Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Another way to look at it


I have been plumbing in the motor home, so I am gonna use the canned entry. I liked it.

I read that a guy looked at a Corvette the other day and said I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost.

The owner replied I am not sure, but it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky, who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL
, at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.  BUT,... I have to admit, I guess I really don't know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality.  When you buy something, you put money in people's pockets, and give them dignity for their skills.  When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. 

Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.

The owner finished with: I've decided I can't be politically correct anymore.  (I never was, actually!)

That is another way to look at an expensive purchase….  I am looking at some things different after I read that.

Nite Shipslog


betty said...

That was good perspective about the owner. The people that worked on the making of the car indeed did get paid for their efforts. It is a different perspective too. Because someone can buy something and worked hard to be able to do so, should we criticize them because they aren't using their money the way we would want to have used it if we had the opportunity? This is something that can be talked about and thought about for a bit I do believe!


Paula said...

Yes this does make you think a little differently.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It's always a good thing to have a different perspective on things!

Mevely317 said...

Good one!
Sometimes I wonder whatever became of (some) individuals' pride (if they had any to begin with!). I've always been a bit leery (of) accepting somethin'-for-nuthin'... but thank the good Lord to have been taught the value of hard work by my parents, and theirs before them.

Lisa said...

I get where you were going with this. Good way to look at it. I wish more people did honest hard work for things they want. I'm a believer too, that spending money makes money.

3 days til Christmas!

salemslot9 said...

there's nothing wrong
with having money
or being wealthy
as long as it's not acquired
through ill gotten gains

2023 said...

I'll bet you appreciated President Reagan; for the most part, I did as well.
I've long been a believer in supply-side economics.