Wednesday, October 19, 2011

cain is not able

It's sort of amusing that Herman Cain, pizza man and would-be motivational speaker, is the current flavor of the month with Republicans who are desperately searching for a decent presidential candidate for next year.  I could go on and on about how dumb his "9-9-9" tax is, but, since it has no chance of ever becoming law, why waste cyberspace on that topic?  But I do find one of his recent remarks even more telling of his mindset.  He said, to the Occupy Wall Street protestors: "Don't blame Wall Street, don't blame the big banks -- if you don't have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!"

... Meaning, I guess, that everybody who is out of work should maybe start their own business and make their own fortune??...  I wonder what kind of business that would be, that 15 million unemployed people could start and make a living at?  Selling Amway?  To whom, each other?  Opening a retail store and competing with Walmart?  And who are they going to borrow money from to open these millions of new businesses?  Banks are doing very little lending these days, especially to unemployed persons!  I wish the dude would be a little more specific and then our economic problems would be over!


D. A. Dixon said...

I'll cut right to the chase and call that man an idiot.

elke said...

Best headline ever, Howard!