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Originally posted by sheepslayer247
reply to post by ANOK
I disagree with that. In a truly well-regulated capitalist system, corporations are held the the strict guidelines of government corporate charters. In that charter, it specifically states that the corporation has to serve the common good.
If they don't, the charter is revoked.
So we have the infrastructure to do it, but we have to adhere to the rules.
Use Corporation in a sentence Origin
an association of individuals, created by law or under authority of law, having a continuous existence independent of the existences of its members, and powers and liabilities distinct from those of its members. See also municipal corporation, public corporation.
Originally posted by CynicalDrivel
reply to post by ANOK
As if that was the sole influence.
Being in the black is not the same as making profit.
Profit is what is taken by an owner, or owners, as their income from their company. Also known as surplus value. If the government makes money it goes back into the country, so it is not profit.
Nearly 10 years after the declaration of the War on Terror, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan have killed at least 225,000 people, including men and women in uniform, contractors, and civilians. The wars will cost Americans between $3.2 and $4 trillion, including medical care and disability for current and future war veterans, according to a new report by the Eisenhower Research Project at the Watson Institute. If these wars continue, they are on track to require at least another $450 billion in Pentagon spending by 2020.
Originally posted by OccamAssassin
My point still stands. It is possible to operate a government like a business and have it work efficiently. Just because US of A can't get it right, doesn't make it impossible.
Originally posted by neo96
Those companies that employ millions of people and produce billions of tax revenue for people which in turn pay for those programs.
This is what some people just simply can not grasp about what "general welfare" means military spending is tax revenue dollars spent that directly effects everyone in this country in more ways than one.
First off securing a vital resource that the entire countries economy revolves around that there is nothing without out it oil, and other products and services. The secondary benefit from that spending is a relatively "safe" environment such as no one is dropping bombs on peoples heads so they can work and produce other things that all generate tax revenue.
Cut defense and that is a duel edge sword that "safety" is gone that vital resource is gone, and where do those millions end up?