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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    you didn't answer the question...
    I don't need to, you should be able to figure out my post.

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Yes, you oppose captialists because they buy the cheapest product. Your position is no better than someone that doesn't like people that shop at wal-mart because in their opinion everyone should pay more at mom and pop shops.
    That's my problem, human beings are somehow products that must be sought after so you can get them cheap, ah, the mind of a capitalist..

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    hey if a bunch of people get together and say-lets start a business and they all contribute and agree to run and own the business equally-so be it. your system involves the government taking the factory from those who built it and giving it to those who work there. Sorry I oppose that kind of crap
    that's another great thing about capitalism... it allows for the collective ownership of the means of production

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    That's my problem, human beings are somehow products that must be sought after so you can get them cheap, ah, the mind of a capitalist..
    The laborers are selling their labor. What makes you think for one moment businesses shouldn't look for the lowest price?

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    I don't need to, you should be able to figure out my post.
    are you trying to say the worker should receive $100 in wages per hour?

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The laborers are selling their labor. What makes you think for one moment businesses shouldn't look for the lowest price?
    The laborers don't really have a choice as to what they get for their labor, it will always be less then what it is worth, you think their are competitive job opportunity's for those in poverty in India? China? People HAVE to work, and when presented with the option of working for a capitalist to acquire money, which is used to buy food from other capitalists, in order to survive, meh.. Not even worth it, you're turning humans into products, and that is why I fundamentally disagree with the ideas stemming from capitalism.

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    that's another great thing about capitalism... it allows for the collective ownership of the means of production
    No, it does not, where the hell did you get that idea? Seriously, you may be delusional.

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    are you trying to say the worker should receive $100 in wages per hour?
    I believe the laborer should receive what their labor is worth, but this cannot happen under a system like capitalism, that's all I'll say, I understand being paid $100 doesn't work under capitalism, no profit for the owner, which is why I disagree with the system, one of many reasons. I hope you understand my POV.

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Throughout recorded history the wealthy and the elite have always held the power. This is true even in so called communist states like the USSR, Cuba and North Korea. This is the one constant and it will never change. Equality is a myth perpetrated by naive idealists like socialists and it will never happen- thats why every instance that socialism has been attempted ultimately failed.

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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Of course the wealthy are too powerful, because wealth is power. I am very open to the idea of a maximum wealth/wage cap. That Koch and Soros and a handful of others have so much political power undermines the intent of our (representational) democracy. Concentration of ownership of mass media outlets is another big part of the problem.

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