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25 Examples of What America Would Be Like if We Were All Christian Conservative Tea Partiers

nodeamass Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 11:57 AM
The problem with this author and the great majority of writers at Townhall is their refusal to see the failure of capitalism. As is now obvious to any reasonable person, the vast majority of the world's population operates under the Capitalist system, and the vast majority of the world's population is impoverished. Hawkins' ideas would just create even more misery, suffering, and death than is presently occurring.
AK Mark Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 11:17 PM
Not true. The majority of the world lives in some kind of capitalism/socialism/communism hybrid. The rest live in dictatorships. It is capitalism that made this country the most prosperous in history. Our decline began with the introduction of socialism in the 20's and 30's.
Capitalist60 Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 12:22 PM
Why do you say most of the world is capitalist? Doesn't almost every developed country have government heavily controlling and regulating just about everything? Education, health care, banks, you name it. Also, the more capitalist a country, the LESS impoverished it is.
nodeamass Wrote: Aug 04, 2012 5:15 PM
Just look at African countries. Public healthcare is nonexistent. Most of the people depend on puny charities which are overwhelmed. There are no public safety programs and most of the wealth is owned by a few wealthy corrupt oligarchs(a direction the US is headed toward ). The PUBLIC resources are stolen by the private "entrepreneurs" while the pollution left from extraction is left for the public. This same extraction of kpublic wealth model has been accelerating in the US, while those criminal, corrupt oligarchs are accountable to nobody.
AK Mark Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 11:27 PM
Africa is a mess because of culture and lack of true capitalism. The African world view is circular, not linear. This leads to the belief that to desire to do better than your ancestors is wrong, dishonoring those who went before. It also leads to the belief that everything important happened in the past. In Nigeria one manifestation of the circular view is that there are 250 languages and no word for maintenance. Historically the majority of Africans were tribal and relied on the tribal leadership for much of their livelihood. I saw a rather stark picture of how that works itself out today when a young Nigerian guy told me that the gov't should give everyone $20,000. When I asked him how the nation would pay for it he had no answer.
Gene227 Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 12:08 PM
Agreed, there is reason why M. Le Gendre told powerful French finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert, "Laissez-nous faire". Translation: leave us be. Capitalism works best with little or no government involvement. It's also the reson John Stossel says, "No They Can't!" when talking about the government creating anything, the government is a consumer not a producer, well unless you count debt.
Andy372 Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 12:27 PM
Africa? Capitalist? HA! Have you been there? They are Statist, Feudal, Fascist, Socialist, Communist, Oligarchy, and others. No Capitalists there.
"Public" Resources are stolen by the thugs with the biggest guns (See Somalia vs. the minority Christian communities), who become the government.

If every American was a Christian conservative Tea Partier...

1) …There would be fewer regulations, lower taxes, a business-friendly environment, and a much smaller government that would lead to considerably stronger economic growth and job creation. In fact, we'd probably have to dramatically increase the number of work permits we hand out to foreign workers, not because there are "jobs Americans won't do" (which don't actually exist), but because so many Americans would be employed that we'd have to bring in more people to do all of the available work.

2) ...The richest Americans would have...

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