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Dear Flaco,

So, after all of the huffing and puffing of the election, after all the plays and the jabs and the dust has cleared.  And when you have finally started to forget that I called Obama a Socialist–we are about to become a majority owner of GM.  I wonder what Socialism means?  Let’s check:

Dictionary.com –

A theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.

Wikipedia – 

Socialism refers to any one of various economic theories of economic organization advocating state or cooperative ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and a society characterized by equal opportunities/means for all individuals with a more egalitarian method of compensation.

Merriam – Webster –

Any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods.

Alright, so, now that we’ve gotten THAT out of the way, I wonder, is this what you had in mind when you elected Obama as President?  Did you really want him to nationalize the banking industry, and the car industry, and the insurance industry and then the healthcare industry?  I wonder, did it bother you at the time that the man would drop 1.8 trillion in debt on us?  Or that he would, dare I say it, Raise taxes in a feeble effort to pay down that debt?  Yeah, see, now that the liberals are looking at the debt they have created, they are really Really trying to figure it out.

The answer?  A National Sales Tax!  How awesome is that?

Oh Flaco, my naive dumb liberal friend.  You have really put us in a fine mess this time!

Love,

-pino

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So…

Whats Up?   I’d like to point out you instigated this little post.

Is it that there isn’t a middle ground to the minimum wage?

But More Importantly…

Right now we as a country are faced w/ a huge crisis in our economy …   but lets focus on our automotive industry… and if even one of the big 3 should fold then our (America’s) unemployment will be 10%.

Should we bail out the big three?  I say no.

Good thing we’ve got that whole benefit thing working for the unemployed.

Over 700,000 people work for them(the big 3)  and they are supported by 700,000 suppliers.  That’s 1.5(ish) Million employees.

Right now my heart goes out to them (the employees of the big 3) and the suppliers (of the same).

They got good paying jobs (at the big 3) and the business to support their (small/medium) businesses when the economy was good.  When the economy tanks it should be of no surprise that they suffer as well.  It the basics of capitalism.

You know … the basics of that whole supply/demand thing you like…   (xoxo)

It’s not the taxpayers fault that they (the big 3) didn’t adapt to the needs/desires of the world/customers…  Sadly… screw ’em.

When the world went to war (II) they (the big 3) started building tanks.  Right away.  Changed the whole assembly line overnight.  Savin’ the world and keep good folk employed.

Oh… buy the way they still do.   Build gas-guzzling tanks.

But Foreign companies build what consumers want to buy.

And our Big 3 don’t.  Build good qualiy cars or keep good folk employed.  And with the mpg their cars offer they sure aren’t saving the world.

We (the honey and I) own a 10 year old Honda civic (32 mpg mixed use), Honda Element (22 city/ 28 Highway/a damn SUV), and an awesome and almost breathtaking … 1966 mustang (20 mpg mixed use) .

Kinda redefines the old American adage… they don’t build ’em like they use to.

xoxo billy

Post Script…   You do know that our kids will be paying off this fiasco… We as a country need to make critical desicions that impact not only our lives, but also impact the lives our our children.  Kinda like our next topic… Global Warming (the cool people call it climate change now).

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