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Ron Paul: Obama is a Corporatist

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posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:48 PM
Ron Paul: Obama is a Corporatist

Lately many have characterized this administration as socialist, or having strong socialist leanings. I differ with this characterization. This is not to say Mr. Obama believes in free-markets by any means. On the contrary, he has done and said much that demonstrates his fundamental misunderstanding and hostility towards the truly free market. But a closer, honest examination of his policies and actions in office reveals that, much like the previous administration, he is very much a corporatist. This in many ways can be more insidious and worse than being an outright socialist.

Socialism is a system where the government directly owns and manages businesses. Corporatism is a system where businesses are nominally in private hands, but are in fact controlled by the government. In a corporatist state, government officials often act in collusion with their favored business interests to design polices that give those interests a monopoly position, to the detriment of both competitors and consumers.

A careful examination of the policies pursued by the Obama administration and his allies in Congress shows that their agenda is corporatist. For example, the health care bill that recently passed does not establish a Canadian-style government-run single payer health care system. Instead, it relies on mandates forcing every American to purchase private health insurance or pay a fine. It also includes subsidies for low-income Americans and government-run health care “exchanges”. Contrary to the claims of the proponents of the health care bill, large insurance and pharmaceutical companies were enthusiastic supporters of many provisions of this legislation because they knew in the end their bottom lines would be enriched by Obamacare.

Similarly, Obama’s “cap-and-trade” legislation provides subsidies and specials privileges to large businesses that engage in “carbon trading.” This is why large corporations, such as General Electric support cap-and-trade.

To call the President a corporatist is not to soft-pedal criticism of his administration. It is merely a more accurate description of the President’s agenda.

Ron Paul, Putting perspective in its place. This man calls a spade a spade with regaards Obama and his corporatist Agenda. I go further and actually call Obama's Agendas Statist in origin and nature. however, corporatist will do just fine, when it comes to an acknowledgement of my ideologies...


[edit on 29-4-2010 by DarkspARCS]

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 02:57 PM
Out of all the politicians i have followed through out the years, why is it the Ron Paul makes the most sense out of everything. He doesn't seem like the type who would lie through his teeth. I know there are many who believe he is Illuminati, but i don't see this being such a bad thing, as every other president has had connections with off agencies and shadow governments. I do think Ron Paul would be a great change for America, because he wants to abolish a lot of things that don't make sense, and things that are useless. If i were him, i would start to move towards the 2012 election, and gain as much momentum as possible. I was really disappointed when he dropped out of the elections, but i hope he will continue to run, and this time with a greater lead in than in previous years.

[edit on 29-4-2010 by drkid]

posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:16 PM
All Dems and Repubs are "Corporatist".

I've been saying this for a very long time.

Our form of government in the USA is increasingly a Corporate Republic.

Our form of law is that of a Republic at it's core, however the Corporations have usurped that and control it through lobbies and under the table bribes.

So a Corporate Controlled Republic it is becoming increasingly. We are not a FULL FLEDGED ONE YET; but it is INCREASINGLY becoming so.

"A corporate republic is a theoretical form of government occasionally hypothesized in works of science fiction, though some historical nations such as medieval Florence might be said to have been governed as corporate republics. While retaining some semblance of republican government, a corporate republic would be run primarily like a business, involving a board of directors and executives. "

Also another description of value is Corporatocracy.

Corporatocracy or corpocracy is a form of government where corporations, conglomerates or government entities with private components, control the direction and governance of a country.

[edit on 29-4-2010 by muzzleflash]

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