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Dear Republican Congress, Give Obama and His Boys Everything They Want

Zerubbabel Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 2:02 PM
Learn from history. Liberal democracy was a Leftist movement. The Rightist supporters of monarchy had the same attitude as is portrayed in this article. Having won their way the Leftist were aghast at the Robber Barons that the new enlightened freedom for the individual first produced. The Leftist then ran to Communism. Aghast at the abuses of that particular path to utopia they are now compromising with a strange mix of socialism and free-market capitalist ... which, BTW, is embraced by both D's and R's.
Barskor Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 2:22 PM
Robber Barons Grew from Government Privilege Not the Free Market They used politicians to avoid courts and suppress workers. That is Crony Capitalism.
Zerubbabel Wrote: Nov 11, 2012 2:34 PM
Before the enlightenment Lords and Barons received formal privileges from the Crown. After the enlightenment, and all the various revolutions, they were then free to negotiate their own privileges with both government cronys and other captains of industry without the approval of neither King nor Pope.

How this reality differs from "the Free Market" is merely speculation as there has NEVER existed a Free Market.

A cigar aficionado and amigo of mine named Irwin penned a note to the Republican Congress the night after Obama got elected for four more years of this slop, and I thought I’d pass it on to you. Check it out ...

Dear Republican Congress,

As a conservative Republican I am begging you to give president Obama and those who voted for him everything they want.

They want higher taxes on the rich and companies. Give it to them.

They want higher capital gains taxes that will hurt their investments. Give it to them.

They want a system that...