Ralph R. Reiland
“Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt,” advised Benjamin Franklin.
That’s not how the Greeks seem to see things, where Franklin’s advice on borrowing and debt is likely to be swapped for an ethos that’s more in tune with short-term satisfaction and long-run deficits.
Just when you think it can’t get any more anti-business, anti-jobs, anti-growth, anti-capitalist, and just plain economically nonsensical among presidential candidates than Hillary Clinton’s ’s “Don’t let anyone tell you, you know, corporations and businesses create jobs,” along comes Vermont senator and self-defined socialist Bernie Sanders running for the Democratic presidential nomination with the statement that there’s nothing wrong with the federal government taxing away 90 cents out of every dollar earned at top income levels.
The lethal fallout has manifested itself in the rising number of poor people, disproportionately black, that are now being murdered in America’s inner cities.
Now, on top of Secret Service agents frolicking with hookers in the hotels they’re supposed to be securing for President Obama’s impending visits, the news is even worse about yet another allegedly top security operation at the federal level.
What's missing in the recent sequence of looting, arson, and destruction that occurred in the majority-black city of Baltimore — and previously in Ferguson, Los Angeles and elsewhere — are protest banners that say “Asian Lives Matter,” and “Jobs Created by Korean Mom & Pops Matter,” and “Minority-owned Asian Businesses Matter.”
Washington Post columnist, writes that she went to Baltimore to get a firsthand look at how the poorest of the poor live. In short order, she got robbed and knocked around.
Two TSA screeners were fired in April after developing and implementing a scheme to grope attractive men at Denver International Airport. And recent and repeated mishaps with the Secret Service have revealed an embarrassing and dangerous pattern of incompetence.
Here’s a thought from Winston Churchill on equality, ethics, capitalism and socialism: “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”