'Greed' Continues To Be The Root Of ALL Evil
Picture yourself as a 90 year old retired person. Your life has nearly run it's course. After a lifetime of work, penny pinching and saving, you have built a retirement fund that allows you to do what a 90 year old person should do. One day - out of the blue, you are told that your entire retirement fund is gone! HUH? Gone because of the greed of an unregulated, unfettered 'free-market' financial investor! What do you do? .... Well, you go back to work ... in a grocery store! This is the story of 90 year old Ian Thiermann - a victim of George Bush's unregulated free market economy ... the very same type of economy that Harper would love to fully implement in Canada!
Greed is NOT good ... no matter what these deluded free market propagandists say!
"BOSTON -- After losing his entire life's savings to disgraced fund manager Bernard Madoff, 90-year-old Ian Thiermann abandoned retirement and now works the aisles of a grocery store to make ends meet."
Regina Leader Post
Cartoon courtesy Jim Morin - appeared in the Miami Herald, Feb 1, 2009