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  •  Why go this far? It happens here too (12+ / 0-)

    E.g. people forced to work 2-3 jobs at minimum wage w/o benefits, often off the clock, just to survive. Such horrible working conditions are entirely the result of the "wonder of the free market" left alone to work its "magic".

    And if people like Romney had their way and programs like Social Security and Medicare were entirely privatized, millions of people would end up homeless and sick, many of them dying needlessly, because they wouldn't be able to afford housing, food and health care, and no one would want to give it to them for free or at drastically lowered costs because it would be "inefficient".

    The unregulated "free market" only benefits some. Government (and also private charitable action) is needed to take care of the rest, to equalize the playing field and make sure that no one suffers needlessly.

    And btw, left to its own devices, the "free market" would eventually collapse--assuming it ever got off the ground in the first place--because government intervention isn't just necessary for moral reasons. It's also absolutely necessary for economic reasons. Anyone who thinks our modern economy developed on its own is absolutely ignorant about economic history. Governments create economies.

    So yes, "you" didn't build that. WE helped you build that, Mittens.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 05:43:44 AM PDT

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