Occupy This! A Guest Post By Sean Stafford
I want to thank Sean Stafford from DomainGraduate.comfor allowing me to post his comment on a Facebook post I had made, consider this a guest post on my blog. I am sure there are many readers that will disagree with Seans point of view (and mine by extension) but what makes this country great is that we have the right to have opinions. On Facebook I actually had someone delete me as a friend thanks to my political views not matching theirs. Well that seems very Un-American to me.
Rather than me continue here is a great comment by Sean:
The banks and the investment houses should have been allowed to fail. They should have never received the bailouts to begin with. Who gave the money to Wall Street? The Government. The USA is in debt because of the Government, not because of Wall Street. The Government had no business giving bailout money to anyone.
The protesters should be rallying to limit the Government’s spending or impeaching the so-called “President” for pushing through the bailouts and allowing this sad state of affairs, not raising a battle cry to tax or give free health care, or free debt forgiveness.
Socialism and overspending is what got the country into this problem in the first place and socialism is the reason why the country as a whole is falling apart. Taxing the rich and having what looks to be a Phish concert in Zuccotti Park does nothing to alleviate any of the aforementioned problems. Just because the rich get taxed doesn’t mean the Government stops spending. And after the rich get taxed…what then? The middle class is then the next in line as the lower class already doesn’t pay any taxes. Even if a bunch of taxes were levied against the rich it wouldn’t pay for all the debt the USA has or even come close.
While I think a lot of CEO’s are paid wayyyyy to much, that doesn’t hurt me or anyone else in the slightest and it’s not my business to be concerned as long as that money was made in an honest manner. If someone is able to make a mint, good for them, as long as it’s done honestly. Trying to tax more money from honest working people to pay for the Government’s injustices is not only unfair, it’s criminal.
Perhaps it’s the Government who should be held accountable instead of people who work for a living and pay taxes?
Want to see what happens when bits of capitalism are removed and pieces of socialism are put in its place? Well….I guess that’s what we are currently watching unfold, and it’s damn ugly.
Thanks Sean for letting me post this spot on comment.
And a little excerpt from a comment that I think says alot as well:
Maybe people should protest the government that has made them feel dependent on it rather than independent of it.