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    Re: A modest proposal ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    dear lord man... Well if libertarians get their way with the system it won't matter anyhow really would it? It's half way owned by corporations as it is ... might as well just dump the democracy in their hands.
    And that has what to do with what I posted?

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    What magical fantasy world allows a free economy to operate without government?
    Capitalism? I'm not saying that the government should be completely out of it, they should still prosecute crimes, but the level that they involve themselves in business now lends itself to corruption.

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    Re: A modest proposal ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    And that has what to do with what I posted?
    Well I understand it's complicated but I just presented a situation where you are right. The post you made was nothing but sarcasm anyhow.

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    heh.. thats the problem. Instead of voters being concerned with the policy they get entranced by the media coverage.. usually the one who gets the most coverage. It really is silly to argue that policy is secondary to the amount of media exposure a politician can buy. Why would you want people to be focused on whomever gets the most exposure in the media over what they are actually planning to do?
    Umm, face time alone is not going to do it for you. Meg Whitman is outspending Jerry Brown by orders of magnitude and the two of them are still neck and neck in the race.

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Capitalism? I'm not saying that the government should be completely out of it, they should still prosecute crimes, but the level that they involve themselves in business now lends itself to corruption.
    Depends where you stand. You are referring to an ethereal realm of theory where economists cannot agree as to whether institutions in the economy serve the interests of the people, parties, politics itself, or merely the raw interests of businesses at the expense of the people.

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Depends where you stand. You are referring to an ethereal realm of theory where economists cannot agree as to whether institutions in the economy serve the interests of the people, parties, politics itself, or merely the raw interests of businesses at the expense of the people.
    Rarely will you find all economists agreeing on a subject. Farm subsidies and protectionism are about the only two areas that have a good majority of economists in agreement.

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    Re: A modest proposal ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Well I understand it's complicated but I just presented a situation where you are right. The post you made was nothing but sarcasm anyhow.
    The post I made was the continuation in your line of thinking. All but one or two presidents have been over six feet tall, therefore appearance obviously plays a huge role in the selection. In the famous Kennedy-Nixon debate, nobody knows or cares what either candidate said; all that mattered is that JFK looked young and full of energy, while Nixon looked like a cadaver.

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    Re: Should the campain finance act be repealed?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Umm, face time alone is not going to do it for you. Meg Whitman is outspending Jerry Brown by orders of magnitude and the two of them are still neck and neck in the race.
    Well they should be neck and neck.. I mean money doesn't buy all the votes but it can buy ignorance. Anyone who actually thinks the tea party libertarians are an acceptable alternative based on the bull**** they say has been completely duped or are lacking in personal intellectual discourse. ... "hrm shiny"

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    Re: A modest proposal ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    The post I made was the continuation in your line of thinking. All but one or two presidents have been over six feet tall, therefore appearance obviously plays a huge role in the selection. In the famous Kennedy-Nixon debate, nobody knows or cares what either candidate said; all that mattered is that JFK looked young and full of energy, while Nixon looked like a cadaver.
    No all you did was make an extreme sarcastic example that is completely ridiculous.. However I countered with a completely acceptable outcome to libertarians anti regulation scheme.. where the corporations take over the rest of your democracy.

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    Re: A modest proposal ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    No all you did was make an extreme sarcastic example that is completely ridiculous.. However I countered with a completely acceptable outcome to libertarians anti regulation scheme.. where the corporations take over the rest of your democracy.
    I don't know why I even bother talking to you ...

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