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caseymoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 01:09 AM
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157. Whether it's not like America or not is irrelevant to the point.

Being that Obama's statement, "only in America" could this happen is a gross absurdity. For a comparison a comparison to refute this, a country needs be "like" America only in being a sovereign natio -state. Whether it's different otherwise is irrelevant. Your rebuttals would be relevant if Obama said, "only in America among countries like America can this happen," or "only in America can this happen without rampant corruption." But he didn't say either of those, did he?

It Lula's quality as a leader also has no bearing on this point.

Since you also brought up Brazil's fragile economy, (unlike ours which is thriving, and which never in recent memory was almost brought to collapse by corrupt and corporate influence), how is it that Brazil was almost tapped to bail out Greece? And it's just hilarious that you can look at Brazil, or anywhere else now and say it's not like us due to its fragile economy.

Lastly, I'm guessing that you think the US is unlike Brazil due to the corruption, but it looks to me like this is no slight problem in our country, either. The difference largely is that corporations have the government alter laws and regulations so that there are no charges, even though country definitely sees the effects of corruption.

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