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Fire Their Asses September 11, 2014

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Oh there is so much to rant about…

Let’s talk about this minimum wage/fast food workers issue. Workers want to get paid more, they say the minimum wage is not a ‘liveable’ wage.

Yesterday, Chipotle was forced to close one of its restaurants in College Station, PA when the staff walked out over “borderline sweatshop conditions.” According to a corporate spokesman: “Our Penn State restaurant was closed when a few employees quit, locking out a majority of others who are enthusiastic to return to work,” Chris Arnold, a spokesman for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., said in an e-mail. The store reopened this afternoon, he said. strikeWorkers are free to choose to accept a company’s wages or not. The free market system, the best that has ever been devised, assures the market sets the value of worker’s toil. What these workers don’t understand is their worth is proportionate to the value they provide the company. Simply put, they have a grossly inflated sense of self-worth. Fast food service jobs are entry level. For most, they provide the opportunity to learn the skill sets that will hopefully serve them well in their climb up any career ladder.

Enterprising employees who display aptitude and desire are almost always rewarded with increases in pay and advancement within the ranks. It is simply delusional for the employees who do not display exceptionalism to think they are due an increase just because they can’t live a better lifestyle than their current wage provides.

We are in this situation because of liberalism. Liberals preach equality regardless of ability and self-responsibility. Several generations have been indoctrinated with this poisonous thought.

If capitalism is to survive we must destroy the myth that everyone is entitled to whatever their neighbor has. Nine out of ten times, that neighbor works faster, harder and smarter and is deserving of everything they have.

Stop coveting and start working. Oh and while you’re at it, graduate high school, stop having babies at 17 and emulate successful people in your actions and thoughts.

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You Can’t Spell Triumph Without Trump January 13, 2014

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trumpSpeculating on who will be the president in 2016 is like playing Angry Birds at work…fun time-wasting.  However, it’s never too early to try to get out in front with a crazy prediction so you can thump your chest 2 years from now and say just how damn smart you were. This article touches on something I had once just poo-pooed; a President Trump.

During the 2012 election run-up, Trump was always the gadfly interjecting his position on whatever was being debated. I, like many other serious conservatives, just rolled my eyes hoping he wasn’t serious about mucking everything up and joining an already absurdly large Republican candidacy slate. (In hindsight, sans Romney in the race, Trump would have been the best bet)

But since the election of Socialist Obama, I have begun to think we may need an ego-maniacal  capitalist to right the ship and begin purging the progressive poison from the current body politic.

The country needs to be run like a business. If capitalism is to survive then the forces fighting it must be defeated. Who better to do that than the man who has no compunction at all in telling you he’s the greatest. Trump needs to feed his ego. He’s built (successfully and unsuccessfully) monuments to himself all around the world. His triumphs have certainly outnumbered his failures and regardless of what you think of his coif, he’s one powerful man.

On the plus side: He hates China because they cheat and are taking advantage of American business/He loves China because, when playing on an even field, they are the next market he can  take advantage of. As president he’ll lay down the law with the commies…yes they own a ton of our debt…but Trump knows they eventually want to see that investment payoff and will use it to his/our advantage.

Trump is a free market guy. Free markets keep capitalism alive. Trump is a capitalist. Being president makes him CEO of almost the world…not a bad gig if you can get it. So I think being President of the United States of America would fit nicely into Mr.Trump’s list of triumphs.

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death March 13, 2012

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You can take progressive ideology out of Europe but you can’t take Europeans out of progressive ideology. While the Germans are currently the big dog in the EU, they nevertheless revert to why the European model of socialism is a failed and miserable model.

Angela Merkel

Desperate for more sources of capital to feed their insatiable tax appetite, Frau Merkel has leveled her tax claws on yet another rich source of funds—news aggregators.  Businesses like The Drudge Report, Times 24/7, Real Clear Politics, Digg, Fark and Reddit are fabulously popular and successful because they epitomize the capitalistic credo; invent something faster, better smarter and you will make money. So it should come as no surprise when governments, afflicted with an insatiable appetite for taxes to fund their out-of-control spending, come pounding at the door looking for fresh funds. Any industry that becomes financially successful is going to be the target of these governments. Politicians will disguise their motives with altruistic explanations for the taxing when the real reasons are simply greed and the fact they can.

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.

“Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage.”  Attributed to: Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee

We are at the end of this cycle. The path we choose will decide the future for another 200 years. I for one will not succumb to bondage.

Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee

Survival Of The Fittest January 15, 2012

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“Capitalism and a free-market economy is the irrefutable method for the US economy to be based upon. It is how we ensure every citizen who embraces personal accountability and responsibility has the greatest opportunity for advancement with the highest possible wage-paying job. It’s also how consumers are guaranteed the chance to purchase products and services at the most competitive prices.

What capitalism doesn’t do is to unnecessarily provide for the apathetic, ignorant, lazy and slothful with handouts. But it does provide for an economic climate where the truly helpless can be helped. In my opinion that is exactly how it should work and it’s time that private equity firms including Bain Capital are given credit for their contribution to this process, and not assailed by inaccurate exhortations.”

It’s time we start singing this from the roof tops. When we distill down the differences  between liberals and conservatives we are talking about socialism vs. capitalism.  Read the whole article here.


Equality of Opportunity October 17, 2011

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Monty writes his DOOM posts every Monday morning at Ace of Spades. Here is the best explanation/reasoning for capitalism.

“This obsession about “equality” in an economic sense is wasted mental effort. Equality of opportunity is all around us; equality of outcome is impossible, given the vagaries of fate and the innate differences between human beings of different skills and abilities. If everyone had equal skills and equal opportunity, then no economy would be necessary because we could all just make our own stuff. Bubbles, booms, busts, crises, panics, and downturns are a fact of life on this planet; no economic system will ever get rid of them. The “anglo-saxon” model of market capitalism has proven to be the most successful economic system ever invented. That doesn’t mean it’s without fault — it just means it’s better than anything else we know of.”

Just Say No To Unions February 18, 2011

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The ideological battle has begun. The protests in Wisconsin and now spreading to Ohio are just the beginning of what I see as the long overdue confrontation between conservatives and liberals—Capitalism vs. Socialism.

The election in November gave the Republicans a majority in the House, the place that controls the purse strings. True to their word they are clamping down on the runaway spending that has driven this country to the verge of ruin. The states also gained a clear conservative majority in their statehouses and 10 Republican governors won election replacing Democratic incumbents.

First on the agenda for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is to reign in the unions. I have said it here many times trial attorneys and unions are killing America. Reform and outright banishment are the only sane courses of action.

Watching the news last night and listening to members of the teacher’s union in Wisconsin caterwauling about Scott’s move to de-fang the union made my blood boil. One woman claimed it was a direct attack on her family and he was ‘sticking a knife in her back.’ I have no sympathy for you lady. You do not contribute to your own pension, pay towards any health insurance coverage and have insanely liberal benefits that no one else in the private sector could ever get. What makes you so damn special? Nothing.

First and foremost all federal and state employees must be denied the right to unionize. The quid pro quo between liberal politicians and the unions must be denied. It is an advantage no other citizen of this country enjoys and therefore must be eliminated.

Conservative politicians have to stand firm and call out those who stand in the way of the free market. If large sectors of the various unionized workforces go on strike, so be it. There is no better time to stand up to them than when unemployment is ‘officially’ at 9.0% and ‘unofficially’ closer to double that. It will get ugly and the MSM will work as hard as they can against us. We conservatives will be labeled cold-hearted and mean. I don’t care. It’s called tough love. It’s time to take America back for the winners and stop rewarding the losers. If we stay resolute in our actions we will win. Do not be afraid. The truth will set us free.