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Interesting commentary on USA & Capitalism

From Neil Macdonald

 

Citing his own polling, Luntz is actually advising Republican candidates to avoid even uttering the word "capitalism" during the 2012 general election campaign (he advises "economic freedom" instead).

Think about that: a conservative strategist, advising politicians to avoid saying "capitalism" in the United States of America.

The American public "still prefers capitalism to socialism," Lutz said, "but they think capitalism is immoral.

"And if we're seen as defenders of quote, Wall Street, end quote, we've got a problem."

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/12/29/f-rfa-macdonald-capitalism.html

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Re: Interesting commentary on USA & Capitalism

No comments?

And I thought many here had said much like what Mr Macdonald was talking about.

 

But make no mistake. While OWS might be disappearing from America's parks and civic squares, the anger it tapped into is still there, and just as powerful.

The Occupy movement may have gone to ground with the cold, but who will bet against its resurrection in the presidential race? The Occupy movement may have gone to ground with the cold, but who will bet against its resurrection in the presidential race?

"Wall Street," and, yes, "capitalism" have actually become dirty words in broad swaths of America. When you consider how this country was built and what it stands for in the world, that amounts to secular apostasy.


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Re: Interesting commentary on USA & Capitalism

It's all a repeat of the 20s-30s when big money bought all the politicians and the general public suffered for it. Trouble is that no one is blaming the politicians on the "payrolls" of big business and special interests. No one is talking about campaign finance reform. They are just blaming each other's party and party politics. We will never get anywhere until we get public financed campaigns. Till then, money talks and people will believe the horse dung the politicians feed us and buy their diversions and finger pointing while they work behind the scenes to pay back all the favors they were gives in campaign finances and attract new favors. The divide between parties will get bigger and bigger because there is no money in the middle. Only the extremes pay.

 

The occupy crowd has made one big mistake. They should be in DC where the problems become law and favors are promised behind our backs.

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Re: Interesting commentary on USA & Capitalism

Public financed campaigns only gives the government more power. Those in power will decide whose message gets out and whose does not. The answer is an extreme shrinkage of the government and it's power.