Okay, first, you tell me the 400 gave money to my ‘boy,’ to use your racially-charged epithet. Then, you tell me they’re ‘pro business, and who is going to not only mess with their livelyhood (sic)’ and ‘force more regulation, creating a more expensive product’.
I really don’t think they’re all that worried about the more expensive product. What they’re worried about is their outrageous wealth, outrageous salaries as CEOs, and figuring out more and better ways to rip off the rest of us. They blame regulations, and uncertainty, and the ‘tax and spend’ Democrats.
It’s all bull. They charge what they charge because that’s what the market will bear. If anything, they use those factors as cover…much like some here do…insurance premiums go up every year…suddenly it’s ‘Obamacare’s fault.’ How then to explain all the premium increases over the past two decades prior to Obamacare? Which hasn’t fully been implemented, anyway?
As to your other point: Socialism failed? Tell that to Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Norway…we have certain aspects of socialism and they’ve worked quite well. Even aspects of capitalistic society feature socialism (example: the cost of shipping one envelope of papers overnight anywhere in the country would cost me thousands, if I had the only envelope…however, because FedEx and UPS combine hundreds, thousands of shipments together at one time, each of us gets a far lower rate than we would otherwise. Socialism!)
Also, suddenly we’re all worried about the economic powerhouse known as China. Last time I looked, it’s a communist country. How on earth did they achieve that economic dominance if they’re a socialistic/communist country? Since this is obviously the greatest nationonurthinhistoryUSArockz!
I see two failures posted in your reply, in history and mathematics: the USSR collapsed only about 20 years ago, not hundreds. And it wasn’t due so much to socialism, or Reagan, or Bush I, as much as it was with an economy that was so dependent upon very high oil prices that it couldn’t survive if prices fell. Which they did.
Finally, I’m not sure where you’re going to flee, LLM (though I have a few ideas, but I’ll keep them to myself), and especially since you work in an absolutely socialistic system known as public education.
Pot, meet kettle.