The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Keep looking backwards, keep telling half the story, keep ignoring civics and you will never see what is happening TODAY
Last edited by Conservative; 10-09-11 at 08:31 AM.
Please don't be offended but I think maybe some of the protestors might be upset by some thing called speculation, Did you know that people of means can buy oil, never touch it,smell it,store it or do any thing more then hold on to it until they create an artifical shortage and then sell it at a huge profit? That profit causes the price of oil to increase as much as 50% doesn't that suck?
I don't claim that every rich person steals by speculating but it makes you wonder if they were some how not involved in stealing the heat from someone's grandma's house or the food from some poor kid's table. Any how you are not involved in that type of thievery are you? If I was I would be more then happy to help those less fortunate then myself, I mean I could have been without being remotely aware of it. Just in case I made a donation to OWS
Now back to the topic at hand your right I worked hard for years some times in fact most times 60 to 80 hours a week just like my dad and his father did and just like a lot of other Americans including liberals, libertarians, independents and even some conservatives. When I entered the work force finding a job was easy and then what I made of that job was up to me, no one else.
Here is the difference between us You want to call everyone and anyone who can not find employment a bum, a sloth, a lazy tit sucking liberal, why? Because it suits your agenda. If I am wrong show me a source that says unemployed liberals want to be unemployed. You were truely a HR guy are you sure?
Here's my problem. On this, and all the other political debate groups out there, all I here about are republicans this, democrats that, so on and so forth. I really, and truly, do not care if someone has a D or R by their name. As long as a good job is being done. Now, here we have so called conservatives decrying the awful conditions we live in after a few years of Obama, as if to say, look at the crappy job HE'S done! Meanwhile, the republican party is partly, some more than others, responsible for some of the problems we face today. They have been content to sit back and let this country go to hell in a hand bucket, indeed, EAGER to help this come about, just so they can have a better position come election time. These are NOT people I will ever vote for, and shame on any so called american who would.
I'll tell you this now, the ENDS do NOT justify the MEANS.
And on THAT note, I can't in good conscience vote democrat, either, unless by some miracle, a good man/woman steps forth from that cesspool of liars. But I doubt this will happen, because the very mantra of the democratic party these days is anathema to the concept of the ends not justifying the means. You know what happens when you steal a man who has plenty in order to ensure that a man who has nothing can survive? You become a thief. And that is it's own brand of lie.
I'll end this little rant with a final thought. I would not trust ANY person who claims to have a plan, or some means, to help the economy and restore employment to those who lost it, unless these people were willing to SHARE that plan right from the get go, without a lot of convoluted politic speak to make sure they never actually have to stand behind something. If they really had a plan, and don't want to unveil it till they get the office, what kind of person is that? Not one I'd trust. We rail about politics, but in reality, what we should be outraged over, is character, and the extreme lack of it that we have in our so called leaders.
Anyone who thinks everything a person earns should be confiscated by the state is a thief and ought to be treated as such
I have no duty to fund your existence. I have no duty to have what I earned given to you. Your life provides me with no value so I should not have to pay anything for you to exist
My post pretty much made your post a laughing stock.
That seems to have led you to retreat to your knee-jerk patent response of the current economic conditions, which are mostly due to the Great Bush Recession anyway.