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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Oh come on, I barely go a day without hearing someone whinge about taxes in this country.
    You deliberately missed the point.

    My taxes are wasted on:

    Corn Alcohol subsidies
    Socialist Security
    Public Education
    National Endowment for Non-Commercially Viable "Artists"
    Amtrak (the loss shown on a train ticket from LA to San Antonio is almost twice the cost of a commerical airline ticket)
    Welfare
    Housing Subsidies
    Agricultural subsidies intended to keep the cost I'm paying for food high.
    Bridges to nowhere.
    Pork, Pork, Pork, and so much more Pork I've been wishing we required congressmen to be jewish so we'd get less pork.
    An thousand page list of things the Constitution does not allow.

    If the US government obeyed it's own law, the taxes in this country wouldn't be very high at all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Perhaps if people weren't so politically apathetic we *could* have things like NHS, the Shinkansen, 35 hour work weeks, etc.
    Who wants anything as stupid as fascist medicine? And it's not the government's job to regulate the length of the work week, anyway. You want to work fewer hours, go right ahead, make a deal with your boss.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    People are going to use the most direct roads to get betweenany two points, thus the number you can build is actually limited.
    Nah, I take the 101 to get to San Francisco, not the I-5.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    France produces much of its materiel - not to mention their films are superior due to government subsidization.
    That's strange.

    I didn't know Miyasaki was French.

    I was certain he was Japanese.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    True, speed is a factor, but the point remains. Privatize roads and you just end up with a monopoly that leaves much to be desired with no means for the consumers to change it.



    Funny that, it's the laissez faire monkeys who don't understand that competition can only survive in a regulated environment. Otherwise you get corporate oligarchy where only the executives benefit and everyone else suffers.

    Lets hope you have your Buy N Large shares purchased in advance.

    Its funny, but the people who refer to capitalists as "monkeys" don't have a clue what appropriate regulation is. For some reason, these ignorant people think it means "government control" and other forms of fascism/socialism.

    The rest of us recognize that true capitalism is based on limited government to protect the peole from the criminal types of behavior socialism and anarchy naturally produce.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    As said, much of their social unrest guarantees the success of their infrastructure - keeps the government under the hammer so to speak.

    The other half of it is due to poorly integrated cultural minorities that stir up **** because they can't drop their archaic blood faith and embrace Enlightenment attitudes.
    You don't mean "Enlightenment attitudes", you mean socailist attitudes.

    The Constitution of the United States, blatantly pro-freedom and hence anti-socialist, the visible peak of the Englightenment.

    Nothing enlightened about socialism.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Warspite View Post
    Because we live in a regulated economy and not a Laissez Faire one? Not to mention there is a cap on how unskilled your workers can be before they become financially undesirable.
    There's no cap on how unskilled workers can become before they are financially undesirable.

    The United States has too classes of completely unskilled people:

    Illegal aliens and public school diploma holders.

    Illegal aliens find jobs.

    Public school diploma holders refuse to work for wages offered.

    Ergo, they're not financially undesirable, they have a warped view of their importance.

    Since people completely lacking in skills can find jobs in the US, there is no basement below which so-called "financially undesirable" people are classed.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    The greedy people are the ones wanting free handouts at the expense of others.
    Are you talking about Corporate American?

    The Banks?

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    I disagree....
    I really doubt that working the assembly line in an auto plant is a picnic like so many seem to think......
    It's boring.

    Other than that, and the lack of ants, it's pretty much a picnic.

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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Are you talking about Corporate American?
    No,I'm talking about those that do not want to get a job,pay for their own health care,energy,housing and food....They expect Government to do it for them.

    The Banks?
    A few of those as well....However,alot of the banks were forced to take the bailouts.
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    Re: 3 Democrats Drop Plans to Seek Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Strucky View Post
    No,I'm talking about those that do not want to get a job,pay for their own health care,energy,housing and food....They expect Government to do it for them.
    Do you have any stats or demographics regarding these folks -- or is that just your general perception of anyone not currently employed for whatever reason?

    A few of those as well....However,alot of the banks were forced to take the bailouts.
    Forced, how so?

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