Corporations only have one goal: making the upper management as rich as possible.
Please, please, please go out and start your own business and get back me after a few years, will you?
While simultaneously supporting policies that...
Saying on thing - loudly, and with great flourish of righteous indignation - and doing the exact opposite - is the definition of the modern progressive. The real illness in society is how many people are so easily duped into believing the nonsense, as history tells us these are people who end up being enslaved.
I fully support the ideals of the progressives, 100%. But the current crop of so called "progressives" are anything but.
Interestingly enough, ideology and religious affiliation is equally distributed in this group, which dispels the notion of the evil Republican CEO
I am not so confident that we can infallibly test for these conditions. With the criminally insane, we test with the MMPI, I don't believe there's a belief that a normal person will be tempted to commit a serious criminal act under just the right circumstances -- but a normal person, when exposed to the chance to become fabulously wealthy might suddenly turn crazy.
Of course we run the risk of being accused of supporting eugenics... But we're talking about pre-screening people, which we do a terrible job of today.
Get honest politician and the mass surveillance police state collapses as it loses the power to exert control via extortion.
Absolutely agreed, but if you cease to make being a politician so profitable... then dishonest greedy people won't get into politics, problem solved. As long as politicians can affect the flow of capital in society, setting up what are, in effect, money laundering machines where they skim the take into the party coffers, the current march towards a feudalistic police state will not stop. In the U.S. both parties do this using different sets of lies, but the results are exactly the same.
Personally I am not sure if this is possible.
Probably because the graviton doesn't exist. Gravity is a function of mass, that warps space, just as Einstein thought. Perhaps someone who does this sort of thing for a living could weigh in. I just find it extremely interesting.
I'm in Digital Interactive, not engineering, but you don't live around here and frequent the halls of the Big 3 without knowing a few things.
Case Study: Detroit. Wisconsin. Most blue states. Many Red States.
Get rid of legalized theft from the taxpayer and put all that money into actual roads and they would be paved in gold, every year.
the government isn't responsible for inflation, that's down to (in the US) the Federal Reserve.
Huh? So printing money by the boatload... to finance an absurd deficit... doesn't create inflation? The U.S. Treasury would need to collect about $1.33 for each and every day since the Dawn of Time to be able to pay off the hard debt racked up in just the last six years. A buck-thirty-three a day may not strike one as a lot of money, it’s considerably less than what some folks pay for their daily latte, but the payment schedule would be spread out over “eternity.”
And no, if you budget a 5% increase, and you are borrowing more than you take in, and the rate of increase is only 3%, that is NOT A TWO PERCENT SAVINGS!!! Only governments can get away with this nonsense. It's like saying "Well, I didn't borrow $100,000 I don't have anyway, so TODAY I SAVED $100,000 dollars". Which is exactly what you hear politicians saying in flowery terms every single year.
And as long as I am ranting I am not sure sure about CPI, as everything in the grocery store is a lot more expensive than CPI says it should be...
No POTUS in history has cracked down as hard on immigration as he has
Sir, with all due respect, you're not being terribly honest. It's also widely reported (Outside of liberals blogs like thinkprogress.org, dailykos, etc.) that almost ALL the new jobs created since Obama took office have gone to immigrants.