You saidDon't know what this has to do with anything.If you choose not to drill and not to have pipelines then it might keep everyone honest, if that is to be the criteria."Drill baby Drill" is short for, "Make my campaign donors richer."
Yes, I know and in fact you said there was corruption. I noted that.Never said there isn't corruption. Like I said, I'm in NM and it is allllll around me here. Newspaper is generally front-paged with government or government/business corruption all the time.
Do we need be reminded again that power corrupts? This is why governments should have as little power as possible. They can't even count the votes come election time and yet they feel they can hand out money to corporations and run a health care system. It's a mad world.Threw his future away for free car washes. They do the stupidest **** around here. Downtown Santa Fe... if you can find parking, you are paying for it. Recent scandal, over 50% of the money collected from the parking meters is stolen by the parking meter people.
But you leapt to an erroneous conclusion about what I said and read more into it than what was said. Thats why its best to deal with direct quotes rather then your interpretation of them.
I have no idea where that came from.If you don't like living in a representative democracy, there are plenty other choices you can make to live in.
I was inspired by yourAnd all you are doing is resorting to personal insults instead of honestly debating which only weakens your argument even further.
You have bought a load of horse manure and you clearly aren't a good farmer... so to speak".
Is that your idea of honest debate?
And yes, power corrupts. So as down as you are on government, they aren't the only thing that is corrupt. Government officials are more often than not corrupted by the invasive tactics of private sector $'s buying them off or throwing kick-backs.
This is where conservatives will use this as an angle to say that that is why we need less government... as if more industry and less government in this scenario will somehow eliminate graft and kickback schemes. Those happen without government too.
Quite possibly. That's often called "crony capitalism", such as we see in the Obama administration.Government officials are more often than not corrupted by the invasive tactics of private sector $'s buying them off or throwing kick-backs.
.This is where conservatives will use this as an angle to say that that is why we need less government..
Yes, because we both see how often money and power corrupts. Therefore the less power government has the less likelihood there is of corruption. The more government there is the more likely, as a result of this added power, the greater the opportunity for corruption.
Who made that claim? I know I certainly didn't.as if more industry and less government in this scenario will somehow eliminate graft and kickback schemes.
Yes, and I'll not argue otherwise.Those happen without government too.
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That's right. I want the electorate to decide what is best for the country.It came from you saying you didn't like that our representative government officials get to choose what direction is best for your country.
The educational standards have dropped. There seems little doubt bout that.It was hardly saying you were stupid due to being under-educated from a failing US educational system now wasn't it? But if you want to fabricate a victim card as an excuse for your ad hom be my guest because it ruins your argument.
Liberals - Punish the Successful, Reward the Unsuccessful
Liberals - Tax, Borrow, Spend, and Give Free Stuff
Obama's legacy - Total Failure
They like the idea of a President with no business experience whatsoever buying and selling car companies and determining which cars they should buy by effecting the marketplace with incentives, while not offering the same opportunities to their competitors.
This is largely why I question the American education system. Not all that law ago the American people would have laughed at the idea of their president buying large corporations, firing the staff, taking it over and then selling cars at subsidies back to the public (who largely dont want them) and still losing money in the process. Now many seem fine with it.
Do you have another explanation for this phenomenon?