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The Republican Vision for Government

I looked to see if anyone else had posted this yet and didn't find it, so I trust this is not a duplication. I have had the same assessment for a long time, but this lays it all out better than I ever could.

Government is one of mankindís oldest institutions that, in the modern era, affects every human activity in important ways. Americaís government is the means by which state policy is enforced according to laws voted on by the populace within the confines of the U.S. Constitution, and one of its primary functions is protecting the people. During the early 1980′s, Republicans made a conscious decision to oppose the current form of government in their drive to transform Americaís constitutional republic into a plutocracy, and they have worked diligently to deliver control of the countryís policies to corporations and financial institutions.

A means of giving corporations and financial institutions power to govern is ceding control of the nationís resources, and eliminating regulatory agencies tasked with enforcing policies that protect the people and guarantee the nation survives according to the Constitution. After thirty years, Republicans are blatantly campaigning for votersí permission to give the wealth of the nation directly to the rich, and allow banks and corporations to dictate policies advanced by groups such as the Koch brothers, Heritage Foundation, and Willard Romney.

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The government Romney and Republicans propose is not business friendly, it is business-owned and operated, and the people are expendable assets. The American people depend on regulatory agencies to ensure the food supply, medicine, air travel, and workplace are safe, and their tax dollars support disaster relief, early warning systems, education, law enforcement and fire protection that Republicans pant to eliminate to fund more tax breaks. The GOP is well aware their plans for corporate- government are not a popular proposition among most Americans, and it is why Romney and Republicans support voter suppression tactics and ALECís voter ID laws to eliminate opposition to their corporatist agenda.

(Bolding is mine.)

Source: http://tinyurl.com/8ko62af

"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power."
-Benito Mussolini

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