Vicalliose wrote:Our government has played a big part in destroying capitalism
I'm assuming you don't live in America, then? For all this straw-man talk about "corporations" no one has ever once said "corporations" hate people spending money on them. And spending money is the main point of capitalism.
No. I live in America, the heart of America to tell the truth. But that question was just sarcastic anyway.
Hugh. It's hard to talk about this on a board where honestly everyone panders to a large corporation. It's almost like you people worship Hasbro half the time.
Look. Our government has destroyed capitalism. How? They've over-regulated and over taxed business, thus making big businesses the only ones that can survive and thrive. These huge corporations have outsourced all their production to other countries to avoid regulations and because of this America has become a consumer only nation. Our economy simply cannot grow. But big business is happy because there is no competition. They do not care that their system is destined to fail. Every time a new overbearing law is passed, it causes the small man to fall and the big man keeps climbing the ladder.
Joetx wrote:This is easily the most ignorant post I've read on a TFs fan site, placing the blame on the wrong people. Lawyers? Hollywood? What, did you just get out of a tea party meeting?
Basically, our political system is corrupt b/c we've allowed, through our collective ignorance, the wealthy & "people" such as corporations (especially the financial, petroleum, & health care-related industries) to, in effect, bribe the politicians of both parties into drafting & passing laws that benefit the wealthy & corporations, but are a detriment to the vast majority of us.
And Ron Paul would give them even greater freedom to do whatever the hell they wanted.
Essentially, yes you are correct. But that does not dis-include Hollywood or the lawyers who benefit. It's also large in part the fault of the politicians who took said bribes to begin with. Also have you even looked at who supports this bill? And if you think regulatory laws do jack **** to big business then obviously you aren't listening to your own words.
Capitalism is corrupt and broken without competition and the regulations do little more than bring competition down. Though granted, one thing I still think needs to be done is to place a tax hike on all imported goods and I doubt Dr. Paul will do that. But I mostly side with him on civil rights issues, that's more important to me now.
If you want government to stop pandering to big business, if you want them to stop creating laws which take away your freedoms. Then downsize government and let people do what they want! Freedom of choice dammit!