Originally posted by argentus
reply to post by jimmyx
conservative===no taxes except for military, no minumum wage, no restrictions on businesses (except for investors), no medicare, no social
security, no social healthcare, no post office, no FDIC, no regulations for wall street, no federal reserve, no unions, no lawsuits against business
(tort reform), if you are disabled, tough, your on your own. if your to old to work, tough, your on your own, if your injured on the job, tough, your
on your own, if you get a disease, tough, your on your own, if you can't make enough money at work, tough, live in a tent,
I disagree to some extent, Jimmy. Conservatives don't lean toward the military to the exclusion of all else. Ditto for social and
infrastructurial (yes, that's a word) endeavors.
I think your point about regulation for wall street, federal reserve is apt, however within the context of businesses and corporations failing
naturally, should they fail to perform ...... aka no bailouts. Sometimes those that cannot compete just naturally have to fail, and hopefully go on
to other things that they CAN do well in.
I think it's a bit of a disservice to pose conservatives as immune to the woes of the sick and disatvantaged..... --- they simply don't want
goverment to administer fluffy, bloated programs that are created to adress such needs, but instead provide oversight and massive overhead and do
little to actually help people.
We need to employ people. Lots of them. We need to pay them a decent wage for services and time and sweat. If it takes infrastructure
construction projects as was done after the Great Depression, then fine...... let's get 'er goin'. Lets build dams and roads and rebuild bridges
and tunnels and make things better for the next phase and generation even as we all tighten our belts.
Here you go-
My problem is that this society faces a looming disaster with healthcare.
Premiums are slated to double every ten years for the foreseeable future, at the same time wages are stagnant and cost of living is inflating out of
control. I think to let natural forces determine such outcomes is just as irresponsible as letting a foreign force invade without opposition.
As we all know it is the very nature of business to make profit... I honestly do not believe insurance or drug companies will actively attempt to
curtail consumer prices
purely because it is contrary to profit motive and a business M.O. The cross population
of the executives in this industry is what renders the "free market" competition concept
virtually sterile. In modern times entire industries works in tandem to protect the robust market profit model. The question is, "why would such an
industry voluntarily screw up such a good machine?" - I will not if left unmolested and in time we will all be held hostage to bills which surpass
mortgage payments, which is currently the main expense for most.
I think if you had the time or inclination you would see, a fair amount of government
action was reactionary or preventive. Seat belt laws to tamper proof over the counter meds all reactions to events or grim statistics or occurrences.
Anti trust laws were developed to combat industrial based dictatorships that arose from a "free market"
anti labor climate.
I fear that equating personal liberty and corporate piracy under the same flag undermines American freedom at large.
If you do this equation -
Who funds the election process?
Then who is in control of the process?
I wish you guys could see that big business is the chicken and the government is the egg in the current process.