That does it: I'm never using plastic again

Discussion in 'Economy' started by The Man @ Lunch, Jul 31, 2007.

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    I haven't carried a balance on a credit card for several years. But now that I see just how crooked the industry has become, I don't plan to again unless there is some real reform.

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    This is what happens when you just trust corporations to do the right thing without good oversight.

    I would be a libertarian if it were possible to actually trust these entities.

    They exsist only to generate profit and will do ANYTHING to increase profits.

    That means we have to police them and make them follow reasonable practices.

    I really wish we did not have to but its just a fact.
     
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    Who told you it was smart to trust any media, government or corporation?

    You need to go have a chat with them.
     
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    Practically all things should be considered in moderation. There is fraud, corruption and waste in government as there is in the private sector. You can see horror stories about public service shenanigans and government shenanigans. For some things, the private sector may be best. For other things, the public sector may need to assist.
     
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    All things run by man will not be perfect.

    Government,business anything will have flaws.

    To expect perfection when man is concerned is foolhardy.
     
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    The problem is that money and power corrupts people.

    Sooner or later, everyone has a price.

    You can't trust corps, you can't trust government to oversee the corps, and you can't trust media to tell us the truth about the government and the corps, especially since media is now confined to only a few huge corps.

    So where does that leave average citizens?

    Up shit's creek without a paddle, that's where.

    Eventually we're all fucked. And when we finally are, it won't be the government's fault, or the corporations, or the media.

    It will be OURS. The average citizens that allowed it all to happen from day 1. We had the power at one point to keep shit like this from happening. We instead chose to ignore it and pretend it wasn't that bad, and now we're paying the price.

    RSR still thinks things are great, because the super-rich are making insane profits in the stock market, like somehow that's the be-all-end-all deciding factor of American economy.

    I'm not saying it's too late...i think there's a small window of opportunity left to somehow fix this country, but people need to wake the fuck up...RIGHT NOW.
     
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    Youre right, NOW is the time to get it right!

    that is why a Dem is the only hope.

    Not the perfect hope but the only one.
     
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    But you forgot one thing: we ARE the government. Make our voices heard on the Hill and then you'll really see reform.
     
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    We should make it a puplic embrassment to note vote.

    It was that way at one time.

    I dont mean institute it.
     
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    Wake up and do WHAT? Vote for some other party ? Hmmmmmm--which fox should we put in the hen house THIS time ?
     

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