Dear Readers: The Goddess of Capitalism pronounces the following mortals Free Market Champions. She is delighted that these individuals promote the values of hard work, rugged individualism, and and understanding of the basics of risk/reward systems that work.
Hero Daniel Hannan: British Member of the European Parliament. Most of us freedom-minded, capitalism-supporting, pajama-wearing types have seen his magnificent speech already. He berates British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for following plans similar to Obama’s. MUT’s money quote (Full Text of Speech HERE):
Prime Minister you cannot go on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorging of the unproductive bit.
You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
He is on the radio with Sean Hannity now, warning Americans to ignore media-driven healthcare myths and to fight against plans to nationalize health care.
Hero Mike Rowe: Host of the fabulous and educational “Dirty Jobs” on Discovery channel. He presents a sensible view of the ginned-up outrage against AIG exectuives. MUT’s money quotes:
If, as a contracted employee who signed on for the sole purpose of making money, I did everything I was supposed to do to earn a payout of $5 million dollars, I would expect to be paid. I assumed a level of risk, and preformed as asked. A deal is a deal. The only circumstance that could justify a non-payment, would be the bankruptcy of the firm. (That’s the biggest part of the risk I assumed, working in a volatile and competitive industry.) However, if the company stays in business, or is not allowed to fail, I’d absolutely expect my money. And if I got it, and was then suddenly asked to return it because the government realized it looked politically stupid and fiscally foolish for subsidizing my big fat bonus with taxpayer money, I might be inclined to say “I’m sorry, but I’m a tax-payer too. If you didn’t want to pay me what I was legally owed, you should have let the company fail. My deal was with AIG, not you.”
This “bonus rage” would not be happening in a world that respected consequences, because in that world, those companies who can not afford to pay their bills would simply fail, the way they’re supposed to.
We need more Tea Party Heroes like these! Please join a local Tea Party Tax Revolt. As a reminder, the San Diego Tax Day Tea Party activities are:
San Diego Tea Party Rally — April 11th (Saturday); 11:00 am – noon; Spanish Landing Park (by Lindbergh Field); we will be having fun with pinatas of some of our favorite tax revolt targets.
San Diego Tax Day Protests: April 15th (Wednesday); 6:00 pm – midnight near the following post office locations:
1) Sports Arena Midway: 2535 Midway, San Diego, CA 92110 E
2) El Cajon: 401 W. Lexington Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
3) North County: 11251 Rancho Carmel Dr., San Diego, CA 92199
4) Escondido: 403 N. Escondido Blvd.
Please see the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition website for further information. And don ‘t forget to order your fashionable protest wear from Zazzle and Cafe Press from our dear friend, Lipstick Underground.
PS. The Goddess of Capitalism would also like to condemn a few Tea Party villains, too. I refer to Rahm Emmanuel, Obama Chief-of-Staff, whose short stay at the corrupt Freddie Mac netted him a cool $320,000 off our sweat and George Soros, who indicated he is “having a very good crisis“.