Current Topics
The Hoarding of the American Dream
by logtroll
Today at 12:48 PM
Sanders Medicare Thing
by pondering_it_all
Today at 03:41 AM
Why America’s 1994 deal with North Korea failed – and what Trump canlearnfromit
by matthew
Yesterday at 09:05 PM
With Obamacare repeal less likely, opponents of expansion in the states have jus
by pondering_it_all
Yesterday at 06:03 PM
The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2017
by Jeffery J. Haas
Yesterday at 05:24 PM
What Trump Really Eats For Dinner, According to Chef David Burke
by pdx rick
Yesterday at 03:39 AM
Round Table For September 2017
by Ken Condon
Yesterday at 01:05 AM
Happy Birthday, United States Air Force
by pondering_it_all
09/18/17 10:46 PM
The Broken Government
by pondering_it_all
09/18/17 10:39 PM
The Olympics Are Actually Going to Be Terrible For Los Angeles
by Jeffery J. Haas
09/18/17 06:46 PM
The Equifax Hack
by pondering_it_all
09/18/17 12:49 AM
Twin Peaks
by jgw
09/17/17 08:20 PM
Trump Admin parsing words on Climate Change
by pondering_it_all
09/17/17 06:19 AM
China-Like Wages Now Part Of U.S. Employment Boom
by pondering_it_all
09/16/17 08:53 PM
LA City Council votes to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day
by pondering_it_all
09/16/17 08:49 PM
Forum Stats
6247 Members
57 Forums
16044 Topics
276582 Posts

Max Online: 282 @ 05/29/08 05:08 AM
Google Adsense
Topic Options
#272700 - 07/17/14 02:38 PM States rights or free markets-how to chose
Ardy Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 12/22/05
Posts: 12005
Loc: San Jose, Ca USA
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/
_________________________
"It's not a lie if you believe it." -- George Costanza
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves. --Bertrand Russel

Top
#272727 - 07/18/14 01:18 PM Re: States rights or free markets-how to chose [Re: Ardy]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 15413
This is just an example of doing your employer's bidding. It gets so hard, anymore, to distinguish lobbyists from legislators.
_________________________
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.

Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich

Top
#272728 - 07/18/14 02:54 PM Re: States rights or free markets-how to chose [Re: Ardy]
rporter314 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 6183
Loc: Highlands, Tx
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.
_________________________
ignorance is the enemy
without equality there is no liberty

Top
#272739 - 07/18/14 11:26 PM Re: States rights or free markets-how to chose [Re: Ardy]
pondering_it_all Offline
old hand

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 6942
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.

Top

Who's Online
0 registered (), 36 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Nosf50, erumonej, Jensen Breck, Albertapkr, asoso
6247 Registered Users
A2