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John Stossel ~ A Sweet Deal?

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is this an example of "national socialism"?

it is not a good example but it would seem to fit the definition.
if my understanding is correct.


the American consumer that loses. Who decided to call us all "consumers" anyway? Think about what that implies. I find it insulting and have for a long time.


John Stossel does some great

John Stossel does some great segments.

Congress only has money to waste because it can borrow it.

The the taxpayer pays interest on the debt. We have no Treasure but what tax collectors can loot and that pays the interest while Congress borrows more.

We are still paying interest on the loan/bonds Congress made in 1837. We just keep paying the interest year after year.

Since that time Congress has only borrowed more and never paid a single red cent against the principle.

One Hundred and Seventy-six years. Congress has proven that the only thing it is good for is putting posterity in debt for its counterproductive schemes.

Congress represent a minority of eligible voters.

This tyranny is ant-democratic. A majority of a minority has no democratic claim.

The Constitution can be improved by prohibiting Congress the authority to borrow on the credit of the United States.

We have no credit, just $16 Trillion in debt and more.

Free includes debt-free!

Another cost of sugar price-fixing

We put quotas on production and limit imports for a product with inelastic demand. Yeah, a sweet deal for the sugar industry. And in addition to Americans paying unnecessarily higher prices for sugar, we also pay in terms of health consequences thanks to health risks associated with sugar's cheap replacement, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP:

~ The Not-So-Sweet Truth About High Fructose Corn Syrup
~ Five Health Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup

And those articles don't even deal with issue of GENETIC ENGINEERING. About 90% of corn grown here in America is genetically modified.
~ 50 Harmful Effects of GM foods
~ Monsanto's GMO Corn Linked To Organ Failure, Study Reveals

Some foods containing HFCS: http://www.divinecaroline.com/self/wellness/surprising-produ...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I've said for a long time now

the farm lobby (and related ones) is second worst, only to the MIC.

What's it take to kill lobbying? Any free market solution ideas floating around?

The best

I can come up with is to denounce corporations as people. Then pass a law that prohibits laws that interfere with the Free Market. That would be a nail in their coffin.

Ron brought the Liberty movement together, Rand is expanding the crap out of it! :)

Before 1819 Corporations were illegal

I wonder what the world would look like now if we reinstituted that policy. http://reclaimdemocracy.org/corporate-accountability-history...

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