March 31, 2008
This piece in today's Syracuse Post Standard perfectly sums up that position. It was written by newspaper editors, so it's got to be reliable, right? These guys take the argument even further by noting that any potential fixes could actually make things worse. (Can't that be said of anything the government touches?)
For liberals, socialists, progressives and any other cradle-to-grave mentality folks, there really is nothing to worry about. Come on, all they need to do is raise taxes. Voila! Problem solved! Plus, they promise to only raise taxes on victimizers: the rich, investors and corporations who have plenty of money to spare. So what?
You know what, they're right. If you dream of living in a socialist country, your dream can come true without ever having to leave the good old US of A. Congratulations!
Oh, just forget about it. Who is John Galt?
If you are a big liberal and you're looking to move to a totally communist country I highly recommend this article. It offers a glimpse into the utopia known as North Korea. Thanks, but I'll take capitalism any day.
If you still don't believe that Obama is a big fat liar, read this. Maybe you'll change your mind.
Big bad oil company executives are going to take some flack when they testify before Congress on Thursday. Why don't we make lawmakers testify about high gas taxes and their refusal to let oil companies drill on our own soil? Just think how many jobs they could take from overseas and bring home.
Needless to say, NY lawmakers again have failed to deliver an on-time budget. On the positive side, there is finally some bi-partisan agreement in Albany. They all like the idea of increasing the per-pack cigarette tax to $3.00. Don't they understand that the more they increase the tax, the more people turn to the internet or Native American stores for their smokes? Duh.
March 30, 2008
The Democratic divide continues and Hillary Clinton has pledged to take this all the way to the convention. You go girl!
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated that she will boycott the Olympics. Good for her. We all should.
Don't forget to visit the Heritage Foundation for your free pocket sized copy of the Constitution of the United States and the Declaration of Independence.
March 29, 2008
Here is a great article about the new deal and those calling for a new new deal. It hits the nail right on the head. Big government doesn't solve problems and never did.
If Spitzer, AKA Client 9, didn't resign after being caught up in the prostitution ring, he probably would have faced impeachment for his other dirty tricks. Click here for the full story.
Politicians keep promising more and more so that they can get elected. Before you buy into it read this. We can't afford the programs we already have. How can they even think about adding more? It is truly mind boggling.
March 28, 2008
Visit the Heritage Foundation and order your free pocket Constitution!
Keep it in your pocket or your purse and when you're assailed pull it out and ask your assailant where in the Constitution does it say that we're all entitled to free health insurance. Where does it say that you can't display the Ten Commandments? Where does it say that it's the President's job to "fix" our country? Our country is a republic, not a pure democracy.
It probably won't help you with the Iraq argument. Just remember, facts are stubborn things. It is a fact that the Clinton Administration's policy toward Iraq was regime change. It's a fact that Sadam Hussein used WMD's to slaughter thousands of Kurds. It's a fact that Sadam Hussein violated numerous UN resolutions. It's a fact that the Congress approved the use of force to invade Iraq based on the same intelligence available to the Bush Administration. Regardless of how you feel about why we went into Iraq, it's a fact that we are there now and so are the terrorists. We have a moral obligation to finish what we started.
March 27, 2008
Barrack Obama released part of his plan to help the economy today in a speech. He proposed more regulation of business. Well, there's a surprise! Later he was interviewed on CNBC and said he would raise the capital gains tax, roll back the Bush tax cuts, etc. Not to be outdone, Congress would like to raise our taxes as well, to the tune of about $3000 per family per year. I don't know about you, but there is a lot I can do with $3000 that doesn't include increasing the size of the federal government. Maybe I would even spend it, helping out the economy.
Client 9's legal troubles have only just begun. It looks like he frequented yet another high priced call girl ring. He's just like the energizer bunny, except Spitzer just keeps Ho'ing and Ho'ing.
Yet another new poll shows John McCain ahead of both Clinton and Obama. If you are a conservative who doesn't want to vote for McCain I suggest you read this piece by Mark Hillman. John McCain will not be all things to all conservatives, but come on people, consider the alternative!
According to this article Condi Rice is leaving the door open to a McCain/Rice ticket. That's interesting. But then again...McCain was out campaigning with Mitt Romney. Oh the Suspense!
It looks like they've made up.
March 26, 2008
As president, Obama said he will address the situation by reworking existing subprime loans into affordable long-term fixed loans, creating a foreclosure prevention fund, and cracking down on mortgage fraud and predatory lenders.
“John McCain may call helping struggling homeowners pandering, but I don’t think the families in North Carolina who are losing their homes would see it that way,” Obama said, referring to McCain's comment yesterday that he "will not play election year politics with the housing crisis."
Isn't promising government programs to solve the problems of all people playing election year politics? The male candidate plans on giving a "Major Economic Speech" tomorrow. I wonder what new socialist plans he's going to unleash this time.
If the male candidate mentions the problems with Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid I'll be shocked. Unless, that is, he talks about raising taxes on greedy corporations and rich people. That, and declaring defeat in Iraq are his economic solutions for everything. Come to think of it, there really isn't much difference between the male and the female Democrat candidates, is there?
I'm not a John McCain cheerleader, but at least he is not proposing to bail out delinquent borrowers with taxpayer money. He isn't out there promising free health care for everybody, knowing we can't afford the programs that are already in place.
Must Reads of the Day
Couldn't the candidates do a lot more good for poor people if they were to donate all of that campaign cash to help the needy?
Does anybody really care who the rest of the world wants as the next US president?
Sometimes Congress needs to do nothing. Whenever they try to solve a problem all they do is create ten more problems.
March 25, 2008
This article by Rich Lowry at Townhall.com does a pretty good job of summing up the current economic situation. This is one of many articles that I've read on the subject and many of them are more alarming than this one.
The only analogy I can draw here is that of putting a bandage on a wound that hasn't been cleaned. Sure, the bleeding stops but underneath there is an infection festering that could compromise the entire system. Would it be better to endure the temporary pain of cleaning the wound and giving it time to heal?
I certainly don't trust any of the Democrats when it comes to the economy. But to be quite honest I don't know if the Republicans are much better. Letting the market correct itself naturally may be slightly painful in the short term but healthy in the long term. I have a feeling that no politician is willing to go out on that limb.
Must Reads of the Day
The Obama's aren't as generous as they would lead us to believe. They're tax returns were released. Read more here.
The economy is the biggest election issue. I'm not the only one who thinks John McCain should choose Mitt Romney as his running mate.
My opinion of John McCain went up when I found out that Hugo Chavez doesn't like him.
Speaking of Hugo Chavez, let's not forget what's happending south of the border.
John McCain picked up a big endorsement from Nancy Reagan today. (But I still want him to choose Romney as his running mate.)
March 24, 2008
I would label Oprah Winfrey "AWOL" since the story of Barack's pastor began airing. Why isn't she out there defending him? Could it be because she left that church years ago?
While we're on the subject of labels, perhaps "misleader" would be a good one for Hillary Clinton. It seems that she misspoke when she remembered landing under sniper fire in Bosnia. Just remember to suspend misbelief when you hear her speak from now on. Then there won't be any more misunderstandings.
There are a number of labels we could apply to the Democratic Party these days. Inept, blundering and bungling all come to mind. It's been delightful to witness.
When it comes to John McCain "shortsighted" may be appropriate. Did he have any idea that McCain-Feingold would bring him this $350 million problem?
March 23, 2008
The gang of theives in the House and Senate today will never pass a term limit law on themselves. They just wouldn't do it. But what if new candidates running for Congress were to pledge to serve no more than 6 years, if elected? They could tell the people that they aren't in it for themselves, and then prove it.
It's just a thought, but wouldn't it be nice if this caught on?
MUST READ OF THE DAY
The Mystery of Global Warming's Missing Heat
The oceans have not warmed in the past four or five years, so global warming scientists are puzzled about where the heat went. You just can't make this stuff up!
March 22, 2008
The series is bringing history to life, and even though we know how things turn out we can't wait to watch the next episode. I felt like I was getting to know the founders of our country, seeing their struggles that and the difficulties of the times. John Adams was a lawyer who believed in the rule of law. It wasn't until the Crown's crushing regulations against Massachussets that he signed on to the cause of fighting for independence. When he did sign on, he did so quite fully.
When he met Benjamin Frankin in Philadelphia, Franklin cautioned him against moving too quickly or insulting his opposition. George Washington spoke of his duty and we see just how enormous was his burden, with a lack of weapons, ammo and tents for his dwindling troops. The quiet Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, carefully choosing each word. Ben Franklin edited the document, replacing "sacred" with "self evident" because it sounded like it was coming from the puplpit. (Not, as some would have us believe, because he didn't believe in God). Thomas Jefferson abhored slavery which was apparent in the draft of the declaration. Jefferson again edited the wording, noting that the southern colonies would not go along with emancipation. That battle would have to be fought another day.
They even had pansy-liberals back then. Rutledge ended up on the right side saying "We know which way the wind blows." John Dickenson, a Quaker from Pennsylvania, feared the consequences of a war, but had the grace to be absent during the critical vote to declare independence.
One thing that struck me is just how spoiled we all are today. There was a scene where Abigail Adams and the children were home alone while John Adams was in Philadelphia. There was a small pox outbreak and Abigail had to make a decision to be vaccinated against the disease. She took a chance, knowing that either way she and her children could die. I don't want to give it away, but I will say that I plan to show my kids that scene so they can see how good they have it.
We also see Abigail's counsel to her husband, and that the rights of women and slaves were important to people back then. But they could only fight one cause at a time. In order to grant rights to anybody, they first needed to win independence from Britain.
Part III will be aired Sunday night. Ben Franklin and John Adams are off to France on a diplomatic mission, attempting to drum up support for the struggling army. (Much to Abigail's chagrin.)
This series is a refreshing reminder of what our country is all about, and the extreme sacrificies of so many, made so long ago for the freedoms we hold dear. For those sacrifices we should all be grateful.
March 21, 2008
March 20, 2008
They don't hate all rich people, though. You never hear them talk badly about:
- Lawyers (big donors)
- Hollywood (big donors)
- MSM News Anchors (Cheerleaders)
And in case you're wondering, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton would classify a cop married to a school teacher as rich. They want to tax the earnings on all Americans' 401k plans. Don't buy their bull about helping the middle class, it's just that-a bunch of bull.
A few people said that there is no way they would vote for him. I have to admit that I was delighted, even a bit giddy. When asked why, they said it's because of his Muslim ties - that they heard about how the terrorists have said their plan is to destroy us from within by getting their people elected in the US. That sounds reasonable to me.
The person who asked the question became visibly upset and tried to convince them how wrong they were. She waved her arms around a few times and started to get short of breath. The anti-Obamas just shrugged and walked away. I said "I wouldn't vote for him because he's a socialist." The Obama supporters just sort of looked at me, confused. They had no idea what I was talking about.
So I went back to work. Just another day in the life of The Lonely Conservative.
MUST READS OF THE DAY
Hope and Change Amid Despair. It's just a reminder that things aren't as bad as they seem.
If you want to be outraged read this story. Knucklehead John Dingell, D-Mich. wants to impose a $.50 per gallon gas tax to reduce our consumption and save the environment. That's a great idea! I'm sure it will help the economy, too!
Obama's Anger . This is just a great article!
March 19, 2008
When the Economy Dives Hollywood Thrives.
A liberal is proposing budget cuts. It's an Easter miracle!
Paterson asks to cut $800 Million from Spitzer's Budget.
But he's such a nice guy.
Protesters chant "Death to Ahmajinedad!"
Keep on Fighting, Hillary!
McCain Takes Lead in New Poll.
Must Reads of the Day
Say Goodbye to the Glowbama Mystique.
Guilting America to the White House.
March 18, 2008
He said that "our country is more than the sum of its parts." Does he mean that the rights of the individual are trumped by collective rights? He blamed conservatives for the problems of Americans, rather than liberal politicians whose policies keep people dependent upon the government. What about personal and parental responsibility?
He couldn't help but to throw in how a company will "ship your job overseas for nothing more than a profit" and that people "deserve" good jobs. And don't forget that not having health insurance is an "injustice". Does this man fail to understand that a government cannot force an inventor to invent? Just as they cannot force and investor to invest or an entrepreneur to start a business. People do these things for a profit! Plain and simple.
Barack Obama does want to change America. He is anti-capitalist. He fails to recognize that capitalist economies are the strongest economies or that a rising tide lifts all boats. He'll tax the rich and go after profits, not recognizing that the corporate tax rates in the US are the highest in the world. Did it ever occur to him that maybe that's why companies move overseas?
If he goes after profits and "the rich" who is going to be around to give jobs to people? Who will pay the taxes that will fund all of his programs? Why is nobody asking him these questions?
March 17, 2008
What are we to make of all of this? The Democrats are blaming it all on Bush, as usual. They keep forgetting that the economy was doing just fine before they took control of the Senate and the House. So now they are screaming and whining for the President to do more. They want more tax payer dollars pumped into more government programs. Hillary wants moratoriums on foreclosures and freezes on interest rates. Obama is talking about government refinancing of loans. Nothing like shifting all of the risk to the taxpayers.
I'm certainly not an economist. But history shows that the economy has its ups and downs. Whenever you see a bubble that keeps getting bigger you have to expect that sooner or later it's going to burst. We saw it with the "dot.coms" and now we're seeing it with the real estate market. Eventually there has to be some sort of correction.
On Sunday Alan Greenspan wrote:
"In the current crisis, as in past crises, we can learn much, and policy in the future will be informed by these lessons. But we cannot hope to anticipate the specifics of future crises with any degree of confidence. Thus it is important, indeed crucial, that any reforms in, and adjustments to, the structure of markets and regulation not inhibit our most reliable and effective safeguards against cumulative economic failure: market flexibility and open competion."
That sounds like good advise to me. Who do you most trust when it comes to the economy - liberal democrats or conservative republicans?
March 14, 2008
Do these people see the news? Do they have any idea what tax hikes would do to our already struggling economy? Oh, but don't worry because they plan to add some federal programs. That'll help.
Here is an article about our new governor. David Paterson is to the left of Eliot Spitzer. Oh Great.
Barack Obama says that this guy is like an unlce that's embarrassing. If so, why has he referred to him as his spiritual advisor? Why did he choose to go to his church for 20 years? Why did he choose him to baptize his children? This guy is a racist and he hates America. Maybe now we know why Barack Obama thinks America needs to change.
March 13, 2008
Ashley is a young woman who ran away from home at the age of 17. She moved to New York City with dreams of a successful music career. Money was tight. She didn't get a job as a clerk, bartender or waitress. No, she became a high priced call girl. Last month when she sold her body to Governor Eliot Spitzer for a few hours she hit the jackpot. There are reports that in the past day her song that previously could be downloaded from her web site for a few cents has been downloaded nearly one million times for neary $1 per download.
There are reports that she may get a record deal and the tabloids are offering her large sums of money for interviews. I'm sure it won't be long before she has a book deal. She's an overnight success. The woman who rocked New York! The Governor's Hooker!
What kind of message are we sending our children?
Update: According to reports that I heard over the weekend this was a girl who grew up in a million dollar home. She crashed her expensive car and when her parents refused to pay to replace it she ran away from home. She did work as a waitress but I guess prostitution was more lucrative and allowed her to live the lifestyle to which she was accustomed.
March 12, 2008
People who finish school, get a job and do their job to the best of their abilities normally will do well in life. Some people do all of the above but then blow their money on prostitutes, gambling, drugs or whatever other bad habits they can think of. Those folks' hopes for a successful life will be diminished.
In the old days if you made bad choices you were on your own. Today we have politicians who promise to take care of us no matter what. Go ahead and make bad choices for yourself. Buy a home you can't afford. Drop out of school. Be lazy at work. Don't worry about it. They will make sure we are all taken care of. I just want to know why nobody asks these politicians "Why do those of us who work hard and make sound decisions have to pay for those that don't?"
Update: My local news is reporting that prior to making his decision to resign, Mrs. Spitzer asked for a head count of who would vote for impeachment. Apparently, nobody stood up for him and impeachment would have been inevitable.
In his speech Spitzer said he was going to take responsibility for his actions. That doesn't mean much since he waited until he was caught and had no support from any of his allies. This must be devastating for his children.
March 11, 2008
Geraldine Ferraro is being lambasted for a comment she made about Barack Obama's race. I'm not a big Geraldine Ferraro supporter but I doubt she meant that in a racist way. I would imagine she meant that she thinks our country is ready and eager to elect a black president. But she is being denounced for making those kinds of comments.
Nobody can raise any issue about Hillary Clinton's gender, unless it's Hillary Clinton.
I agree that race and gender should not play a role in politics. But why is discrimination against someone because of their age acceptable?
The rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer's political career has been described by some as breathtaking. He is a son of privilege, educated at the best schools and his career as Attorney General was lauded by the press and politicians. He was the "Sheriff of Wall Street" who said he didn't care how large or small the crime, he was on the side of what was right. He won the gubernatorial election by an historic landslide and vowed to use his mandate to bring sweeping change to Albany. It was believed that he would one day run for President.
Sounds like a fairy tale, doesn't it? The problem with this fairy tale is that Eliot Spitzer was the villain and his own worst enemy. After taking office he pushed through workers' compensation reform without input from workers' compensation practitioners. It's believed that only the lawyers will benefit from that legislation. He then was caught using New York State Troopers to spy on a political rival. And who can forget his attempt to grant drivers' licences to illegal aliens? His mis-steps were forgiven by the local press. They were hopeful that he would turn a new leaf and bring about much needed change to politics in Albany, it appeared people still believed in this man.
Some of us saw a man full of hubris, wondering what would happen next. Sometimes the most self-righteous among us are also the most vile. Now we will wait to see what Governor Eliot Spitzer plans to do. Will he step down with humility and let the state get back to business? Or will he fight to retain his position with the arrogance that is now apparent to all?
March 10, 2008
Update: It was rumored that Governor Spitzer is going to resign this evening at 7:00. Later it was reported that his office said we won't hear from him tonight. He's trying to avoid prosecution. He'll probably cop a feel, I mean, a plea, check into rehab and then sign a multi-million dollar book deal.
Another report indicates that it was Spitzer's odd transfers of money that started this whole thing. You would think the guy would know better. I'm sure he'll say he's a sex addict before going into rehab. To view the full complaint click here. "Client 9" begins on page 34.
What an awful thing to do to his wife and children. What is it with these politicians who act this way and then have their wives stand there next to them. I noticed at the very end of his news conference that as soon as they were past the curtain his wife got away from him as fast as she could. It's very sad for his family.
March 9, 2008
The taxpayers of New York are paying $1.8 million per year to keep this place open and there are seven other facilities just like this one. There is one in Gloversiville, NY with zero residents and 7 staff members costing the taxpayers almost half a million dollars a year.
The Office of Children and Family Services is trying to get these facilities closed, for reasons which should be obvious to anyone who has a brain and chooses to use it. But the union that represents the "workers" at these facilities is fighting it. The union's president said that they will "do everything possible to ensure the job security of our members." They want the "workers" to keep their "jobs". Excuse me, but don't you have to do some actual work to be a worker and provide some sort of value to call what you do a job? These people ought to be ashamed of themselves.
This is so outrageous but the lawmakers in Albany are too afraid of the unions to do anything about it.
Update: Click here for the update on this story. A bill has been introduced in the NY State Senate that will make it ILLEGAL to close these places. This is unbelievable. Who said nothing was getting done during Hookergate?
March 7, 2008
Don't forget, now, that this is the party that's billing itself as being the party of the future, the visionaries, the forward-looking politicians. Recent events tend to disprove that claim.
When Michigan and Florida chose to move up their primary dates both parties scolded and punished the two states. The Republicans cut their delegates in half. I thought it was all sort of ridiculous, but in the whole scheme of things that didn't seem like a big deal to me.
But the Democrats felt that they needed to severely punish the two states for stepping out of line and not following their rules. So they stripped the states of ALL delegates. So much for vision.
Now we are going to witness a civil war in the Democratic party. They may have the states hold new primaries, but they have no way to pay for that. They may go ahead and seat those delegates anyway but that would enrage Obama's supporters and all hell would break loose.
They've really gotten themselves into a pickle and I couldn't be more tickled.
March 5, 2008
This program would include such things as "appliance efficiency standards, building codes, land use decisions, performance standards, public transit and incentives..." It also seeks to "rationalize the roles of different levels of government". I guess when your plan is so completely irrational you need 25 pages of stale language in the hopes that the reader will fall asleep and forget his initial objection.
Now I am not accusing the crafters of these policies of being stupid. Actually, I think they're brilliant. Al Gore won an academy award and a peace prize. They tell us that the global warming debate (oh, sorry, should I have said climate change?) is over and that it's settled. Sure, there are a lot of scientists who don't agree but we all know they're just a bunch of idiotic goons who don't care about Mother Earth. They have enough of us duped into thinking all of the bad weather in the world is our fault and whatever they tell us to do we'll do. The voters don't take the time to find out the cost of their plans and the media does nothing but help them.
The cost of these plans is a loss of freedom and liberty like I have never seen in my lifetime. I keep hearing people talk about George W. Bush like he's some sort of monster robbing us of our liberties. Impeding the terrorists' plans of blowing us up is trampling on liberties. But giving the government control of energy and resources is quite all right?
So let's see, we have people voting for politicians who promise to go after their paychecks, control their health care and control the energy and land resources of their country. Sounds pretty stupid to me.
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March 4, 2008
This is what happens when liberal politicians control a state. We constantly hear about the "national health care crisis". So rather than do anything to help make health care more affordable what do they do? Impose an enormous tax on the health care industry, of course. I guess if you put all the doctors out of business health care will be really cheap. They keep the trial lawyers happy and they are confident that the voters of their state are too stupid to throw them out of office.
Locally we are paying a little more than $1.03 in taxes per gallon of gas, about $4000 in property taxes per $100,000 of assessed value and over 8% sales taxes. We also pay among the highest health insurance premiums in the nation. When are the people of New York going to say "Enough is enough!" and stop voting against their own interests?
No harm can come to the Republicans by the Democrats fighting their way to their national convention. God bless Texas!
On a side note, Obama for the first time got some tough questions from reporters. I am not making this up! Click Here. He had to run off the stage! Moments like these are so few and far between that we have to enjoy each one as if it's our last.
March 3, 2008
Senator McCain has admitted that the economy is not his strongest suit. Mitt Romney has a better understanding of the economy than perhaps any other person under consideration. Romney was a governor and would bring that executive experience to the ticket. He has a great deal of wealth, which McCain will certainly need in the general election.
We will have to wait and see what happens, but I think having Mitt Romney on the ticket would do John McCain a world of good.
I'm not an economist but I can recognize stupid economic policies, even when they come packaged in some feel good liberal spin. Take for instance Senator Obama's health care proposal, which he plans to pay for with the funds we are now spending on fighting terrorists in Iraq.
Common sense would tell us that Iraq war spending should gradually decrease over time. The surge appears to be working, and if it continues to produce results and the Iraqi government gets it's act together, we should see a reduction of troop levels. Senator Obama pledges to bring the troops home as soon as possible if he is elected president. In his last debate, he conceded that if AlQuada establishes bases in Iraq (duh) after he pulls our troops, that he will re-invade Iraq.
Are you with me so far? Okay, good. What funds will BO use to re-invade Iraq after he has spent all of the money on his shiny new national health care plan? He's stated many times that he will also need to raise taxes on the rich to pay for his proposals. So will he then raise taxes even more? Will his tax increases trickle down to the middle class? To the working class? Any person capable of rational thought knows the answers to those questions.
So, BO will deliver unto us a beautiful health care plan that will save us all and wipe out tragedy, and it will be paid for by bringing our troops home from Iraq before they have finished the job. But how will he pay for it next year? How will we pay for it in a decade? Like all government programs, it will never end, it will expand.
Another question people should ask is how the enormous bureaucracy known as the federal government could possibly be better than what we now have. Who can forget the liberals screaming about FEMA's incompetence in the aftermath of Hurrican Katrina? Yet they want to put those bureaucrats in charge of their health.
So, again, I must ask - are the candidates stupid? Or are they simply hoping that enough Americans will vote against their own self-interests in November simply because it feels good?
March 1, 2008
Michelle Obama is a woman who seems to have everything in life that any average American could dream of. She has a successful husband, two beautiful children, an Ivy League education, a high paying job and a beautiful home. Yet she was never proud of her country until her husband turned into some sort of political messiah. To me that defies logic. She goes around telling people not to strive for what she has attained. She doesn't want the young people of American to follow in the footsteps of the Obamas.
I am certainly not saying that anybody should be discouraged from pursuing careers in social work, teaching or nursing. There are people who are especially suited to those careers and those people should be encouraged. But what is wrong with the person who wants to study, work hard for the purpose of becoming wealthy...or even just middle class? What is wrong with someone wanting to own this home:
It looks lovely, doesn't it? That is the Obamas' home. Why shouldn't all Americans work hard so that they can acheive the lifestyle of the Obama's?
I'm getting really sick and tired of hearing politicians bash corporations, executives, and the "rich". If not for corporations, would I have this computer to work on? Would politicians be able to deliver their messages 24 hours a day on cable if not for televisions? Could you read my blog if not for the internet? These inventions came from investment of capital, time and talent. Who will invest money if they are not allowed a return on their investment? Will you buy stock if you're told that at best you will break even? Of course not!
They twist logic when they tell you that they will punish companies for taking their jobs and leaving. Here's the truth-people go into business to make money. It's that simple. It's fortunate that they then need to hire people to help them make money. If you take away their incentive to make money they are going to go elsewhere. They'll take their capital and their jobs with them.