"Freedom to Succeed" +
:60 ad from Oct. 11, 2012 nationally on CNN and in selected local markets.
[Music] Thomas Peterffy: I grew up in a socialist country.
And I have seen what that does to people.
There is no hope, no freedom, no pride in achievement.
The nation became poorer and poorer.
And that's what I see happening here.
As a young boy, I was fantasizing about one day going to America.
Making a success of myself.
The American dream.
America's wealth comes from the efforts of people striving for
Take away their incentive with badmouthing success
And you take away the wealth that helps us take care of the needy.
Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer.
But the poor will also be poorer.
People will lose interest in really working hard and creating jobs.
I think this is a very slippery slope.
It seems like people don't learn from the past.
That's why I'm voting Republican and putting this ad on television.
I'm Thomas Peterffy and I'm responsible for the content of this
from the YouTube video...
Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the
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.