Wake Up People! The Government is not the answer to our problems!

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    Half of these guys are idiots who could never make it in the business world yet half the people out there want to government to solve our problems... How stupid can you people? There is a reason Congress has a 10% approval rating!!!!!!!!!

    This is not the governments money they are playing with!!! It's your money!!!! And they are doing things like this...:cuckoo:



    Watchdog: Treasury overpaid for bank stocks
     
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    thanks gw
     
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    In reply to your position:

    ThomHartmann.com - "You Can't Govern if You Don't Believe in Government"

    Because half of what you are saying is true. But what you don't understand is that the GOP uses this premise to privatize any profits the government might get and socialize all the losses. At least that is what the GOP did the last 8 years. Take Iraq for example. We pay $10 billion a month and the oil companies get all the oil profits? Really? And that's smart because??? Plus, why doesn't the oil at least pay for Haloburton/Blackwater? Because the GOP would rather YOU the taxpayer pay the bills.

    It was Reagan who began the deliberate and intentional destruction of the United States of America when he famously cracked (and then incessantly repeated): "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

    Reagan, like George W. Bush after him, failed to understand that when people come together into community, and then into nationhood, that they organize themselves to protect themselves from predators, both human and corporate, both domestic and foreign. This form of organization is called government.

    But the Reagan/Bush ideologues don't "believe" in government, in anything other than a military and police capacity. Government should punish, they agree, but it should never nurture, protect, or defend individuals. Nurturing and protecting, they suggest, is the more appropriate role of religious institutions, private charities, families, and - perhaps most important - corporations.

    Let the corporations handle your old-age pension. Let the corporations decide how much protection we and our environment need from their toxics. Let the corporations decide what we're paid. Let the corporations decide what doctor we can see, when, and for what purpose.

    Talk show cons and TV talking head cons and political cons - both Republican and DLC Democratic - repeat the mantra of "smaller government," and Americans nod their heads in agreement, not realizing the hidden agenda at work.

    What they don't say is that the reason they want to remove government in its protective capacity is because they can then make an enormous amount of money, and have a lot of control over people's lives, when they privatize former governmental functions. They want a power vacuum, so corporations and the rich can step in. And with no limits on the inheritability of riches after the "death tax" is ended, wealth vast enough to take over the government can emerge.
     
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    amrchaos Pentheus torn apart

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    If Government cannot solve the problem, then private business can not solve the economic malaise.

    In fact , small business has no say whatsoever.

    We are doomed!!
     
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    Government, the people and business are the answer.

    The shit from Reagan that government is the problem is just that, simplistic shit.
     
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    less "government" and more "people" is the solution. Specifically "people" left alone to keep what they earn and do with that money what they see fit.
     
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    Now there's an idea ... the politicians do it why cant we!
     
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    You're posting on an internet invented and paid for with your fellow americans tax money; you're driving on roads paid with by taxes, you probably went to public schools at some point, and the food you eat is subsizdized with tax dollars. The electricty and water grids for your house were built by New Deal tax dollars, and subsidized to this day by your fellow americans.


    Are you through fantasizing that you're Ted Kazinsky?
     
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    So what are YOU saying? That we should give ALL our money to the government? Or maybe you think America should be communist? Then the government would just give us everything we need. Is that your idea? Tell me when enough is enough... :wtf:
     
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    where did I ever say "no" government?

    less does not equal none unless of course you subscribe to liberal math.
     

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