‘100 Most Creative People’ List Omits Key Players
Reading Fast Company magazine’s recently-released “100 Most Creative People in Business” list, I noticed some glaring omissions. Most notable among them are Bernie Madoff and Barack Obama, two “businessmen” who relied upon the classic “rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul” business plan.
Madoff, the former chairman of the NASDAQ, used extreme creativity to successfully operate a $50 billion-plus Ponzi scheme for decades before being caught. After pleading guilty March 12, he awaits sentencing for his crimes which impacted an estimated 13,000 investors and could put him behind bars for as many as 150 years.
Obama, on the other hand, has found creative ways to make Madoff’s crime spree look like small potatoes. During only four months in office, the nation’s self-anointed CEO-in-Chief has conspired with Democrats in Congress to pile more than $100 trillion of debt on future generations.
If there’s a silver lining on the cloud now hanging over the United States as a result of the damage done thusfar by Obama, it is this: Like Madoff’s scheme, President Obama’s scheme will collapse eventually. The danger, however, lies in timing. By the time enough Americans wake up to the criminal nature of Obama’s tax-and-spend schemes, it might already be too late.