Pitchforks Pointed At Obama And Congress

Barack Obama had the most powerful CEOs of the financial world in his office last week and he had this message for them. I won and I am going to tell you how to run your business. The days of huge salaries are over and you had better get in line or there will be hell to pay.

The CEOs tried to demonstrate why salaries are what they are and how they are competing for top financial talent but Obama would have none of it. He informed them that his administration is the only thing standing between them and the pitchforks.

What Obama fails to realize is that the pitchforks are aimed at him and Congress. People are fed up with government. Real Americans are not concerned about how much money a private company pays its workers. That is a contract between the employers and those employed and the government has no right to stick its nose in. The companies that received bailout money might have to listen but there are problems with that as well. Many financial executives were forced to take the money even though they did not need it. This was to prevent the public from losing confidence in those on unsound footing. If everyone took it then the public would believe it was an across the board problem and not single out only certain businesses.

These people need to pay the money back and tell Obama to pound sand. Any company that Obama tries to interfere in needs to tell him to mind his own business. It is not the government’s business to decide how much a company or its employees should make. The people who think that salaries of private business should be capped are the ones who sit on their cans collecting from those who produce. They are jealous and think they are entitled to money that is not theirs.

Businesses are not obligated to show social concern or to do things for the good of mankind. They are in business to make money and are only accountable to stockholders. Money is earned as the result of a person’s work and that money is used in exchange for the fruits of someone else’s labor. We exchange our money for goods produced by others and they do the same. Money has no value to producers if it is confiscated and redistributed to those who produce little. They have nothing to exchange for it and as long as we give it away for nothing we will get more of nothing for our money. Money has value to both parties when they are exchanging it for goods. Money only has value to one side when it is given away. Those who have their salaries capped will have little incentive to work harder and produce more.

We know, Obama won. It is obvious that he won and even if someone did not know it he would be sure to tell them. The reality is that just because he won it does not mean people have to agree with him or do what he wants. We are free to oppose him any way we want because no matter what else happens and no matter that he won, he works for us. We DO NOT work for him.

The beauty is, he works for those of us who did not give him the job. He works for me, I do not work for him. I pay taxes and I have a say in how they are spent. They are not to be spent on the whims and crisis management of a rookie and his toadies.

Never let a crisis go to waste. The real crisis is that this country put a Socialist in office and we are rapidly going in the wrong direction. Let’s not let this crisis go to waste. Work to get rid of all the waste in government and that includes the waste in the White House and the waste in the Capitol.

Obama won, but America lost.

Source:
Politico

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7 Responses to “Pitchforks Pointed At Obama And Congress”

  1. Barbara says:

    So what are Obama and the Congress going to do now to get their way – pass another law that tells executives how much they can make? This country is becoming like a prison. Who in the heck does Obama think he is. However, he will fall because God doesn’t lie and He says that pride comes before a fall.

  2. Dave Johnson says:

    VERY valid points made that every voter should read and think about.

    Quote of the day that would apply to this author
    We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work … After eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started … And an enormous debt to boot!
    Henry Morgenthau
    Treasury Secretary under FDR, after 2 terms of FDR’s “New Deal”. Quote originally posted on http://rebirthofreason.com/Spirit/Quotes/Author_713.shtml DrHurd.com

    And

    The American Republic will fall when the politicians learn they can bribe people with their own money. –Alexis de Tocqueville

  3. Liberty Card says:

    It seems to me that we lost this argument when we let Congress dictate the minimum wage.

    Wait for it Friends, they dictate minimum wage, they dictate maximum wage, soon they’ll dictate your wage.

    Time to throw the ALL out.

  4. Guy Macher says:

    We must stop this madman in 2010. We dare not let him rule us with a Democrat majority for even four years, much less eight!