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RE: I am thanking Mr. Bush
"Ok Ok forget about the poor people since they don't even count. How about the ones that make way more than you do? There is truth in what you are saying. Unfortunatly the populace did not go schools were financial management was part of the curriculum."
Certainly poor people count. Do you know any? What have you done to help them? I mean personally help them. Not go up to someone else with a gun in your hand and take THEIR money and give it to them. That's what our government does. But, let's narrow this down even more. Do you know any NON-STUPID poor people? I'll bet you don't. You know the ones I'm talking about. They're to smart to stay in school untill graduation. Their parents proudly proclaim they were simply way to smart for school and were simply unchallenged by the sub-par school system. But, you knew them personally. You know they were the ones who always got high during breaks and were troublemakers all the time. The good students are happy they're gone. Of course, they now can't hold a job either. After two or three weeks, they're gone. Of course, it's not their fault. The stupid manager fired them so they can hire another black person. Or another friend or relative. That's what their parents believe. You know him. You know he was late 3 or 4 days a week. He always had an excuse for that. Even when he works, he never seems to have money. You're the smart one here. You try to tell your friend he can't afford $3.50 a pack cigarrettes on a minimum wage job. You also tell him he can't afford to spend 50 bucks a week on lottery tickets but he explains that someone has to win. It could be him. You try to explain the odds at 15 million to one. His eyes glaze over just like when he was still in school. After he marries another n'er do well, the problems persist. Even with both of them now working, they never seem have money. They are continuously being booted out of one trailer park after another. They ask you over to talk about it. He offers you a beer and you see plenty of that in his new refrigerator. He offers you a slice of pizza. Your friend has no "REAL" food in the place. He eats out two meals a day. You ask him to turn down the wide screen TV he's blasting through his surround sound stereo. When he sees your puzzled look, he explains he got them at the same place he got the refrigerator. The rent to own store made him a great deal. You do the simple math in your head. He'll pay 350% more then he would at any other store. Of course, he doesn't have the credit for that. Your eyes glaze over when you realize he doesn't need any of this stuff in the first place.
You, on the other hand started alongside him at a Mcdonalds making minimum wage in high school. He lasted a week and was fired. You worked until you graduated and continued afterward. You learned the operation from the bottom up. You became a manager and later bought the store. Later still you built 10 more and now live in comfort. One of your main concerns now is congressional pressure to raise the minimum wage. They know it'll buy them votes from simple minded people. You know you can't pay it and still sell a burger and make a profit. If it gets raised, the corporation will further automate some of the functions done by a high school kid or retire man looking to make a few bucks. You have no choice. Those that paid no attention in school, and those that went into politics don't understand that.
These people are stupid. Sorry, no PC spin for that. On the other hand, I know you must be a fan of the likes of Daschle and Gephardt. They think you're just lucky. Lucky in lifes lottery as they said. They completely dismiss your hard work and risk taking. You were simply lucky and now you must give back. They continue to take your wealth and redistribute it to stupid people as I have described.