Rick's Revolution

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:36 AM

By now, probably everyone has caught it, but if you haven't, check out Rick Santelli's quite amazing “rant” while reporting for CNBC yesterday. It is quite a sight to behold and is a flashpoint that I think is on its way to being part of history.

The big question with “Rick's Revolution” is getting the Obama Administration to listen and rethink the idea that spending money that doesn't exist can actually help the people it wants to help. I read that Santelli has been invited to meet with the administration at White House, which is encouraging. Whether anything can come of it, of course, is questionable. But, hey…

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Re: Rick's Revolution
I'll bet the plan is invite him to shut up.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Feb 22, 2009 | 2:52 PM

Re: Rick's Revolution
I need to choose my words carefully given that I like teaching. Bill Cosby once made the statement that maybe some families should spend less on sneakers and other such status symbols, and instead spend it on Hooked on Phonics and things like that. Having witnessed one student with the pricey sneaks picking on another who had to shop at Walmart(for ex) only to find out that the parents of the pricey sneaker kid don't work while the walmart wearing students parents work 4 jobs between the mother and father to make ends meet. when you think about the entire above situation you'll see that our country is on the verge of either collape or revival. Creating money out of thin air leads me to believe that the first one is probably more likely. to end, I did stop the picking on and played dumb. I asked the walmart kid what his parents did for a living. I then did the same to the pricey kid. I ended by mentioning that taxes are what pay for many of the services that people in need receive. The rest of the class quickly caught on that in fact the walmart kid's parents actually paid for the pricey's sneakers. After that the class got reallllly quiet.
Posted by Mark - Feb 23, 2009 | 2:44 AM

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