdom 14% 2006

    131 Slovenia 13.6% 2011

    =132 Denmark 13.4% 2011

    =132 China 13.4% 2013

    134 Russia 12.7% 2011

    135 Albania 12.5% 2008

    136 Syria 11.9% 2006

    137 Indonesia 11.7% 2012

    138 Vietnam 11.3% 2012

    =139 Azerbaijan 11% 2009

    =139 Bermuda 11% 2008

    141 Poland 10.6% 2008

    142 Netherlands 10.5% 2005

    143 Canada 9.4% 2013

    144 The Bahamas 9.3% 2004

    =145 Georgia 9.2% 2010

    =145 Serbia 9.2% 2010

    =145 Greenland 9.2% 2007

    148 Czech Republic 9% 2010

    149 Sri Lanka 8.9% 2010

    150 Serbia and Montenegro 8.8% 2010

    =151 Mauritius 8% 2006

    =151 Andorra 8% 2008

    153 Switzerland 7.9% 2010

    =154 France 7.8% 2010

    =154 Thailand 7.8% 2010

    =156 Libya 7.4% 2005

    =156 Tunisia 7.4% 2005

    158 Montenegro 6.6% 2010

    159 Austria 6.2% 2012

    160 Ireland 5.5% 2009

    161 Kazakhstan 5.3% 2011

    162 Lithuania 4% 2008

    163 Malaysia 3.8% 2009

    164 Taiwan 1.5% 2012

    (Source: CIA World Factbook)

  • jm2

    Interesting… today journalist Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe said that “Being poor is the hardest job in the United States.” I think we can all agree with that…

  • pch1013

    Let me guess – he saw a homeless person with a smartphone.

  • Halou

    There is something called ‘absolute poverty’ and a thing called ‘relative poverty’, congratulations for somebody at Breitbart finally learning this.

  • leastyebejudged

    Stay poor and sick and stupid.

    End the USA.

  • kaydenpat

    So why doesn’t he get rid of his possessions and live in poverty then? What an outrageous line of thinking. In a country as wealthy as this, our aim should be to wipe out poverty. Sigh.

  • BobSF_94117

    Well, what with their Cadillacs and big-screen TVs…

  • kareemachan


  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Merry Fucking Christmas to you too asshole.

    Typical conservative, no empathy, compassion or concept of reality.

  • No More GOP.

    He apparently has not encountered real poverty, being in his lovely comfortable bubble.

  • mimar

    USA! USA! USA!

  • netxtown

    I had a vision. At first, I was afraid…then I was hot to grunge fuck his stupid ass. A little spit. A lot of screamin’.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Well, if Marlow wants to do the right thing, he should sell all his earthly goods and give it to the poor. Yeah, that will never happen.

  • prixator

    A slight distraction from what he really means, which is that there is no better time and place to be a billionaire.

  • Yes, there are worse places to be than America. But that’s not actually what he said. It’s what his idiot readers believe. Many of them are not that well off and too stupid to realize how badly they are being screwed. Trump told them what they wanted to hear and won’t do any of the things they voted for him to do. There’s not going to be any wall built, for example. They screwed themselves over and are too stupid to know that.

  • Thom Prentice

    The problem with this statement is not that it is callous and anti-Jesuvian in its contempt for the poor and powerless. The problem is that, contrasted with vast swaths of Asia, Africa and Central and South America, it is true.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    You’re still unfuckable and always will be, you morally-impaired twatblister.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Bitch, please.

  • JCF