jgriff Posted October 21, 2011 Share Posted October 21, 2011 I'm usually pretty conservative at least on fiscal issues. Socially I'm super-liberal although I do believe in obeying the law even if I don't believe the law is correct. The people I've seen at OWS on TV are not the kind I usually agree with. Of course we all know how reliable the CNN, MSNBC and FOX entertainment networks are. I find myself at least in part agreeing with the frustrations of OWS if not the tactics and solutions some of them are offering. The corporations are doing what they have to do to survive in the world we live in. They have to compete with the Chinese, Indians, Koreans, Japanese, etc... When my company laid me off 2 years ago even as they were hiring more people in Mumbai I wasn't surprised. What would I expect them to do? Keep paying me or hire someone else who may be 1/2 as talented but will work with no benefits for $10 a day? One of my bosses once told me that I may be irreplaceable but he could replace me with two people.The unemployment problem is not a U.S. Government problem, it's not a Corporate America problem. It's an India and China suck as a place to live because they are primitive cultures problem. Take that culture relativism. The world we live in is a brutal and disgusting place. I was in Naples Italy last week and saw shanty towns in the middle of dumps with children playing in the garbage just a few minutes from Pompeii. I wondered if those kids were better off then the ones that lived there 2000 years ago. I'm sure they'd love to come live in Zuccotti park.What's the solution? I don't know. Punishing Corporate America won't help. Higher taxes won't help. Taking money from rich people won't help. If I see even the slightest indication that my savings are going to be confiscated or taxed it will be turned into gold the next day. I started doing that in 2008 so I already have the mechanism in place. When gold went over $1k an ounce I stopped but I'm ready to start right back up if I need to. I have no problem taking it to the Middle East. I may not be able to get it all out of the country all at once but I'd get it eventually. I've got lots of friends over there and the food is good. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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