Friday, February 3, 2012

A lie

When will we, as a nation, finally understand that the wealthy do not create jobs? They never have and never will. The worlds greatest entrepreneur will starve if he has no customers. And where do the customers come from? Yes, it's the 99%. If the 99% can't afford the product, they won't buy it, no matter how attractive it is. And how can they afford it? When the wealthiest 1% part with some of their wealth and pay a decent wage; that is when! This was something that Henry Ford knew over a hundred years ago. He paid the highest wage in Detroit because he knew he had to sell those Model T's to his own workers if he was going to survive. You can link the decline in prosperity to the decline of the labor unions and you can link that to Ronald Reagan and his assault on labor. That and his 'voodoo economics' where the wealthy are supposed to allow their wealth to 'trickle down'. Well, it never got very far while it was supposedly trickling. And every republican since Ronnie has clung to his failed model. And now, if we as a nation, fall for the great lie and elect another republican, we certainly deserve what we will get...more pain and misery.
Why am I so heated up about this and the election is still months away? I think it's because of Romney's view that the poor don't need help...that and Paul Krugman's NYT column for today where he takes apart Romney's own words so that we can see him for what he really is. 


  1. Anonymous1:09 PM

    What if instead you frame the argument in terms of a baseball team? Assume that two of the players are pulling the team towards the series, but since the whole team demands equal pay despite unequal contribution and skill, the two leaders quit, and subsequently the entire team fails to win?

  2. Curious...Which argument was that? I was only making some declarations.

    1. Anonymous9:51 AM


      a discussion involving differing points of view; debate: They were deeply involved in an argument about inflation.
      a process of reasoning; series of reasons: I couldn't follow his argument.

      a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point: This is a strong argument in favor of her theory.

      an address or composition intended to convince or persuade; persuasive discourse.

  3. All very interesting but I broke my own rule which was to never correspond with anyone named 'Anonymous' I will adhere to my rule from now on.

    1. Anonymous1:44 PM

      Too bad as interesting dialogue. So here are a couple of other germane topics of the day for your consideration. Perhaps interesting for you to format your opinion or your own commentary for your blog.

      1) Of course this society does not want a bunch of grumpy old boomer men to deal with (around 40 million looming), so for their health should the American taxpayers pay for their viagra? (Walter Matthau would be pleased maybe?) And, of course no gender discrimination allowed? IE equality for all both at the starting gate and at the finish line?

      2) Does freedom of religion established by the constitution trump people in governments attempt at power and contol or is health a more important government responsibility? Should taxpayers be paying for law students contraception, or should well educated graduate school types take care of themselves? Altruism is fine surely, but to what limit if any? Contrary to Danica's comment, is relying on people in government to determine individual health care decisions a fools game, or are people in government better than individuals and family with respect to treatment decisions, including end of life issues?

      And for your Family Matters info in case you do not have this data: Louis R Fifer's father as you mention was William Riley Fifer. His father was John W. Fifer. His father was John Fifer, and his father was a Fifer born in the Shenandoah Valley around 1764. Appears that the Fifer family was part of the Poor Palantine immigration from the Rheinland Palatinate in the early 1700's but originating more likely from what is now the Swiss border region of Germany. Their spelling was most likely Pfeiffer, or Pheiffer, and may also have been Mennonite. Regardless, seems they were all rather poor farmers, until Louis decided to leave the farm, most likely because perhaps the lumber business seemed more interesting, which he probably became familiar with as a consequence of his interest in Hattie Riddle.