Realville vs. Nirvana
Some of you will remember a few months back I entered into a spirited debate with a chap across the pond in a hub I entitled Inside the Mind of a Socialists; well once again I am debating a pseudo conservative whom I will not name and feel the results thereof are deserving of publication in a separate hub. I have entitled this hub Realville vs. Nirvana because his take on life seems to be if we somehow modify Capitalism wherein CEO salaries are made proportionate to the workers’ salaries things would be better. I of course invite him onto this site to express his own views but until that time I have enumerated below a synopsis of our points of contention.
We actually opened in agreement, business in general needs to speak out collectively in as plain and simple language as possible the reason they are not hiring. Unfortunately the business world has been very clear in making this point known all too well by their actions but have said little as far as a collective effort to vocalize what’s wrong. The only way the message will resonate throughout America is if business collectively called a news conference and enumerated for the main stream media just exactly why they aren’t hiring. That’s the only way the majority of Americans will ever understand what’s behind this problem. Those of us that stay informed are preaching to the choir here on Hub Pages and the likes; it’s the main stream media that keeps protecting this Regime and keeping the public in the dark just as they did when they ran with the latest Democratic Talking Point following the S and P’s credit downgrade referring to it as the TEA PARTY DOWNGRADE!
I contend Business will not vocalize their objections to this Regimes Policies because they are afraid of it just as business is afraid of all Socialists Regimes!
We continued in agreement regarding the sea of endless regulation and taxation imposed by this regime as the major impetus that stands in the way of hiring. However our agreement stopped there; from that point on he began attacking CEOs accusing them of being overpaid. I contend what CEO’s are paid is none of his nor anyone else’s business; if the company is prosperous then what they pay their CEO is their business; that’s what Capitalism is all about!
From there the disagreement continued as he accused Companies of moving overseas to avoid paying higher wages wherein they continued to willingly escalate the salaries of their CEO’s without hesitation; his contention was their argument was paradoxical. Again that old proverbial nerve was struck and I went off. Companies will bring their factories back to our own shores when and only when it’s profitable to do so. As long as we have a Socialist Regime in power look for more companies to flee the Taxation and over Regulation! I don’t blame them; if I were a CEO I would be looking to relocate!
Next the conversation took the predictable turn towards buying American made over non-American made. OK here is where I may lose some of you but I wouldn’t drive a General Motors Car if they gave it to me and paid for the gas. When His Majesty bailed out the UAW by saving their contracts with GM while stiffing the true investors in the company that did it for me. Never again another GM Car! You cannot have a government body dictating how things should go in a free market system but what this Regime has imposed over the past almost 3 years now is anything but a free market system. This is pure unmitigated Socialism; Cap and Trade implemented through the EPA; Obama Care rammed down our throat and look out for CARD Check; Obama is losing the unions so he’s got to capitulate. He won’t be able to pass it because of the Republican controlled House but he’ll circumvent congress as he did with Cap and Trade and use the Department of Labor to implement it!
In conclusion we agreed on so much but are diametrically opposed with our assessment of what brought us to this point. HE contends it looked like we were prospering and growing while wages were going down, benefits were being reduced, and the only thing that TRULY rose during these great economic times were CEO salaries and the average American's debt to income ratio. I contend that’s what Capitalism is all about; those that take risk; put in long hours; rise through the corporate ranks or invest in their own ideas should be rewarded. Those that play it safe, work the nine to five jobs with weekends off should not reap the same benefits those that take the risk and invest more of themselves do!!!!!!!!
More to come in chapter II; Realville vs. Nirvana