I don’t often publish unoriginal material on my blog. I also, don’t often publish political material on my blog, though it has been known to happen.
I just read this article on DaveRamsey.com and had to share it. Dave Ramsey is a financial guru with his own radio show and books and stuff. One of my all time favorite bill boards is one on 5th street, in Oakland. It’s for Dave’s radio show and features a huge picture of Dave’s mug and the tag line says, “Act your wage!” I think that’s brilliant. A few years ago, I read a book by Dave called The Total Money Makeover. It changed my life. It would change my life more, but I haven’t done a really good job of following it’s recommendations.
Anyway, Dave has some comments regarding the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and the off shoots that have sprouted up around the country and while I have not said anything about them because I have nothing nice to say, this article from Dave’s website helped to put into polite and friendly words, all the things I’ve been thinking for weeks but couldn’t think of a nice way to say.
Here is a link to the original article.
By Dave Ramsey
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Yeah, that’s great. But what do you want? What are your goals? What are your demands? What result are you looking for?
The beauty of being vague is that anyone who has any emotion can get caught up in the excitement and join your crusade. They’ll just get mad at something and assume that you’re both mad about the same thing. Put a few hundred of these people together, and boom. You’ve got a crowd, a headline and a lot of attention … but no message.
A lot of people on Twitter are saying I totally agree with the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demands and goals. The only problem is that I have no idea what their demands and goals are. And neither does anyone else. …