Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Scott Wallace

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Scott Wallace

Unlike the previous Republican administrations’ “laissez faire” style of government, which had let Wall Street run free and crash the economy, this new activist government came down on the side of ordinary working people. It curbed monopolies, regulated the stock market, prescribed minimum wages and working conditions, banned child labor, and empowered unions.

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Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Doug Edwards

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Doug Edwards

I talk to my father all the time. At 95, he’s still fighting pork barrel projects in Jacksonville, and writing columns for the weekly paper. And I know he will continue to do so as long as he can breathe, and write, and fight and think. I marvel at how much he has been able to accomplish without having the financial resources available to me. How much more of an obligation do I have, then, to ensure that others have access to the opportunities for success that I have enjoyed?

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Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Bob Titley

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Bob Titley

In Country Music, you learn to respect all people no matter their position in life. That’s just part and parcel of country culture: good ole southern politeness and hospitality. And then there’s self-interest. The first time I shook hands with Garth Brooks, he was selling boots at a boot store in Brentwood, Tennessee. In Nashville, you never know if your waiter, or a day laborer, or someone sleeping in their car might be the next superstar. You learn to respect everyone, which happens to be a good lesson to learn in life anyway.

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Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Leo Hindery, Jr.

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Leo Hindery, Jr.

I started out in the lower middle class. My early family life, growing up in the Pacific Northwest in the ‘50s, had its difficulties and challenges. I was working outside the house by age of nine in order to become financially independent. But I was I white, male and fairly clever, and that made every difference and my life journey much easier.

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Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Fred Rotondaro

Why I Am A Patriotic Millionaire: Fred Rotondaro

My family and millions of others like us came to America during a time when America had an implicit social contract. It was a time when key policy makers realized that the best investment that the nation could make was in its own citizens. So that those citizens would have the chance to lead decent and productive lives. It was a time of national wisdom, humanity, and humility.

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