Don't think that I want to live in a Country where I can't breathe because of the Air Pollution, where fish swim in Sewage Water, where the People outside of the largest Cities and the Majority can barely raise enough food to feed themselves, clothe themselves, or keep a shelter over their heads. No, I don't think I want to live in a Country where the Rich have gotten that way by working the Country People almost to death, 18 hours a day at slave wages and forcing them to live in barracks-like shelters, stacked one on top of the other, to save what little money they can , to send back home to their Families so they can survive, also.<quoted text>
We can have growth by getting rid of burdensome regulations that China, et.al. do not have. We have the highest corporate tax rate in the world - and yet, it STILL isn't high enough to liberals.
We haven't built an oil refinery in nearly 40 years due to "environmentalists" tie plans up in court. We cannot drill more oil for the same reason...ditto for natural gass...coal...and now fracking. EVEN though the EPA itself has stated that since fracking's inception over 50 years ago NO adverse environmental impact has occured.
China has none of these issues - and has exceptional economic growth as a result.
Here is an undeniable truth: The more regulations, controls, taxes, government-run industries, protectionism, and other forms of interventionism that exist, the poorer a country will be.
No, that's not the kind of Country that I want to live in! But, as you posted, if People like you have their way, that's what they and you would turn this Country into!
What you fail to understand is that YOU will never be like the truly Wealthy because they made their money back when there wasn't this Culture of Greed that you've bought into. Therefore, when the truly Wealthy reduce the working People to the standard that you're advocating, and there's nothing else to get from them...then, the Truly wealthy will take what you have next! they will not allow ANY competition to thrive and endanger their Dominance over this Society, once they have total control of it!
So, you're fighting for your own demise, but just cannot see that!
But it probably won't matter, anyway, because with the No Environmental Controls that you're advocating, you won't live that long, anyway! But, you can't see that, either!...SMH...I've never in my Lifetime seen People so Hell-bent on destroying themselves, as People like you are! It's just a crying shame that you're Hell-bent on destroying the rest of us right along with you!