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Ouch! .."but,there's one thing for sure,you're a selfish cretin of a person when you refuse to see the suffering of those who's input had very little to do with the decision to outsource their livelihood or eliminate their job during a time when there's only one job opening for every five unemployed workers"
I agree with your statement except, I do not believe I am a selfish cretin who does not see the suffering. I do see the ravages from job loss, I was once employed by a large manufacturer and saw the boom and bust of capital equipment manufacturing throughout the late 70's thru the late 90's.
I watched as the Japanese make inroads into capital equipment manfacturing. But the Japanese were creating better products in some markets. They were competitive, they woke us up.
Were jobs lost absolutely, that is why I left to start our own company, because we believed we can do better.
Am I greedy for having a dream, am I gluttonous for wanting to succeed without boundaries?
Actually, I was scared but I saw it as the best option in front of me at the time.
Why is government taking my money to give it to someone else, whether it is a bailout for Wall Street or Green cars made in a Scandinavian county as in a Stimulus package.
I cannot answer all your questions as to morality, because I do not frame the Tea Party as Christians, I simply got up one day to attend a Town Meeting in which our congressman decided it was now time to show how government can take care of you, the downtrodden, the abused and the ill-advised. Our congressmen hearalded the need to tax the wealthy so they can pay their fair share.
Sounds good, sounds like the moral thing to do. I have one major problem, we have a Bill of Rights and a Constitution that protects the right of individuals.
If you peer deep into the writings of our Founding Fathers there is a disdain for centralized and/or government power. They believe power is best in the hands of the people.
Where we have a fundamental difference, is I believe charity given freely vs that is forced and redistributed based on needs determined by beaurocrats. Again, I like to determine where my money is spent. And I think you do, I wish to limit government to aiding the truly downtrodden
I will end this with a quote from Benjamin Franklin (himself a small business owner),
"We should make the poor uncomfortable and kick them out of poverty."
You speak of greed and gluttony as two of the deadly sins. They are indeed sins of man upon man, but I submit to you they are the modus operendi of the government. Last time I checked the rules the IRS and Treasury, Social Security and all departments do not include the Commandments or list the deadly sins as a guideline for benefits.
It is the ability to "make it" that gives people the drive to succeed, with the potential to fail.
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