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Actually, I think this article speaks more to the overwhelming advantage that incumbents have in the fundraising process, and why it is so difficult to remove them from office. Not at all sure that it has really anything to do with Right Vs. Left, corruption, or the trough that Joe Meglan refuses to explain. Where exactly is that Trough Joe, and how do you know about it?
Define the trough for us Joe. Be specific, what exactly do you mean?
I would think that all of you would recognize that what is currently going on in Ferguson, Missouri is the very definition of civil disobedience and comes oh so very close to civil war. Police forces on one side against a highly agitated population bent on looting and destroying to protest and/or prove their point of view.
These kinds of public reactions are encouraged by the strong language that politicians seem to resort to, and much of the heated rhetoric has been coming from the hard right. Check out any of the Bundy ranch situation and tell me that is not another example of the hard right advocating for outright revolution. They were actually praised by pundits and politicians on the right for violating court orders and running the Government out of town at the point of their guns..
I call out the Tea Party and the hard right because those are the groups telling us that we do not need Gov't, we do not need any regulation, No minimum wage at all, cut taxes to the bone and forget about infrastructure, welfare, social security. Above all, absolutely no compromise......... If John Boehnor would put the Senate version of the immigration bill to a house vote is would pass by a fairly large margin (ie compromise). How does that refusal help the situation on the border? Harry Reid does much the same thing and inflames emotion instead of addressing problems.
Both sides are guilty, and we the citizens need to kick them all out and start over.
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Just trying to call attention to the fact that corporations do not and will not act for the good of anyone but their own profit interests. You cannot expect a business to make social welfare decisions or to realize that their pay scales need to change to reflect the upward trend in the cost of living. Corporations will ALWAYS do whatever makes their profit margins greater regardless of consequence. This is an area where Gov't regulation is necessary in order to create a level playing field for all.
Any individual that works 40 hours per week should be above the poverty line regardless of how many jobs is takes that individual to get 40 hours worth of work. Allowing a corporation to pay less than that only creates the entitled benefit class that so many are opposed to.
Simply put, hard work should be rewarded regardless of how unskilled that work may be. Minimum wage should be tied to the CPI in order to keep it current and not controlled by the whims of the politicians in charge today or any day..
But Bob, regulation is bad. If we just let McDonalds know that they need to pay more, surely they will be a good corporate citizen and change their rates. McDonalds is an American citizen that will always do the right thing for the country after all.
That is what the Libertarian's and Tea Party believe right? After all, those poor people don't really have any work ethic or skills. They must not deserve any more.
I still maintain that debate and discussion is the proper recourse. Arming yourself against police incursion will only lead to more shooting and death.
Yes, the Gov't has overstepped its bounds and needs to be reined in. That can be done without civil war. A militarized police force can be brought back under control with citizens taking back the reins by voting out the incumbents and making their opinions widely known.
Check the quote Mark. I believe I criticized both sides of the isle.
"the provision of military-style gear to local and state police at outlandish taxpayer expense began in earnest with the Reagan administration’s “war on drugs,” a disastrous policy failure whose consequences are just as far-reaching as the equally inept “war on terror” or the doomed invasion of Iraq.
But I’m sorry, liberals – you don’t get to blame the Republicans exclusively, or even primarily, for this one. It’s been a truly bipartisan effort. Militarizing the cops goes along with the larger package of “security” issues that Democrats in Congress have largely embraced for fear of appearing soft on crime and terrorism, from NSA surveillance to the drone wars to the prison-building boom."
But, but, but.. ALL Gov't regulation is BAD. Surely citizens and corporations will all do the right thing if we just remove the burden of regulation right?
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