Yes youve hit upon the nut of ALL of this:The right of the very priviledged FEW to make a Fortune at the expense of everyone else.<quoted text>
You're full of crap as usual Carol, and a massive hypocrite as well. Every day you demonize the President, liberals and the poor.
I don't consider government as God Carol, I recognize it as the structure that makes a functioning and civilized society possible. I want government to be big enough to protect the air I breathe and the water I drink. I want it big enough to insure that work places are safe. I want it big enough to prevent financial institutions from wreaking havoc on the economy. And yes Carol, I want the government to see that the less fortunate among us have the basic necessities to survive.
You keep harping about how generous conservatives are in their charitable donations but how much of that actually goes to helping the poor? The answer is only around 31%. Alice Walton whose net worth is around $21 billion recently funded the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in the small northwest Arkansas city of Bentonville Arkansas with $1 billion. Is that charitable giving or self aggrandizement? I'd be more impressed with her patronage of the arts if hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart workers weren't being paid such low wages that they have to rely on public subsidies to survive.
Many "charitable" organizations are just plain frauds. Of 91 groups that claim climate change isn't real and contribute to fighting environmental legislation to ameliorate it 78% are listed as charitable organizations.
I give the government what it's due and unlike you I don't consider it theft; I consider it the price we pay for living in a civilized functioning society. I also give to my church and donate to charity often in a way that's under the radar like putting money into the red kettles.
So don't go claiming that liberals like me think that money is God, for that you'd have to look to the Walton heirs, the Koch brothers and the Mitt Romney's of the world who amass their fortunes at the expense of the rest of us.
They want the profits of the Inherited Rich and the Corporate Rich UNTAXED.
Privatize the Profit.
Socialize the Operating Expense.
They want their whims and decisions UNREGULATED and UNQUESTIONED with the 'Freedom' to exploit ,destroy or pollute anything and anyone they choose to enchance their Bottom Line.
And they will Lie,Cheat.Distort, Misrepresent and Pretend to Validate ANYTHING in order to incite the Fear Paranoia and Racism of the IGNORANT in order to get them to the polls and send more Corporate Business Friendly Republican Lickspittles to Washington to devote themselves exclusively to safeguarding their Financial Concerns.
Thats the Bottom Line of EVERY one of these Political Threads.