I spent a couple of hours this morning watching Morning Joe, a guilty political pleasure, today and once again wondered when we had turned over running the country to business people. In earlier days I would have said the merchant class, but merchants aren’t the problem, it’s the mega-businesses. I believe a locally owned business realizes that the good of their employees is as important as making a profit. Mega-businesses worry about the bottom line, making money for the investors. Politicians cater to the wants of the mega-businesses because that’s where most of their campaign donations are garnered. We are told, ad nauseam, by politicians that if something isn’t good for business it must be bad for people at large. We are told that businesses need special treatment because the economy will collapse if we don’t. What kind of economy depends on corporate welfare. We want people to be self-sufficient, but not businesses?
Did I post yesterday that I wouldn’t be writing about politics? I guess I had loftier goals yesterday. I’ve slept (quite well, thank you) since then.
I’ll be sitting in this chair in a bit, calming down from the mental fulminations (too strong a word?) I just put myself through. Ah well, some cool jazz will bring a smile to my face.