posted on Dec, 13 2010 @ 06:23 PM
Well we did it to ourselves, and ultimately, bad government policies in the end was what failed the people of the United States. Many people tend to
blame the big corporations, yet not one person is willing to admit that part of that blame lies on we the people, for what we decided to purchase and
use. We cry foul when it goes against us, yet at the same time want the best deal for the best price. We all do such, and thus companies that are
wanting to survive and be successful must do what they can to survive. Many people look at Business to solve the problem, yet no one looks at the
laws, regulations or the costs to do business. How many people are willing to work for minimum wage, and be happy with such, or would they prefer to
work for a few dollars more an hour, and have benefits? At the same time, even though it may seem like big business and the rich do not pay their
fair share, but what they do, besides drive the engine of business and investment to keep the country going, they also are some of the most charitable
people out there, as it does give them tax breaks. Did you ever think to ask why there are so many non profit organizations out there, and how they
keep running, even in hard times? Those who have money donate to those organizations, and it can be in the billions, for a very charitable cause that
benefits everyone. There are 3 examples that I know of. The first is Bill Gates. Yes he has a lot of money, but he took his own finances and
created a foundation and then got others to donate it to it. The next is Jon Huntsman, a very wealthy individual, who is going to donate all of his
wealth before he dies, to help the community, and funding research to fight deadly disease, and then there is Sterling Jewelers. Every year, they
give a very large donation to St. Jude’s Children hospital, that funds research, wings and the costs for people who can not afford medical treatment
for their children, and it is not a small amount. Other companies are doing the same thing, collecting donations and matching it right out of
profits. Punish large corporations or the rich, and that charity could very well disappear, and then where we be for the cure for a disease.
Many would complain about the defense industry, yet that very industry complex, has managed to win 2 potential conflicts without even so much as
firing a shot, pushing the fields of technology. A lot of the modern connivances that we all enjoy, all started out as military technology and
pushing the limits of science and research. Think about it, the cell phone, the internet, the microwave, canned food, and the modern desk top
computers, were at one time were funded by the military, that many people now enjoy. Even modern telecommunications are quicker and faster, was from
the military technology.
You asked what happened to the American Dream, and what killed it, it was the local, state and federal governments that killed it. Regulations, laws
and taxes all killed the driving force of the country, combined with a lack of people willing to do jobs that they considered beneath them. That is
what caused the death of the American dream, and it will be the removal of bad laws, regulations, taxes and fees that will revive it.
Many people need to ask themselves this: What does it take to start up a business, and what all is required, and what all would stop it from getting
started? Many times, a person would need an idea, then a lot of money to get started, and licenses. Now if it is manufacturing, that will require
extra permits, impact studies, environmental studies and a sign off on 4 different agencies, before it goes to the EPA, and hope that there is no law
suit that would put a stop to it. That is what the problem with business today. Many who want to go into business can not afford it, and those that
are, don’t want to expand as the government policies that are now coming out, would cost them more than what they would be projected to make, so
they play it safe and not expand. Even the bigger corporations are having to lay off people, due to the current set of laws that have been passed, or
are planning to just to cover the losses that they are going to endure if they get passed.
Ask the government why do not want the people to succeed, and business to grow to revitalize communities and cities like Detroit. Ask the President
of the United States, why he ignores the cries of the general population what are crying for work, when it is obvious that all of the stimulus’s
bills have not worked, and the money is so badly mismanaged.