Operation Occupation

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Recently America has witnessed a movement sweeping the country unlike anything we as a people have seen since the civil rights movement. As a business person, father and concerned citizen I must say that I think this protest was long overdue. Whether or not the movement will have any significant impact on the political or banking systems remain to be seen but I for one certainly hope so. 

Quite frankly I agree with alot of what I'm hearing from the protesters across the country and I can't understand why some political folk are so adamantly against their form of expression. This is America last time I checked, you know-land of the free, home of the brave. 

I'm no economic or political scholar, not by a long shot, but what I do know is that I personally know many people who have been "just getting by" for what seems like forever. A shame, especially when you think of all the opportunities available to us in this country. It' is true that there is no place like home and that only in America can we succeed in doing what we love to do. Whether it's landscaping, real estate, law, whatever. The fact is that if we get an education, work hard and stay focused on our objectives we can be successful. Granted, we won't all make it rich, but at least the opportunity is there.

Of course I have a better chance at getting rich- simply because of the line of work I'm in- than a 5th grade teacher or a police officer, service member or even a postal worker, but we all know that everyone can't be rich. After all who will we pay to do the things we don't want to do or are unable to do ourselves; like replacing a transmission for example. My point is that more often than not the people who deserve the best of what this country has to offer invariably get far less money for their service. 

We live in a country that rewards hard work and steadfast commitment on the one hand yet on the other we pay top dollar for superficiality. Just ask Kim Kardashian, or any big league ball player.  I'm blessed to have a career I'm proud of and one that enables me to take care of my family but it is getting increasingly more difficult these days to make a significant profit due to the fact that there is not a whole lot of money flowing in the residential or commercial construction industry. 

I only hope that we as a country get back to where we need to be so that all Americans can benefit and not just the super rich.


Comments (3)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Long overdue is an understatement!

Its sad to say we had to endure this much for this long to cause action but I am glad to see the American spirit is awakening and action is taking place. We arent out yet and I dont think we will be either!!


Great post

Oct 16, 2011 10:48 AM
Karen Richards
Keller Williams Realty Allen - Allen, TX

I think your post is well writtena nd soes a great job of expressing your thoughts. I am just wondering whatis "corporate greed"? We have been hearibg a lot about it from the protesters At what point is profit considered greed?

Oct 16, 2011 11:25 AM
Ed Santana
Modern Wall Systems - Virginia Beach, VA
Modern Wall Systems, EIFS Wall Systems Specialist

Corporations tend to do whatever they can to maximize their profits no matter what. For the corporations, the bottom line is the green back. The tobacco, medical/pharmaceutical, even food industries all operate on the premise that money talks and you know what walks. I totally understand that but the difference between most business people like myself and big business is that we are not governed solely on balance sheets. Although they are important, for me, I find that it's ok to take on a job for less money especially if the customer doesn't have a lot of money and is in dire need of a roof replacement for example. Sometimes the satisfaction of knowing you helped someone is worth more than gold.

Oct 16, 2011 11:53 AM