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    Economic System benefits... or not....

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    A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could've fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this man made him famous on the internet.

    READ his story as stated on Facebook below:

    A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have b een fed for the money that sports car cost."

    I replied I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families. BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

    That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.

    Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.
    I’ve decided I can’t be politically correct anymore. (I never was, actually)

    His answer made him famous on the internet world as it received almost half of a million shares and more than eight hundred thousand reactions on Facebook .
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    Well said! Too many folks now of days seem to think...... 'What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine, too. Oh and by the way, how's about you pay me reparations for something that never happened to me and that you never did to me or anyone else for that matter?'

    Yeah, right...... Don't hold your breath!

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    I don't do FB, but that was well said.
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    I don't do facebook either Carl... but this story was passed to me via email by a friend, and it IS a great response to the thoughtless comment by the other person. I wanted to pass it along as it says so much about our societal ills these days!

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    Very nicely put.
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    Well the problem is that these people would have to work and then they would have no time to protest, loot and burn. I remember the words of the great Ronald Reagan. "Socialism works well until you run out of the other guys money". Man I miss Ronald Reagan and don't think we will ever have another one like him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNomad View Post
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    A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approached and told him that the money used to buy this car could've fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this man made him famous on the internet.

    READ his story as stated on Facebook below:

    A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have b een fed for the money that sports car cost."

    I replied I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore. It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed the people working at the dealership and their families. BUT,Ö I have to admit, I guess I really donít know how many people it fed.

    That is the difference between capitalism and welfare mentality. When you buy something, you put money in peopleís pockets and give them dignity for their skills. When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.

    Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is taking your money against your will and shoving something down your throat that you never asked for.
    Iíve decided I canít be politically correct anymore. (I never was, actually)

    His answer made him famous on the internet world as it received almost half of a million shares and more than eight hundred thousand reactions on Facebook .
    No better Way to word it better than that
    Thanks for sharing it Gary


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