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Monday, November 07, 2011


Quite honestly I have had my head in the sand on the whole Wall street issue. I didn't really know what was going on, so I did a little research. Surprise surprise, most of the occupiers of Wall street don't really know what is going on either!

My brief take on the situation is as follows:
1. The have-not's are blaming those that have for their problems
2. All their problems can be pinned on those that have money
3. Talk is cheap and people just now are starting to realize all Obama does is talk.

Government is not the solution, nor has it ever been the solution. Putting a cap on capitalism and free trade at any level is to slice the artery of lifeblood that is America.

It is a very small percent indeed that inherits wealth or are born to wealth. Those that are cannot be blamed for our life problems.

If the CEO of a major company gets paid millions of dollars, contrary to popular belief, it is more likely because he/she has the ability, knowledge and management capabilities to get the job done. They have a set of skills highly sought after and many are willing to pay top dollar for their services. Not to say there is not corruption and greed, but capitalism has it's own way of dealing with that sort of cancer...cut it out with a knife or die. Current government chooses to put this cancer on an I.V. and continue to feed the dying tumor (bailouts).

If you don't think a doctor should make millions of dollars, then don't whine when you get sub-par service. I don't know about you, but if I need brain surgery, I want the doctor who has thousands of operations on his resume and got top grade in school. I do NOT want the doctor that passed with a C and is just out of residency...and I am willing to pay for the better service. If you like social medicine, then go to Canada. Then ask yourself why people from all over the world, presidents and the like, come to America for medical care. Because the free market has allowed our technology to flourish like it never could anywhere else under government control.

The underlying theme to all of this is that if people would wake up a little, stop expecting uncle Sam to help them out of all their misery, started taking personal responsibility for their actions, and were willing to take a janitor's job and work for a living instead of whining about the fact that they have a degree and deserve a better job...and we all got rid of this rotting fetid sense of entitlement, we would all be a lot further ahead. It's a crazy thing this theory of....responsibility.