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Rick Santelli’s Chicago Tea Party

Posted by Orrin Woodward on February 20, 2009

Here is a fascinating interview and rant by Rick Santelli.  Rick Santelli has had enough of subsidizing behavior that we wouldn’t tolerate in our own children.  We don’t artificially boost up our children’s grades when they fail to perform nor do we lower the bar for them.  Instead, we boost up the discipline level and reduce the privileges until the bar is cleared.  When have we ever helped anyone by lowering the bar and thus communicating they are helpless to help themselves?  Whatever you reward is multiplied.  Rick Santelli has had enough and tells it like it is on CNBC.  I wonder what an internet vote would really communicate to our bureaucrats in Washington.  We do not want equality of results, just equality of opportunity. 

At 19 years old, I left my mom and dad’s house with nothing but a dream.  I had less than a thousand dollars to my name and 3 months of my rent covered.  I was going to school at GMI-EMI (now Kettering) and working at AC SparkPlug (now Delphi if it isn’t bankrupt or being bailed out.)  I would get home from work in the winter time and immediately go to GMI-EMI even though it was work term and wasn’t going to school.  It was the only place that was warm because I had my heat set at below 55 degrees Fahrenheit to keep the bill down.  I ate one boiled potato and one hot dog for dinner and would splurge on weekends with Kraft macaroni and cheese.  I didn’t care, because I knew it was temporary.  I had a dream in my heart and knew that I wasn’t lazy.  I knew my friends drove their fancy cars and had school paid for, but that only made me hungrier.  When the going got tough, I knew that I would be ready.  I didn’t ask, nor did anyone volunteer to lower the bar for me.  It is the tough times that make people tough.  Our country must be willing to remember the dreams, struggles and the victories of our ancestors – not just the victories!

Thank you Rick for shining some light into the darkness and helping people see clearer.  I think you shared some things that have been on many hard working American’s minds. We all play a part by educating ourselves and each one reaching another with anything they learn.  This is the time for all American Patriots to rouse themselves to education and action!  I will not stand by idly and let our country fall, how about you?  God Bless, Orrin Woodward

One Response to “Rick Santelli’s Chicago Tea Party”

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