reply to post by sealing
I really feel like the only reason RP is not on the mega-Corp donor
list is because they don't think he could ever win. If they thought he could
I think there would be a line around the block waiting to meet w RP
checks in hand.
Well, we'll have to agree to disagree on that, sadly - I can't look at the evidence and see anything beyond (if he were ever able to get congress to
attack such) his views ending the protective cocoon they've built for themselves via "regulatory" agencies that only really ever regulate any
threats to their hegemony and any real change right out of existence.
Didn't Gingrich bring up reviewing Child Labor laws ?
Ugh...what hasn't Newt brought up at one point or another - I'll continue to treat this one as a non-issue.
There was also a law being thrown around in some tea party state
that was looking to pay teenagers less than the minimum wage.
Just because they were teenagers.
There are interesting arguments on both sides of the minimum wage issue, which I'll leave to the economists. Again, effectively a non-issue as the
president doesn't have any direct power here and I'm very doubtful of the congress ever having a realistic change, let alone desire, to pass
legislation on it.
So I do have a dim view but you have to keep your eye on the
evil ones (ie republican lawmakers) oh I know what people say
"don't fall for the phony Left Right paradigm"...Nope, I've checked,
its the Lawmaking Right you need to watch out for.
You're definitely free to that opinion, but as far as I can see they are two halves of a whole, the yin to the yang, both generally agreeing all too
often on their shared evils and otherwise taking their own shares on either side. Sure, a little bit of good sneaks through every once in awhile, but
not enough - I think that might just be a bit to tide us over.
You have to look at the net effect, and to me it seems things keep getting worse - bigger government, less secure money, more intrusion, less privacy
and liberty, more people poor, more incarcerated, more military spending and wars, more spying, more intrusive regulations that continue to choke the
life out of new business and industry, less efficiency, and on and on...each side getting a bit of what they want, but always adding to this ugly
picture and hardly ever taking away from it.
IMHO, the increased force of government is the problem, and not that it just sometimes doesn't do what we want.
But I think the corps will exploit Mr.Paul's
ideology to their benefit far more than they can currently get away with.
They're already doing well above and beyond splendidly - more and more often directly on our tax dollars. Paul's policies would end that, and clear
the way for some actual competition that would force them to truly innovate and get *actually* competitive to survive for any reasonable length of
And being for Obama on this site is akin to drowning Christian Kittens.
But if I'm not allowed to my view here,where the hell can I have a view?
I can only speak for myself, but I'll try never to be hostile to you, and will respect your opinion - even if I can by no means agree with it.
TPTB IMO have been waging war against Obama. Not all of them,
but a lot of them. You ever look at the banners that run across ATS?
Things like "Obama driving America off a cliff, important shill, I mean economist,
on NewsMax payroll warns" click here to stop Obama" etc
Do you see adds against any politicians on the right? Nope.
AM talk and Fox have brainwashed all their listeners. it's too easy, it's like
no one has heard of the double-cross or the adage "me thinks he protests too much".
It is my belief that Obama haters are being duped by the TPTB.
To a degree, absolutely. He's the president, so he's the biggest target - and the republicans will definitely pimp it hard. And they (all of them,
in general) DO have to put on a good show.
Do you really think it was any different when Bush was in office? I hated him every bit as much, and I even remember actual war rallies and protests
we had against him for his wars, his abuses, and...well, him being him.
Obama kept - or didn't seriously try to work against - all too much of what Bush gave us. And where's the outrage?
He apparently just made it hip, instead? *sigh*