2007-04-21

Lee Iacocca - CEO extraordinaire - excoriates US government

Lee Iacocca was America's best known CEOs of the 1980s. Here's part of a great rant he has just written:

You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies.

Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?


(See rest of rant here)

2 comments:

Mike said...

All sound like great reasons to oppose the action of statism. Statism is war, death, desruction, violence, etc.

The answer to conservative politicians is not liberal politicians. The answer is liberty, the opposite of coercion, combined with the spiritual liberty only Jesus grants.

Conservatives want the guns and tanks of the state to coerce or kill foreigners that disobey them. Progressives want the guns and tanks of the state to coerce or kill their neighbors that disobey them, refusing to pay for the programs progressives command. Jesus NEVER would have done any of this. He'd have let himself be murdered before doing so (and the state did then murder him, of course). We should too.

Garet Pahl said...

Iacocca is off his rocker. I did need those tax cuts, thank you very much.