Washington, Not Wall Street, Is the Issue
By Noel Raskin, M.D.
Noel Raskin, M.D.
Do we have a free market country or a socialist country?
If it was left up to the people demonstrating on Wall Street and in other cities around the country, we’d be living under a Karl Marx kind of government.
Luckily, we are not, and we should be grateful for that fact. But don’t tell that to those people on Wall Street who are intent on getting rid of the free market.
I recently saw an interview on TV with a young kid carrying a sign saying, “I want my tuition paid for.” Why is this kid entitled to get his tuition free?
The interviewer asked him that question, and he said, “Because I think so.” This dumb answer was typical of what I hear from people demonstrating on Wall Street. It is rampant.
Still, there is a group of legitimate people who are very upset with the problems in our country, especially the lack of jobs. But the problem is not Wall Street. Wall Street is a convenient whipping boy because you have all these multi-millionaires to point the finger at.
But why aren’t they pointing at George Soros? Or the rapper that went down to Wall Street in his $400,000 car? Or Michael Moore? They are millionaires, too.
There is no question that within the movement is a sub-group of people that want to make trouble.
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