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Re: Gov't and clear goals don't belong in the same sentence
Republicans talk about a "free market", but in a true free market profit tends towards zero. That's in the best interests of the public, because any profit that a corporation makes simply goes into the coffers of rich executives or banked away by the company.
All those billions in profits in other words are drained from the national economy. So yes, if companies are making lots of profit especially due to a lack of competition, it is very, very evil, and hurts everyone but the richest.
And Republicans and Democrats are NOT two sides of the same coin, unless you take a century-long view. While there are honest Democrats and honest Republicans, and liars on both sides, Republicans by and large are biased, selfish rednecks or rich jerks who care only about doing away with government control just enough to let them abuse the populace to make even more money. The fact is our entire quality of life would be different had a Democrat been elected instead of Bush, who basically trashed our national economy and alienated the US with all its foreign allies.
Those billions in profit are not "drained" from the national economy because those profits are reinvested in the business, buying more equipment, developing new products, hiring more people and/or paid as dividends to shareholders who then spend it.
And lets not forget, for all but utilities (which are for the most part regulated), that money is given up by consumer choice, it is not stolen from them. If someone doesn't want to drop $2000 on a new MacBook Pro or $30000 on a new car they don't have to. If someone doesn't want to buy zillions of gallons of $5/gal in gas they can carpool, combine trips, drive a more economical car, ride a bike, etc. Even when it comes to utilities, they can turn off lights, use the A/C less, water the lawn less and save their money.
No one is putting a gun to anyone's head so that a corporation can make profit.
The government on the other hand STEALS their money under penalty of imprisonment. People don't have the choice of keeping their money by not using government services. And the harder a person works, the more productive they are, the more the government steals from them. The government punishes hard work with progressive taxes and rewards the lazy.
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said by sonicmerlin:So you are saying that you prefer the current "situation" over any given moment (take your pick) from the last 8 years? If so, you must be one of the only people in this country without a serious case of 'buyers remorse!'
The fact is our entire quality of life would be different had a Democrat been elected instead of Bush, who basically trashed our national economy and alienated the US with all its foreign allies.
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said by sonicmerlin:Hey, look everybody. Mainstream media talking points, regurgitated and parroted in easy to swallow sound bytes.
Republicans by and large are biased, selfish rednecks or rich jerks who care only about doing away with government control just enough to let them abuse the populace to make even more money.
I wasn't even aware Chris Matthews was a member of DSLR.
said by sonicmerlin:A democrat has been elected. Seeing how he is continuing Bush policies on the issues that will impact us the longest, I'm not seeing a whole lot of that difference.
The fact is our entire quality of life would be different had a Democrat been elected instead of Bush, who basically trashed our national economy
said by sonicmerlin:Can you name any competent foreign ruler in history that had America's interests ahead of it's own countries interests?
and alienated the US with all its foreign allies.
Which foreign ruler would you give a greater influence over US Policy?
In my perfect religion, a giant hole appears and sucks up all the lousy people.
I call it the Crapture.
No kidding. Obama I is just Bush III X 4 when it comes to deficit spending and government bailouts.
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Democrats by and large are biased, emotional, and think if we just sit around in a circle singing 'give peace a chance' that the world will follow suit. Sorry...it won't Evil always repays goodness with evil.
And they want to tax me to death (because I work) and give it to the LAZY, LOOSERS, who sit around collecting welfare.
You think Bush was bad...wait until Obama is done. You cannot fix ANY problem just by throwing (our taxes) money at it.