This Labor Day, we are reminded that we didn’t become the most prosperous country in the world by rewarding greed and recklessness. We did it by rewarding hard work and responsibility. We did it by recognizing that we rise or we fall together as one nation – one people – all of us vested in one another. That is how we have succeeded in the past. And that is how we will not only rebuild this economy, but rebuild it stronger than ever before.
Daniel Boone led settlers into hostile Indian country in Kentucky and further west – pretty reckless. The railroads were built by greedy, reckless entrepreneurs, as was, before that, the Erie Canal which opened up New York and the middle west. Remember the Alamo!
And so on. Everything this country is, or was, was built by tough, hard people who were looking out for themselves. And we all prospered as the result.