Thomas Peterffy: That’s Why I’m Voting Republican

What a sensible step to take:

Published on Oct 10, 2012 by

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.

Flap of the Cap to Mr. Peterffy

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6 thoughts on “Thomas Peterffy: That’s Why I’m Voting Republican

  1. Hungry was NOT a socialist country, it was, after the war, a part of the Communist Bloc, where his arguement about lack of wanting or needing to suceed was correct, thus the collaspe, but a Socialist country, such as Britian, Canada, most of Europe, all seem to do very well. I find his personal ad for Romeny to be very misleading, even though I have usually supported the Republican side.

    • Mr. Peterffs or his agent wrote the narrative, so I guess the argument regarding Hungary (Socialist or Communist) would be with him.

      When was the last time the countries you name were in decent economic position?

      Don’t you believe he should get your honor for paying for his own advertisement?

      In any case, thank you for your comments

  2. Hungary began the transition to communism in 1944, the year Mr. Peterffy was born. The communists are socialists with an axe to grind. I salute a man who loves the freedom in the USA enough to give a warning to its people about the encroaching socialism we have seen. Before the 2008 election, Maxine Waters was threatening oil company executives with nationalization of their companies which sounds like socialism of the Marxist kind to me. Thank you, Mr. Thomas Peterffy for coming to the United States; you deserve our respect for promoting free enterprise and capitalism.

  3. To Thomas Peterffy: The USA is certainly not going to become a socialist country under President Obama or any other politician. The government will not control the means of production or any businesses. We do run a health care system for our military but that is not socialism. You may have grown up with the evils of a devastated post-WWII economy and you regret that your people did not have enough gumption to work to restore their country without being bribed. What you are missing is an experience living in a plutocracy. The rich get richer and more powerful, everyone else is left to sink into poverty. This country has had that experience from the Civil War to the 1930s. The right-wing forgets this hard lesson – at their own peril. You are not the person to speak to America about economic control systems. Your experience is not an American experience, the Hungarians are not Americans. You have no experience with equates to that of America. You need to study our history first and not just try to conflate your un-American experience with our republic.

    • Ms. Stewart,

      I’m afraid you are wrong on most counts. It seems you may have scales over your eyes if you cannot see that government control of many aspects of our production and society has already occurred and will continue to occur under this administration, and more so, if Obama is allowed to continue as the president. Additionally, we are and have been, since F.D.R., experiencing socialism in several forms. I believe Mr.Peterffy has alerted the right and the left to the danger of adding to the socialist burden. If one should doubt the veracity of socialism’s danger, then look to Spain, Greece and other such nations to see socialism at its worst.

      To say the creator of the video (Mr. Peterffy) has not the experience of an American, is to admit you did not get past the video and for that reason, if no other, you may not qualify to say, “Your experience is not an American experience, the Hungarians are not Americans. You have no experience with equates to that of America. You need to study our history first and not just try to conflate your un-American experience with our republic.”

      The man is an American citizen and his experience, given his accomplishments, are uniquely American.

      Thanks for participating.

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