“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.” —on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill., April 29, 2010
A number of questions arise:
1. What do you consider fairly earned success?
2. When did it become the President’s job to determine how much is enough money made in a free enterprise system?
3. So part of the American way is you can keep on making money if you are providing a good product or service but you just said there is a point when you’ve made enough! (A bit contradictory isn’t it?)
4. Once a person or company has made enough money and they keep on making it – – where do you think the overage should go Sir?
If I have a good product or provide a good service that is in demand and people are willing to purchase or use it and I make a profit on it that profit belongs to me or me and my shareholders and it’s none of anybody’s business how much I make or for that matter what I do with it. That’s what Free Enterprise is all about. The only countries that want to control what an individual or company can make or earn fall into the Socialist, Communist type countries. The last time I checked this country was not set up as that type of country and is not that YET, so Mr. President and Congress – – BACK OFF and let supply and demand work. Allow people to engage in risk and reward and if they are successful it’s good for the economy and the country. The statement listed above is as bad as his attempt to push support for the government to run the health care system by saying:
“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009
Let me see – UPS and FedEx are privately owned companies not government run companies. They are doing well but the government program is in trouble. Does that suggest anything? I would want the government to run health care because????? We do not need any more $400.00 hammers or $50.00 washers or bailouts or government takeovers. We do not need to become a Welfare Nation. We need to let the entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity of Americans dig us out of this mess without the government messing it up further.
Less government not more government is what we need. Here’s an idea – – How about you in Washington living within your means like most of the rest of us have to do. If my outgo exceeds my income on a continuing basis it will not be long before I’m bankrupt and on the street. STOP THE WASTE!
Sir I am praying for you…. Not that your radical agenda succeeds but that you find direction from God and take the right path not the road to destruction. I pray for your soul not your politics or policies. I pray for America that she be able to survive and remain or renew her position as a beacon of hope for the world and a launching pad for spreading the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.
I personally do not want one nickel that someone else earned and do not want anyone or any government to force me to share what I’ve earned with anyone else. I want it to be my choice, through the Holy Spirit’s direction that I share my blessings with others, which I do. If you have an idea and develop it and make boat loads of money from it I applaud you it’s yours. If you are an athlete and get a contract for what is almost an obscene amount of money to play your sport that’s between you and the owners of the team. If I as a fan don’t like it I can stop supporting your sport but more power to you if you can get paid that much to do what you do.
I JUST WANT A FREE AMERICA TO REMAIN FREE!!!!