You Just Never Know…


Michael Moore talking about Capitalism: A Love...

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Michael is worried. He considers your money – his money, if you are rich, and he doesn’t like what you are doing with it. This is what he had to say about “the rich”

They’re sitting on the money, they’re using it for their own — they’re putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We’ve allowed them to take that. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. We all have this — we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it,” Michael Moore told Laura Flanders of GRITtv.

“I think we need to go back to taxing these people at the proper rates. They need to — we need to see these jobs as something we some, that we collectively own as Americans and you can’t just steal our jobs and take them someplace else,” Moore concluded.

I appreciate the fact that Moore doesn’t want people to lose their jobs, however, how do you prevent a company from taking jobs out of this country? What is Mr. Moore proposing to do about this? Is he suggesting that the government force a company that is losing money to continue to operate and pay wages when they are losing money? That isn’t possible or logical. This is where immigration laws and union wages have to be addressed rationally if we really want to keep Americans working.

Actually, I thought Michael Moore was rich, but apparently he doesn’t include himself in the “rich” category. He used the term “they” rather than “we”.

Regardless, I decided to look into what Americans who have money do and it is rather interesting.

Check out ‘forty wealthy families pledge to donate money’.

Also, Charles Woodson donated two million dollars to Mott’s Children’s Hospital recently.

One third of all Americans contributed to Haiti after the earthquake that devastated that country.

Americans do give and give generously, but when 20/20 took a look at which Americans give they found that conservatives give more than liberals. It seems that those who always want taxes to increase are the same ones who are less likely to give willingly.

It turns out that this idea that liberals give more…is a myth. Of the top 25 states where people give an above average percent of their income, 24 were red states in the last presidential election.

Arthur Brooks, the author of “Who Really Cares,” says that “when you look at the data, it turns out the conservatives give about 30 percent more.” He adds, “And incidentally, conservative-headed families make slightly less money.”

Michael Moore probably just wanted to make head-lines with that interview. He succeeded.

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About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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