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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    What? Corporations are a creation of the state.
    Capitalism is also a creation of the state


    inb4 bbbbbut capitalism is simply trade
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Capitalism is also a creation of the state


    inb4 bbbbbut capitalism is simply trade
    Free market society was created to take power from the state

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Libertie76 View Post
    Free market society was created to take power from the state
    fantastic job its done of that then huh
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    No they do not have too much power.

    If the staggeringly ignorant masses would get a brain when they voted and stopped voting for the perfect candidate and only voted for candidates on the important issues then the rich would be powerless in elections.

    But because the masses are SO staggeringly ignorant, they keep electing the most pathetic candidates imaginable - whether it is for municipal, state or national votes.

    The rich are only as powerful as the masses allow them to be.


    It's like political campaigns. The ignorant masses actually buy into campaign adds, whereas the more informed/intelligent realize they are pure hockum and should be ignored. And the ignorant masses actually get much of their news from mainstream tv...which of course means they are getting nothing but filtered swill from whichever side of the aisle that network supports. And even the networks that do not support one side are so mind-numbingly stupid that getting news from them is a total waste of time.
    Or there are the types that wait for the debates to make up their minds and then usually pick the one that 'seems' the best for the job...almost totally separate from where they actually stand on the key issues.
    Or there are the types that think of themselves as 'patriots' and will blindly follow whoever is in charge...when in reality all they are is little, trained minions.
    And then there are the worst type of ignorant mass...the type that actually think they are intelligent/informed. So all they do is close their minds to everything that does not fit their views...which means they stay ignorant - and arrogant (there are a TON of those types on here, imo).

    Anyone that thinks the rich have too much power in America have no idea what they are talking about. The power is right there for the masses to take...if only they were not so clueless and/or gullible and/or politically lazy.


    And even if the rich do/will some day have to much power - it is the masses who are to blame for giving it to them.
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    fantastic job its done of that then huh
    If you think central banking monopolizing the money supply and massive levels of regulations to alter the market through special interest is free marketism, however it's not. The accumulation of wealth you argue against is not the free market, it's the special interest groups empowering the state.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't call working people parasites. I call those who demand others fund their existence parasites. Your existence is not a just claim on the wealth or time of others.


    Tsk tsk tsk. Let them eat cake?
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    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by instagramsci View Post
    Capitalism is also a creation of the state


    inb4 bbbbbut capitalism is simply trade
    More like a response to the state.

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

    The government has too much power.
    "Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place."
    -- Frederic Bastiat

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Sounds like most college libertarians yelling about how sexy the unregulated free market is and how it gives them massive wood without taking a history class or looking at the world. Talking crap about either side without presenting an actual argument does nothing.
    My experiences count since I live in the real world. And I graduated from college many many years ago.

    I co-own my company and Im making good money so I am quite happy with the system- sure it can be improved with less taxes and eliminating minimum wage but on the whole capitalism works, its proven itself superior to communism in every which way and so it baffles me as to why there are still believers in a failed economic theory like communism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    America is the home of equal opportunity and democracy: one dollar, one vote.
    Two dollars, two votes?

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