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Old 02-25-2011, 08:17 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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A lot of assumption in your post. I keep saying deregulation and you keep ignoring it. Deregulation has taken the controls off of corporations but their lobbyists have remained.
There should be NO gov. regulation of business,that is true freedom.

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Govt IS out of the hands of the people due to growing corporate power and influence. Obama has gone along with it.
The alternative is Republican rule which is the party of, by, for corporate oligarchy.
The Democratic party IS different because it has SOME progressives in it which oppose corporate oligarchy, The Republican Party has NONE.
The lack of controls on corporations (deregulation) is a conservative Republican plutocratic goal as well as the influence of lobbyists as "pro-business".
There is your problem,you see that there can ONLY be two choices.

That is a common problem among Americans,unable to see anything but the obvious.

And the Dems are as bought and paid for by big business as the Repubs,you just favor one more than the other.

Instead of Vanilla or Chocolate,perhaps you should try another flavor,what could happen that is any worse than the current situation.

By the way,didn't the Dems have total control for a few years after Obama's election,why was nothing done?

 
Old 02-25-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: west mich
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There should be NO gov. regulation of business,that is true freedom.
What's to prevent collusion and price fixing? You believe that without regulation corporations automatically compete? Collusion can be more profitable. That's what anti-trust is all about. Anti-trust is a regulation against monopolistic practices.
Deregulation allowed Big Oil to control its prices. Deregulation is a Republican initiative. Bush is a Republican.
If you voted Republican then this is what you wanted. The question is why?
The only people who want gas prices as high as possible are those with oil company stocks.
You seem to believe, as I do, that corporations have a big footprint in govt.
That footprint is bigger than people realize and democracy is in danger, but it is Republicans who want it because that's their base.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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And yet your Dems have done nothing...weird considering you seem to think they aren't in bed with the oil companies.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Bsicaslly much of what the american public fixates o depends on what is the biggest problem they see. Just as gasloine avilabilty and growing depednce fades like last time as it gets cheaper. Right nw there are just too mnay other finacial problems people are immedicately facing i this economy to have one concern or iot to have top prioirty really.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 11:57 AM
 
Location: PA
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Well I do think its magic that somehow all these extra barrels were picked up by SA.
Then if you want something to complain about with Obama as him for serious debit reduction plan.
Seems all the other republicans in other states actually MAKE CUTS!!
Of course they wouldn't go over well with his socialist friends and his own ideology on which he really wanted to do.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: west mich
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And yet your Dems have done nothing...weird considering you seem to think they aren't in bed with the oil companies.
Because of their growing power over the last 30 years Big Oil and the banks can destroy anyone they want. Dems know it and must tread lightly. Republicans on the other hand, embrace this power.
 
Old 02-25-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Because of their growing power over the last 30 years Big Oil and the banks can destroy anyone they want. Dems know it and must tread lightly. Republicans on the other hand, embrace this power.
Ahhh,so Dems are simply cowards...but good cowards.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: west mich
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Ahhh,so Dems are simply cowards...but good cowards.
So you are a Republican. Why do you support Republican plutocracy?
This is an old and basic belief in many people - that the wealthy are deserving of rule. That is not my belief and is un-American...
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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So you are a Republican. Why do you support Republican plutocracy?
This is an old and basic belief in many people - that the wealthy are deserving of rule. That is not my belief and is un-American...
Nope....two sides of the same coin.
 
Old 02-26-2011, 07:23 AM
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Location: Washington, DC
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Anyone else notice this trend?

Before it was all Bush's fault. He was the oil hungry, blood thirsty war monger in the eyes of the liberals.

Now that Obama is in office no one talks about the outrageous price for a gallon of gas anymore.

OK, so if he allowed unlimited drilling, you do realize the price of gas at the pump might drop 10 cents don't you? We done used up most of our oil long ago Matt, what's left is a drop in the bucket compared to what we need to import.

Kinda makes you wish we didn't need so much of it, no? Like maybe an electric car isn't a bad idea.
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