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alicerice_76108 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 22, 2014 12:02 PM Member since: Oct 18, 2007
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  • You know the second biggest issue with this conversation is that none of you folks seem to know what you are talking about. What we have is neither socialism nor Marxism. Rather we are closer to an oligarchy combined with a bit of theocracy (religious or ideological rule in which tolerance of other views is not permissible). Capitalism always moves easily toward oligarchy--rule by the wealthy--unless it is checked. Unfettered capitalism makes an economy just as unhealthy as any of these other concepts. We need to be able to distinguish among them all so we can manage them appropriately. We learned during the age of the robber barons that unchecked laissez faire economics leads the common people to destruction. Now we seem to need to relearn that same lesson nearly a century later. I just wish people could retain some of the knowledge we already have.

  • alicerice_76108 alicerice_76108 Oct 20, 2014 2:14 PM Flag

    You really are living in the dark ages, for real. I bet you watch Fox "news," which I have placed in quotes because it is like the Fox Communist Party, which believes in and supports only its own agenda. Actual news be damned in their view. So all of these scare tactics, uses of bad analogies like this, and all of this rhetoric your type always spouts, you never consider that we have entered the 21st century and that Communism is all but dead? This sounds like the rhetoric of the 1950s. The fact is that since then the world has changed radically. The large corporations get welfare from the government at an astonishing rate in terms of tax breaks. For example, Texas collected $249.9 billion for the federal government in 2013, but how much came from corporations? Really? Only about $35 billion. So while all of the Republicans are spewing about all of the money poor companies have to pay in taxes, the bulk of the money comes off the backs of the person making $50,000 a year or less. And those same companies are putting their cash in the bank and leaving it there. What good is that? Since the 1970s, various Labor Department leaders have stated outright that the regular guy is losing money, while the guys at the top never trickle anything at all down to the people. Now they just advertise for salaried workers willing to work "nights, weekends, and holidays," which is quoted from a recent advertisement I saw in Texas. What we need is a good, old-fashioned union for salaried personnel. While they may earn a little more money than some other personnel, when you count the hours, many of them earn less than minimum wage! Wake up. Smell the air. Stop living in a dream world from half a century ago.

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