posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 04:08 PM
Originally posted by TrickoftheShade
reply to post by frazzle
But you haven't demonstrated the reverse at all. If anytihng you agree with me that roads, which the federal government build, are good. You can say
they do it badly, but the fact that they do it at all is evidence of at least some good intentions.
You apparently have a reading comprehension problem. I never said "they do it badly", I said they don't do it at all ~ they choose contractors to
"do it". You pay those contractors for doing it whether its done well or badly so there is no upside for them in doing it well or cost effectively.
That's the driving force behind the plus in cost plus.
What about food and drug safety? I have a feeling you'll answer with some rote stuff about lobbyists being able to influence policy and those
rules not ebing that good and so on. But the fact remains that there is an appetite in government to stop people dying from bad substances. Just like
there is an appetite to provide at least some modicum of schooling.
I'd say you could ask the thousands of people who die each year from e coli, salmonella and other food borne illnesses directly acquired by eating
contaminated products that passed FDA inspections, but of course you can't ask them since they're dead. And their families shouldn't expect any
condolences from the factory farms or the regulators. Or you either, apparently.
Government regulators have an appetite alright, but consumers don't fill their bellies half as well as do the food and drug producers they are paid
to regulate. There's even a word for it: KICKBACKS. Somewhere around 350 thousand deaths a year are directly attributed to products created by drug
manufacturers and approved by FDA, but I suppose as long as you didn't know any of those 350 K dead people its an easy thing to overlook.
As for education, I suspect you were a model student. Rote is the preferred method, not developing independent thinkers because they're just too hard
to contain and restrain and they tend to disrupt the class with hard questions. Independent thinkers are also very tough to bamboozle with colorful
books, brochures and pretty slogans. That's why almost a third of the young boys in this country today are systematically drugged senseless ~ with
the approval of the FDA and the dept. of education.
You can claim this stuff has bad aspects, but that doesn't prove your thesis, which is that 100 per cent of everything done is intentionally
evil. That's plainly nonsense.
Intentionally evil is such a harsh judgement and its one you make, not me. I don't believe I ever used the word "evil". But regulators who let
unsafe products slide by as a favor to companies that pad those regulator's back pockets are lazy, grasping and self centered. But you pay their
salaries anyway since you are given no choice in the matter, even if you objected. And those who die as a result of their actions ~ or inactions ~ and
those who mourn the passing of 350 thousand loved ones because of someone's greed might call it intentionally evil and I probably wouldn't argue
with them much about it.
Visit a factory farm someday that produces your green ham and eggs.
So what else do you have in your rah rah bag to convince me that we live in the land of milk and honey where government satisfies our every need and
asks for nothing in return but slavish gratitude?