Free to choose

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    ...:rolleyes:

    ...i wish stossel would shut the fuck up about 'the free market'..the most ubiquitous market commodity is 'dollars'...they are virtually one half of every 'economic transaction'..

    ...yet stossel, to my knowledge, HAS NEVER ACKNOWLEDGED THE MASSIVE FRAUD, INJUSTICE, ETC., ASSOCIATED WITH MONEY/'DOLLAR' CREATION, issuance, etc..'free market,' my ass..

    ...either the stooooopid republican fuck (he's no honest libertarian) doesn't get it..or he's actively involved in suppressing the truth...take your pick..

    ...btw, i understand most of you republicrats don't 'get it' either..consequently you are found frequently working your pieholes parroting 'info' about some 'illion dollar economy' while ignorant of the origin, nature, etc. of even one 'dollar'..

    ..but have a good day anyway...
     
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    I'll take our system over your system of slavery every chance I get. ;) What do propose instead??? Food Stamps???? Credits???? Something for nothing fails every time.
     
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    He makes a lot of sense, and has much to offer, in a dignified manner. I guess his message just goes over some peoples heads. ;)
     
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    More than any other American, Friedman, who won the Nobel Prize in economics in 1976, clearly warned the world about the unintended consequences of big government.


    We all know how worthless a Nobel Prize is......its all political

    "We've become increasingly dependent on government," said Friedman. "We've surrendered power to government; nobody has taken it from us. It's our doing. The results – monumental government spending, much of it wasted, little of it going to the people whom we would like to see helped."

    That's from Friedman's PBS TV series "Free to Choose," which aired 30 years ago and became the basis of his No. 1 best-seller by the same name.

    Friedman is right, we have become dependent on government....

    To protect our food and water supplies
    To provide a safe working environment
    To ensure equal rights for all Americans
    To provide our national defense
    To provide basic protections if we become sick or injured

    Nasty Gubmint


     
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    I imagine like most in this country you hate the free market because it requires a modicum of responsiblity on the account of the YOU the consumer. So what if dollars are the most prevalent commodity. Can you form a logical explanation as to why that is bad?

    Can you be specific or are you content to make gross generalities all day?

    what a laugher. Please oh wise one, tell us the origin of one dollar.
     
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    Let us all know when you inform your buddy Gore of this.

    To your own detriment because you have essentially admitted that you are too much of a pussy to accept the fact that you have the god given ability to provide most of those things for yourself. And the fact is government has gone far beyond those things in terms of sticking its nose in the business of the people. It just amazes me that we have people in this country that actually defend having their freedom taken away.
     
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    What part of what you posted is from that program?
     
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    Oh really??

    I have a god given ability to stop industries from poluting the air and water?
    I can protect my home from a foreign invasion?
    I can prevent people from discriminating against me if I am black, gay or a woman?
    If I become injured on the job or sick, I can prevent them from firing me?

    Some god you have there
     
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    With enough like minded people to support your cause, yes.
     

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