As a business owner, I agree that it takes someone willing to take the risk to grow the economy. After all, I can only make so much money by myself. I need good people to help the business grow. And I respect that commitment. We all must benefit.
My gripe is with those that supposedly support business — i.e., banks, insurance companies, property owners, Realtors, hospitals, oil companies, government agencies and politicians. To you I ask, "How much is enough?"
I understand your need for ever-increasing profits. I understand your need for a million-dollar bonus. I know you need retirement benefits better than mine. You need more money. How else could you pay off the ever increasing list of politicians and lenders? I know you insurance guys are under pressure to raise rates. I understand the power to make easy money. You all need to keep your place at the front door so you can control who comes in. It is your job to be rich and handle the responsibility that comes with it.
But just so you know, you've closed my favorite restaurants. You've used my soldiers for greed. You've kept my customers from paying on time. You've given me more useless people to pay for when they retire from government service. You are blocking the door. Please move out of the way!