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LiberalLovinLug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-22-10 01:21 PM
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131. Yes thats the way right wing governments do it.
Everywhere in the world. Not talking about totalitarian regimes like North Korea or Mayamar, but in all so-called stable democracies.

Whether national, provincial, or civic. I've seen it happen here. A left leaning government comes in and tries to cut back on tax benefits to the wealthy and big business and spend it on helping average people through social programs, education, medical. Then the full wrath of the corporate masters rears up and uses its media arm to savage the government as reckless spenders and threaten to leave the area for greener tax havens.

So eventually the wingnuts get back in power and immediately hand giant tax cuts to their wealthy friends and corporations, while cutting programs as they moan in public about how they need to get the books in order because of the ruthless spending spree that the previous gov did.

And every day they are in office, they work tirelessly to convert all public held assets, corporations, programs etc.. into private hands. Into the hands of their wealthy donors. They know its a one way street. That is even if the left gets back in, those assets are SOLD. There is no way to recover those assets back for the public.

So pretty soon it won't matter for some future left leaning government. There will be nothing left for the public anyways. There will be nothing to 'govern'. The conservative dream of the death of government.

It's so difficult to watch the Obama I thought I knew, change into the Obama he obviously is.

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