Skip to comments.Cain: Not rich? No job? Blame yourself
Posted on 10/05/2011 1:51:47 PM PDT by ToxicMich
(CNN) If you're dissatisfied with the economy, or unemployed, Herman Cain thinks you should take a long, hard look in the mirror.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal posted Wednesday, the up-and-coming GOP 2012 contender and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza summed up his bewilderment about recent demonstrations on Wall Street.
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
And the honest truth.
Well, that too....
“Isn’t it a bit simple minded?”
No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!
The new conservative mantra ought to be “oh you poor thing”?
Thanks Jim! ;-)
No, it's the truth. And it's about damn time somebody said it.
someone needed to say it.
Way to go Cain.
LOL, guess I should have added a tag (sarc), but I thought everyone knew I was a ‘Cainic’ the Ron Paul supports sure do!;-)
“No, it’s the truth. And it’s about damn time somebody said it.”
but politicians are supposed to blame everything on government and greedy predatory lenders! And ATM’s made in China!
The majority of the “people” in the Wall Street Mob are college kids.
I would guess over the weekend you will get the Jr. High and High School crowd that just are looking to “hang out” at some place other than the mall.
Where at the parents?
Ive heard enough! Cain is the man, I’ll be voting for him in the primary(like it means anything in NM!) Even if Palin gets in Herman is my choice.
WHY YOU NOT A MILLIONAIRE?
Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs is doing a commercial here in Alabama. It was on yesterday and he basically said: LEARN A SKILL, PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE WORKFORCE, EDUCATE YOURSELF IN THE TRADES. If you are not college material and there are lots that are not, then learn a marketable skill, one that can get you a job. Flipping burgers will only get you a flipping burgers for a living type job.
What a CONCEPT!
The "Affirmative Action" and "Nanny State" crowd is gonna really be polarized now!
well it is easy for him to say.
No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!
I say it's better to be a heartless conservative than a brainless liberal.
I think more and more people are starting to recognize this crowd for what it is -
just a bunch of spoiled brats wanting “stuff” given to them at someone else’s expense.
Here’s to hoping that this awareness spreads to all folks who will find it abhorrent.
Indeed. The truth is often VERY simple.
Those who voted for the moron brought this on every American. I believe this is a sound bite Cain would modify, I will vote for him if nominated.
They’ll need someone to donate some mirrors first.
Get a fricken job!
Simple and true!
“I don’t understand these demonstrations and what is it that they’re looking for”
...they don’t know either Mr Cain. I love this guy though. You can rest assured that every other GOP candidate would have some excuse for these idiots to storm Wall Street and they’d stammer out some reasoning behind it. This guy tells it like it is!!
I know for a fact my parents were anything but heartless, and what Cain said is just what they taught me.
It sucks don’t it! Its all over by the time the NM primary comes around. I din’t even bother to vote in the 2008 primary, I mean what was the point.
They say it’s solely Obama’s fault.
Neither do they
I like him too, but am still befuddled why he abandoned the FairTax for his 999 plan....Do you know and if so, can you send me a link to a presser that would explain it?
Well said Mr. Cain, very well said. More conservatives need to call out these lazy, selfish vermin camping out in our city parks.
Why he missed a chance to explain Obama, Reid and Pelosi’s devastation visited on the American Economy by their policies, I can’t figure.
Personal blame is only a piece of the puzzle, not the puzzle. This economy is slowly collapsing when it comes to job creation.
I thought conservatives were primed to explain that. Rush would have delivered himself of a devastatingly accurate critique of extreme Liberalism and Obama’s attempt to end America as we know it.
I’m sorry, but I agree with your comment, not those who have slammed your comment; not the word simpleminded, but the comment was way too narrow and gives our job destroying opponents a pass.
I hope Cain went on to explain what Rush would have explained, but if this is all he said...
I like Herbert Cain, but there’s a reason for the bell curve.
Yes I agree, we have become a society obsessed with the losers and whiners. We all have lost a jobs here, even one in a bad economy and cried in a our beer a little. These parasites take it to another level. They whine about 99 weeks of UI is not enough and how they can't make their house payment. That all of us should be responsible to support them in a lifestyle you have become accustomed. That you should expect copious benefits, have your house payments suspended, receive free job training. Even some Freepers come here and whne about being unemployed for 2 years, 2 YEARS. As my Dad(R.I.P.) used to say, "Get off your as* and do something, activity breeds attitude". Anyone who is unemployed that long is one of three things, lazy, too proud, or sick. And we can understand #3.
Give um Hell Cain, sick of listening to this meme
Exactly, why can’t the pubbies get their act together and have the primaries on one day? I think it has something to do with the party elites losing control!
The truth is often very simple.
In one way I see it, but in another way if they put them all to close together and push them up early a person like Herman Cain wouldn’t have a chance against a elites choice Like Mitt because he wouldn’t have time to catch fire.
It is the truth. It is that simple. And it is about time somebody said it.
This might imply that with sufficient effort, everybody could be a Bill Gates, at the same time. In fact why can’t we blame Mr. Cain, rich as he is, for not being Bill Gates?
One has to be careful not to equate financial status with personal worth or even personal usefulness. St. Paul himself penned the words, under the inspiration of God, that he knew how to abound and how to be in want — he could nonetheless do “all things” through the power of Christ.
Not just job-destroying but wealth-destroying. Who wants to get on a treadmill to feed the Washington monster?
When I got sick of counting on other people to employ me after other people whom I had counted on to employ me laid me off, I went into business for myself. I spend 50 something thousand a year to earn my own (taxed) 50 something thousand a year. My getting mad and getting off my behind was good for me and a hell of a lot of other people.
But did they teach you to discern the difference between personal goodness and wealth? If they taught you to conflate the two, they taught you a mistake.
There indeed is a fallacy that a job is something you always have to “get.” “Get a job!” Isn’t that what we always get on our high horses and tell the bums? But that is not the full picture of the possibilities. You didn’t “get” a job, you created it, and kudos to you.
Yep. Have you seen the comments at the link? The whiners are going ballistic.
Or MAKE one!
Ex.: OccupyWallSt types are whining that someone needs to come get and do their laundry. OK, so someone buy a hamper for a buck and charge 120% of costs to do it. Hey, ya got a job!
Far too many think jobs are something created by some higher power. They don't realize it's all variations on the theme of "I've got a skill/product, you have a need, let's contract a win-win here." You have a right to work; to wit you have the right to find something someone else wants/needs and figure out how to provide it to them at a price they're willing to pay.
That’s a good point. I’m not sure what the answer is. I do know that I don’t like the current system.
I can tell you that in a society full of people who say they want work, I can scarcely find any who will:
*provide relevant and complete information when they call about a help wanted ad (hey, call me back. Who? At what number?)
*not put stupid disqualifying things on their facebook or twitter accounts (preventing an interview in the first place (sorry, can’t give specifics without giving away identities - but think for instance about a man taking about how butt cute he is, only less nicely)
*show up at all for an interview
*show up on time for an interview
*show up for work
*call with any sufficient warning if they can not show up for work
*honor their commitments to my company
*not dishonor their name, my name, or the people with whom I contract, through stupid behavior at work
*not lie or steal
*not think quitting/failing to start after training via voice mail or text is ok
What I have found is that in general, the people I want or need do not want or need me, or have another job already, but need the work enough to add a part time gig to it.
And its not like I am offering minimum wage either.
"Isn't it a bit simple minded?"
No but I do think its very HEARTLESS!
Don't you mean......"insensitive" < /sarc>
I got it right away. It was a dig at Perry. Can’t believe people missed it.