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  •  This is why (3+ / 0-)
    Kristin Case: Unless someone works for a government entity (federal state local) generally they have no free speech rights
    the regressives want "small government". Every wingnut wants maximum freedom for the bosses because they've been brainwashed into believing that someday they'll be a boss themselves. Ain't. Gonna. Happen.

    The Constitution lays out the government's duties and responsibilities, chief among which is to respect and protect our freedoms. There are times when, through corruption or incompetence, it doesn't happen, but when the government gets it right, we all win. Compare that to private business, whose sole function and sole reason for existence is to return a profit to the owner(s). Period.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 06:30:58 AM PDT

    •  Actually not so, even government (0+ / 0-)

      employees have restrictions.

      I spent many years working for the Post Office we could be fired for any participation in a campaign.

      While I understood his a work I did not understand how they could tell us we couldn't attend our state caucuses because we might speak about what candidate we prefered.

      It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is not what he has -Henry Ward Beecher

      by PSWaterspirit on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 07:50:43 AM PDT

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    •  You hit the nail on the head (1+ / 0-)
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      Though imo you left out something important. That we need to make both private business and the government more democratic and accountable to ordinary people/employees. This can be done through things like participatory budgeting and worker owned cooperatives.

      "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of overcoming it" Helen Keller

      by Johnnythebandit on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 09:52:43 AM PDT

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      •  Thought I at least (1+ / 0-)
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        we need to make both private business and the government more democratic and accountable to ordinary people/employees.
        implied that, but OK. Nothing wrong with spelling it and making it crystal
        clear.
        This can be done through things like participatory budgeting and worker owned cooperatives.
        Agreed. Perhaps one way to get there is through the tax code, with tax incentives for worker-owned businesses and tax penalties for investor-owned companies. In any case, we should reward those who work to produce socially useful goods and services, while punishing or at least strongly discouraging the practice of passively leeching off of the hard work of other people.

        Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

        by drewfromct on Wed Oct 19, 2011 at 11:49:14 AM PDT

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