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Jay's Tuesday Free Enterprise Quote

"Government bailouts are like potato chips:  You can't stop with just one."  Thomas Sowell

 

Whether the receiver of such bailouts is a government, business enterprise, or individual, a bailout becomes an addiction that must be fed and then fed more.

And what happens when the addicts stop getting the drugs?  Just look at Greece - and see our future.

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

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Comment balloon 10 commentsJay Markanich • April 13 2010 04:59AM

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There is so much that could be said about that statement but, why bother since it's true.

Posted by Jay Schmitt, Gettysburg Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams Keystone Realty) over 10 years ago

Jay - Dr. Sowell is one of my four favorite economists.  He is pretty straightforward.  When I was a kid there was the rumor that potato chips had a drug in them to "make us eat more."  It was rumor, of course, but we always seemed to need just one more!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 10 years ago

Thanks for sharing your quote with us today. Very stong

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 10 years ago

Dr. Sowell has written over 40 books Harry.  HE is very strong!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 10 years ago

Jay, I would like to step on a few potato chips. Kate

Posted by Kate Kate over 10 years ago

Jay,

Bailouts do seem like stacks of dominos...but Nutsy and I never get the bucks.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Jay,

I look forward to your Tuesday quotes. Great message again. YThankfs for posting them. :)

Steve

Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 10 years ago

Kate - careful, they are stepping on you!

Steve S. - I just want the opportunity to continue earning the bucks!

Steve H. - Glad you enjoy them!  Short and sweet, and witful brevity.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 10 years ago

It is hard to take the hand back when someone has latched on and refuses to let go and help themselves.

Posted by Troy Pappas, Virginia Beach Home Inspector (Safe House Property Inspections) over 10 years ago

Troy - years ago I was in a graduate class and heard, for the first time, that the school's are feeding almost all of the kids breakfast.  My daughter went, and goes, to private school, so we kind of feed her breakfast.  When I asked why the school's are feeding them breakfast now, at my and your expense, the "educators" in the class said that if the schools didn't do it, who would?  I was dumbfounded...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 10 years ago

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