The Last Capitalist

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Olmsted Falls Asks for $100 Million Bailout; Slightly Less Stupid Than Auto Industry

Posted by jemartynowski on December 4, 2008

OK.  This is getting out of hand.  Right?  I mean, this guy asking for $100,000,000 from the federal government for his school system is taking it too far, isn’t he? 

Well, my answer would be yes and no.  Of course it’s completely stupid.  Yes, it’s possibly one of the biggest insults to capitalism in the history of our nation.  But it’s really no more ridiculous than the auto industry asking for a bailout.  As a matter of fact, at least the school is some kind of government-run institution, so there’s an excuse for sucking.  The auto industry brought this on themselves. 

Many people are trashing the unions right now for being money-hungry, blood-sucking, business-destroying, and other unnecessary hyphened words.  However, the businesses let these unions do these things.  They knew the results would look just like this, but they kept letting the unions get their way because they feared losing a little money to a strike.  Really, they needed to stand up to the bullies and not let them take their lunch money. 

What I’m trying to say is this:  these companies, along with banks who were bullied by groups like ACORN and the like, let this happen to them by not having a backbone and bending to pressures from mindless collectivist groups.  So they should be left to suffer their fate, just as I would for making bad decisions.  If I listened to that idiot Jim Kramer and made some really poor investment decisions because of it, the government wouldn’t give me money to make up for following dumb advice from a complete simpleton, would they?

Now, we’re all laughing at this probable publicity stunt from an already highly-taxed suburb that I happen to live right next to.  Whereas the idea that they deserve government money from people not in their district because of their own mismanagement is almost unthinkable, that doesn’t mean it’s any dumber than the other bailouts.  We all know that offering federal government money for private industries is a mockery of everything the United States of America stands for.  If I sound angry, it’s because I am.  We were supposed to be individualists that took responsibility for our successes and our failures, and were defined by what we did in life.  Now, we’re acting like we are being bullied into things we don’t want to do because of far left collectivists.  We, and by we I mean everyone from an individual to a large company, have to fight back against these jerks.  I hope we have the guts to do so.  I’m done writing.  I’m too mad.

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