For Republicans, greed is good

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    For Republicans America is a platform for individual fulfillment. Here is the catch: the Individual is defined in the narrowest possible terms. Any notion of the "The Public Good" is seen as "Socialism" (socialism being anything the government does for the non-wealthy). The Free Market will fix New Orleans levees. The Free Market will effectively control the amount of derivative based risk Wall Street will take. The Free Market will get us off imported oil(rather than spending decades making terrorists stronger). The Free Market will keep our rivers clean. The Free Market will make healthcare more efficient. The Free Market won't bribe Washington in order to increase it's profit margin. We don't need to worry about "The Public Good", individual selfishness driven by short term profit is a utopian reflex.

    But the world doesn't work that way. Selfishness harms society....tears it apart....destroys the world economy....spills millions of barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.....tears a hole in the ozone...creates a garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean twice the size of Texas...melts the North Polar ice cap.....creates massive deficits by giving huge tax breaks for the wealthy....

    But the Republicans celebrate this selfishness. It is their core value. For them greed is good.
     
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    Greed IS.

    Not "greed is good".

    Just "greed is".

    What do you plan to do? Legislate it out of existence?

    Ain't happening.

    Democrats are just as greedy as anyone else. But they try to sell their starry eyed followers a bill of goods about a utopian future full of gumdrop trees and pure chocolate rivers.
     
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    What's wrong with making America a utopia?

    It's better than the Republicans cheering the execution of prisoners or cheering the letting of sick people die because they don't have health insurance.

    I have a hard time imagining a Democratic crowd cheering those two things.
     
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    One little itty bitty teeny tiny thing: it's not possible.

    If it wasn't for that little itty bitty teeny tiny detail, then no problem.
     
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    While you can no more legislate greed out of existence than you can murder, you can certainly make it punishable with company or personal wealth killing fines or long stretches in high security federal prisons. Stealing a million dollars should have a sentence at least equal to possessing a gram of cocaine. And they are probably good for both charges.
     
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    It is possible.

    Look how far we have come in the last 300 years.

    Our "founding fathers" owned slaves.
     
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    You naive dumbass
     
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    What is non-greed??

    Sharing??

    If I'm broke will you feed my fucking family or the guy that has more than you when you have more than me??

    Who is greedy??? the beggar or the demander???
     
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    Stealing a million dollars is already against the law, dingbat.
     
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    It's better than "Trickle Up Economics".
     

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