Regulation

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    It doesn't even cure the symptom, "the rich" have complete control over the tax code and it provides a wonderful tool for so many things that benefit them at the expense of the sheeple.

    The disease is the centralization of social, economic and political power, the cure is decentralization, all the rest of the jaw wagging is just shiny baubles designed to distract the citizenry from the fact that they're being exploited up, down and sideways.
     
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    I am saying the same thing.
     
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    They don't hate the people so much as they love power. And the way to retain that power is to accept money from special interests to help them get re-elected. And the way to get money from special interests is to do their bidding.

    Take away the power, you take away the money incentive.

    If a politician has nothing to sell, there is nothing to buy.

    The politician sees the people as rubes who have no clue what is going on. Sadly, this assessment is true.

    "He has an R after his name, so he can do no wrong!"
     
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    Did you skip Dodd Frank?
     
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    Take away the power? What do you mean by that?
     
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    What is the point of this thread?
     
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    If you take away their power then who will have the power to write laws that are good and proper?
     
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    See post 6.
     
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    I'll give you an example.

    If you give a politician the power to enact tax breaks, then you provide an incentive for powerful interests to bribe him to give them tax breaks.

    Tax breaks have to be compensated for by raising tax rates on everyone else.

    Take away the power to enact tax breaks, you take away the incentive to bribe. This is the ONLY way to realize effective campaign finance reform.

    Take away the power to enact tax breaks for special interests, you ensure a level playing field for every taxpayer, and lower tax rates for everyone.
     
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    The point of this thread is to provide the conservative point of view on regulations, and why we need smaller government.
     

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