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Old 12-08-2010, 07:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego California
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GOP plan to bankrupt states and bust unions | The Economic Populist
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Not unexpected, fascism here we come!
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Oh please, "A Reuters colleague told me". What a bunch of BS.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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GOOD. this is one of the few things i still like about the GOP.

Illinois and California are 2 examples (among many) of dysfunctional, irresponsible state governments that need reform. Reform will not happen if Obama and the Democrats are allowed to keep shoveling federal money to these Democratically-run failed states.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Not unexpected, fascism here we come!
How is this fascism?
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:46 AM
 
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How is this fascism?
From the 14 Points of Fascism by Dr. Britt:
I threw in No. 9 as well since that is sooo Republican.


9. Power of corporations protected

Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of “have-not” citizens.



10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated

Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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A Drudge Report colleague told me that this story is BS!
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Old 12-08-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated

Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.

wow!

So if you don't think STATE unions should get bailed out indirectly by the FEDERAL taxpayers, then that makes you a fascist?

Please. This problem could be solved by raising taxes in Illinois and California, which is the responsible solution to this problem. If Illinois and California want to have better-paid teachers and policemen than my state, then they need to pay for it their damn selves.
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Not unexpected, fascism here we come!
fascism is a leftist, liberal progressive thing

"The aim of socialism is not only to abolish the present division of mankind into smaller states and all-national isolation, not only to bring the nations closer to each other, but also to merge them." ....Zbigniew Brzezinski advisor to carter, clinton and obama.....""This is a form of Socialism known as fascism, and it will be the type of world government the power elite plans ultimately to bring about and control. In this government, the power elite will control politicians who will become government leaders who will promulgate laws, rules and regulations favorable to certain transnational corporations"""

As an ardent admirer of Marx, Benito Mussolini (1883-1945) called his version of Marxist socialism "Fascism" Instead of nationalization--government ownership--of private business, Mussolini advocated government control of business via complete bureaucratic regulation.


""Fascism is a system in which the government leaves nominal ownership of the means of production in the hands of private individuals but exercises control by means of regulatory legislation and reaps most of the profit by means of heavy taxation. In effect, fascism is simply a more subtle form of government ownership than is socialism."" Mussolini
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Old 12-08-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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[quote=Who?Me?!;16926710]From the 14 Points of Fascism by Dr. Britt:
I threw in No. 9 as well since that is sooo Republican.


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9. Power of corporations protected

Although the personal life of ordinary citizens was under strict control, the ability of large corporations to operate in relative freedom was not compromised. The ruling elite saw the corporate structure as a way to not only ensure military production (in developed states), but also as an additional means of social control. Members of the economic elite were often pampered by the political elite to ensure a continued mutuality of interests, especially in the repression of “have-not” citizens.
So our state and local governments are considered corporations now?

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10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated

Since organized labor was seen as the one power center that could challenge the political hegemony of the ruling elite and its corporate allies, it was inevitably crushed or made powerless. The poor formed an underclass, viewed with suspicion or outright contempt. Under some regimes, being poor was considered akin to a vice.
So our state and local governments are considered corporations now?
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