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nasadude

join:2001-10-05
Rockville, MD
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·Verizon FiOS
reply to FFH

Re: So, is this good or bad

said by FFH:

All government regulatory agencies are more attuned to the needs of those they are regulating than the public at large. If they are in thrall to anyone other than the industries they regulate, it is to the special interest groups that have the money and time, and will put out the effort and organization to be heard. The general public just doesn't care enough to be heard or do anything about these agencies except complain to their friends and relatives.
Why your right! The public needs representation (lobbyists, front groups) like the telcos have.

oh wait. we already have some - it's called Congress! our elected representatives!

when I think of congress, though, I get so sad because they have sold their souls to industry.

you like that, don't you HCT? Why do you hate the general public?


FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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said by nasadude:

said by FFH:

All government regulatory agencies are more attuned to the needs of those they are regulating than the public at large. If they are in thrall to anyone other than the industries they regulate, it is to the special interest groups that have the money and time, and will put out the effort and organization to be heard. The general public just doesn't care enough to be heard or do anything about these agencies except complain to their friends and relatives.
Why your right! The public needs representation (lobbyists, front groups) like the telcos have.

oh wait. we already have some - it's called Congress! our elected representatives!

when I think of congress, though, I get so sad because they have sold their souls to industry.

you like that, don't you HCT? Why do you hate the general public?

I don't like the socialists that would turn this country in to a 3rd world cesspool. Give me unadorned capitalism every time.
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nasadude

join:2001-10-05
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said by FFH:

I don't like the socialists that would turn this country in to a 3rd world cesspool. Give me unadorned capitalism every time.
I understand the capitalism part, but you like having a corrupt congress?


FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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said by nasadude:

said by FFH:

I don't like the socialists that would turn this country in to a 3rd world cesspool. Give me unadorned capitalism every time.
I understand the capitalism part, but you like having a corrupt congress?
No. And I don't like death & taxes either. But all are inevitable and part of the human condition. There is no such thing as a non-corrupt politician. I've learned to accept it and work within the system to maximize my best interests.
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RadioDoc
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La Grange, IL
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said by FFH:

I've learned to accept it and work within the system to maximize my best interests.
And that, my friends, is the difference between someone who spends their life living it and others who spend their lives whining, loudly, about things they cannot control.

Expecting the government to be your "consumer advocate" is inane. If it were on your side, buying the same drugs in Canada and elsewhere for 1/5 of what they cost here would be encouraged, not prohibited.
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DreamWraith
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join:2004-04-07
Mount Vernon, WA

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said by RadioDoc:

And that, my friends, is the difference between someone who spends their life living it and others who spend their lives whining, loudly, about things they cannot control.
No kidding. if more people would just enjoy their lives as best they can, instead of whining about things they cannot control, everyone would be alot happier.

Is corruption wrong? Sure. Is it going to change? not a chance in hell.


KrK
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

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said by FFH See ProfileI don't like the socialists that would turn this country in to a 3rd world cesspool. Give me unadorned capitalism every time.[/BQUOTE :

Be careful what you wish for....

There are very few examples of unadorned Capitalism in the world. Off the top of my head, I can think of just one atm.

Somalia.
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"Regulatory capitalism is when companies invest in lawyers, lobbyists, and politicians, instead of plant, people, and customer service." - former FCC Chairman William Kennard (A real FCC Chairman, unlike the current Corporate Spokesperson in the job!)

axus

join:2001-06-18
Washington, DC
reply to DreamWraith

We have to fight against corruption, just to hold the line. If we accept it, it will change... for the worse.