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I'd like to make you a business offer.
Seriously. This is a real offer. In fact, you really can't turn me down, as you'll come to understand in a moment...
Here's the deal. You're going to start a business or expand the one you've got now. It doesn't really matter what you do or what you're going to do. I'll partner with you no matter what business you're in – as long as it's legal.
But I can't give you any capital – you have to come up with that on your own. I won't give you any labor – that's definitely up to you. What I will do, however, is demand you follow all sorts of rules about what products and services you can offer, how much (and how often) you pay your employees, and where and when you're allowed to operate your business. That's my role in the affair: to tell you what to do.
Now in return for my rules, I'm going to take roughly half of whatever you make in the business each year. Half seems fair, doesn't it? I think so. Of course, that's half of your profits.
None of this big, scary government BS that site is peddling. Simple, unadulterated greed. Thank you free-market capitalism, thank you deregulating officials, thank you modern feudal lords.
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Originally posted by saltheart foamfollower
reply to post by links234
So that is going to be your argument.
That anyone against the mafiaesqueness of our government are just a bunch of greedy bastards?
I am so glad the government is so well thought of by the members of a conspiracy site.
Some may argue that this is just a paranoid and anti government way of look at it.
Originally posted by Fractured.Facade
In my opinion that is exactly what is happening, in favor of a new cooperative system of monopolized corporate giants controlling all major industry and retail business as well as financial and banking with the US government heavily involved.
Ultimately creating the two class system they desire, a few super-wealthy elite and Government, and everyone else (us).
Originally posted by deessell
Unfortunately, for some in America, there will have to be a drop in the standard of living. Many people will no longer be able to maintain their lifestyles.
Originally posted by Johnze
reply to post by Fractured.Facade
Do you believe that, those unfortunate enough to have there standard of living decline and are unable to do anything about it should be afforded some sort of special dispensation?