Forum Post: Shame on you...
Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 6, 2011, 6:09 p.m. EST by bleedingsoul
from Youngstown, OH
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I find it disturbing when all my life I was directed by teachers and parents to get a degree, start a 401K, buy yourself a house/property. Now, all of it gone. Now companies want a masters degree to hire...my 401K tanked in 2008, and my house is worth 28% less than when I bought it.
Markets and Financial Institutes gambled with each of these necessities. They have destroyed in all of us The American Dream. People were getting by just fine in life until greed found its way into our government and financial institutes. Shame on you.
I'm all for the Tea Party and those who agree with this movement to collaborate. However, the Tea Party must try to be a bottom up not top down organization that sides with the struggling workers and middle class and unemployed youth, not with the Koch brothers and Karl Rove.
So you want us to all become millionaires? I'm all for it. However, where is the access to capital so that those with the talents can utilize them to create new jobs and opportunities. Unions taking more money out of our pockets? What about the greedy corporate elites that use 5-7% increases in worker productivity and give out measly 1-2% raises and put the remaining increase in value in their pockets in the form of obscene bonuses?
I never imagined myself becoming a millionaire and I don't think everyone should be. It would only spike inflation. I just want the necessities to a good life. My favorite line from Forest Gump, "Momma always said there's only so much money a man really needs. The rest is just for showing off."
Good point. If we were all millionaires, a burger would cost $5,000.00. I guess my point was that I'm not advocating that people's opportunities should be limited, but instead the contributions of all in that effort need to be equitably shared when there is success, and that there needs to be an allocation of resources so that the talents of people can be developed in a meaningful way.
No better time than now to learn how this happened to you.