It’s hard to understand our country, political climate, moral compass, standard of living, conservative, liberal, moderate, sequester, fiscal cliff.. what the hell does all of this ACTUALLY mean?
I don’t know - that’s the problem. I assume I’m like most Americans, I attempt to read and discuss political and social issues that are happening way up the ladder - but the truth is, it’s really hard to pin-point how these things actually affect me. What I do know is this:
I use public services - I ride the bus and believe in promoting the common good. All people have a right to safety, education and health.
I work hard at my job and get paid to little. I believe you should retain the wealth that you’ve created. You. Personally - so if you are a new CEO of a firmly established company, NO - You don’t get a free ride and a huge salary, perks, parachute funds and major retirement benefits. YOU haven’t done jack.
The healthcare industry hung me out to dry last year - thankfully my family is a group of amazing individuals.
I enjoy my freedoms and wouldn’t wish anyone’s rights to be stripped.
So reading an article like the one above poses me a few questions:
- If the DOW is at an all-time high. Why aren’t those companies re-investing into their workforce and communities? Shouldn’t wages reflect such a climb? Public service and donations?
- What exactly is wall street bitching about? They got bailed out - now they are bigger than ever? Am I missing something here or is this just “So complicated that there are a lot of moving parts, blah, blah…”
- How can we measure a country by the wealth of Wall Street? I feel like that is a horribly misleading ruler to measure with. This measurement doesn’t compute to overall satisfaction or well being of a nation.
Needless to say - Go USA?