What others say: Remember Rosie the Riveter

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    July 31, 2013 2:27 p.m.

    My grandmother was another real life Rosie. She moved with her teenage daughter (my mom) from Oklahoma City to San Pedro, California, to work in the shipyards. I'll never forget the first time she showed me the scars across her body from her days as a welder.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    July 30, 2013 11:10 p.m.

    In today's economy Rosie would be laid off because the company had been so badly mismanaged that they were going bankrupt. The CEO would get off, of course, along with other board members who had sold their shares of the company months before via insider trading. She would then fall back onto food stamps and welfare (which repubs are trying to squash). Rosie would be labeled by some as lazy, entitled, or uneducated.

    Rosie stands as a testament to the great capitalism we once had in this country. Today, it's an immoral, selfish, deregulated, crony capitalism bent on short term profits at the sacrifice of long term health and sustainability. CEOs today would rather hurry up and make their fortunes running over anyone in their paths rather than build and lead a company into the future. It's all about instant gratification. They don't realize that in order to keep our economy growing we need to increase the pay of labor. When labor has money, they use it to buy more things. This creates demand which forces businesses to produce more goods. Thus, resulting in better productivity, more employment, and real growth.

  • Jon W. Murray, UT
    July 30, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    Anyone who has been to Europe will recognize the "bent arm" gesture Rosie is making under the guise of rolling up her sleeve to expose her flexed bicep. It is an obscene gesture, similar to the American middle finger, made in the direction of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan, our wartime enemies. Winston Churchill frequently made the two-fingered "V" gesture, which has a similar meaning, but which was explained to Americans as "V for victory."

    That generation knew how to call an enemy an enemy and how to win a war. They also knew how to befriend and succor the peoples whose governments they had vanquished.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 30, 2013 4:15 p.m.

    Detroit is the victim of people who want to spend other people’s money.
    And there seems to be no end to the schemes and scams they use. While Detroit doesn’t have enough money for government to serve the people, here we have a group of parasites wanting to create a monument to an ancient war.

    We need to remember the troubles of the past and the valiant efforts of people to survive, but just how many monuments do we need to help our memory?

    The fact is that the monuments, the museums, the what-ever that takes money from people without giving back some tangible service or product is a drag on the economy. Wealth is created when we create something useful not just a tourist attraction.