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Recent content by Peacenik

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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    Big money is buying up everything they can get their hands on. It is not a healthy market when fewer people control more of the wealth. One of the things big money is buying is homes. People are being pushed out of ownership and wealth-building and into a life of rentals and no personal wealth...
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    They get 'em at bargain prices. Maybe some jobs are extended for a while as things are packaged up to be shipped out. Maybe they even go overseas. Must really suck to have a life working a machine, knowing every part of it, faithfully caring for it, and then have to box it up and see it...
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    Capitalism: come into town, set up operations, employ some people, watch as a community is created, then pull out and leave a mess with everybody wondering what it was all for. Just ask Detroit.
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    No, it is not. That is why government must step in to make sure people do have a job if they want it. Because greedy capitalists only create jobs if it helps them get richer. And then they resent it and try to eliminate as many as possible. Such a hassle, employing people and using them as a...
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    Where is it written that we have to choose between capitalism and socialism? The best system would incorporate the best of each and attempt to minimize the worst of each. Funny thing. That is exactly want is meant by Democratic Socialism.
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    Honest conservatives make money the old fashioned way. The earn it. Greedy capitalists can't be bothered to do the hard work that earns money. They just find some quasi legal way to steal wealth from others. And then they champion any corrupt conservative politician who supports letting the...
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    Wanting to keep what you have earned is natural. Everyone wants that but everyone needs to understand that a big fancy government does not come free. It has to be paid for, and obviously the need is there. Tax the rich. I never heard of a rich man taxed into poverty. A rich man is rich before...
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    Conservatives want to believe (wrongly) that capitalism is all healthy and wonderful, and engine of ingenuity. They rarely wish to admit that capitalism has it's downside. Government is the only thing which stands between vulture capitalism and We, The Victims. Conservatives would just look...
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    Conservative Vulture Capitalism

    There is an ugly breed of capitalists who think the way to make money is to screw other people. They are very conservative in their politics and they rely on legal corruption to support a government that just looks the other way at their socially destructive profiteering. Any corporation with...
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    How Do We Fix Immigration?

    That's just more BS. No welcome to illegal immigration has been issued nor implied. The laws are being enforced to the best of the ability of the institutions assigned to that task. The length of the border is far greater than any wall construction plans. Increased wall construction merely...
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    How Do We Fix Immigration?

    Can you show us a picture of a Democrat welcome sign at the border, please? Or is this merely more right wing imagination. There was never a plan to have a complete wall. Even under Trump when he had a Republican majority they wouldn't vote for it. Heck, they spent their first year failing to...
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    So, the country is divided into 'right-wing media zombies', and 'the rest'

    Bernie tapped into the 'occupy' mindset. That resentment of rich Wall Street traders who don't really produce anything but make tons of money just making deals. Trump picked up on that and made some small overtures about having played that game and having the knowledge of how they operate so...
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    So, the country is divided into 'right-wing media zombies', and 'the rest'

    I like Bernie. He has a very sensible approach. He wants us to be more like Europe. It is a good idea. People live longer in Europe, and they work fewer hours per year than Americans. America is dumb to want to work all the time. Vacations are awesome. Europeans have got it right. Guaranteed...
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    So, the country is divided into 'right-wing media zombies', and 'the rest'

    They won't listen to Bernie. They think he is a socialist, see no difference between communism, socialism and Democratic socialism. As far as the right is concerned, Bernie is the devil. The right worships money and wealth. They see Bernie as wanting to be fair to everybody, and they don't...
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    How Do We Fix Immigration?

    If all progressives left the USA, a large portion of jobs would suddenly not get done. The economy would go into a tailspin, and a recession would surely ensue, possibly descending into a depression. Marriages and families would be broken up, people in despair. It would be a tragedy. Good...
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