ONLY A FOOL SITS DOWN TO A “ZERO-SUM GAME” WHEN HIS OPPONENT IS HOLDING ALL THE CARDS!
by Benjamin T Moore Jr
“One Of The Biggest Myths Ever Perpetrated On The American People Is This Notion Of A Free Market.” ~ Benjamin T. Moore, Jr.
We do not have a free market, never have and never will. For the markets to be *FREE* the following would have to be true:
• Everyone would have to have *equality* of information.
• Everyone would have to have *equality* of opportunity.
• There would have to be true *competition* between corporate entities.
This is clearly NOT the case! Representatives and Senators vote on and pass laws that affect the bottom lines of companies they own stock in. Most people would call that, “Insider Trading,” or at the very least, “conflicts of interest.”
Big businesses are waging war on YOU the consumer. How much profit is enough? I’m no fan of Henry Ford. He supported Hitler and the Nazi regime financially. I will give him this though. He stated that he wanted to build quality cars priced such that the people who assembled them, could afford to buy them. This means, not only was he controlling his price point, but he was paying his workers a salary that allowed them to become his customers.
When the auto makers needed a bailout. Ford wasn’t one of them. When you factor in their bills and their cost of living, most of the people who work at McDonald’s cannot afford to eat there. 80% of Walmart employees are either on Food Stamps or qualify for Food Stamps. What this means is, we taxpayers are making up the difference between what they’re being paid and what Walmart should be paying them. Meanwhile, Walmart continues to stock its shelves with cheap goods manufactured in China by workers who *might* be making $1.00 an hour. Many are making less. The Walton family are multi-billionaires. If you shop at Walmart, you might as well be cutting your own throat!
A Zero-Sum game is a game in which the only way I can win is if you lose. People who have deluded themselves into believing that spouting the Republican talking points on taxation and capitalism makes them patriots, need to recall the “Pledge of Allegiance.” At no point in that pledge are you vowing fealty to corporate America. You’re vowing allegiance to our Republic. What is best for our Republic is what ought to be of interest to you.
Corporations are ruining our ecosystem, poisoning our water and air, putting toxins into our food and there are some fools who argue that they shouldn’t be paying any more in taxes. Think about it. How big a fool do you have to be to love your executioner???
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