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RUNAWAY SOCIAL SYMPATHY

Every once in a while I switch the TV channel from Fox to CNBC to see what the liberals are saying.  After listening awhile I get a deep sense of hopelessness and foreboding for our country.  The most important thing for the left is giving money to people.  They are happy to see the growth of food stamps, disability payments, housing subsidies, free healthcare and all the other welfare benefits.  They utterly fail to see the damage it is doing to the recipients.  Whole cities that once flourished have deteriorated into rotting eyesores populated with shambling hulks of chemically dependent drones.  These people are no longer employable.  They have become incompetent and helpless and the liberals can’t see that it’s their doing.

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August 10, 2011
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I never thought that I would agree with Steve Wynn. I haven’t met him, but he has shaken things up in the casino business. Wynn owns hotel/casinos in Las Vegas and Macau. He admits voting for Obama in 2008. But in a speech given on July 19,
he made it clear that he has changed his mind. He described Obama as “the greatest wet blanket to business, progress and job creation that he had seen in his lifetime.

“I am telling you that the business community in this country is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he is gone, everybody is going to be sitting on their thumbs.

“This is Obama’s deal. And it is Obama who is responsible for this fear in America. The guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest; they are holding too much money.

“We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody is afraid of the government and there is no need soft-pedaling it. It
is the truth. It is the truth.”

Bernie Marcus, who co-founded Home Depot, said in a recent interview: “Having built a small business into a big one, I can tell you that today the impediments that the government imposes are impossible to deal with. Home Depot would never have succeeded if we'd tried to start it today. Every day you see rules and regulations from a group of Washington bureaucrats who know nothing about running a business. It's become stifling.

“If you're a small businessman, the only way to deal with it is to work harder, put in more hours, 51 West Center #519 Orem UT 84057 www.rufftimes.com and sometimes let people go. When you consider that something like 70% of the American people
work for small businesses, you are talking about a big economic impact”