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If you’ve ever seen the movie Patton, it starts out brilliantly. George C. Scott is standing in front of an enormous American flag and giving a sanitized version of the speech the real General Patton gave to the Third Army in 1944. In it he says, “Americans love a winner and will not tolerate a loser.”

You know what, Patton’s right. Americans do love a winner. If you want advice on buying a house, do you ask some loser who can’t pay his rent on time? No, you ask someone successful. And, if you want investment advice, do you ask some broke drunk who can’t scrape together $2 for a bottle of Thunderbird? Considering that no one ever asks me for investment advice, I have to once again answer no. You ask someone who has proven they have what it takes to do the exact thing you’re trying to accomplish.

This is why I’m baffled that anyone takes the Occupy movement seriously. I’m not sure this country’s course should be determined by a bunch of dead-beats whose only qualification is the ability to camp out in a group. America loves a winner, and we didn’t get this way by listening to losers.

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