posted on May, 10 2014 @ 01:04 AM
a reply to: whyamIhere
debt isn't really the issue; its deficit spending caused by a rediculous set of circumstances(high income inequality, wealth redistribution by way of
corporatist policies that benefit the rich and the rich alone.); and a government who's legislature is so dependent on campaign financing that it
cannot actually act to correct any of these circumstances without risking said campaign funds from the "national interests groups"
I don't think constitutional Fundimentalism is the solution, we must think outside the box in terms of what is good for the majority of people, while
acknowledging that a market can be fairly efficient if in the proper enviroment.
government is not good or bad, government is a tool; I say let this tool be of the people by the people and for the people as it should be (note I
mean the majority of americans by "people"). for the last 20-30 years government has been hijacked by big-money interests (moreso than it was
already), who have acted against the best interests of society.
It was regan, bush, clinton,etc. that allowed the unions to be broken up(big labor; depite the corruption, at least made the labor market fairly
stable/prevented a surplus of labor from effecting the job security or wages of workers, and forced companies to pay more/offer more benefits than
they otherwise would've ), and for tarriffs to be broken down in the name of "free trade", for the agencies that were meant to oversee and possibly
prevent catastrophe being castrated as to be incompetent (EPA, ATF, other alphabet soup groups who have their funding cut, their agencies policy or
leadership altered as to be ineffective and thus warranting further budget cuts or leadership changes).