Corporations: the leftwing boogeyman

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    What is it about lefties and corporations?

    Corporations are merely the means of bringing the factors of production - capital, labor, management, raw materials if it's manufacturing, plant and equipment together to produce goods and services.

    I'm guessing it's because it's one of the higher expressions of capitalism.

    Corporations provide products for people. They provide jobs for people who not in a million years otherwise could provide their own livelihood. They provide investments for people's 401Ks.

    Not only that, they've become the lap kitties of the left, adopting most of the leftwing agenda:

    - pervasive anti-white male discrimination

    - contributions to leftwing foundations and candidates

    - "partner" benefits to shacked up homosexuals

    - the "cleansing" of religious aspects from the workplace

    - all kinds of butt-kissing for minority events like black history week

    - PR efforts and contributions for Pee See diseases like AIDS and breast cancer
     
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    who told you this story ?....wait let me guess



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    GE, MSNBC, et.al. don't count
     
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    I only got one problem with corporations - that black Haliburton helicopter that's been buzzing my house for a week, trying to remotely suck away my vital juices.
     
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    it must be because of your knowledge of the liberal conspiracy
     
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    Corporations would be fine if they followed the same rules as the rest of us. But they don't. Limited liability gives them perpetual life and protects investors from the risks that generate their profits. This promotes a lack of accountability. The reason corporate executives are paid so much is that they are essentially hired guns, elected by investors to do whatever it takes to produce profits (and to take the fall if they get caught). The investors can't be held liable for the actions of the executives, so they have very little incentive to choose ethical leaders - in fact, they have the opposite incentive.

    The other issue with corporations is their growing collusion with government. Corporatist government leaders continue to promote policies that merge the state and business interests (e.g. Obamacare) and create the opposite of a free market. Corporations use their intimate relationship with the state to promote protectionist regulation that keeps them in control and limits competition.

    Changing limited liability laws and shoring up the separation between government and business could bring things back into balance. But we seem to be headed in the opposite direction.
     
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    I would also remind the tax-loving left-wingers (who hate corporations so much) that every dime of taxes paid by the employees of a corporation actually come from the corporation to begin with. And that is quite a chunk of this country’s revenue.
     
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    ya ..the federal reserve corp..where they create with paper and ink
     
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    Computers would be fine if they followed the same rules as the rest of us. But they don't...
    Bananas would be fine if they followed the same rules as the rest of us. But they don't...
    Music would be fine if it followed the same rules as the rest of us. But it doesn't...

    Computers, bananas, music, and corporations are not us, they aren't people. They're things we make and own and use. We have one set of rules for their use and a different set of rules for our behavior.

    Jeesh.
     

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