Sunday, October 16, 2011

OWS - My US$0.02

I grudgingly admit my respect for the OWS "protesters" for standing up for a cause, though I'm not sure how many actually BELIEVE in the cause, or how many actually understand the real issue.

Many portray capitalism as the problem. I think that's because the capitalism they know is not true capitalism, but a mutation perverted with government interference.

Big corporations like General Motors and General Electric have the ear of the President and key Congressional leaders. Laws are passed leading to regulations that in some cases directly favor the corporations and in other cases overwhelm small competitors with compliance burdens.

Sound familiar?

I'm not talking about the current administration, although it's strikingly familiar. Actually I was thinking about FDR.

Santayana was right..."Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pot, meet Kettle.

Maybe it's just me, but listening to Sen. Harry Reid (Stupid Party, NV) whine about "'the rich' not paying their fair share" makes about as much sense as listening to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (Stupid Party, MA) lecture about temperance and marital fidelity.