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  •  "Economic liberty" (9+ / 0-)

    ...is always going to be something that benefits the wealthy far more than the rest of us.

    After all, when you have millions or billions of dollars, "economic liberty" gives you a lot of flexibility and freedom.

    When you have nothing, "economic liberty" is nothing more than a hollow promise.

    Actually, I suspect that's why the plutocrats in the Republican party don't mind the social conservatives:  they recognize that their wealth will largely shield them from the impact of all that social meddling.  For example, what does a ban on abortion mean to the wealthy?  Not much when you can just fly your pregnant 16 year old daughter to a place where abortion is legal.  Those  nasty back alley abortions -- that's just something for the poor to worry about, just as it has always been.

    On the other hand, when you start restricting "economic liberty", that scares the hell out of the plutocrats, since it means that they're in danger of having to live under the same rules as the rest of us.  And that would be simply intolerable...

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 12:33:53 PM PDT

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