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Old 01-12-2011, 07:38 PM   #36
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Re: Arizona Rep. Giffords shot, 6 killed in rampage

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Originally Posted by kael03 View Post
Yeah, it's the fear of communism (actually Socialism or Fascism) that has these people up in arms. Honestly, if it's done right Communism is one of the best ways to govern a nation. Unfortunately, Communist states turn into dictatorships because of a thirst for power and control. Also, the people aren't all equal in the nation due to different levels of education and locations relative to the central governmental hub. The communism most people think of are bastardized ideologies created and popularized by Stalin, Mao Zedong, and Kim Jong Il.
Exactly. But what really gets me is people fearing communist fascism and not equally as bad which is conservative fascism (which by political side is the opposite but in practice pretty much the same) and, by what I see, some parts of the US have symptoms of the latter kind of fascism (like running back to "the proud tradition" and avoiding touching some matters).

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Also, and this would cause a huge outcry from the top 1%, placing a cap on CEO salary rates seems like a good idea. I mentioned this before, as well. More money can flow down the corporation to increase pay rates among the general workforce. It can be committed to resources used in manufacturing goods which would, in turn, cause prices to drop on finished goods and stimulate the economy.
Let them cry. It won't hurt them not to buy the latest fad car.

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I don't get how people are making more money than the President. Aside from Obama, who has a supplementary income due to royalties from some books he wrote when he was a Senator, the President makes ~$400k each year he's in office. After leaving office the President gets a "retirement package" consisting of his own Secret Service and ~$180k (I think). I don't see why people are making more money than one of the most powerful people in the world.
If that was the only problem. I don't know about the US, but in other countries there are people paid to do absolutely NOTHING. With all the political secretariats and departments, some of them are completely redundant or some even still subsist when they should be closed eons ago. And these are people that easily gain tens of thousands of dollars every month to scratch their butts when other people work their sore body everyday and get measly salaries.
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