Terry Paulson

While our “Republican” President and the Democrats work to figure out how to bailout and nationalize more troubled corporations, citizens need to send them a message! Stop rewarding incompetence and let people experience the natural consequences of failed business models and poor decisions! Let the free-enterprise system work!

If you are not afraid of what is happening in Washington, you should be. Instead of maintaining a government committed to ensuring equal opportunity, the Democrats and our “Republican” President are trying to take away the possibility of failure! It’s clear that president-elect Barack Obama and the Democrats have campaigned and won on equal outcomes for all! They feel all Americans are entitled to healthcare, a living wage, affordable mortgages, jobs that won’t go away because of foreign competition or poor business plans, and a government committed to meeting every “need.”

Helping people and corporations in the tough times sounds compassionate, but there’s a bill to be paid! To ensure equal outcomes and bailout corporations, Democrats promise to enforce “unequal” tax obligations on “rich” citizens and successful corporations. Liberal Democrats love “compassionate” government solutions—Freeze mortgage payments, make companies and “rich” taxpayers pay for health insurance, make “greedy” pharmaceuticals provide drugs at a cost Americans want to pay and keep raising the minimum wage until citizens are paid what they think they’re worth. They’ll ensure jobs by making it hard to fire and difficult for companies to close unprofitable plants. Of course, more government employees must be hired to make the regulations and ensure compliance! Now, don’t worry about those businesses or the “rich;” they can afford it!

In this age of anti-rich politics, Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged, a book that fifty years ago shocked the nation is a must read. In a time of recession, the government turns increasingly socialist; independent business owners become the target of confiscation and interference. In an effort to save the country, capitalists strike! Business leaders disappear; factories, farms and stores shut down. Riots break out as food becomes scarce. Capitalists hide, waiting out the crash that comes. They return to build a better, freer society. Rand’s novel showed how badly a nation needs its innovators, risk-takers and capitalists.

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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