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    Default Re: ‘socialism doesn’t work’

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Capitalism today.
    Exactly!!! And how is that working Strappy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    And some how socialism exposes and protects from thieves? An ever increasing Gov in control of your lives will be better?
    An ever increasing rein on improperly allocated funds. That seems to upset quite a few folks on the hill. Those that have benefited more than we from the current system. Letting the elites run amok has not benefited us one iota.

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    Default Re: ‘socialism doesn’t work’

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    An ever increasing rein on improperly allocated funds. That seems to upset quite a few folks on the hill. Those that have benefited more than we from the current system. Letting the elites run amok has not benefited us one iota.

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    and that is government.not accountable to anyone.
    not budget to follow

    you think Venezuela elite are struggling
    they are just fine drinking fine wines and laughing

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    Quote Originally Posted by strapdrager View Post
    and that is government.not accountable to anyone.
    not budget to follow

    you think Venezuela elite are struggling
    they are just fine drinking fine wines and laughing
    Yes Strappy. Government. To properly govern. Regulation. To regulate. It is not a bad thing when properly implemented. We have been living with deregulation for how long? The result? I rest my case.

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    Big Corporations and Big Government Go Hand in Hand

    One policy issue that should unify individuals of all political persuasions is opposing corporate welfare. Progressives tend to oppose big corporations while conservatives and libertarians despise big government. The truth is that big corporations and big government go hand-in-hand. Washington Examiner writer Timothy Carney states that, “as the federal government has progressively become larger over the decades, every significant introduction of government regulation, taxation, and spending has been to the benefit of some big business.” We must stand together and call for an end to all forms of corporate welfare.
    Why do big corporations lobby for more regulation? As Matt Ridley notes, “they are addicted to corporate welfare, they love regulations that erect barriers to entry to their small competitors.” Government regulation championed by major corporations is far more likely to significantly hurt their smaller rivals. Politically connected big corporations are fully aware that these harmful regulations will help to wipe out their competition. And that’s the plan.

    Big corporations are often hostile to free enterprise. The late Noble Prize winning economist Milton Friedman once wrote, “business corporations in general are not defenders of free enterprise. On the contrary, they are one of the chief sources of danger.” In this big government era, it’s become easier for businesses to profit through the halls of Congress rather than the marketplace. We reject crony capitalism in which the success of a business is determined by their closeness to government officials. What’s good for businesses isn’t always good for taxpayers and the cause of freedom.

    The Pentagon budget is probably the most susceptible to corporate welfare. It’s unfortunate that Department of Defense spending has long been isolated from serious scrutiny. Military spending has doubled over the past decade when adjusted for inflation. Powerful special interests benefit from our heavy military spending. Most notably, the nation’s “Big Three” weapons makers—Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman—are cashing in big time.




    Regulation Supports Business, Not Capitalism And Free Markets

    In short, Walmart supported government regulation as a way to impose higher costs on its competitors. It found a way to compete outside the marketplace. It abandoned principles of free markets and capitalism, and provided a lesson as to the difference between capitalism and business. Many, particularly liberals, make no distinction between business and capitalism. But we need to learn to recognize the difference if we are to have a thriving economy based on free-wheeling, competitive markets that foster innovation, or continue our decline into unproductive crony capitalism.
    In the following excerpt from his book The Big Ripoff: How Big Business and Big Government Steal Your Money, authorTimothy P. Carney explains that big business is able to use regulation as a blunt and powerful tool against competitors, and also as a way to improve its image.

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    Default Re: ‘socialism doesn’t work’

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    All one has to do is look what is going on in Venezuela ..

    Maybe the US should mine it's own business and Venezuela isn't the only Country in South or Central America that the US has Interfere with...........

    Details On An Alleged US-Backed Coup In Venezuela Come To Light

    The US Is Preparing to Oust President Evo Morales

    Most of these Counties elected Left-Wing Governments (Socialist), you see the US believes in free elections as long as are guy gets elected, a person who protects US Corporate interests......

    https://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/...-american-021/


    Some quotes by US Marine Smedley Butler ......

    "I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.


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    "I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long.... Looking back on it, I feel I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three city districts. We Marines operated on three CONTINENTS'


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    Hey Strappy, does this ring any bells?

    Deregulation Has Created Monopolies – And That’s Why Your Internet Sucks


    The internet service in the United Stated is among the worst in the technologically-advanced world. Compared to other civilized nations, our service is slow, expensive and unreliable. It is an international embarrassment that the nation that literally invented the internet lags so far behind in making its network competitive. So who’s to blame for this American failure? Monopolies.

    Time Warner, Comcast, and Verizon are a few of the companies that have lobbied to be granted special positions as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and they are not holding up their end of the deal. Telecom companies have been granted special privileges, by law. But those privileges come at a price.

    In 1996, the United States saw its first overhaul of telecommunications law since 1934. The law that was enacted was the 1996 Telecommunications Act (the Act). The Act was intended to encourage competition and instead has allowed cable and telecom companies to do little more than divide markets and establish their monopolies.
    Deregulation Has Created Monopolies - And That

    This might jar your memory of what has happened since deregulation.

    Myth: Deregulation promotes competition.

    Fact: Deregulated competition eventually leads to monopolies.

    Argument

    The many hymns to deregulation usually describe the success stories that occur immediately after deregulation. This is always a period of price-slashing and better service as companies compete to attract more customers. But there is always more to the story, which often takes years to play out. The latter stages of deregulation feature generally look like this:
    There is a perpetual elimination of the weakest companies, even when only strong ones are left.
    During the heated competition phase, the name of the game is not prosperity, but survival.
    Corporations become desperate to cut costs wherever possible to maximize profits.
    Consumer and worker safeguards are reduced or eliminated.
    Environmental safeguards are reduced or eliminated.
    Convenience and comfort are reduced or eliminated.
    Wages are reduced.
    Workers are laid off by the thousands.
    Production and workloads are pushed to the limit, often at the risk of life and limb.
    Entire markets -- for example, rural areas -- are dropped if they are deemed low-profit.
    In the final stages, a monopoly or oligopoly emerges, after which prices are raised, services dropped, quality reduced, and corruption and abuses of power become commonplace.
    Workers from failed companies continue working in their fields by either joining the few surviving giants (usually at lower wages) or working alone (always at lower wages). In other words, a monopoly or oligopoly will dominate the market, but hundreds of nickel-and-dime operations may work around the edges.
    It's not all bad Strappy

    To be sure, some regulation in the past has been ham-handed and ill-conceived. But this means it should be improved, not eliminated completely. A good analogy is that of a referee who makes a few bad calls in football game. The solution is to find better referees -- not throw them out completely.
    Deregulation promotes competition

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    20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

    20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

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    Default Re: ‘socialism doesn’t work’

    The idea of CAPITALISM is force fed to all of us US citizens at the same level as RELIGION.I's never associated with War,Exploitation,Oppression,Lack of Opportunity,Discrimination or Poverty.It's 'SOLD' to us as the Producer of Peace,Prosperity and Plenty by the Corporate Propaganda Media Machine with the 'BLESSING' of Corporate America.

    FreedomWorks co-opted the Tea Party within weeks of the Tea Party's beginning in 2009.Corporate Republican Dick Armey 'RUNS' it as a Ventriloquist Dummy for the Koch Brothers.

    Strappy,the 'TERM' for Government/Business Alliance is and always was ''FASCISM''.Granted,the author makes a number of good points.All of which are belied by the fact that FreedomWorks is a Koch Brothers 'FRONT'.The last thing Chuck and Dave want is an end to CORPORATE WELFARE''.Always remember Strappy,'LIBERTARIANISM' is just 'FASCISM' with a thin veneer of Pseudo-Intellectual BS.Laissez-Faire ''ALWAYS' favors 'CAPITAL'.

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    Default Re: ‘socialism doesn’t work’

    if the koch bros hung a sign on bernie would you bale out.
    teaparty is the way

 

 
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