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    Probably deserves it's own thread but maybe applies tangentially here...



    I'm historically a free market, weak uncle sam, 'earn it yourself' kinda guy but this kind of disparity has really made it difficult to not soften my position.
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    And when those rich guys lost 10 trillion dollars ya'll supported giving it right back to them. Just because the rich guys were organized enough to convince you to. I sat on the sidelines amazed at the willingness to accept whatever the rich said needed to happen.

    The free market didn't get them rich. Corrupting markets, manipulating markets and ensuring it wasn't a free market did.

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    I never really got the impression that the people were in favor of bailing out the banks.

    It was more like the rich guys convinced the rich congressional guys to help them out.
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    Don't you realize that the entire economy would have died instantly if we hadn't bailed out the banks and AIG?

    I personally love what those propped up bad debts and malinvestments have done to our economy since then. It's like being in a hot air balloon with 14 aircraft carriers dangling from the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cryin Lion View Post
    I never really got the impression that the people were in favor of bailing out the banks.

    It was more like the rich guys convinced the rich congressional guys to help them out.
    Then ten trillion wasn't enough money to steal to grab the pitchforks? I guess the ten trillion number really wasn't reported much at the time. You may be right, but I think the votes in the next 3 elections didn't support what you've assumed above (no incumbents).
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cryin Lion View Post
    Probably deserves it's own thread but maybe applies tangentially here...



    I'm historically a free market, weak uncle sam, 'earn it yourself' kinda guy but this kind of disparity has really made it difficult to not soften my position.
    You and me both. I'm learning more and more that my ideals don't always translate as well as I would like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cryin Lion View Post
    I'm historically a free market, weak uncle sam, 'earn it yourself' kinda guy but this kind of disparity has really made it difficult to not soften my position.
    Check out my other thread on the imbalance of the US economy. There are some charts there that have lines going the wrong direction, and I ask myself "how the hell do we ever possibly get back to there from here?" It doesn't seem possible in our current system, with corporate America's current mindset.

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    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/ap...after-stallin/

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