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Thanksgiving is going to be a quiet one this year. My son Adam is sailing from El Salvador to Panama with some Australian friends he met while working for Catholic Charities in El Salvador. My daughter Andei is cooking me a lasagna before leaving to spend the afternoon with some friends. I just returned from trying to volunteer at the local soup kitchen because I’ve been blessed in so many ways living in this great country. Turns out a lot of other people had the same idea and since there were to many volunteers in the kitchen, I came back home. I suppose that is a good thing!
I’m incredibly thankful or my health, family, friends, job and this great country of ours. Seems like there are a lot of young Americans that no longer believe in the greatness of this country. That’s a shame. I believe that is partly because American History is no longer taught thoroughly in our schools.
Somewhere along western civilizations journey the “work ethic” eroded to the point where we have created entitlement classes at both levels of the social strata in both Europe and America. This unfortunate reality is strangling the hard working “so called “middle class” in Europe and the states.
Who ever said life would be easy? Nobody gets a free ride on this sojourn through life. I’m talking about the Wall Street protestors or maybe I should call them cry babies.
These parasites text on cell phones (made by corporate America) that are probably paid for by their parents or trust funds and surf Facebook on laptops and IPads. also products of corporate America and the entrepreneurial spirit that made this country great. What incredibly pathetic hypocrites!
The actual reality is corporations create jobs that apparently these protestors are not seriously interested in applying for..
Their angst and anger should be directed solely towards the damaging policies being generated by the President of the US and his liberal democratic allies who are determined to turn this country towards European socialism which anybody can see doesn’t work. Just look at what is going on in Greece. These regulations and policies are inhibiting job creation and entrepreneurial endeavors across our country.
Part of me honestly feels sorry for these lost souls, yet in reality we should all be feeling sorry for the hard working Americans and small business owners who get up and go to work every day and try to navigate through the tons of regulations and tax burdens placed on them so others can collect their welfare checks, unemployment and food stamps.
Our Government cannot balance its budget, but heaven forbid if I get behind on my taxes. The hypocrisy of our government is appalling and the hypocrisy and pathetic whining by the Wall Street protestors makes me sick.
I have no problem paying my fair share and I do believe in a safety net for American citizens who are poor and/or truly cannot work. So many of these protestors are clueless and essentially want a free ride. They want the workers of America to pay for their cell phones, lattes and wireless bills.
On one hand you have these protestors who need a shower whining about how unfair life in America is and on the other you have these young American heroes in our military fighting for our country and the rights of these human debris to cry about those mean, rich wall street types who won’t share their earned wealth with them. What a contrast!
I’m sure there are corporate moguls making more money than they probably deserve however, it is none of my business what they make. Who am I to make these determinations? If everyone in America minded their own business and focused on working hard and earning their own living things in this country wouldn’t be nearly as bad economically.
So my advice to the Wall Street protestors is to clean yourselves up and if you want to fight to change the “unfair” system do it by getting involved at the local level and support candidates that believe in your anti-capitalist agenda. Run for office or if you must protest your real enemies are in Washington DC. Career politicians on both sides of the aisle and President Obama.
Let’s face it…Nobody likes a whiner! Happy Thanksgiving to you all and if I pissed anyone off reading this be thankful we still live in a country that allows free speech. You are FREE to be pissed off. Free to disagree and free to protest if you do the protesting within the limits of the law.