I have too high a regard for rural Americans to believe that they favor the new Richard Spencer kind of fascism, or the gunning-down of innocent black Americans.
And therein is the problem that conservatives ignore. The elephant in the room is that our federal government has been captured by the large corporations and so have all of our state, county, municipal and local governments. None can stop the power of the corporations, but especially the small governments.
But corporations are creatures of the state. They get their charters from the state. Governments of any size could regulate the corporations by taking away their charters or refusing to allow them to conduct business within a particular state. WE just can't seem to elect people of either party who will take away corporate charters or regulate them.
Our economies are based on the for-profit corporation and as long as the business model for capitalism is the for-profit corporation, most of the country will eventually be serfs. Corporations are neofeudalism. Instead of kings, queens and nobles to rule us, we now have corporations. And they are gobbling up all the wealth and property of the country like the nobility did in feudal times.
Response was mostly insults, and did not address the issues raised, so I will respond to your new argument..
Large corporation use the government to crush small businesses. Government can't limit the large corporation because the large corporation write the regulations and then make their representatives approve them after receiving their completely legal campaign contributions and their legal job offers. Also, still no response how this plan enriches the writer's consulting business.
this is nothing we haven't heard from James Watt--enlisting the smaller farmers in the total attack onany regs
"It's not the market and mortgages that arehurting your farm--it's Washington and those interloping city slickers!"
So you would eliminate Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security and CHIP -- because all top down.
The vast majority of Americans like these programs and the reason is that it takes big government to fight big corporate power and wealth. The idea that a country this big needs a small government is idiotic. Multinational corporations can crush small businesses, individuals, counties, cities and even states. I have seen it over and over how this economic power in the hands of few, crush everyone. And unfortunately these large multinational corporations now have control of our federal government. They are the deep state.
We need a top down fix from the most powerful government on earth because the rest of us are to damn weak to do anything about it.
This complaint about redistribution is total crap. If it doesn't happen in a civil way it will happen in a violent way. The redistribution argument is flat false. People had their wealth taken away and they want it back so they will either get it peacefully or they will get it violently. What do you prefer?
Interesting take on the Democrats' plans, but let's face it - they've already placed their bets on BLM and the Antifa crowd, and it's going to be a long, long time before rural America forgets that.
How is this different? It is more of the same. Not enough colleges? Federal government will build them. Still not enough students? We make it free! Now everyone has to waste 4 years of their life on useless drivel. Stop making a top down fix for everything. You just add problems. Every step of your program creates new millionaires who parasitize each new redistribution. Stop thinking of a top down fix, but of eliminating a top down program. You dont really want to decrease addiction, you want to make your rich friends who own clinics richer. If you cared about people, you would talk about decriminalizing the drugs, like in Portugal. Instead of taxing money from people and giving it to "communities" leave the money with them. They will do the best, most efficient, most moral thing with it. i don't care if your management friends dont get richer. Oh, and look at this, the system you propose just so happens to enrich your consulting company. What a marvelous coincidence!
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