Well, take the private US banking system for example, as long as things did go well all profits were private but now when the # really has hit
the fan , every distressed bank is screaming for help i.e wants to socialize the losses. Its rotten.
Yes, it truly is "rotten" as you said. What Congress and Obama should have said was, Here's the way Capitalism works. People take risks by trying
something new. Happens all the time. Those risks sometimes work and the company is rewarded by consumers through increased sales. The risk, having
paid off, suggests to the people running that company that additional risks may be just as lucrative. It's at this precise moment where Capitalism
is at it's greatest because it's a free system. No intervention by anyone. When you continue to gamble on risks you feel are going to be
lucrative, you know as well as I do, that there's going to come a time when you're wrong. It's at that time when you'll have to suffer the losses
of your poor choice involving that risk opportunity. That's the way Capitalism works. If the risk pays off, you're rewarded by consumers. If it
doesn't, you're going to suffer losses because consumers won't buy-in to what you took a risk on. Notice the complete lack of government
involvement in all of that. It's all private. Companies fail all the time.
Take for instance the auto industry. Try finding a Datsun or Studebaker these days. You might find one on the road every now and then, but they
aren't being made anymore. That's because their particular risks weren't rewarded by consumers. What happened to them? They often times have two
end results. The first is simply closing down. If no one wants to absorb the company and its workers, even if it's to put them to work doing
something completely different than what they were doing, then it's going to suck, but hey, they were going to be out looking for new jobs anyway.
The second is when literally everyone around looks at your company and stands in awe of just how magnificently you have failed. When you see that
particular look on someone's face, you'll never forget it. It's indescribable, but amazing to see. Literally no company wants to dirty it's
hands with what has happened to the company, so it is allowed to simply die. The workers move on to other jobs in the same industry, or choose to
learn new skills and get into something different.
It's inevitable that panic sets in when a company knows it's plummeting to earth. They will look for anyone to help them out. That's desperation
for you. They'll look for merger opportunities with other companies (like in the first example), they'll look at infusions of cash from banks and
private parties because sometimes all they have is a money issue (if it's a huge money issue, this will inevitably fail because they obviously have
managed to choose wrong with every risk opportunity and the market is telling them so), and when all other options have failed, they will eventually
look at the biggest money holder here - the US Government itself.
This is where it should immediately stop, but it doesn't. See, these companies paid a lot of money to their representatives and senators in the form
of campaign contributions and now that they are in a real bind regarding their company, they are going to call them up and tell them that they've
given them all this money, now it's time to get something back from them. These legislators will then go to Congress and to the media and will give
everyone a sob story about how hard its been for this company. They'll tell everyone why there's literally no choice but to give a huge amount of
money (sometimes in the form of government contracts) to this company to keep it afloat. There's your socialism. Congress did it. Well, Congress
needs the President to sign off on it, so he's got to be in on this socialism too. Bailout Package, anyone?
Here's what they won't tell you though. When those small companies are allowed to fail, all those workers will have learned a very valuable lesson.
They'll know the risks that simply must not be taken. They'll start banding together. They'll look at that silent company or manufacturing
plant, and they'll start talking about all the things they always wished they could do (risks) that the company never would allow them to do because
it wasn't part of that company's "plan". These people often times get service field jobs while putting together their bigger plan. They approach
investors with this plan, and sometimes even banks. If the investors like the plan and the risks being taken they will invest. Old banks collapse,
new ones are formed. Old auto makers collapse, new ones are born. That's the way of Capitalism. The problem stems from Congress, or the President
himself, choosing that these dying companies need to be saved, rather than allowed to fail so they can generate a bunch of smaller companies that will
one day probably be as big as the original. Maybe they will, maybe they wont. It all depends on the risks they want to take and whether or not
consumers will applaud or loath that risk.
Government is the one to blame here. They are the ones that failed to read the Constitution and discover that there's literally nothing within it
granting them the power to intervene at all. They simply choose to ignore that document because so many Americans don't even know what's in the
Constitution. They don't want to educate the kids on what's in there because they know it'll eventually get them called out on the carpet for all
the Unconstitutional things they are doing. Government is to blame for this fiasco. These companies should have been allowed to fail and die. Then
they could have been bought up by succeeding companies, or the workers could choose new professions or start up a new company.
Santelli has nothing to do with this failure. Everyone in that room behind him has nothing to do with this failure. Uncle Sam has EVERYTHING to do
with this failure. As for the corruption and scams in the bank, look at the SEC (also Uncle Sam) for their failure. Santelli knows this. Most of us
know this. Sadly, most Americans remain willfully ignorant.