Did you hear Steve Wynn’s comments on businesses and our government? I could have sworn he was talking about me. I am the former owner of six restaurants, three pharmacies and an exporting company. At any given time, depending on the particular business, I had between six and 30 employees.
I am that small businessman that creates and provides jobs and right now I feel like I am the most important person in the U.S. Since I am very experienced and have available capital, I’ve been offered several tempting opportunities to go back into business. My responses have been, “Not right now.”
“When?” my associates ask.
I give them the same answer every time. “Call me the day after President Obama is out of office.”
I would love to hop back into one of those lucrative opportunities, but the uncertainty of Obamacare and a fear of a tax situation which will punish success is keeping me sitting on the sidelines.
Multiply me by the many just like me and you’ll understand why a portion of the 9.2 percent are on the unemployment lines.
To those of you that are ready to write to me with all of your advice, please don’t. I’ve used my own successful judgment for many years and will continue to do so.
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In Bill O’Reilly’s talking points about President Obama and socialism, he mentioned that “Federal safety nets are a must.”
I agree, but I can’t help but notice that for many, that safety net has become a hammock.
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The prosecutors from Holder’s Justice Department were warned about presenting certain double hearsay evidence in the perjury trial of former superstar pitcher, Roger Clemens. Attorney General Holder’s man presented it anyway, and the judge immediately declared a mistrial. Now everyone has to start all over. This is, of course, a massive waste of time, efforts, energy and resources. English translation: a lot of taxpayer money down the drain.
Over in Arizona, Sheriff Paul Babeu and Sheriff Larry Dever are being sued by our marvelous Department of Justice for carrying out the federal laws that Janet Napolitano and her Homeland Insecurity Forces are obviously too lazy to enforce. Everybody knows about the illegals crossing our borders carrying drugs. They have broken into homes, set wildfires and committed murder. Since our feds aren’t doing the job, Arizona Law Enforcement took it upon itself to protect citizens and property. This, according to Janet Napolitano and Eric Holder, is illegal. Hence another lawsuit, more courtroom drama and, of course, more waste of expensive resources. So tell us, Mr. Raisman, how do you feel about our government squandering more of your taxes?
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After hearing the shocking verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, Jane Velez-Mitchell of Headline News said, “If a major movie company or book company offers a deal, they can expect a huge backlash.”
Similar comments prompted one of Florida’s largest circulated newspapers to ask, “Would you pay for a book by Casey Anthony, or watch her on TV?”
Of those who responded, 75 percent shouted absolutely not. Another 13 percent said they would rather watch a documentary about the migration of butterflies, and five percent more said “No” to the book, but would watch her on TV. One respondent’s answer caught my attention: he said that he would love to watch her on television — if she was the victim of a shooting. I am StanGershbein@Bellsouth.net asking you what you would do if you ended up on that jury?
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