Why Rick Posts about the Economy and now Politics

Morning Folks!!

Back in the 1970’s we saved one company. Chrysler. 30 years
later we still hail it as a great success and it was. But times were different
then. People actually took responsibility. Iacocca came in and turned things
around. Compare that to today. Who is running GM?? You can’t name the guy.
There is no “Point man.” No true responsibility. Ok now to the buring question. 'Rick, why are you writing
about politics?' The answer is an easy one. Many folks asked me the same
question last year when I started writing about the economy. I heard over and
over again, “What does the economy have to do with domain names?” To me that
was a pretty silly question but I was surprised so few saw the link back then. Any questions now?

First I expanded into general economic issues and how they would
affect us as people, not necessarily domainers. Most thought we were immune from the economic collapse. Now they know differently.

Then the government entered the business universe in an
unprecedented way we have really never seen before. At first we thought it may
be a good thing. Then we saw the strings come out and eventually the tangled
web that followed. We also saw a
total lack of controls and oversight. They gave away the money and THEN made
the rules. Not too smart. They were going to make sure there was no waste. I
guess the $18 million website shows more than all the words do.

Eventually the debate turns to taxes. If you are still in
fairy tale land let me explain how this all works. The government gives away
trillions and WE get to hold the bag.
We get to pay for the party. We get screwed. But you won’t see it today.
Hocus pocus wait 2 years.

Point is, time to pay attention. Forget about the arguments.
Does not matter who wins and who loses. It is your WALLET that they really want!
If they take all your money how much power do YOU have?? At what point does the
power shift? Again, it is a NUMBER not an ideology. Not a party affiliation. Not anything but a number.

Have a GREAT Day!
Rick Schwartz.

Sunday Morning Politics and Business. Part 2

Morning Folks!!

I have stayed away from politics when I can but with the government getting into the business of business in the way that has happened makes it hard to separate. These are very unusual times and we all need to pay attention. Today I am going to go where none of us are allowed to go. But common sense needs to return and sometimes we need to 'Recalibrate.'

You can’t talk about race in this country. You can’t talk about race because if you express an opinion
not supportive of some on any issue, they just go off on you and you are labled a racist, or a bigot or a homophobe or whatever. So lets look at what happened
this week and last.

First, as several have mentioned and I agree with, the
biggest mistake was by Obama. The most damage was done by and to Obama. That halo came
off in a hurry. He still does not get it and frankly, I am sick of racial stuff
hogging the airwaves. His “Teachable moment” was a wasted and staged Photo op.

The good professor Gates acted badly. He should apologize.
If he had any class he would apologize. Have you ever seen an apology come from
somebody after they call you a racist? I never have. Not once in all my life.
Not once did I see that. Have you? I was hoping in this case the good professor would
realize that he should have been thanking the police not attacking them as even Colin Powell suggested. Maybe he was tired from the long
flight. Maybe he was just wrong for calling someone the “R” word which is a
WEAPON that gets used like “Deuces are wild” in a card game. Maybe the good officer went too far. But the way this could have been a 'Teachable moment' would have been an apology by Gates that would have most probably prompted some words of 'Over reaction' by the officer and THEN we might have had a 'Teachable moment.' Instead we got a phoney and staged Photo op. That is what I call a 'Missed opportunity.' That was a bunch of crap. That was a slight of hand to take the focus off other things. The woman that called in the report did everything right and she was the villan? Is THAT what we want to teach people?? She should have been celebrated and thanked not victimized. Didn't see her at the Photo op. I did not hear the president thank her for being a good and concerned citizen. The teachable moment? If you see something DON'T call the police. Just mind your own business. THAT was what many learned.

There will always be racists however the vast majority of
people are not. We have come a long way. The election of Obama proves it. Election of many governors and that of congress. But
please Mr. Obama, don’t drag us back to a period we thought we have
transcended. Your agenda is beginning to be exposed and it ain’t flying well.
You are anti business. You are anti police. You are anti military. The “American way” seems to be something that you are less than comfortable with.
Please Mr. Obama, don’t destroy what took hundreds of years to build. I thought
your election would have us look to the future in the sense John Kennedy did. A
certain hopefulness that was genuine and futuristic. A figure that could bring
folks together. Something we desperately needed.

Sorry sir, you are no John Kennedy! I think you could have
been. I think you had a unique opportunity. More goodwill than any President
coming into office in my lifetime. An historic moment. An historic era. Folks
really ready to move on and get a fresh start. I think you blew it. The contempt
and arrogance you show at times just can’t be hidden. The USA really is the
greatest country and has done so much good. Please stop apologizing for us when
you can’t even apologize for yourself. Sir, it was YOU that needed the “Teachable
moment” with all due respect. My fear is you learned nothing. You want to
engage dictators, murderers and thugs but shun half the population of America because they 'Cling' to values that were taught to us. There is right and wrong.
Talk to the jerkoff in Iran? Please!

We are told the stimulus was to “Jolt” the economy when you
were selling the program. Now we hear it is to be a long term deal. Then we hear the recession is over after
only 10% f the money has been spent. All this in a 10 day period. Do you think
we are all that stupid? “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs. Bullshit, Bullshit, Bullshit. Then
you want my money??? Want to “Re-Distribute wealth?” Raise my taxes? Have me carry water while others drink it?

Make ME a slave?? Sorry, but when any government takes 50%
of your money, you are a slave by definition. The government is turning into a
pimp and we the people are becoming their whores.

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz

PS: My default in life is we have more in common than separates us. The media and the government are the only ones that focus on what we don't have in common and then they EXPLOIT it to their own advantage. We should be smarter than that. We just get caught in the crossfire and they use us.

Hocus Pocus, let’s try and Focus

Morning Folks!!

Let’s cut to the chase. Liberal or Conservative. Left or
Right, Democrat or Republican, don’t fall for the bullshit. Whatever the
government does comes to one thing. How much tax do YOU want to pay?

So if you earn $100,000, how much of that $100k are you
willing to give away to the government to do all they want to do? It’s a
number. It’s not any party affiliation. How much you wanna pay? Make sure you
ask yourself at what point are you a SLAVE or an Indentured Servant? So what is
your number? Now just remember that the 7% in sales tax you pay AFTER your
initial tax actually counts! Your state TAX counts! Your property TAX counts.
Your utility TAX counts. Your gas TAX counts. Your telephone TAX counts. All taxes after the TAX. That is a bigger percentage of the dollars you have left over.

So you have $100k. How much should you and your family keep? How much should the government take to support their programs and families of other people? $65,000? $50,000? $25,000? $90,000?

In my pea brain, anything over 50% and you are no longer a “Free”
person. What's your number?

Have a GREAT Day!

Rick Schwartz