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rapturedbyrobots Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 01:15 PM
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Countering Conservative Logic 101
Next time you're talking to a conservative, listening to the tortuous logic underpinning the free market/self-made myths of the neo-lib/libertarian idiots, and ask them to reconcile the following points:

1) No one is to blame for being unemployed or poor, except the lazy freeloaders who don't want to get a job. If they had only worked harder, they would have been rewarded for their effort and productivity. it is IMPOSSIBLE to blame STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS for their misfortune. The rich are all self-made & the poor just need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

2) The government is to blame for creating the STRUCTURAL CONDITIONS under which business can't compete and thrive (regulation & taxes). If a business is too big to fail, but fails anyway, it is through no fault of their own. In fact, they deserve a bail out / more tax incentives / bigger bonuses.

Then sit back an watch their head explode.
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spooked911 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 01:20 PM
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1. that's a good point but a bit too complicated
Simpler--

is the high unemployment rate Obama's fault or because the unemployed or too lazy? I can't figure that out.
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rapturedbyrobots Donating Member (364 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 01:34 PM
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2. Both
Edited on Sun Oct-23-11 01:40 PM by rapturedbyrobots
Because Obama is black, he was obviously too lazy to fix the economy that other lazy black and brown people (NOT bankers) broke....with their laziness. :sarcasm: <- just in case
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MiddleRiverRefugee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 01:41 PM
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3. I made a libertarian's head explode with this one....
He actually got the reference:

"You can always pull yourself up by your own bootstraps...as long as the boot is stomping on a human face forever."

Dark enough for ya?
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