Well for instance, let's see.. (From the Progressive viewpoint, since we obviously know the Walmart/Chinese Capitalist viewpoint).
-First actual Progressive president for many years (huge tax levies on smokers, Progressive foreign policy maneuvers that don't lead to actual wars)
-First American president to perhaps, ever so slightly, have 1-2% of their ideology fall under non capitalist. Oh god. How horrible. 1-2% non capitalist for the first time ever in American history!!!! Holy Jesus!!!!! Walmart Save us!!!! Only 98% capitalist instead of 100%!!!! It's the end of the world!!!!! Somewhere in Shanghai a bunch of Sino Capitalists are short a few high priced Russian escorts a month thanks to this!! Oh no!!!
Obama would have to have a pair before he could be a bully.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I loathe Walmart and am more of a distributist/mutualist myself.
I am also a smoker getting tired of footing the bill for other people and pet projects of politicians. I am anti-intervention in my FP as well.
So, what are you getting at?
What I'm getting at is that you people are being silly. This is a market country. The very idea that the markets are being threatened at all is hilarious. Obama is an extreme capitalist. The very idea that he's anti markets is laughable.
Nobody is saying you don't have the right to smoke poison. You do. The law accepts that. I believe also that you should be able to smoke marijuana and that we should also tax you for that, but I still believe you should be able to do it. (I wouldn't even have cigs/weed taxed in store at all, I'd prefer the FED took directly from your income as a "vice tax"). I firmly believe it's your right to die at 50 with a massive hospital bill, drowning in your own blood. I believe, as does the law, that that is your right. Puff away. Puff Away. The point is, vice should be regulated and taxed, not outlawed. It is not bullying when vice is taxed. You are part of a collective society. If you choose to poison yourself, fine. Just understand we will tax the poison before it reaches your lungs.
Last edited by Ryan5; 06-28-13 at 03:34 PM.