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You have been fooled…

If you’re even thinking for a second about voting for a Republican, then you are a fool.  You’ve been hoodwinked and you don’t even know it.  You don’t know enough about the history of this country to make a proper decision.  You don’t understand enough about economics, moral hazards and deregulation to make the right decision.

It’s not your fault.

For the last thirty + years in this country, we have been told over and over again that what is good for business is good for America.  You know, I feel sorry for Ronald Reagan.  By all accounts, he was a nice man.  Tip O’Neil and him would have beers in the White House after a hard day debating.  He was easy going, soft-spoken and he believed what he said.

But, he was wrong.

Let me explain business to you.  Business isn’t a game, Businesses are not people and they don’t give a damn about you, the environment or your children.  The men and women who run businesses could give a rat’s ass about you.  Sure, there are some few and far between exceptions, but they’re, well, few and far between.

People go into business for one reason: to make money.

That’s it – nothing more.

I love my job, but quite frankly, I am there for a paycheck and health benefits.  If I could support my family by not working, I would.  Don’t get me wrong, I really love what I do and I’m good at it – so I’m lucky, I work a job I actually love, but love doesn’t make the world go around – money does.

Continuing on, what caused the economic crisis cannot be summed up in just one sentence.  There are many factors – predatory lenders, housing bubble, too much credit to the wrong people, deregulation and the list goes on.  But, the jobless recovery?  That’s easy: Companies are making huge profits because they aren’t hiring you.  And, the companies that are hiring, are paying the lowest wages possible.

Because?

Well, it’s easy…Businesses want profits, the higher the profits; the better the business.  The stock market rewards the businesses with the highest profits, by keeping their stock prices high.

Somebody’s getting rich – it’s just not you.

The GOP wants to dismantle the rest of the regulations that keep us safe at work, that help the environment and keep our food safe.  The GOP wants to dismantle the safety nets for the people who do the real work – you and me.  They want to lower taxes on businesses, because they say that will cause businesses to start hiring.

It’s not true.

The GOP wants to continue their destruction of America.

Don’t let them.

You Can’t Run the Government. .

You can’t run the government like a business and anyone who thinks you can is a fool. The whole goal of business is to make a profit. Oh, sure, most businesses have a mission statement with a lofty goal about exceeding customers’ expectations or adding value. In all the ones I reviewed, I only found one company who was honest enough to tell the truth. After the phony provide value statement, the next line was “To be profitable”.

None of the government’s goals are to “be profitable”. If the government made a profit and didn’t return it to the taxpayers, there’d be hell to pay.

However; running the government like a business is what all these “Reagan” Republicans are all about. They cut taxes – in a failed attempt to create jobs. You don’t cut you income when you need it most. Companies that do that usually end up hanging Going Out of Business signs. You don’t cut Research & Development money (in government’s case education) and expect to stay ahead of the competition.

Government is not a business and it shouldn’t be run like one.

Oh and lest you think I’ve forgotten – RECALL WALKER!

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