If true (and who knows, really?) then what you are saying is that some people who have some money have engineered various ways to keep the governments
of the world from confiscating it.
What, precisely, is wrong with keeping governments from confiscating private money?
Does anyone here honestly think the governments of the world have proved themselves capable and honest stewards of other people's money? Do they spend
wisely? Money is to government what alcohol is to an alcoholic. If you have some vague idea that governments, if they had all this money, would
somehow redistribute wealth to make everyone equal so everyone would have enough to eat, then you're delusional.
When they do try to do that they create a welfare state where citizens are dependent on government. A welfare state has a populace that is completely
conquered. Governments already have more money than God and they've been throwing money at the "War on Poverty" for decades. And what have they
created? More poverty, more dependance, more meekness.
But governments don't always even attempt this. they spend it on themselves, give themselves higher salaries than the public sector, greater benefits,
better pensions, and more wasted spending. So you have the General Services Administration spending a quarter billion dollars on parties, the Secret
Service spending per diem on prostitutes, and the list of waste and abuse goes on. Or like one city manager of a fairly small town in California did,
he paid himself a salary of $800,000 per year.
And that's just America. Now add in every tin hat dictator in the world and you find every single one of them has billions of dollars in Swiss bank
accounts. From Saddam to Kahdafi, the amount of money that they have stolen, in the name of government, from the people is astounding. Do you believe
people living on a dollar a day in thatched roof huts are poor because of capitalism? How foolish! Have you looked at how their government leaders are
living? In abject luxury with multi-million dollar palaces and private jets. They didn't put their money, derived from oil and foreign aid into
infrastructure and education to boost the standard of living for their people. They used it to enrich themselves.
Y'all love to talk about 'corporate greed.' Why don't you ever talk about Government Greed? Giving more of someone else's money to the government is
not going to solve your problems. Government is the biggest problem of all. Keeping money out of the hands of government is a good thing, not a bad
thing. At least in private hands it will be invested and might do some good.
edit on 7/22/2012 by schuyler because: (no reason given)