Sunday, October 25, 2009

The New Game of the Year

The object of the game is to destroy American capitalism

by having the government take over everything!

Wanna play? No??? Too bad, you're already playing...

"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others."
Geo E.


jojo said...


Anonymous said...

Interesting to read a perspective diametrically opposite to my own. In the UK, in my opinion, things have worsened since government started selling off essential services, utilities etc to the private sector to allow market forces to take control. As the USA debates universal healthcare many Brits fear losing our free (and wonderful) National Health Service to a system where the interests of the shareholder will come before the interests of the people needing the service. Just a different point of view ........

RightKlik said...

CL: worsened how?

Linda: Love the pic. It's a really good one.

Anonymous said...

@RightKlik . Where to start? This is just my opinion but many Brits agree with me.

Privatised gas and electricity suppliers (often now foreign owned) who can charge whatever they want with little fear of regulation - poorer families often end up paying more because they're forced onto prepayment plans.

Just at the time we need it ..... little chance of an integrated public transport system because we have a multitude of transport companies all working to their own agenda and not interested in the bigger picture. Ticket price rises regularly above inflation.

Social housing sold off so that now we have a major housing crisis. Living in social housing is now for only the most disadvantaged sector of society and has become stigmatised. We now have areas of deprivation and crime that never existed in the past.

Within the NHS many services such as cleaning have been privatised - this has led to a fall in standards as agencies recruit the lowest paid staff (to maximise their return) who don't have a sense of belonging to the health service and a corresponding pride in the organisation.

I could go on and on but don't wish to hijack this blog any further ..... just an alternate view, one that I don't think many conservative Americans get to hear very often.