Thursday, April 3, 2008

Shooting the Star - CynOi-viet Union

April 2, 2008 local column
Local Columnist Cynthia Oi made a frightening statement in her whiney, grouchy, "you're turning my island into hell" column. She writes, "Government spending, the backbone of employment and economic vitality..." What?! Maybe in Cuba or the former Soviet Union, but hopefully that will never be a true statement under the stars and stripes. Apparently she prefers a system where the government takes a huge chunk of your paycheck then decides who gets a job and what businesses get money.


Thanks, but no thanks. I prefer a system where citizens get to keep their money, find their own jobs, decide which businesses get their money and the government acts to protect those choices. News flash, old friend, government spending is not the backbone of employment and economic vitality, the free market is! That's why the USA prospers while North Korea and Cuba suffer and the USSR failed. Cynthia Oi wants to give all the money to government while in the same column she says Hawaii has, "bad government led by bad elected officials and administered by a host of bad, unionized workers". So why do you want them making all the financial choices?

Obviously this column is less about economic analysis and discussion and more about a grouchy old lady complaining about her arthritis or the loud neighbors or whatever is making what's left of her life miserable.

10 comments:

Ambie said...

Ok you need to send me copies of these things so that I can make an educated comment on the article.

Ambie said...

Hey whats wrong with the USSR ? Think of all the people you could get to know in a breadline!

ray said...

okay here's the link to the column, I think.

ray said...

okay that didn't work. try this

http://starbulletin.com/2008/04/02/editorial/oi.html

ray said...

I'm going to figure out to put real links in this thing. Yes, we've advanced from neanderthal bloggers to maybe early-tool-user bloggersw.

ray said...

got it! Now you can just click the phrase "frightening statement" and it will take you to the article. Wow, I think we've evolved to the almost-upright blogger level.

SUP3RH3R0 said...

Have you been paying attention to the primaries? Clinton is trying to do exactly what you are complaining about. She doesn't believe that citizens are smart enough to spend our own money. It is scary that the real issues are not being discussed and the only thing we know about the candidates are there position about the war.

ray said...

agreed. I read a February Newsweek article that said that voters knew more personal stuff about candidates than what their policies and positions are. Wake up, people! An election is not a popularity contest!

Dave said...

Speaking of government spending...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS2fI2p9iVs

So much for fiscal responsibility.

CP said...

Good video, Dave. We need more people like David Walker speaking straight to the American people.