Have you seen this ad that Romney is running?
No one is attacking per se the free enterprise system! It has worked. When it works it takes care of all the people who it disenfranchises as well! It must, because you see, free enterprise by itself champions the great & penalizes the weak.
To buy into the statement that everyone has the same opportunity is counterproductive when you see the homeless on the street, barely existing & wearing their lives down to the point where they couldn’t compete in the job market even if they were given special treatment for hiring.
The security & safety of a roof over their heads cannot be traded for a job. We must enable the chronic homeless to have that security if we want them to become a meaningful part of society again.
We call out here the solutions to ending chronic homelessness! The 100,000 Homes Campaign is just that, bringing a “Housing First” model to the chronically homeless & getting them closer to being contributing members of society, at least not as much of a drain on it. It leaves us feeling better about our community when we can show enough compassion to bring these projects to bear in our own neighborhoods & on our streets!
And another item to refresh our memories on, did you see & remember the quote from Speaker Boehner on “everyone deserves a roof over their head” in an interview with This Week recently? Here’s the post we did on it: A Quote to Remember & Use for Accountability (Everyone should “have a roof over their head”): Page 4: ‘This Week’ Transcript: Speaker John Boehner – ABC News - we haven’t seen this referenced or held to accountability much yet, so what’s your take on why not? Any why did the Speaker not highlight that part of his interview on his own blog post & website references to the interview?
If the 1% were really taking care of those in the 99% who need the help to survive then we wouldn’t be having this conversation.
The debate often pits “free enterprise” against the “common good” & that is just wrong. It cannot be about either or, it must be about both!
Our Savior didn’t come to serve the needs of the wealthy. He called for them to get to heaven in certain ways & he calls for us to figure out that there is balance in Christ’s Love!
Can you not find the balance politicians & government? That is in fact what America is calling you to do! Balance is not the same thing as compromise for the least common denominator though. It’s making sure the needs of ALL the people are being met!
When is this going to be how the debate comes down on this issue?
For those of you interested in the Wall Street Journal coverage of the issue of Romney & Bain – a look at some history & past comments about Romney’s history with Bain:
This is a pivotal moment as the Wall Street Journal states!
South Carolina will be looked at as the place where it was decided whether free enterprise is the issue or how Romney catered to the rich & the investors & provided value for a few or jobs for the masses.
Creating a few jobs in the environment of a broken venture capital system (often called “Vulture Capital” for a reason) cannot make a model for creating jobs for the masses – it just doesn’t work that way, unless the needs of the many are outweighing the needs of a few.
This issue of taxing the wealthy has to be dealt with. The wealthy are not creating the jobs or serving the needs of the many behind all that wealth they are accumulating! So where is that wealth being invested? One must ask. If the jobs were being created by the
“trickle down” effect the right is so oft to promote then we wouldn’t be here having this discussion. To say that they are in an uncertain economic climate is to make a scapegoat of the system they are so good at manipulating. If they can’t make the legislative system work, without all those constituent pork barreling deals, then how can we trust them to run this government any better than those they seek to run out of office?
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- Free Enterprise on Trial (robertreich.org)
- Bernie Madoff: Defending Mitt Romney and Free Enterprise (planetpov.com)
- Mitt Romney responds to Bain attacks – Washington Post (blog) (washingtonpost.com)
- Obama campaign: ‘Free enterprise isn’t running for president, Mitt Romney is’ (dailykos.com)