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Lee Iacocco and the economy!

Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler
Corporation from its death throes? He has a new
book, and here are some excerpts.
Lee Iacocca Says:

"Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate
gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course"

Stay the course? You've got to be kidding.This is America not the damned "Titanic". I'll give you a sound bite: "Throw all the bums out!"

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 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 the "America" my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for. I've had enough. How about you?

I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have. The Biggest "C" is Crisis!

Leaders are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It's easy to sit there with your feet up on the desk and talk theory. Or send someone else's kids off to war when you've never seen a battlefield yourself. It's another thing to lead
when your world comes tumbling down.

On September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of the ashes. A Hell of a Mess!

So here's where we stand. We're immersed in a bloody war with no plan for winning and no plan for leaving. We're running the biggest deficit in the history of the country. We're losing the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies are getting slaughtered by health care costs. Gas prices are skyrocketing, and nobody in power has a coherent energy policy. Our schools are in trouble. Our borders are like sieves. The middle class is being squeezed every which way These are times that cry out for leadership.

But when you look around, you've got to ask: "Where have all the leaders gone?" Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where are the people of character, courage, conviction, omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for alliteration, but I think you get the point.

Name me a leader who has a better idea for
homeland security than making us take off our shoes
in airports and throw away our shampoo? We've spent
billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy,
and all we know how to do is react to things that
have already happened.

Name me one leader who emerged from the crisis of
Hurricane Katrina. Congress has yet to spend a
single day evaluating the response to the hurricane,
or demanding accountability for the decisions that
were made in the crucial hours after the storm.

Everyone's hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping it doesn't happen again. Now, that's just crazy. Storms happen. Deal with it. Make a plan. Figure out what you're going to do the next time.

Name me an industry leader who is thinking
creatively about how we can restore our competitive
edge in manufacturing. Who would have believed that
there could ever be a time when "The Big Three"
referred to Japanese car companies? How did this
happen, and more important, what are we going to do
about it?

Name me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the crises that are eating away at our country and milking the middle class dry.

I have news for the gang in Congress. We didn't elect you to sit on your asses and do nothing and remain silent while our democracy is being hijacked and our greatness is being replaced with mediocrity. What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on Fox News will call them a name? Give me a break.
Why don't you guys show some spine for a change?

Had Enough?
Hey, I'm not trying to be the voice of gloom and
doom here. I'm trying to light a fire. I'm speaking
out because I have hope I believe in America. In my
lifetime I've had the privilege of living through
some of America's greatest moments. I've also
experienced some of our worst crises: the "Great
Depression", "World War II", the "Korean War", the
"Kennedy Assassination", the "Vietnam War", the
1970s oil crisis, and the struggles of recent years
culminating with 9/11. If I've learned one thing,
it's this: "You don't get anywhere by standing on the
sidelines waiting for somebody else to take action.
Whether it's building a better car or building a
better future for our children, we all have a role
to play. That's the challenge I'm raising in this
book. It's a call to "Action" for people who, like
me, believe in America. It's not too late, but it's
getting pretty close. So let's shake off the crap
and go to work. Let's tell 'em all we've had
"enough."

Make a "real contribution" by sending this to
everyone you know and care about......our future is
at stake! Copy and paste.

Maybe this is why the Ron Paul Revolution is growing by leaps and bounds despite the media bias. go to http://ronpauldonatetoday.blogspot.com/ and vote in the polls, add petitions and watch vids. Thanks.



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I don't know...

Sounds to me like he is advocating government leaders fix our problems when the government is the problem. He made no mention of the weak dollar and inflation, only that oil prices are high. To me that's a red flag he's not real knowledgeable about what he is speaking. He knows first hand about govt fixing HIS problems! I don't disagree with some parts of his rant, however. That's my 2 cents.

So he recognizes we got BIG problems ..

But I see no indication that he sees FREEDOM as the answer .
Just "Congress get off your ass" .

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Chrysler

All though I like Lee dont forget he had congress bail out his company when he was the CEO

he has plenty to say

forgot a few things in this, but remember this is just an excerpt from his book, and the main thing he forgot is to endorse RON PAUL!

chrysler

Do you know if Lee is in with the CRF? to read this it doesn't sound like it but you never know.

Pieces of the puzzle coming together

Where is the outrage? It's growing by the day.
As the pieces of the puzzle comes together, as the globalist plans begin to be seen, the people will awake and be able to put 2 and 2 together.
Im just now understanding how the globalist are funding their "one world government" takeover. Through manipulating markets and profiting from oil.
We need oil independence not because of global warming but to rid our world of elitist thugs using our dependence on oil to fund their controlling of the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbakN7SLdbk

Gotta keep pounding their globalist scam into every ear that will listen or not.
Our leaders won't fight the globalist, in fact many either fear them or are in bed with them. It's up to us to make change.

Davy C Rockett

http://www.thelibertypost.com
http://screamfreedom.blogspot.com
http://liberty-central.blogspot.com

Thanks for posting

I agree where is the outrage.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

I suppose you have already seen this!

Sorry about the duplicate posting. i thought this was great and received several responses back when I sent it out via email. Enjoy your day.