Archive for August 28th, 2012

The Real Problem With Socialism

Arizona has decided to let private companies bid on creating a new prison, despite the fact that privately run prisons are actually more expensive than state-run ones.  But that little fact is secondary to the most important problem with any state-run enterprise: No one gets rich off of it. (See also: Why we have healthcare “reform” that features an individual mandate and no public option, much less single payer)

August 28th, 2012 at 11:40am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Prisoners,Wankers

Nice Try.

AP did their best to try to make the alternative to Social Security benefit cuts sound as unappealing as possible, asking people if they would rather “raise taxes” than cut benefits, but their respondents still preferred that to cutting benefits by a 53-36 margin.

Now imagine what that margin would be if they had asked about keeping the rate the same but raising or eliminating the cap on the payroll tax cap so that the rich pay the same effective rate as everyone else.  Too bad that seems to be almost a taboo subject, probably because the fix is in.

August 28th, 2012 at 07:10am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Politics,Polls,Social Security,Wankers


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