I hate having to go to the BBC for any kind of "real" news....
Did you hear that Freddie Mac is asking for MORE of our money? Me either.....
The US media is almost another form of taxation....totally voluntary - but it takes money from us and uses it to do damage to our Country. It outright lies - omits important information - and if the story changes, the followup story is usually ignored.
For example - the Hutaree Militia.... Did you know that a judge ordered 9 members released stating "that prosecutors did not demonstrate that the defendants would pose a danger if released."
This is not to say that they are innocent....but they havent been found to be guilty either....
Back to how the Media supports itself. We either pay for it, but mostly its money comes from Advertisers. I have been sorely disappointed with U.S. Business. It used to be that CEO's were cowboys. Men (and Women) who took chances, took on the odds, saw a dream and followed a vision....
Today, they are wussies who seem to rather run to the Government, be coddled, petted, abused, all for approval - a dysfunctional, disgusting relationship.
I want a Company who, when called before Congress, gives those high and mighty Senators the what for. Who would be willing to uncover secrets and tell the American Citizen the truth about those that govern.
I want a Company who goes on National TV and tells what they have done (good or bad) and who was involved in our Government. Who runs an ad that states exactly how much they have given to the current President's 2008 campaign and exactly what was "understood" by the exchange of funds.
I want a Company who takes on the Unions.... Who lets them strike and FIRES EACH AND EVERY ONE or moves to a Right To Work state to make a point! Who lists names, deeds, threats, payoffs.
This bucking the system is one reason we drive Fords. I have always admired Henry (yes, I know he had some Jerk tendencies). I have admired he was the last to offer payment terms for his cars. He didnt want to put his customers in debt. He felt that if they couldnt write a check for his car, they couldnt afford them. Long have I told my Hubs that if there is a company who stands up to the Unions, it will be Ford. Its a family company and as such, has the most to lose.
And from the way the sales figures are stacking up, America seems to agree with me!
Look - we are a forgiving Nation.... Get in front of something - confession - sincerely apologize - demonstrably walk a new path. Who wouldnt get behind a CEO - A company - that does this?
CEOs dont have the Constitution at the top of their lists - they should because would there be the company without it? Probably not.... How many of these Fortune 500 companies were started in the U.S.A.?
Sorry - sidetracked.... CEO's have their shareholders and profit at the top of their lists - that is totally fine - but they need to be wedded with Integrity. Some companies have it (Chick-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby) and some companies (Enron, Gold/Sach, AIG) dont. But their bottom line would SKYROCKET if one company took on this Government - it only takes one.
The first Company will win big (it also may get hammered hard by .Gov). But when other Companies catch on it will be a domino effect and therefore less get hammered.
I know the promises are huge to stay with the Government - threats of exposure - promises of contracts or policy - but this system is not sustainable. Do these companies really think that the Government is going to honor anything promised while Rome is burning? It wont - those people in Washington will look out for themselves (as always) and let everything else go....including you precious CEOs.
It only takes one.... One CEO - one Cowboy - one Family Company - One that wants to come clean.... Just One.
Pray - Praise - Prepare