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    Re: SEC employees surfed porn as economy fell

    Quote Originally Posted by 1984 View Post
    You're the one who keeps telling me to watch the news or read the newspapers, as if I were some ignoramus. I find it pathetic because you're the one who can't even offer a substance-based and intelligent explanation of your position; I could certainly explain my position, but I never made any damned assertions or claims, YOU did, remember? I simply asked you to explain your position and got nothing but lame platitudes and condescension, which seems to be the only thing you're capable of.

    Anyway, this is just a waste of time. You have no position - just empty rhetoric and populist platitudes.
    My position is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer....there is corruption in the system, and it is being reported daily in the news.
    Yours is to say it isn't true, that it is too complicated for us lesser educated types to understand. But you don't offer up anything to support your claims.
    BTW, I have lots of money and assets, but I didn't have to misrepresent my services to an unsuspecting group of investors to become as well off as I am.
    I earned what I have, didn't have to siphon off excessive fees and commissions from the investments of others.
    There are way too many parasites in the business world. They are just as bad as welfare recipients who can work, but won't.
    People who invent and build are what Wall Street should be about, not the money changers on the temple steps...
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    Re: SEC employees surfed porn as economy fell

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    My position is intuitively obvious to the most casual observer....there is corruption in the system, and it is being reported daily in the news.
    Yours is to say it isn't true, that it is too complicated for us lesser educated types to understand. But you don't offer up anything to support your claims.
    BTW, I have lots of money and assets, but I didn't have to misrepresent my services to an unsuspecting group of investors to become as well off as I am.
    I earned what I have, didn't have to siphon off excessive fees and commissions from the investments of others.
    There are way too many parasites in the business world. They are just as bad as welfare recipients who can work, but won't.
    People who invent and build are what Wall Street should be about, not the money changers on the temple steps...
    Show me where I said there wasn't any corruption in the system. Don't bother - it never happened.

    What I did say is that you've offered nothing but empty rhetoric as a substitute for a factually based, logically consistent position. Sure, there's corruption in the system, and some of that corruption comes from powerful financial institutions and executives; that's not exactly new information, nor is it specific enough to form sound policy upon; it's just an age-old, populist platitude that has been repeated again and again and again throughout history.

    Your solution involves more government regulation (although you cannot specify what kind of regulation is necessary), but why you would expect these incompetent and corrupt government buffoons to properly regulate the same people they're basically in bed with, I haven't the slightest god damned clue. I guess you have more faith in politicians and bureaucrats than I do.

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