Sunday, June 21, 2009
Opportunity, Option, Optimism ... and Straight Business ....
What inspires this posting is because again ... talk out of Americans, and their concerns of the time. The usual questions you hear in the communities, is what's happening to the American Dream? What's becoming of our Right's? And are we becoming a socialist government controlled and owned society? There is much worry about our President's moves ... and how he is anti- business ... against wealth, and the list goes on.
This is still the "Land of Milk and Honey" even though I jokingly refer to it in previous post's as the "Land of Milking Money"... the 2 feed each other actually. The President isnt against wealth and trying to lead us into financial hardship, he is doing just the opposite ... and trying to sustain what America is so great for, which is Opportunity, Option, Optimism is all. The whining over this ... especially out of our representatives on the right is relentless ... listening to the conservative views on our President and the road he is taking us down. All this new regulation in business is needed. Why? Because we lost what straight business is all about. This last Administration under Bush for instance ... was for zero regulation ... with an attitude that business will just take care of itself with no outside oversight.
Well ... we seen where that leads to obviously. I remember as a kid in Vegas back in the early 1960's the entrepreneurs who took a desert rest stop for GI's and turned it into the entertainment capital of the world ... folk's that done straight business and had game rules, integrity, vision, etc. On the east coast they were called criminals and gangsters ... in Vegas ... they were welcome. Called the "mob" by many, and talked about for decades as criminals. But these folk's had more integrity and vision, backbone, ambition, than any of these clowns that run the corporate sector these day's ... and were straight up when it came to business! They had ground rules as well ... you screw up peoples investment ... and dont play straight, you may end up in one of many holes in the desert. This is wrong? Well ... whatever ... it kept order is what it done ... and showed example and consequence.
You look at these investors on Wall St these dayz and the associates of them, and the mega corporations with their monopoly type control ... the lack of any oversight, accountability , their outright bold moves, begging for taxpayer money ... then not returning the favour,etc. Someone needs to put a foot in their asses! I guarantee you ... if the so called "mob" was governing over their actions ... they would straighten up real quick! It got to the point where you can do anything you want, screw anyone you want, and you have no consequences for what you do. They have even destroyed what "free market" is all about! It is these folk's that are the true anti- wealth ... who are destructive to capitalism ... and in my opinion..... need to fail! And these weakling's are running the market's and laying the rules! There isnt even any repercussion's for incompetence these day's ... just run wild and dont give a damn about anything ... the tax payers will pamper you and forgive you.
We have no shortage of entrepreneurs, or competent people with innovative ideas, that would love to do straight business if they can get backed financially. More of our money needs to end up in their hands ... instead of rewarding and babysitting those we do now with our taxes. We need these regulation's, and some ground rules, some order ... it's what capitalism is all about and straight business. As common folks with a dream ... we not only have our Constitution ... but we also have a great deal of Opportunity, Options, and a spirit of Optimism. We dont need the crap we have been recently shown and given ... they need us!