Hope and Change my ass, right?
  With the most recent news on Obama's concession to republican demands [its political terrorism if you ask me] I ask you this; Is it time to simply stop hoping?  The Right[wrong] are only emboldened, and I can't stand to listen to the idiocy of their reasoning when perpetrating their agenda.  I'm getting sick of it, and it seems like Obama's losing his balls~ don't get me wrong, I understand he's in a tough spot, but shit, there's got to be a better way to go about this.  Your thoughts?

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I think this says it all

Not to mention that not all the wealthy WANT the tax cuts.
oh, but that would be redistribution of wealth, and hence, socialism.

And instead, we have feudalism!
Well part of the problem is that people still have a fear of "socialism" through misinformation and being bludgeoned with it by conservatives. it seems like that paradigm is shifting, slowly, but still too slowly. people need to stop being so damned ignorant and realize that A. we have large elements of socialism in this country and B. that socialism itself is not evil, but actually more geared towards american values that all these retards (politically incorrect, I know) keep spouting!
The perverse thing is that wall street gets to privatize the wealth they are making yet socialize the risk and consequences if it all goes bad. If something is too big to fail, we need to use our anti trust and monopoly laws.
Anti-trust laws haven't been applied in forever. Too much money going to campaigns from these companies that should be regulated for them to be regulated.
Your absolutely right, and here is the thing~ people have no fucking clue how a government is supposed to work. this is my analogy

~ consider business, government, and the people as a horse and plow.

the horse (business) is what pulls the plow. It is the workhorse of the equation, but it does not act of its own volition. it is regulated/restrained by the plow (government) and is directed in general by the operator (the people). the operator eventually benefits from the labor of the horse, and the responsible direction of the plow.

conservatives seem to think that this would work best if the horse is just let to run wild, the plow made as small as possible, and the operator just left to the side where the horse can do its thing.

fuckin rediculous.
Reminds me of the analogies in Animal Farm. The worker horse ended up going to the glue factory after all his loyalty and hard work.
true, but Animal Farm was a treatise on soviet communism. This would be in capitalism, where the roles are reversed.
Good point. I was half-asleep. It's a shame that there is so much fear in this country of communism that they also fear anything related to socialism, but there are no (well known) similar stories of unbridled capitalism. I think it would be great if you wrote your analogy into a story format and published it as a book!

I'm surprised that Orwell didn't write any allegory on capitalism. He hated capitalism just a little less than he hated Stalinism.

The political strategy has been all over the god damned place. I would have loved to see the Republicans have to defend what they've now accomplished back when it mattered what public opinion was.

Now it doesn't matter because a) Obama capitulated, b) the next election isn't for two years and people have short memories, c) people have convinced themselves that money for spending comes from drowned unicorns while money for tax cuts from a bottomless well of cash.


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