In the Vancouver Portland metro area, where I live, people seem to always be protesting against something. You constantly here how Trump is a crook and a racist but not one person that I have talked to can justify the claims.
Yet these are the same people who get on soap boxes for a higher minimum wage. I have lived in this Burg on and off my entire life. I think I need to point something out.
In the neighborhood I grew up in you have a surplus of convenience store, hair and nail salons and tattoo shops, but no companies that produce anything or even banks. In stead you find payday loan places all over the place. The is your typical low income neighborhood.
Do you see a pattern? The mindset is to spend your money. No one in these neighborhoods asks the question, “what can I do with my money so I don’t have to work as hard all my life?” Trump invested and made some good choices, he also failed along the way, thus the bankruptcies that came out in the 2016 election. The thing is he got to where he is because he risked the money he had and in paid off. On the other hand the mass of convenience store, tattoo and salon fronts in the ghettos of America are for the most part own by the same people who the resistance pay rent to every month. As a result the population is made up of mostly consumers and one or two producers who make the money.
I can see where the top 1% crap comes from but is isn’t valid. After all we see small business success stories all around us. But the risk had to be made. It is the willingness to face failure that sets the Commonwealth from the so-called Elite.
I have told you about the Steiners of Edumacated Redneck Repair and the Vercher family from Daddy D’s Southern style BBQ, both of them had to start from nothing. There is also a young mother who opened up “The Mack Shack” and serves breakfast and lunch to the public if downtown Vancouver. Each of these examples face failure daily but they operate their business in spite of the possibility.
Now to set the record straight. Two years ago I was sicker than I have ever been in my life. One doctor thought I wasn’t go to live the year. I was misdiagnosed with Cancer. I racked up over 5 million dollars in medical bills. I work 60 hours a week and I still can’t pay my bills. In fact I was given a summons to appear in court for one of the bills that the minimum payment is $200.00 a month. I have made payments but I don’t have enough money to go around. One of the things I am doing to change that is mining Bitcoin.
As an anarchist, it ticks me off when anyone uses the courts for any reason. But I needed to make good on some bills that I have fallen behind on.