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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    But really, who benefits the collective good of a society MORE? Who BUILDS America from the bottom up?
    Teachers. Duh.

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Teachers. Duh.
    No they dont. They teach kids whats in a text book. Similar to a corporate trainer, a music instructor or a tutor. I cant say they are building a Country. They teach subjects. That is their role. The builders of minds are the parents friends and family.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Neither and both.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    And what productivity are you referring to?
    The creation of, the maintenance of, and the amending of the state. Without a state (or substituted authority), we would live in chaos, but instead we have a state that proposes to have the twin goals of providing the best it can for the commonwealth as well as protection of the minority from the tyranny of the majority. We do not have to like what each politician does, but the suggestion that all he/she does is talk is ridiculous and goes against the poster's well-known post history.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 08-19-10 at 04:12 PM.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    No they dont. They teach kids whats in a text book. Similar to a corporate trainer, a music instructor or a tutor. I cant say they are building a Country. They teach subjects. That is their role. The builders of minds are the parents friends and family.
    Teachers do much more than teach what is in a textbook. I would say its 40% what is in a textbook and 60% understanding the childs problems, teaching them how to stay in line, and teaching them to get along, etc
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Like everything else, there are poor teachers, average teachers, good teachers, and excellent teachers. The latter half do much more than what is in the textbook. To say otherwise is completely foolish.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Is it difficult NOT to admire dictators, crack dealers, etc?
    Well, you're putting the ridiculousness of your own question into the light here. A dictator is a politician, and a crack dealer is a businessman.

    You can't really compare people like that just based on what they do. There are both good and bad politicians, and good and bad businessmen, so just saying which do you admire more, a politician or a businessman, is not answerable. You could be comparing Hitler to Warren Buffet. Or you could be comparing Abraham Lincoln to Bernard Madoff.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    The lack of context makes this a stupid and useless question

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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Depends. The politician could be a great statesman like Washington or Jefferson, or it could be someone like William Harding or U.S. Grant. The businessman could be someone like Bill Gates or Warren Buffet, or it could be someone like Kenneth Lay. It all depends.
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    Re: Who is more ADMIRABLE, the POLITICIAN or the BUSINESSMAN?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    The Businessman because the at the very least the sob did something productive for society, all the politician does is run his or her big ****ing mouth.
    necessary evils are never to be admired, merely tolerated and that is what politicians are



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