20 thoughts on “If I had a dollar…

  1. Michael “Moonbat” Moore is boycotting Georgia. Yeah, it hurts but we’ll survive…Not too sure about the all you can eat buffets…

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    • Exactly. The shirt makes no sense. What the doofus wearing it doesn’t realize is that this government he blames for everything was purchased by the corporations living in his happy capitalistic world. Republicans are funny people with all their jokes.

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  2. A Southern man don’t need him around anyhow…

    I saw a news reporter questioning those idiots that are protesting Wall Street – They were asked what should replace capitalism. Most of them didn’t have an answer and the ones that did thought that some form of socialism was the way to go. What really scares me is that there is a whole generation of voters that doesn’t see that socialism has failed, or is failing all over the globe. History would be a great teacher is people would just pay attention to it. If you think socialism is the best system, move to one of those countries that offers it.

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    • thats the way they think, they believe socialism failed because the wrong people were in charge and that somehow the next group of idiots will make it work even if it has failed everywhere since the world was created….there is no cure for liberalism their brain is just koolaid mush

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    • And the strange thing is, the jerks protesting in NY seem to overlook the inconvenient truth that Michael Moore is even more two-faced than Al Gore, and they made him rich and continue to pour money into his pockets. He has said “I’m a millionaire, I’m a multi-millionaire, I’m filthy rich! You know why I’m a multi-millionaire? ‘Cause multi-millions like what I do.” They think he’s “one of them”, because he spent a few minutes chanting with them. After which he drives his Chrysler to pick up his kid at private school, and goes back to his million-dollar apt in NYC or his million dollar beach house in Michigan. Moore has said that owning a gun makes one a racist… I wonder what the protesters think of his lifetime membership in the NRA? Or the fact that he’s well-known in the film industry for not hiring black people on his film crews?

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      • References to these statements DJ?

        Funny think about the right wing. They want government out of THEIR lives, but THEY wanna dictate how everyone else should live (or think). And people are idiots (infidels?) if they don’t think exactly like them.

        Sounds so Islamic to me.

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        • I’m not exactly what I’d consider ‘right-wing’ but way less government sounds good to me—which by default means LESS folks telling you how to live. Who’s dictating how you should live? Certainly not ol’ DJ! The idiots I was referring to were people that protest success. WTF? To quote Jack Nicholson: “What makes it so hard is not that you had it bad, but that you’re that pissed that so many others had it good.”

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      • Actually, Moore was talking about gun owners who have guns in good neighborhoods, mostly as house protection. And he didn’t single out racism as the reason.

        Although, I’d appreciate you posting a link with Moore stating your quote.

        But back to the shirt in question… it should be noted that lack of government caused the housing crash which led us to our current economic woes.

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        • Actually the housing crash was because the government pushed government-backed loans(Fannie&Freddie) to people that could not afford them.

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          • Actually, no. The main reason was the bundling of mortgages. These became the next hot derivatives, which had banks giving more [bad] loans in order to sell more bundles. The government, (ie; Fannie and Freddie) does not give mortgages. What followed was a glut in these packages and banks borrowing to continue this practice. Then when all these bad mortgages happened, the banks suddenly didn’t have the capital to pay what they borrowed–hence, what was once too big to fail–failed. In the end, this proves to be true as many high income neighborhoods were also hit by defaults, because people with a decent income were given loans they would not be able to eventually afford. But that was unimportant to the banks as volume of mortgages outweighed the risk of payment because the need was for creation of these mortgage derivatives.

            The fact is, the prevailing thought that the government “pushed” loans is a fallacy. The instance that believers of this lie is usually the court battle that ACORN pursued against banks that refused loans to potential homeowners. The end result was never “forcing” any bank to give out a bad loan, but rather to end an illegal practice of redlining. The Community Reinvestment Act is another thing pointed to, but again, it didn’t force loans. (http://www.businessweek.com/investing/insights/blog/archives/2008/09/community_reinv.html)

            Here’s an even better explanation for the crisis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0zEXdDO5JU&feature=player_embedded

            Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=iYhDkZjKBEw

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  3. Don’t capitalism and Government go hand in hand- did we not just bail out a bunch of corporations that were too big to fail?

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  4. Anyhow, it seems people like to forget that the Wall Street prior to WWII had little to no government involvement. One result that crash has been a major benefit, which is the FDIC. By having the government insure deposits, the idea of a “run on banks” is no longer a real concern. Now, one can have all sorts of grips about banks themselves, but it was government that has prevented future collapses that was common back in the days.

    It’s always easy to cry that government is to blame for our woes, but when one actually does the research, we can see it has done a lot to help. I will give you that there are some federal regulations that are excessive, but making sure the meat you eat won’t kill you is a good thing. While seat belts can be an annoyance, more lives have been saved than the other way around.

    Anyhow, to a much larger degree the real enemy of capitalism is local. If you have ever tried to open a business in your locale, you probably ran into not only a wall of bureaucracy, but also a mountain of rules and local regulations–each one with a fee. Right now, the bill in the House is designed to offset some of these burdens, but then small businesses don’t donate billions, so nothing may happen.

    If you really care about the economy, you should expend more effort giving your business to small business, because at least they aren’t shipping the jobs overseas.

    In the end, if I had a dollar for every time someone blamed the government for something, because of something they were told, by some news pundit, and didn’t bother to fact check it, I’d be able to buy everything in this world. Twice.

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  5. Silly Republicans. None of us controls the government. The corporations do. Go check if your senator is doing what you want him to do. And then start crying.

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