Always put Profits before People and Principles!
"Worship the almighty God of Greed" is our proud banner.
See,here is the way it goes for too many of us people on the far right ... The ultra rich are somehow "blessed" by the God of $$$$$, so we should admire their self serving greed, and envy their life style, and support things like the Bush extravagant tax cuts to these saints. Take my tax dollars and give it to them. (The rich can spend my money better than I can)
Conversely, the poor are hated by our almighty God of Greed,(we know this because if he loved them he would have made them rich) so therefore it is fine to ignore the needs of these people for my God obviously does not love them.
And we say that we are a Christian country even though there are 5000 lines in the Bible that say help the poor and not one line about providing tax breaks for the super wealthy, and deregulation for the money changers.
"I, me, mine" is the mantra of too many Republicans.
"Rugged individualism" is a pseudonym for "self serving greed" for the misguided Immoral Minority here in America.
"America...just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable."
-- Hunter S. Thompson
BTW (Just because it is "legal" doesn't always mean that it is right!)
EDIT: Edwin’s response proves the point. For him it is all about $$$$$!!!!
Paragraph 1 key point: “reduce prices”
Paragraph 1 key point: “reduced the costs”
Paragraph 1 key point: “profit generating”
Paragraph 1 key point: “reducing the cost”
Paragraph 1 key point: “reduced the prices”
Paragraph 1 key point: “offering the consumer more features and/or benefits”
I happen to have a powerful, best seeling book of ethical virtues. It is called the Bible. I have yet to see a even a single line that supports "profit generating", and "reducing costs" as a virtue.
SOME VIRTUES LISTED IN THE BIBLE:
HELP THE POOR: "Blessed is he that considered the poor." Psalms 41:1
"Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked." Though this seems to be directed at other gods, it is good advice for humans as well. Psalms 82:3-4
GET UNDERSTANDING: Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."psalms 4:7
ANTI BUSH/CHENEY WAR: "And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah
SOME OTHER RULES:
'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
(Like the God of Greed)
'You shall not make for yourself any graven image( Like those from the Department of Engraving)
'Honor your father and your mother.'
'You shall not commit adultery.'
'You shall not steal.'
'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.'
'You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife
'You shall not murder.'
For Edwins of the far right it sounds like “VIRTUE” is only about $$$$$$.
The obsessive pursuit of "Success" is NOT the greatest Virtue either.
"I WISH YOU LOVE" has her head on straight, and her heart in the right place. There is hope for American with millions of people who think, feel and act about Virtues as "I WISH YOU LOVE" and her family do.
1. The Bible
2. Observing the greed based corruption, and incompetence, of the Bush/Cheney White House
3 "Thomas Sowell (as another example of the demented far right "God of $$$$$" dementia) REVIEW QUOTE: "Sowell thinks that profits, and only profits are what makes America great". He is over-the-top ultra conservative."
4 If you have an open mine and look at both side then read I Wish You Love's answer. "I wish you Love" is right on.