Thomas Peterffy- Chasing the American Dream

Obama’s Plan but first a history lesson of sorts (VIDEO)

Thomas Peterffy- Chasing the American DreamThis video is by a business man who has done very well for himself after coming to the United States of America to chase a better life. I watched this video and am reminded how many times history repeats itself. You do not become an oppressed society overnight, it takes years of stripping your liberties, your freedoms, your incentive to be unique and your income because, well…
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Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the fact that he could not speak English when he immigrated to the United States in 1956, Thomas fulfilled the American dream. With hard work and dedication, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. In the 1970s, Thomas bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He played a key role in developing the electronic trading of securities and is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online discount brokerage firm with offices all over the world.

Thank you Thomas!  A lot of people need to hear this!

2 thoughts on “Obama’s Plan but first a history lesson of sorts (VIDEO)”

  1. Pretty one-sided as this man has made his money of other people’s money. This man creates nothing but feeds off other persons’ hope to make money in the markets. He speaks with the same view that Romney has for people in general. He believes like Romney that people in general are looking for handouts. How insulting is that! Of course, he’s going to put an advertisement for the Republicans because Obama’s plan to level the playing field will affect his profit margin. He doesn’t give 2 cents for the poor. He is about his needs and his profit.

    1. I do not believe it is “one-sided” rather this is a more realistic view of a capitalist society vs a socialist society. If I know that I will make more money by working harder then I know that I will work harder to make even more money. He is saying that when you take away that carrot of knowing you can set money making goals even higher, you take away the very incentive that creates the jobs. If he has a great idea and uses it to create a business and has people working for him, they should be thanking him for his great idea, not punishing him for being cleaver or getting off his a$$ and building something. How can you say it is off the backs of others, you get to choose where you work in the United States and if you don’t like it, quit and go work somewhere else. If you tax the “business creators” into the ground who will create the businesses?
      I took his message as simply this….
      Take away the incentive to succeed and we all lose.

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