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  •  If the Rethuglicans ever get around to reframing (0+ / 0-)

    "Government bad. Entrepreneurs good," to " Government bad when it falls under the influence of special interests and is used to prevent competition, and entrepreneurs good so long as they aren't predators extracting economic rent by asset-stripping companies and underpaying employees," the Democrats are toast. Especially if the Democratic Party remains funded by hedge fund managers and its position is "There's nothing to be done about entrepreneurs who extract economic rent by asset-stripping companies and underpaying employees, except to try and preserve the social safety net as best we can."

    A conservative is a scab for the oligarchy.

    by NBBooks on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 07:31:04 AM PST

    •  To most people "entrepreneurs" (0+ / 0-)

      means small, independent, start-up types with innovative ideas. In fact, under the GOP "government bad" frame, those people get crushed. If you strip government — that is, US — of all its power, then something surges into the gap. For instance, without government, in Somalia, pirates and murderous warlords effectively become government.

      In this country, that power would shift to the biggest, wealthiest corporations who would crush competition and innovation. True entrepreneurs would suffer.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:07:58 AM PST

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