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#272700 - 07/17/14 02:38 PM States rights or free markets-how to chose
Ardy Offline
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States rights or free markets
Sometimes you have to choose which of your ideologies is most important

And how do you make the choice

In this case it appears that campaign contributions made the choice more clear



http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/07/...ni-competition/
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#272727 - 07/18/14 01:18 PM Re: States rights or free markets-how to chose [Re: Ardy]
NW Ponderer Offline
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This is just an example of doing your employer's bidding. It gets so hard, anymore, to distinguish lobbyists from legislators.
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#272728 - 07/18/14 02:54 PM Re: States rights or free markets-how to chose [Re: Ardy]
rporter314 Offline
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Registered: 03/18/03
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I am stepping out from the shadows and will now advocate for benevolent plutocracy

these folks have been operating from behind the curtain for some time and it appears to me that it is rather embarrassing or should be for congresspeople to advocate on their behalf without benefit of acknowledgment of who they really represent.

There is one caveat. Should at any time the plutocrats for whatever reason fail to govern for the benefit of the people, then they are subject to physical removal, preferably by tar and feathers.
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#272739 - 07/18/14 11:26 PM Re: States rights or free markets-how to chose [Re: Ardy]
pondering_it_all Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
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Loc: North San Diego County
You do know that "State's Rights" is just a ploy, don't you? Nobody gives a poot about State's Rights, other than to interfere with federal regulation of something. As soon as a state actually starts to regulate that thing, they stampede off in the other direction.

It's all about "My (or my puppet-master's) sacred right" to screw somebody out of something.

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