Too Many Wealthy Business Owners Unpatriotic

In times of strife, who sacrifice their own well-being for the good of others and the nation?

  • Military personnel leave their homes and families to risk injury and death.
  • Law enforcement officers put themselves in harm’s way to protect us in our neighborhoods.
  • Fire and rescue put their own safety aside to save us from fire and accident.
  • The crews and officers on commercial cruise liners pledge to be the last ones off the ship in times of emergency.
  • Doctors and nurses face infection while treating epidemics.
  • Our clergy give up their personal time to comfort us in our hours of need.

The list goes on.

The wealthy business owner?

GreedAt this time in our nation’s great economic recession, where is the sacrifice by the wealthy?

People need jobs now to feed their families and pay the rent, not when it becomes worthwhile solely for business reasons.

The pernicious greed of the wealthy to focus on accumulating more for themselves while much of the nation suffers has to end.

It is often said that to those who much is given, much is expected.

To those who have wealth and can provide jobs:

Give up what profits you don’t truly need for your family, and help your fellow man get past this crisis.

When we come out of this together, we will all be better off for having done so.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen

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4 Responses to “Too Many Wealthy Business Owners Unpatriotic”

  1. do you know, someone copied and pasted this post verbatim and stuck it on their site?

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  3. Marilyn Smith Says:

    Doesn’t look like many with plenty are helping those with less.

    Apparently, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Bill Clinton…..these folks and more are helping worldwide needs of better health conditions and helping create new careers thru the health industries brought to the lands of those who have suffered with human aliments.

    Why is this still a question? The answers are here in the article., pernicious greed, etc.

    The bigger problem is: AN UNHEALTHY NATION IS NOT GOING TO COME OUT OF THIS ECONOMIC MALADY WITHOUT CHANGING THE PLAYING FIELD. OUR NATION HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO LEAD THE WAY TO HEALTH AND BRING THE REST OF THE WORLD ALONG.

    As long as the MEGA-WEALTHY HYPOCRITES march into their various places of worship to petition their various deity to PRESERVE THEIR PILES ASSESTS then
    at the end of the services…..go out say smile with glee and greed.

    Saying and doing must meet and become an accomplishment to help all in need.

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