government vs. corporations

Somehow Jim, your last post appears to have been made by me, not by you. In any case, much of it I agree with, though the question is kind of strange—Washington or Wall Street–because as you explain the answer is that they have become one and the same and we need to separate them. Once again, however, you talk about win-win solutions without giving a single example of what one would look like or one bit of evidence that the Republicans would go along with anything that you or I recognized as a win-win solution. Until you outline a way that could be possible in the current climate, I can’t see the idea as any more than tilting at windmills. Secondly, separating corporations from government is exactly what FDR did, and is what government oriented solutions would be, i.e. the New Deal wasn’t a corporate thing, it was the government doing something without corporate interference or worry about corporate profits. You’re right that such things are dead, and therein lies much of our problem. Such things need to be resurrected, or else we will continue to be under the thumb of corporate money–unless you can give an actual example of what you call a win-win solution. It seems Obama has tried hard for such things under your definition and has been completely shut out by the Right. You seem intent on believing that on some level the far right really wants what is good for America rather than what is good for corporations. I just don’t see it. Where is the evidence? Any evidence?

About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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