Ronald Reagan has this wonderful view of the future: Its Morning in America. FDRs political theory was a pernicious one, built on Woodrow Wilsons attack on the American Founding. For example a. His address at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco fourteen days before the election, was laced with negative views on capitalism: A glance at the situation today only too clearly indicates that equality of opportunity as we have known it no longer exists. We are now providing a drab living for our own people . The unfeeling statistics of the past three decades show that the independent businessman is running a losing race. Perhaps he is forced to the wall; perhaps he cannot command credit; perhaps he is "squeezed out," in Mr. Wilsons words, Our task now is not discovery, or exploitation of natural resources, or necessarily producing more goods. It is the soberer, less dramatic business of administering resources and plants already in hand of adjusting production to consumption, of distributing wealth and products more equitably of adapting existing economic organizations to the service of the people. The day of enlightened administration has come. Commonwealth Club Address by Franklin D. Roosevelt 2. So, in Obama-OWS message we can hear the echo of the Wilson-FDR Axis: poor, sad citizens no longer can initiative, hard work, and Coolidges word, persistence, produce success. Who can argue with that? 3. Americans, that's who .there is Angies List. a. Angies List is a website that aggregates verified consumer reviews of service companies as a way to "capture word-of-mouth wisdom". Angies List has about 1.5 million subscribers throughout the United States and Canada who post an average of about 40,000 reviews each month. The concept behind the website is to certify their data collection process by only allowing paid and registered subscribers to access the website to prevent anonymous or biased reviews. Angie's List - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia b. Angie's List estimated that its annual revenue in 2008 was $58 million, generated primarily through advertising in its newsletter and membership fees. Ibid. c. Since 1995, Angie Hicks has been dedicated to helping consumers get the real scoop on local service companies and health providers. Inspired by the frustrations her co-founder had trying to find reliable contractors in suburban Columbus, Ohio, she started Angies List to help homeowners find who they should hire and who they should avoid. Its what Angie envisioned when she set out door-to-door recruiting members and collecting reviews from friends and neighborsa locally-focused service devoted to empowering consumers. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelors degree in economics from DePauw University, in Greencastle, IN. Meet the Angie behind Angie's List, Angies List d. Imagine how different it would be for Ms. Hicks if she accepted the view of Wilson and FDR. 4. And then there is the billionaire creator of "Spanx", Sara Blakely a. "Blakely owns 100% of the private company, has zero debt, has never taken outside investment and hasnt spent a nickel on advertising. At 41 shes the youngest woman to join this years Worlds Billionaires list without help from a husband or an inheritance." b. Spanx started as a one-woman show. In her first year Blakely shilled her new invention from a folding table in the foyer of Neiman Marcus,...she drove from Clearwater to Orlando to audition for a job at Disney World. Two inches too short to fill the 5-foot-8 Goofy costume, she instead spent eight hours a day on a moving walkway buckling visitors into their seats at Epcots now closed World of Motion ride....Like many startups, Spanx began life as an answer to an irritating problem."http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/03/07/undercover-billionaire-sara-blakely-joins-the-rich-list-thanks-to-spanx/3/ [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cVzVRAwcyg&feature=related]5 Steps to turn $5000 into a Billion - Sara Blakely Story - YouTube[/ame] Americans are 'can-do' folks....even after generations of progressive's poisoning the character of same.... November: throw the hand-wringers out.