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Old 01-22-2009, 01:13 PM
 
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Why, punishing the evil rich would be Socialism.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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What's the sense of being rich if you have to follow the same rules as those that aren't?

Conservatives expect "personal responsibility" of workers and people on relief but not of businessmen and the wealthy. One reason corporations exist is for the purpose of evading personal responsibility. Conservatives don't address that though.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: VA
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If only we followed that example here.....Things would be so much simpler.

But I guess most Americans are comfortable allowing Coporate crooks languish their time away in their multi-million dollar penthouses while awaiting trial.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:03 PM
 
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An average Joe is so tied up in day-to-day work, paying bills etc that s/he has no time for any meaningful protests. Besides, if you protest to the elected reps, remember they are the powerful that protect the rich and need the money from the rich to get elected again. Good luck!
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Why, punishing the evil rich would be Socialism.
Correction, Dearie -

...WILL be Socialism.

I want to see all of the personal liability protection removed from corporations so that the executives bear the brunt of their actions in the same proportion that they profit from them. You bankrupt a company with greed and stupidity, you are directly responsible to the stockholders.

When we achieve this milestone, I'll be willing for my Social Security account to be invested on Wall Street.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I may not agree with China's economic system..... but I have a lot of respect for their Criminal Justice system!
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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I may not agree with China's economic system..... but I have a lot of respect for their Criminal Justice system!
get your fact straight buddy, it's their justice system that's still a communist/dictatorship style system, their economic system is probably more capitalist than most countries
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Florida
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get your fact straight buddy, it's their justice system that's still a communist/dictatorship style system, their economic system is probably more capitalist than most countries
Free economic zones do not make them a capitalist country. The economy is still controlled by the gov't.

Their justice system simply is far closer to a strict crime control model than the US system which is way over towards the due process model. But they still have courts and sentencing, and a legal system.

If you want a true "dictatorship" justice system, a more apt example would be Iran or Saudi Arabia. Or better yet Burma.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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I don't know if it's already been pointed out but I don't think they're being executed for corruption per se as much as the fact that what they have done has led to many deaths. As far as i know, no one died as a result of Enron's actions
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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As far as i know, no one died as a result of Enron's actions

No doubt Enron's actions put some people in early graves. Or should I say the actions of the people running Enron---let's have a little old fashioned conservative personal responsibility.
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