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  •  I never said that getting rid of (0+ / 0-)

    regulations gives corporations more power. I don't believe that's true at all.

    Seems kinda like...you just made that up?

    It would be nice to get companies like Halliburton out of bed with the government, though.

    •  Agreed on your last sentence. (0+ / 0-)

      But no, I haven't made up what I just said.  If you haven't heard people who identify as libertarians make exactly the argument I just mentioned, then you're lucky.  Because I HAVE heard that argument made.  And it's an argument that strikes me as intellectually dishonest, and as coming about as a result of either manipulation by certain corporate-funded libertarian groups, or a willful dishonesty on the part of people putting forth such arguments.

      I apologize for mistaking you for someone who believed in such things.  I took your reply to me as a defense of this position, and clearly I was wrong to do so.

      That's assuming, of course, that by "more power" you meant "less", otherwise you're making the same argument I just accused you of :p.

    •  Or did you mean that you disagree (0+ / 0-)

      with the premise that fewer regulations equals more powerful corporations?

      •  I don't understand how you don't see it (0+ / 0-)

        Corporations will do what they like without government interference. If the govt. gets involved, corporations will do what they want, AND THEY WILL HAVE IT CODED INTO LAW.

        Example, RBGH hormones in dairy cattle.

        Big Dairy uses hormones in their dairy cattle. Govt. gets involved, now big dairy uses hormones in their cattle, and bans you from saying you do not.

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