I never fully got the whole "Corporations are corrupt and not out for the best interest of people so we need to trust in the government".
The government can not, and isn't, corrupt?
That seems to be a news flash to me.
Government beuacracies and politicians are aulturistic, out to help people? How is this true any more than big businesses is? For example, if politicians that are so, soooo, against smoking believe its so harmful why do they not just ban it? Wouldn't that be being aulturistic and trying to help people? But they won't, because too much money is generated by it, and they need that revenue to help them do projects to help them get in power.
What keeps politicians in powers, especially democratic ones due to generally the feeling of many liberals and portiosn of their voting base (its statistical fact that many in the lower classes are democrats)? Increasing the amount of government programs that give things to individuals that they can point to and say "see, this is what we've gotten for you". In a broader sense, bringing home projects to their people. Are you saying disney you honestly think all or most politicians do this because of the goodness in their hearts and the desire to help people and not because its what's most likely to help them get re-elected?
Government agencies are filled with leagues of red tape, more worried often times in covering its own ass than actually doing anything. Service divisions, while perhaps having caring people at the bottom, are run much the same as a corporation at the top with many of the same worries. Waste of tax payer money is actually ENCOURAGED in these agencies (I've witnessed it first hand in my job) when the end of a year is coming and there's left over money in the budget they go out and spend it on anything and everything they can imagine and justify so that the next year they can justify demanding a larger budget instead of having it cut.
I think really it comes down to which corrupt, out for its own interest entity you want to have lording over your...private corporation or public government. I honestly don't see them all that different in regards to the dangers, individual alterior motives, and corruption. What I do see a difference is that companies, even major ones, have gone under and been brought under fire legaly in this country. Government agencies and welfare-esque programs in this country however have shown over and over again an ability to simply continue to throw tax payer money at it and continue on despite any issues it may have. That's my take on it.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
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