Down with evil corporations! No more big profits! No more corporate greed! Blah, blah, blah. Those slogans all sound great to a bunch of liberals who have nothing better to do than play video games, live at home, and not work. Why go out and earn a living when, for decades, liberals like Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and others are telling you that your plight is caused by the other guy… that you deserve what he has… and that the government will take from him and give to you. It’s no wonder people are protesting. Going out and earning something on your own is so “old school.”
The “Occupy Wall Street” movement is picking up steam. But what is it all about? If you look at the OccupyWallStreet.org web site, the description reads: “Occupy Wall Street is leaderless resistance movement with people of many colors, genders and political persuasions. The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%.” Hmmmm… the greed and corruption of the 1%? What is it these protesters want? One can only assume that they want MORE. More of what the rich have… more of what the rich control… more of what the rich enjoy.
If that is the case, then my response is: Go out and earn it! The rich pay most of the taxes, yet these protesters want them to pay even more. Why? I wish some reporters would actually ask these people if they know why they are protesting. If some rich guy is forced to pay even more in taxes, how does that help the average “Occupy Wall Street” protester? Will it get him or her a job? No. Will it buy him or her a fancy car? No. Jobs are created when job creators have an environment where they can grow. Fewer taxes and fewer regulations mean business owners can hire. Taxing these business owners makes them LESS likely to hire.
And as far as the fancy cars and boats and houses, you won’t get those unless you go out and earn them! If you want to rely on the government, then you will trap yourself in a sub-standard level, because the government cannot artificially create a prosperous environment. If welfare and years of unemployment benefits are your cup of tea, then go ahead… demand more. Demand that the person working 20 hours a day to build a company or lead thousands of people pay more, so you can do less. This is insane!
Oh, and to top it off, now the Democrats are fully on board with this “movement about nothing.” As Fox News reports, the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is now working on an online petition for those who want to “let billionaires, big oil and big bankers know that we’re not going to let the richest 1% force draconian economic policies and massive cuts to crucial programs on Main Street Americans.” Ugh! The massive cuts are due to the fact that people have been led to believe that BIG government is the only way. Now we have a government that can’t afford to do what it said it was going to do, too inept to be able to do it anyway, and a population that would rather take from someone else than earn it themselves.
It just goes to show how the left-wing mindset and tactics work on people, and how terrible the results are. With the Tea Party movement, Americans were united in calling for smaller government, lower taxes, and less debt. It’s about Americans versus big government. With these folks, it’s about Americans versus Americans. How productive do you think that’s going to be? Building a platform based on envy and jealousy is what the left is all about, and it is NOT the way to bring America together.
But they use it, because it works. It’s just like the famous quote from George Bernard Shaw: “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”