The smartest man in the world said:
"the only thing that would truly make him a "socialist dictator," as the teabagging loonies often call him, is if he should attempt in any way to take over business and put it under government control. THAT would be actual socialism."
Spending tax payer money on GM and then putting the UAW in front of bond holders (owners) is not socialism "in any way"?
Federal take over of the whole student loan program is not socialism "in any way"?
How about the Federal lawsuit against ITT tech filed in Indiana? You can find the article in this weeks TFP archives. The government says a private for-profit business is charging too much and making unfair 1 year same-as-cash loans. Yes - the government is actually trying to make the case that they do a better and more cost efficient job of managing higher education than private industry!!
This is a frivolous federal lawsuit by the Obama administration against a private business that out-competes the government alternative in the hopes of driving them out of business. Is this not socialism "in any way"?
That is all I can think of off the top of my head...
At the Direction of the local Chamber's of Commerce we are opening up Industrial parks with tax payer dollars everywhere.
In Cleveland, we gave Alan Jones $5 mil for his worthless property at exit 20 that I bet would not be worth 10% of that price on a true open market.
So go ahead Pam (I assume she wrote this editorial) and encourage the Chamber and our lovely mayor to throw away tax dollars on more redevelopment schemes that enrich a certain few developers.
Pam, you did a good job of detailing the secrecy of these quasi-government organizations and how they have the cover to not disclose their business dealings: Port, Housing and airport authorities. Industrial development boards. Redevelopment boards.
Now just put it all together: don't you understand this is what always happens when government is allowed to get involved in things that have nothing to do with governing? Government caused this housing problem and now government will use a secretive Housing Authority who obviously feels it has everything to hide to come up with the solution.
keep living the progressive utopian dream!!
You said Soakya had a crystal Ball, but he doesn't need one.
History is a good guide: I guess you know VW came to western, PA to build the rabbit on taxpayer money and left town after 10 years.
Today's car market is much more competitive and is a shrinking market. The SUV is moving toward the end of its cycle and will go the way of the minivan and NOW VW is just going to enter the market? Honestly, they are just throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks. Do you know why? Because they can. They can since they did not invest their own money. I will risk other people's money all day long. I hope I am wrong, but I know I am not. Get some good experience and get your resume ready.
You saw the massive decline in Passat sales? Those initial sales were just pipeline sales. There simply is no room for VW in the American car market on a large scale. They would never have come here if they had to spend their own money. That's what's wrong with the public/private partnership we keep hearing is so good for us.
Librul, here's your chance to prove me wrong: In your very first post you wrote about a 200 word anti-christian rant.
I want you to now write a 200 word (minimum) anti-Islam rant. Include specifics of Muslim crimes like you did in the first post. I really want to see the intensity and loathing.
Wow, I feel like a 5th grade teacher assigning a common core English lesson!! Your assignment is due by 11:00 AM tomorrow; right before you head to church! LOL
I can't wait to read it!!
Thanks Soakya. You got it right. They are not the equal opportunity offenders they say they are, are they?
Rickaroo, you should have known I wasn't talking to you when I said idiots. You are the smartest man in the world. We all know it to be true.
You know everything. You said so to Mr. Taj.
There is nothing you can be taught. You never list any references. You never quote any thing from anyone. You are your own source of all wisdom. You are your own foot note. All that you know comes your very own mind.
Honestly, as soon as I see your name, I skip it. You know why? Here it is:
This is Rickaroo in a nutshell:
Christians bad, Atheists good.
Jesus bad, Rickaroo good.
Republicans bad, Democrats good.
Tea Party Very bad, occupiers good.
capitalism bad, big government good.
individual charity bad, government programs good.
oh yeah, one more -
creation wrong, spontaneous big bang correct.
Do I have you covered?
You all go on your usual rabid attack against Christianity for absolutely no reason. How can you idiots be sure that Amos Taj is not one of your fine fellow atheists?
yes, go back and re-read his letter.
Are you liberals not completely irrational?
You made a very stupid assumption based on your very violent bias and lashed out like a pack of wild dogs. Could not an atheist have written every word Mr. Taj wrote?
Corker "loves this city so much that is was willing to offer up our tax base to VW and build crony capitalist public/private partnerships to develop a waterfront to make us a "progressive" city.
Funny thing Corker never ran as a progressive, but he certainly is one.
Corker, Haslam, Watson, etc... spent $587 million of taxpayer money on a foreign corporation that will be here less than ten years (the length of time it was in western PA before they pulled up stakes).
Redevelopment schemes benefit Corker and well connected developers who get to get rich at our expense and create risky developments that look so pretty but ultimately are not economically viable. The result of government directed growth is debt which turns us into Stockton, CA.
Corker is no Carnegie. Carnegie spent his own money to help society, not ours!
Ron Ray said "elected leaders who are spending taxpayer dollars to assuage their own guilt of stingy charitable donations."
Right on Ron!! Well said. Milton Friedman addressed this head on. Listen at the 17:20 to 18:10 mark for a very excellent question and the answer Milton Friedman gives.
Maaary, Mary; why you buggin?
Christians with guns are the problem? All those fundamentalists who are involved in armed robbery, bank jobs and gang violence ought to just lay down their arms. They continually use their "weapon of choice" to perpetrate violence in our city.
this war between the Baptists and the Methodists has to end! When will the killing end.
Maybe we can spend some federal funds and have the government use the highpoint method in our churches?
Ken, good points: Don't you think that after three years with Jesus, Peter would have gotten the message: "Dude, loose the sword" if that was in fact the wish of Jesus himself?
I guess Gardenhire has learned very quickly what it takes to stay in office for the next ten terms: Give away after give away to special interest groups with no regard for the cost.