Why Capitalism is good, Big government is bad and a few other points
Originally Posted by Syko Gill
I am colour coding my points:
Originally Posted by Syko Gill
I will not quit being disrespectful because you have not earned my respect. You are a newcomer to the forum and are not entitled at all to my respect. It is something earned not something given away like you would so love.
Freedom does not mean the ability to sit on your ass in a free house and do whatever you want. Freedom does not mean free college. Freedom does not mean free housing. Freedom does not mean equality. Freedom means that I have the ability to do what I want with my life by my own means. You tell me I am owned by my bank. This is a lie. To some extent any institution that provides for you has some amount of control over you. So would you rather be owned by a bank that you can leave at any time (Yes. you can switch banks because you dont like how they do buisness) or be owned by one big government entity that can take your house and relocate you if they need the land for something? And yes they could do that because they (the socialist government you seem so fond of) would own that house. Not you. The capitalistic system by itself provides the FREEDOM to do business with whomever I choose. The socialistic system by itself provides everything for you. And limited freedom.
Capitalism does work. And it has for many many years. Over 200 I believe! And if you think that socialism is regulated Capitalism you are an idiot. Socialism is an economic system that is supposed to end the monetary system. (Communism does the same but in a slightly different way) Socialism suggest social ownership of property, goods and services etc... Capitalism suggest the private ownership of property, goods and services etc. So it is quite safe to say that your statment of socialism being regulated capitalism is just incorrect and shows that you dont understand your own political beliefs.
We cant have a socialistic system that maintains the same rights as the Constitution because the constitution was written with the understanding that it would be involved in a capitalistic economic system. Why did the United States become a nation? Because the arm of other nations were opressing the people. So we stood up and took it and made it into something beautiful in only 200 short years. How many other nations have been able to do what we have done? You obviously dont understand what checks and balances are because those refer to the branches of government and if everything was owned by the government there would be no logical need for checks and balances. There would be no competition because under socialistic rule the government can take your shit and give it to someone else who "needs it". I find this unfair because that is my shit. My bank can take my house but my government cant even place troops in there without my consent. What would be the point in working for anything if in the end it can and will be taken and given to someone else? Capitalism is one thing that keeps people more productive at their jobs. Not socialism. In a socialist society you would get a living wage which is all you need to get by. So what would the point be in working harder if you get absolutely nothing for it? Why would the schools be better? Look at the public education system. Would you say we have a good system? Now look at colleges. Privately owned ones are the best by far for a reason. Are you getting the point? PRIVATIZATION IS FUCKING AWESOME!
Hiring is not centered around who you know nor the merits you achieved in your life. You know why? Because what merits will you achieve in a completely equal society? You would be worth no more than your neighbor because you would have no real achievements because everyone can take the same opportunity and succeed. If everyone succeeds then how do you know who is the absolute best? In our wonderful capitalistic system we can figure out who the best and brightest are by looking at their schooling records and see that they have done better than everyone else. Affirmative action is a terrible thing. And it is a socialist policy because someone can get hired because of their skin color than because of their merit. So you are showing that you are against your own policies.
Poor people do not have an equal chance. That is a fact. But they have a chance. Look at the poor in any other area of the world. Then look at american poverty. Our poor look live like rockstars compared to the rest of the worlds poor because of our system.
Again obviously you do not know much about your own political belief because socialism promotes a classless society. Equality means no social class.
You are not entitled to things because they are not just "there" for you to take. Am I entitled to your television if im at your house and its just "there"? The things in your life are made by someone. And production costs money. You work under the table and eat well while having no bills? Well all that would change in a heartbeat if we were socialists. You would have to work. And you would have to pay A LOT of tax because you work for the government and you probably wouldnt eat as well because they would ration the food because it wouldnt be sensible to produce excess. You are not entitled to things because those things are not yours. And they are not just there. Someone has to pay for them and guess who that is? Big Business. So thank them instead of Big Brother next time you feel you are so entitled.
Giving government control of the free market would A. make the market not free and B. Make the government bigger! So I think that is the definition of upsizing...
Again you have no idea what checks and balances are. The free market regulates itself and sustains itself. There may be depressions and such but I would rather have a Great Depression every 100 years or so than always have a depression. Business checks and balances itself because it is customer and service based. Bad service = no business.
Now please next time do your research before talking politics with me. I know my shit.