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Thread: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I believe it is Un-American in the sense that it goes against capitalist values. Other than that, it is simply an attempt at protecting American jobs.
    Keep in mind, 'capitalist values' = anything capitalists, politicians, lobbyists, and bankers will say to get what they want. A perfect example is 'protecting jobs'. Actually, they'll drop 'protecting' and just say 'jobs'.

    "These new subsidies to our business are all about jobs." Funny, they guy saying that usually has a really good one with bonuses and benefits, but cutting those to fund hiring is never an option. Isn't that strange?

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Keep in mind, 'capitalist values' = anything capitalists, politicians, lobbyists, and bankers will say to get what they want. A perfect example is 'protecting jobs'. Actually, they'll drop 'protecting' and just say 'jobs'.

    "These new subsidies to our business are all about jobs." Funny, they guy saying that usually has a really good one with bonuses and benefits, but cutting those to fund hiring is never an option. Isn't that strange?
    No, with the reality abuses, I agree. I was simply saying that in a truly capitalist system, the government would not provide welfare for corporations or workers. All would simply be on their own, law of the jungle sort of thing. Of course we do not have such a system as the lows of the economic cycles seem to be more than those professing to love capitalism want to go through. It seems that once a company grows so large, it morphs from a company into an institution that we are all to fear the loss of.

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    Re: Is Corperate Welfare Un-American?

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    No, with the reality abuses, I agree. I was simply saying that in a truly capitalist system, the government would not provide welfare for corporations or workers.
    The 'in theory' version, right. Like, in theory, communism is a classless society.

    Well that and $4.50 will get you a cup of capitalist coffees made from beans picked by socialists.

    All would simply be on their own, law of the jungle sort of thing. Of course we do not have such a system as the lows of the economic cycles seem to be more than those professing to love capitalism want to go through. It seems that once a company grows so large, it morphs from a company into an institution that we are all to fear the loss of.
    There is no consensus on the precise definition of capitalism except private ownership of production and distribution.

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