posted on May, 17 2006 @ 11:22 PM
Jethro, you are correct that we are taking the shaft more from our Government than big business. However, who controls our government or maybe better
said what controls government, the answer is money. If we can cut the amount of money going to feed our politicians the quality of those politicians
will rise. As long as we have big money to be made in congress, corruption will be rampant.
Are you suggesting that socialized health care would be a bad deal for the average American and it's economy?
While I do agree with you, that socialism is not the answer, there does need to be some sort of mechanism to check big business. Big business due to
its size and gravity is in itself a form of Socialism. Don't believe me, look how the biggest Companies in the US are run, they run like little
micro-societies. Entertainment, gyms, restaurants, etc all on their property. The only thing they are missing to constitute it as a "BranchDavidian
Compound"are bedrooms and Bibles.
The closest solution I see would be to enourage a greater amount of small-medium sized companies to replace Super-Sized Business. You could go about
breaking down the international businesses on a state by state level to achieve this.
Second, for necessary goods(basic foods, water, garbage, sewage, energy) you would set up nets to stop windfall profits from occurring.
Third, I would rarely offer special rates to Big Biz and fix the ones that have already been put into place.
These safety nets, although restrictions on the "free market" would help a lot in my opinion to help encourage a "fair market."
Finally, it is exactly these Super-Sized Businesses that are getting us tied up in the Middle East and elsewhere around the world. These companies
are like out of control black holes that will devour anything that steps in its path.
Hugo Chavez is not the solution to the U.S.'s predicament however he does shead light onto the problems of America as viewed by the outside world.
We must remember that he is not the only one who feels this way in the Western Hemisphere. Although it seems as if the average American doesn't have
a choice with controlling Big Business we actually do. The American People could vote to either have these companies dissolove into many smaller ones
or to have these companies move under the condition that they would not be allowed to operate within the U.S.
The U.S. is too great of a Nation to be held hostage to a few Big Businesses.