Listening to every heart
However. I also feel people who believe as I do have to be consistent in the application of those beliefs. It's a little hard to denounce bailing out companies when society insists on bailing out employees. In what way is a company bailout different from paying someone unemployment benefits? Not saving enough money to live on in a crunch is exactly what we are condemning the companies for doing, isn't it?
Ron, you are correct, in a sense. But sometimes it is not that simple.
Greedy corporate people have many game plans to go by. They also have legal resources to help them hide money as well as to concentrate on how to skid by the rules; but those who work for them are not always as fortunate. While we can say, "think well" when planning families and such, we cannot dictate that any family will not come up into any certain and particular instances like children with problems; suddenly the family is in a situation where a "healthy heartbeat" does not necessarily mean a healthy child.
While I understand your premise of saving money for a rainy day theory to be correct, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. One day you're working for a company that takes care of your insurance; the next day your wife says she's three months pregnant; you feel safe...you've got three months worth of savings to live on, you plan to build it up, in case things go wrong.
The next day, your company says the corporate heads have to do an RIF....and no, there will be little to no keeping one's job, nor benefits. It's out there, Ron. It's out there, and it's in to play.
But bail out the auto industry? Nope. Ain't going to go there, because they've known all along they were skimming off the cream, and some of their workers were idiotic in listening to their union idealists. So I'm not going to say that they weren't warned, not just recently, but a long time ago, when you and I saw the first of the gas wars going on. That's when they should have found other work, rather than working for and with a union.
Their time has come and gone.
I don't know that it will return. But I doubt it.
However, Ron, while I don't believe in government bailouts, I will continue to hope that the state of our union doesn't hit rock bottom level before it learns that no one is worthy of so many dollars that they cannot afford to live like "others".
Think about it.
My trip to Hawaii made me a believer in living in a part of our country where paparazzi are not allowed.