Those who believe that profit is the evil of greed are as dangerous to America as the church of the Inquisition they despise. Believing that profit, the lifeblood of business growth is bad is what is driving Obama Democrats to destroy jobs, and then they turn around and blame Republicans for businesses not hiring. This is the pinnacle of stupidity.
In the past, children in school were taught the basics of how business works. Socialists do not teach how to create and run a business, they don’t teach morality, they teach children that stealing from those who work is right, that salesmen are thieves stealing their money. Why capitalism creates wealth and socialism destroys wealth all boils down to a simple formula.
Profit, far from being the evil of greed, is the fuel for business growth. When thieves steal or government taxes wealth, then business growth is reduced and can actually shrink. This is what is happening under Democrat rule. The government is taxing wealth away from those who create it and giving it to their supporters to buy their votes, stealing from the makers and giving to the takers.
When someone starts a business they operate by spending money to gather a resource, manufacture a product, or provide a service that people need. Farming food, mining minerals, or drilling for oil are all resource gathering. Manufacturing is anything from making pencils to airplanes. Services are sales, transportation, advertising, and record keeping.
All of these cost money to pay people to do them. A tribe would barter for trade goods and services, but society is too big for that, so money was invented. People pay what their resource, product, or service is worth to them to fulfill their goal of selling their own goods.
There was a time before America of the 20th century that those who owned business forced labor to work in slavery or for starvation wages. Presidents Lincoln and Roosevelt abolished those institutions to the best of their ability. (For those ignorant of history, they were conservative Christian Republicans.) Since then we’ve had Democrats promoting suffrage and promising wealth to the poor by stealing from the taxpayers and getting elected to office by the greedy poor by saying the Republicans represent the greedy rich.
Businesses run by paying for their employees and products to sell. After everyone is paid, including the boss who takes the lion’s share as the leader that put this group together to make money, what is left over is profits. Those profits are used to roll back into the company to expand. Without profits, a business will stagnate and die.
Socialists believe those who make profits from their business are greedy and evil, so they steal those profits for themselves. The only difference between the thief and the socialist is that one operates outside the law while the other operates by making the law, legalizing theft for themselves because they are the government. Both use the threat of force to coerce citizens to give up the wealth for which they work.
Over the years, Democrats have voted in Congress to give themselves platinum pension instead of the Social Security into which they require everyone else to pay, Cadillac healthcare instead of the Medicare they require everyone else to pay, or allow themselves insider trading and business manipulation through government subsidies, tax loopholes, and regulations. Everything Democrats do is what they say Republicans do, and the masses are too ignorant to see and understand that they are dupes to the Democrat Party.
Wall Street and investors are the most hated by the Democrats. Everyone wants to make more money. When people have extra money, they want to make it grow. They do this by investing in other people’s businesses that they believe will succeed. Banks do it by loaning money to people who work to buy things like houses and cars it would take years to save for and collect interest as they pay it back. They reward their customers by giving them some of that investment profit in the form of interest on savings accounts.
Dividends and Capital Gains are not monies stolen from people who buy from a business, they are returns on the money investors put into those companies. When Barack Obama seized all of the assets of GM Corporation and gave it to the unions, he stole all of the wealth citizen investors had put into the company and gave it to the gang leaders who would push their employees to vote for Democrats or be fired. America has seen the greatest theft of wealth in history under the Obama regime.
So the formula is simple; capitalism = business growth and more jobs – socialism = legalized stealing with undeniable results. Capitalism is the Golden Goose and socialism is the knife that kills it. While it can certainly be argued that Theodore Roosevelt needed to step in to stop a few greedy businessmen from dominating the people, replacing them with Democrats like Obama who have the full power of the government behind them is jumping out of the frying pan into the fire.
“He who does not teach his child a craft teaches him brigandage.” – Rabbi Judah