Bipartisan Hypocrisy- “Corporate Welfare” and Lowering the National Debt
by Robert A. Levine
"...Unfortunately, this type of action occurs all too frequently within a Congress that has said it wants to do away with pork and earmarks, and that the national debt must be reduced. It is seen with pressure on the Pentagon by members of Congress to accept weapons systems that are unwanted, and in unnecessary subsidies to corporate farmers who do quite well without the extra government support. The carried interest of hedge funds and private equity groups that are taxed as capital gains rather than income is another example of corporate welfare aiding a special interest group at the expense of the majority of citizens."
D27 - ICRD
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain
“Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself” - Mark Twain
The hypocrisy of the open markets. This government is completely involved in business and its drive for revenue and profits. Nothing open about them, just another talking point to sell the masses on as they do as they please.
Until we change election financing, we will continue to be at the mercy of a corrupt Congress that is looking for money to be reelected.
And people look at me weird when I tell them not to trust their government, that voting for this or that congressman isn't going to lead to big social change, etc. This corporation successfully went to members of both parties and got them to pass something which will cost the people they represent hundreds of millions of dollars that we shouldn't be paying. The system is corrupt.
"Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch angrily defended the inclusion of a controversial provision in the fiscal cliff deal that will pay major dividends to a single biopharmaceutical company, Amgen. The top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, Hatch teamed with panel chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) to include a host of tax extenders, credits and other provisions that added billions to the price tag of the bipartisan bargain."
See where bipartisanship will get us, here you have a Conservative Republican and a Conservative Democrat pushing through a bipartisan amendment to a bill that thumb's its nose at open markets and take the notion of Laissez-faire and throws it out the window.
Say what you mean, or mean what you say....
Don't you just hate when that happens?...
D34 - ICRD
“If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.” - Marcus Aurelius
I do, I hate it when a group or a political movement tells you that they represent all kinds of principles but when it comes to practice they clearly do the opposite.
Fortunately for me, when it comes to expectations the bar is low, and I am rarely surprised by the things that the Conservatives say and do, and the rapid demise of the movement doesn't surprise me either. It was all a house of cards sold to us by snake oil salesmen.
That is why you hear that the Conservatives are looking to rebrand themselves, but that just shows that they are only trying to say what you want to hear, and not what they want to do.