While I’m Thinking About It: Republican Shortsightedness Prevails
Because I’ve been sick, adhering to a strict schedule of when I will post things proves difficult, especially as a college student. Posting on a Thursday turns into posting on a Sunday, turns into posting on the following Tuesday. Bottomline: things never turn out the way you’d hoped. Without further ado, here’s the five thoughts burning a hole in my mind this week.
1) The shortsightedness of Republicans makes it difficult to understand why roughly half the country is Republican.
Their policies dictate the way people should live their lives morally. They insist catering to the rich is better for the masses. They vow that taxes are punishment, and every dollar taken from them is a loss for freedom and liberty. Over the last 10 years, stemming from the political massacre of the last 35 years, the top 1% of the top 1% has assumed more power and control than is good for the country. Each week, I listen to pundits and politicians spew the same hot swill they do every week, “It’s all about the American Public. How can we do what is best for the American Public. The American Public is hurting right now. We need to help them.” Why in the Blue hell don’t you actually help them out by doing something about the richest people in this nation turning America into an investment capital devoid of opportunity for those on the fringes of economic prosperity. If Republicans could ever get it through they’re $2600 heads that what is good for the rich is the same as what is good for everyone else: a strong middle class. Rich people don’t get rich from other rich people. They get rich because they can buy and sell products to one of the largest middle class populations on the planet. For some reason, that gets left out of the discussion about the rich needing tax breaks to feed their families.
2) No good deed ever goes unpunished.
I’ve hosted two political events at my school. Nothing good has come from them at the moment. Hopefully that will change in the future.
3) I love change, and I hate it at the same time.
I don’t like it when things stay the same, but at the same time too much change is a killer. It happens every spring. Every spring, you start getting ready for the Summer. You learn what is going to be different moving forward. People are coming and going. Its difficult to keep from feeling nostalgic.
4) In a Sacramento back alley, I hope the Maloof brothers, including and especially George, are getting shived right now. Atleast I hope someone is planning to do so.
The Kings had an arena deal all in place. Every part of the plan had meticulously been put together. Hell, the Maloofs and the city of Sacramento even made it Sportscenter official. For some unexplicable reason, 6 weeks later, the deal is no good. The reason: 3.5 million dollars in predevelopment costs the Maloofs feel they shouldn’t be on the hook for. Thankfully, I’m in business school, so I have no problem in saying this: the Maloofs are horrible businessmen. They ran, arguably, the 3rd or 4th best coach in NBA history out of Sacramento. Now, they pass up a deal even they believe is good, because they think they can get out of paying $3.5 million dollars in predevelopment costs. Do you realize how much they stand to earn with a larger arena, more revenue streams, and a city thirsty for a complex they can be proud to call their own? It’s worth way more than $3.5 million. Unfortunately, just like the republicans, the Maloofs are too short-sighted to understand this.
5) Finding employment is difficult
Finding a job shouldn’t be difficult. Imagine a city where they have the ability to match you with a job you love. You never have to worry about being out of a job. The ability to match you with a job perfectly always exists. Some day, I’m going to create a utopia like this.