Ayn Rand calls for seperation of corporations and state

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    I cam across this and thought I would post it to see if I could make any lefty heads explode.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1RxKW-P5V8]Ayn Rand - Liberty vs Socialism - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Critics of Social Security and Medicare frequently invoke the words and ideals of author and philosopher Ayn Rand, one of the fiercest critics of federal insurance programs. But a little-known fact is that Ayn Rand herself collected Social Security. She may also have received Medicare benefits.

    Ayn Rand Received Social Security, Medicare

    Yea, my head exploded at how stupid the right wing is. Seriously, you guys are idiots. Not just "idiot" idiots, but "serious" idiots.
     
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    Does anybody listen to Ayn but conservatives?
     
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    Ayn Rand is dead. She doesn't call for anything, except maybe brains.

    Use Past tense, my friend.
     
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    Pretty damned hard to spearate the government from coporate influence given the fact that the government spends so damned much money, isn't it?

    The FIRST thing we'd have to do is dissolve the Department of Defence.
     
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    Ayn Rand is just as out of date as Freud, they provided good ideas at the time but now its no longer relevant. Ayn Rand feared an all dominating state that dictated the functions of the market, the opposite has occurred, we have a all dominating market which dictates the functions of the state, that's at risk of simplifying her ideology but meh. ;)
     
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    She paid FICA taxes all her life, why shouldn't she receive Social Security? The idea that critics of the program are supposed to pay for it but not receive the benefits is so idiotic only a libturd could conceive it.

    According to that logic, I guess when the next war starts all the opponents of military spending should be forced to march into battle as human shields in front of our army.
     
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    Ayn Rand was an idiot and a lousy writer.

    Who cares what she said
     
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    This is a weak attempt to try and paint a picture of hypocrisy. She was forced to pay into the programs all her life, so of course she's going to take her benefits that she earned.
     

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