Saturday, November 02, 2013

Rich Dad Radio: Inside Job

Why is our cities and government going bankrupt? Well that is Robert's topic for this weeks Rich Dad Radio. He takes the time to mention that he will not be neutral on his opinion of this topic. I didn't noticed he was been neutral before.

He has for guests Sal Diccicio and Tom Forese.

They discuss that it is our civil workers (Public Sector) that is robbing us into bankruptcy. The government is no longer a public service, they are in the self service system. I remember growing up, listening to the adults talk about jobs. Getting a government job was the ultimate goal. The reason was because you were then guaranteed an easy job, with guaranteed retirement ease. But if you work in the private sector, you made less with less benefits.

There was a time when an ex boyfriend of mine had started a new job working with a government work crew fixing roads. I would ask him how his new job was going. He was shocked, he had just gotten paid for eight hours of work when about four or more of those where spent laying on the side of the road waiting for this or that.

A co-worker of mine once told me about his wife having been reprimanded at her government job for being too efficient. She was getting through too many cases in a day, and was told she had to tone it down.

Robert and his guests are talking about the situation in the states. However the examples I have been expose to have all being in Canada.

One thing that Robert as said in this episode as stood out to me. Politicians are only concern about making it back in office so they will do and say anything to please the public. A leader however will make everyone mad and create great things.

Even if the government decided to fix the problems within itself, we would not let them. We are still too concern about what they can provide for us regardless of whether it can be afforded or not. We have become spoiled kids with a false sense of entitlement.