Lewis Black Has The Ultimate ‘Trickle Down’ Analogy

Lewis Black Has The Ultimate ‘Trickle Down’ Analogy


WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOW! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I’VE HAD
THE PLEASURE OF BEING IDEAL AT BY MY NEXT GUEST FOR OVER 20
YEARS. PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO “THE LATE
SHOW,”” LEWIS BLACK. ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: HOW ARE YOU, MY
FRIEND?>>
>>AAAH, I’M REALLY GOOD.>>Stephen: YEAH, WE’LL SEE. I KNOW YOU HAVE THE NEW STAND-UP
TOUR, “THE JOKE’S ON US.” YOU GOT VINYL OUT OF YOUR LAST
COMEDY… CONCERT?>>IT’S A DOUBLE ALBUM.>>Stephen: DOUBLE ALBUM OFFED
WITH LOU.>>YEAH! ONLY THE BEATLES AND ME!>>Stephen: “BLACK TO THE
FUTURE.” CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.>>THANK YOU. ( APPLAUSE )
( CHEERS )>>Stephen: YOU’RE AN
AMERICAN. I’M AN AMERICAN. LET’S TALK ABOUT AMERICAN
TRADITIONS. HOW WAS YOUR THANKSGIVING?>>I LEAVE THE COUNTRY.>>Stephen: REALLY?>>YEAH!>>Stephen: THAT’S THE
OPPOSITE OF WHAT THE PILGRIMS DID.>>YEAH. NO, I GET OUT.>>Stephen: WHERE DO YOU GO? WHY DO YOU GO, FIRST OF ALL?>>I GO BECAUSE ABOUT 15 YEARS
AGO, A FRIEND OF MINE AND I WERE HAVING DINNER AT HIS MOTHER’S
HOUSE, AND WE REALIZED HIS MOTHER COULDN’T COOK A TURKEY. AND IT WASN’T– IT WAS
TASTELESS. AND IT WAS– WHY WERE WE DOING
THIS? AND MY MOTHER, I HAD ALREADY
DISCOVERED YEARS BEFORE THAT, WOULD COOK A TURKEY AND IT WOULD
TASTE AS IF IT HAD A MUSCULAR PROBLEM. SO IT WAS, LET’S JUST GET OUT OF
HERE.>>Stephen: SO YOU LEAVE THE
COUNTRY.>>WE LEAVE THE COUNTRY AND GO
TO, YOU KNOW, THIS YEAR PORTUGAL.>>Stephen: WHAT DID YOU HAVE
FOR THANKSGIVING, LEWIS?>>PORK. ALWAYS GOOD FOR A JEW TO DIG
INTO A LITTLE PORK.>>Stephen: PORTUGUESE PORK. GRILLED OCTOPUS OR SOMETHING
LIKE THAT?>>I HAD SOME OCTOPUS THERE. WHAT I REALLY LIKE ABOUT GOING
AWAY, AND ESPECIALLY NOW.>>Stephen: OH, YEAH.>>YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT’S–
THERE’S NOTHING BEATS GOING TO A COUNTRY YOU DON’T REALLY
UNDERSTAND THEIR LANGUAGE.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>SO YOU’RE SITTING IN A
BEAUTIFUL CAFE. AND NOBODY AROUND YOU. YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ANYTHING
ANYONE IS SAYING. AND IT’S NO GREATER– IT’S
SERENE, BECAUSE THAT MOMENT IN TIME, THERE ARE NO (BLEEP)
ANYWHERE. ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: YOU HAVE NO WAY OF
KNOWING.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: SPEAKING OF WHICH,
LET’S TALK A LITTLE POLITICS FOR A SECOND. ARE YOU READY TO DO THIS? HAVE YOU LOOKED AT THE
REPUBLICANS’ TAX BILL AT ALL? HAS–
>>YEAH.>>Stephen: WHAT DO– WHAT DO
YOU THINK OF IT?>>I THINK IT HELPS US. YOU AND ME.>>Stephen: YEAH, BECAUSE
WE’VE GOT CASH.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: YEAH.>>SOTHAT MEANS SOMETHING’S GOT
TO BE WRONG WITH IT. HERE’S WHY. WE DON’T NEED HELP. A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED HELP. NOT US. SO–
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )>>Stephen: THE TRICKLE DOWN.>>OH, YEAH. THAT TRICKLE —
>>Stephen: TRICKLE DOWN. BUT THIS IS– THIS IS– THIS IS
MORE TRICKLE DOWN. YOU JUST FILL UP THE TOP BUCKET
AND IT TRICKLES DOWN.>>YOU WANT TO TEST THAT
TRICKLE-DOWN THEORY. DRINK ABOUT 20 BEERS, THEN PEE
YOUR PANTS, OKAY? THEN PUT A CUP DOWN HERE.>>Stephen: YES
>>AND STAND AND SEE HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR THAT PEE TO FILL UP
THAT CUP. ( LAUGHTER )
( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) ♪ ♪ ♪
>>Stephen: CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.>>WE’LL DO IT NEXT WEEK.>>Stephen: NOW, THERE ARE A
LOT OF SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS ARISING IN MANY DIFFERENT
INDUSTRIES. YOU’RE ONE OF THE ELDER
STATESMEN OF OUTRAGE. WHAT IS– WHAT IS YOUR LEVEL OF
OUTRAGE ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON NOW, WHAT WE’RE FINDING OUT NOW?>>I’M JUST KIND OF STUNNED THAT
MY GENERATION, WHICH SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER BECAUSE THAT’S THE
BEGINNING OF THE SENSE OF THE– THE FIRST REAL KICK ABOUT, YOU
KNOW, WOMEN’S LIBERATION. YOU KNOW, ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT
SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEALT WITH YEARS AGO, YOU KNOW. MY GENERATION KIND OF KNEW THAT
AND WAS TALKING ABOUT IT AND DISCUSSING IT. AND IN THE MEANTIME IT WASN’T
DEALT WITH. WOMEN DIDN’T GET EQUAL PAY. WOMEN DIDN’T GET– YOU KNOW,
THEY DIDN’T GET (BLEEP). SO AS A RESULT IT ALL GOT PUT ON
A BACK BURNER, ALL OF IT. IT ALL GOT THROWN IN THE BACK,
YOU KNOW, GOT THROWN ON THE BACK BURNER. AND THEN EVENTUALLY THE STOVE
EXPLODED. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT NOW. THE STOVE HAS EXPLODED.>>Stephen: IT’S A GREASE
FIRE. ( APPLAUSE )
DON’T THROW WATER ON IT.>>YEAH. YOU KNOW, I MEAN, YOU– I MEAN,
THE THING THEY DON’T GET IS, YOU KNOW, I HAD A TV SHOW FOR ABOUT
EIGHT MINUTES. ( LAUGHTER )
AND WE DID, LIKE, TWO SHORT SEASONS. I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU GET THE
ENERGY.>>Stephen: YOU KNOW, I FIND
THAT AMAZING, TOO.>>ISN’T THAT UNBELIEVABLE!>>Stephen: THAT IS THE
GREATEST THING TO KEEP YOU ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW IS TO
WORK HARD ENOUGH. THE PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING
SEXUAL, YOU KNOW, MISCONDUCT IN AN OFFICE, I’M LIKE, “YOU SHOULD
FIRE THEM JUST FOR NOT BEING BUSY ENOUGH.” WHERE DO YOU FIND THE TIME TO DO
THAT, TO BE A (BLEEP)?>>I DON’T KNOW. THE EXHAUSTION THEY FELT JUST
WHEN COMEDY CENTRAL WOULD GIVE ME NOTES, LIKE AT 10:00 IN THE
MORNING, ABOUT WHAT WE DID THE DAY BEFORE AND WHAT THE SHOW WAS
GOING TO BE. SO BY 10:15, I DIDN’T HAVE THE
ENERGY TO HAVE SEX. BY THE TIME THEY’RE DONE —
>>Stephen: BECAUSE NORMALLY 10:15 IS THE TIME– PERFECT TIME
TO HAVE SEX, 10:15.>>WELL, YOU KNOW, THESE GUYS
WERE HAVING IT– ANY– HOW DO YOU– ALL I CARED ABOUT IS WHEN
CAN I GET MY DRINK? THAT WAS ALL I CARED ABOUT. WHEN IS THE DAY OVER AND I CAN,
YOU KNOW, KNOCK SOMETHING BACK. ( LAUGHTER ).>>Stephen: I WISH I HAD
SOMETHING FOR YOU RIGHT HERE. YEAH.>>YEAH, WELL, WHAT CAN I TELL
YOU? I DON’T GET IT. I MEAN WHO THE HELLUE CAN MAKE
EYE MEAN THE OTHER THING IS THE WHOLE THING ABOUT MASTURBATING
IN FRONT OF PEOPLE. I MEAN, HOW– I DON’T EVEN HAVE
THE COURAGE TO ASK FOR DATES SOMETIMES.>>Stephen: I GO TO GREAT
LENGTHS SO WOMEN WILL NEVER SEE NAKEDNESS.>>I KNOW! YOU KNOW!>>Stephen: THERE’S NO PRIDE
HERE! ( LAUGHTER )
I’D BE WEARING AN OVERCOAT IF THEY WOULD ALLOW ME RIGHT NOW. ( LAUGHTER )
I’M A 53-YEAR-OLD MAN! THIS IS WHY– THIS IS WHAT I
TELL MY WIFE, WHEN THESE THINGS COME UP WITH MATT LAUER, I GO,
“THIS IS WHY I’M NOT FIT. IF I WERE FIT, THIS IS WHAT
WOULD BE GOING ON.” THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MAN
IS IN HIS 50s AND HAS A SIX PAG, YOU KNOW SOMETHING (BLEEP)
IS WRONG. HIS NEW TOUR IS “THE JOKE’S ON
US.” THE ALBUM IS “BLACK TO THE
FUTURE.”

100 Replies to “Lewis Black Has The Ultimate ‘Trickle Down’ Analogy”

  1. The dims didn't believe it when Reagan did it and they truly hate it now  cause its  all over the news whether they like it or  NOT ??  

    The initial 85 PLUS companies  is now up to 240  companies who have Volunteered to give their employees a bonus and raise  because of the TAX cut ? 
    Apple is going to repatriate  20 billion and  establish 20,000 jobs as result 
    The money  comes from the money that the Company would have paid in taxes ? 
    A person making $30,000 /year can expect $1000 /$2000 in bonus , a raise to $35,000 ,and 
    a tax reduction  of $1000 ?
    Thats an increase of $7000/ $8000  ? Nancy call this  CRUMBS (nancy is rich )  ?? I’am gonna up grade my boat ??
    None of the Dims in the Congress voted for this but they expect  to take back Congress  in 2018 ?? 
    What is Nancy smoking ??

  2. Reagan did the so called (supply side) economics. How did the “trickle down” do? Depends what financial class you talk to.

  3. That was the weakest rendition of back in black I have ever heard. Maybe trying to dance around copyright laws?

  4. I don't even know why the rich subscribe trickle down economics? it defies logic….if you give the money to the people who don't need it they will just put it with the rest of the Gold and it does nothing, helps no one,

    On the other hand if you give it to people on low/middle incomes, what will they do with it? they have plenty of needs so they SPEND it!!

    That creates demand, demand creates supply…..and guess who controls supply? yes….the wealthy!……

    So the poor get money to spend, that creates Jobs which means more people paying Taxes so the Government gets more in it's coffers than it handed out in the first Place….and where does the money finish up? with the rich who control the supply!…..

    So the Rich win, the poor win, Workers win……and even the Government wins! There are no losers……….
    With Trickle down economics only the Rich get anything…..and they don't get anywhere near as much as they would if they gave it to the poor first……Water trickles down hill…..Money does the opposite….it trickles (FLOWS)uphill!!

    Trickle down economics makes the cake smaller……….if you go the other way you make the cake bigger….and there is enough for every one to have 2 or 3 slices…..it ain't rocket science….

    It wouldn't matter if you gave it all to the wealthy they will not employ one person for 10 minutes if they do not have a demand to meet………Wealthy people are not the Red Cross or the Salvos……they won't employ people to sit on their arse if they don't have work for them…..how can anyone possibly think giving the rich a Tax cut will mean they will employ people they don't need to do a Job they don't have?……if they have work they will employ people, if they don't they won't,

  5. Go to a poor man, ask him for a job, leftists amaze me, na, arrogance is jus part of the human condition. Luis is free to do with what's left of his money, after taxes.what ever he likes, who would universal poverty serve?

  6. Either pay the band to use the actual song, or pick an entirely different song. That was a rather annoying few seconds of pure hell. lol

  7. This old prick used to be funny. Now? fodder for progs, trogs and libs. He should watch vids of Rickles and John Pinette to learn or relearn….and…….here they come folks:_____________

  8. Trickledown is 30 40 years old. It was proposed as proof of why we should all send our retirement to the stockmarket because that we we'd all be rich. Right. Work well for you? The only one in my company that didnt lose THOUSANDS WAS ME. i knew better. 99.99% SUCKERS. .01% Smart people. trump. 99.99% morons. .01% didnt vote. Its getting suckass smelling all over this trump feces pile with hair. Crap with feet. Morons in a massive moron pile. Epic moron pile. trump…..

  9. ROFL A 50 year old man with a six pack, something is *bleep* wrong.
    Throw away lined like that are the reason I watch.
    Keep up the good work boys.

  10. For almost 40 years, the Republicans have gotten drunk on beer, peed their pants, and most of us haven’t gotten anything, except for a couple of drops of pee in a cheap plastic cup. Great analogy Lewis Black.

  11. Taking whomever's pussy you want when you want to take it is the whole, original point of seeking power.

    We're ruled by the inbred descendants of violent rapists, in other words.
    And yes, inbred. Every new population of elites makes the same stupid mistake of believing they deserve their wealth and status by virtue of merely existing, that they are some how inherently different and better. Can't be mingling one's "natural superiority" with any but other elites, always a small population at best. Only exceptionally beautiful or "talented" (read ruthless) poor people are occasionally allowed to break the surface

  12. Trickle down economics is nothing but rich people pissing on the heads of middle class and poor, and telling them they should be happy when their socks get wet!!

  13. If government is the best distributor of wealth which I think these two are agreeing to here, then Lewis Black and Stephen Colbert don't have to take the tax cut they had been given if they disagree with it. They can simply pay the same percentage of taxes as they did before the new tax plan since we all know trickle down doesn't work. Are Lewis & Stephen giving their tax cut to charity or are they keeping it? They never said. They blame the republicans though.

  14. Please don,t trickle on my back and call it rain. It did not work when Reagan and the Bushes did it and it will fail again.

  15. If you're against trickle down for god's sake vote for Bernie. He's the only candidate who wants to change it.

  16. Lewis is the current George Carlin……mostly agree with everything he says. Nice that a guy can get up and bash American standards and traditions. We need to change with the times but we don't. So we will be left behind. Then thank the cave people who support trup and that backwards kind of thinking. Move on folks. Think, get educated. Lead the free world once more. Help others instead of being pissed at people who need a helping hand.

  17. For every ($1) dollar spent lobbying. Big corporations get $770 back. N most of that money is spent on republicans. So it’s a win win for everyone except the American people.

  18. Mr. David Stockman has said that supply-side economics was merely a cover for the trickle-down approach to economic policy—what an older and less elegant generation called the horse-and-sparrow theory: 'If you feed the horse enough oats, some will pass through to the road for the sparrows.'

  19. I love trickledown economics, and there are few people further down than me.

    Why the hell do leftists think basically every republican must be a millionaire??? I can’t work this out.

  20. Trickle down economics ??? Hope you like the taste of piss because thats what will be trickling down to us 99% 😂😂😂😋

  21. Does trickle down affect the biggest employer in America? Yes it does but the soldiers will never benefit from it.

  22. Well for sure none of Black's money nor Colbert's money trickles down. Nor do any of the millions from all the celebrity freaks in the entertainment cult.

  23. I can only speak from personal experience.

    Literally all of the conservatives I know don't trust the federal government because they believe the human nature is fundamentally flawed and prone to selfishness and greed.

    It's not a surprise that most of them are "religious."

    Yet, when it comes down to economic policies, they choose to believe that those who directly reap the benefits of capitalism are somehow immune to the selfishness and greed and are more than happy to share those benefits with those who work for them.

    Does it sound right?

  24. They both claim to be Americans. That’s not possible. The are far left socialistic communists. In other words democrats.

  25. wait a minute… album? My spell check doesn't even know what that is. How many record players still in use nowadays? Hopefully you get a free digital download of it.

  26. Trickle down should mean grants and federal loans to start businesses and/or pay your employees well. Such that they earn enough to band together and start a competing business run better due to employees leaning a better way to run their business. That or we tax both corporate and personal earnings of over paid execs 90% for new start up funding that does the right thing for employees. 20x should be he high end, perhaps lower, for large corp execs to make more than their average employee.

    Furthermore, there should be no profit motive for health, legal, political, and military related issues. Solvent companies don't need handouts plus skip paying taxes (the bad socialism ruing nations from the top down; aka corporate welfare for the rich). When has it become that ducking taxes, especially when highly profitable, is the american dream?  Greed is an addiction that destroys societies. Democratic socialism overseeing a well regulated capitalism based society, whether more or less governing, is the only way for humanity to not only survive but thrive.

  27. I'm getting really sick of Brit trash on my Spanish colonial lawn every morning like I'm ignorant of history, staring into deadlights and throwing away my money on marketing scams and disinformation gambit. What are we f'ing blind? I don't like the British or trust them, especially pirates. I better not be digging in an empty grave marked "unknown.". I don't need thear Jones-Martinez gambit after what I just experienced…or Irish baseball scams running secret intelligence…I trust these esoteric non-German white people like a marketing mailer filled with Anthrax.

  28. Senator Tom Harkin, an old farm boy, had the best analogy for "trickle down" economics. It was like feeding the birds by giving the horse more hay.

  29. I don't know about you, but to the very best of my knowledge, I've never been employed by a poor person.
    Some people have more because they work harder than others.
    The big problem with Socialism is, eventually you run out of other people's money.
    Capitalism is not perfect…nothing is.
    But it is ultimately the most fair system.
    KEEP AMERICA GREAT
    TRUMP 2020🤪

  30. I can understand giving it a shot. I voted for Reagan for exactly that reason….let's give this a shot. But it hasn't delivered broad based prosperity, or paid for itself either.
    That's not opinion, it's fact. We have decades of results that indicate it's been good for Wall Street, but lousy for Main Street.

    Remember, when proposed, it was done so as theory only. From after WWII through the 70's, the period in which we experienced relatively broad based prosperity, it sure as hell wasn't due to anything remotely resembling trickle down.

    With decades of data that makes it easy for any person to understand cause and effect, it's foolish to continue trying it.

    It's like trying to pound a square peg through a round hole. It has never worked as advertised. Getting a bigger hammer isn't going to make it work.

  31. The level of economic ignorance in these comments is pretty astounding. A few points worth mentioning here that no one seems to be pointing out:

    1. There is no such theory as "trickle-down" economics. No conservative or Republican has ever proposed such a theory. It's a strawman. "Trickle-down" economics doesn't work in the same way that unicorn economics, fairy godmother economics, and moon pie economics don't work. Non-existent economic theories typically don't work because there's…no such thing as them.

    2. Believe it or not, all of the investment dollars that create, fund, and maintain the economy's capital structure have to…like…come from somewhere.

  32. The absolute worst Led Zep cover intro ever. Muzak does a better 'The Ocean' than the band did. That was nothing short of embarrassing for the 'band'.

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