Are governments just protection rackets for the 1%?

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    Dear Repubtard - When is the last time Boeing paid income tax? They take enormous amounts from tax paying workers.
     
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    I'm guessing you are about seventeen years old attending a LIBERAL/Socialist 'community college' and you've just finished reading Coles Notes on the French Revolution.
    Don't worry though. When you've been 'streamed' through to your graduation you'll owe the government AKA the Taxpayer, 80K which you'll never be able to pay back and people will still need 'baristas' to make them burnt coffee.
    So your career path is safe.................until Starbucks installs those robots they have already bought from China which are currently being stored in Chinese warehouses.
     
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    Appointment: The state's governor or legislature will choose their judges. Merit Selection: Judges are chosen by a legislative committee based on each potential judge's past performance. Some states hold "retention elections" to determine if the judge should continue to serve.

    To be chosen or appointed by a voting committee is to be elected by that committee.

    Stop embarrassing yourself.

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    Straw Woman Much???
     
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    Intelligent though is better than guessing.

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    So a huge corporation that was born and raised in the USA sees no further use for the infrastructure, educated workforce and stability that have been provided through blood and treasure and you're ok with that? Scummy. Very scummy.
     
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    Like all economic ignoramuses, you believe employers can dictate any price they like for labor. They can't. They can offer to pay $1.00/hr, but they will get no takers. The price of labor is governed by the laws of supply and demand, just like the price of any other product or commodity.

    The competition for labor drives up the price until the point where marginal revenue is zero, which means paying more would reduce the capitalist's gross profit rather than increase it.

    Before you pontificate further on economics, you should learn something about it.
     
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    Even so-called "necessities" obey the laws of supply and demand. Everyone needs gasoline, so according to you the price should never go down. The truth is that oil companies only make about $0.05 on the dollar in profit. As we have seen in recent decades, the price goes up and down as market conditions dictate, so clearly your theory is bullshit.

    Corporations can dictate prices only when government enforces a monopoly.
     
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    Corporations operate as cartels in many, maybe most respects. They don't need government collusion although it's a convenient tool if they can get their guys in power.
     
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    Bullshit. Cartels have been tried ever since the advent of capitalism. They always fall apart unless the government enforces them. OPEC is the classic example. When OPEC sets a price for oil it normally lasts less than a week before all the members start cheating on it.
     

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