…in freed markets the power would rest with the 99 percent of us who buy the products, not the 1 percent who sell them. In freed markets the power really would be with the people — ours to grant or withdraw as we see fit. It’s bailouts, subsidies, and monopolies that give the 1 percent power over the rest of us. Asking for government to rectify this situation would be to give even more power to a smaller group, namely the 535 members of Congress.
Steven Horwitz (via everyoneswrongbutme)
Interestingly enough, the regulations on corporations help the market more than anything. Bailouts and tax deducations for bad business practices are what’s making it bad. The problem is that big corporations are in bed with all of our senators. The one’s that aren’t receive no backing, and can’t get anything done.
And how would more government regulations help this situation? “Corporations own the government, let’s ask the government for help.”??? I mean, I mostly agree with what you said except for the first sentence. By definition, regulations hurt the free market, whether or not you believe in the free market is another debate.
I think you’re being rather charitable there.
What he actually did was make a statement and then spend the rest of the comment contradicting it.
I’m heading up there tonight in my dress blues. So far, 15 of my fellow marine buddies are meeting me there, also in Uniform. I want to send the following message to Wall St and Congress:I didn’t fight for Wall St. I fought for America. Now it’s Congress’ turn.
My true hope, though, is that we Veterans can act as first line of defense between the police and the protester. If they want to get to some protesters so they can mace them, they will have to get through the Fucking Marine Corps first. Let’s see a cop mace a bunch of decorated war vets.I apologize now for typos and errors.
Typing this on iPhone whilst heading to NYC. We can organize once we’re there. That’s what we do best.If you see someone in uniform, gather together.
A formation will be held tonight at 10PM.
We all took an oath to uphold, protect and defend the constitution of this country. That’s what we will be doing.
Hope to see you there!!
Do we honestly require any further evidence that our entire body politic is corrupt to its bones?
If presidential candidates were elected based on how well they rewarded their political donors, then Texas Governor Rick Perry would lead the pack. Since 2001, more than a fifth of the $83 million in campaign donations received by Perry have come from his past and present political appointees. In 2009, the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washigton cited his administration’s rampant cronyism in naming him to its “Worst Governors” list. A recent analysis of Perry’s 150 largest political donors by the LA Times found that more than half of them received hefty business contracts, tax breaks, or appointments from the governor. Here are ten Perry supporters who’ve been handsomely repaid for their patronage: