OK, we agree on that. Hey, there's a start!!<quoted text>
"Do we need to close the tax loopholes and level the playing field, get rid of the corruption and better enforce the tax laws we have? YUP! But do we need to throw capitalism down the drain in the process? NOPE!"
I agree with that. And frankly from my point of view the vast majority of people on here that have seeming to be "bashed" capitalism have been pointing out the best they can the abuses of capitalism. Not capitalism itself.
I don't find much difference between those that appear to be bashing capitalism and the need to replace it with those who bash government and the need to replace it. Moving to eliminate either or even both is more problematic that it appears. Ideas are easy. Implementation not so much usually.
You're right too, I've made the mistake in the past of saying we need to just sweep everyone out of their cushy government jobs and replace them. In theory that would be great, but then we have to find someone to replace them. It's like firing an employee who doesn't work very hard and replacing them with someone who sucks at the job! haha
As for capitalism bashing, if someone can offer up a better alternative I'm all ears. But the simple truth is capitalism and a free market economy, if left uncorrupted, works. Socialism on the other hand has failed to live up to the promises it makes in regards to the middle class every single time. Therefore in my humble opinion we have a game plan, we just need to figure out a way to enforce the laws.