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Thread #26353   Message #321284
Posted By: Jim the Bart
17-Oct-00 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
Subject: RE: BS: Bush/Gore Round 2
DougR - I also respect your Point of View. We can agree to disagree if you wish, or we can continue the discussion here or elsewhere (as we probably will - these things don't just go away). I think there is value in discourse as long as it remains civil. Or droll (Spaw, you rapscallion).

I think there are many points in between free market capitalism and full bore (pun intended) communism. This country, in fact, has an economy that shifts uncomfortably from point to point, left to right to left, as each administration and congress tries to apply a "reader's-digest-flavor-of-the-month" version of some Nobel Laureate's pet economic theory. All this push and pull, over the long term, seems to even out; but it creates great periods of discomfort and more for a lot of people. Lives are ruined when S&L's fail because of the greed induced frenzy caused by foolish deregulation. Kids starve to death in this country when industries fold up shop. People die from lack of comprehensive health care. Our educational system flounders along.

The one thing that remains constant is that the richest among us keep getting richer. They hold a hire percentage of our national wealth every year. Sometime there are advances for the middle class, sometimes setbacks. Ditto for the truly disadvantaged. But the rich always get more, regardless of who's in the White House or on Capital Hill.