Private Sector vs Big Government

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  1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    Will-Power vs Wishful Thinking
    Republicans vs Democrats
    People vs Politicians
    Individual State Rights vs Totalitarianism of Federal Government
    Conservatives vs Liberals

    Have at it!

    ( No we cannot be on the same page...
    Sad but true.)

    1. rhamson profile image76
      rhamsonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      What is funny is that everybody talks of change. Either it be on the governments side which usually is a defensive move to allay any responsibility or on the electorates side who thinks they can effect a change with single election cycle. The electorate are just plain lazy when it comes to elections and the running of government. We think that there is a silver bullet to end the problems. We keep repeating history and expect different results. What people don't understand is that we are still in charge for the time being and look how well we have worked together to get nowhere. Partisan politics is how we remain because we must love it that way. Look how far apart we are on any subject. Until we find a way to talk to each other and accept compromise this is as good as it will get. This country has taken over two hundred years to get to where it currently is, how long should it take to get it to work for us?

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I don't really think most people are that far apart, OR so unwilling to compromise (although not so sure about the second sad ).

        It is almost as if the VIP's in both parties are very deliberately requiring such nonsense from the politicians, most likely an effort to maintain their own power and control.  Even to the point that one must wonder if the top party hacks on both sides are in collusion to maintain the farce...

        1. John Holden profile image61
          John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Exactly, couldn't have put it better myself  smile

          There's a saying in this country, and probably yours too - it doesn't matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.

          1. profile image60
            retief2000posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            On this you and I will agree, nothing is more certain than government interference.

            Benjamin Franklin said, "The only things certain in life are death and taxes."

            but,

            "Death and taxes may be certain, but we don't have to die every year." -- Unknown

        2. rhamson profile image76
          rhamsonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          "one must wonder if the top party hacks on both sides are in collusion to maintain the farce..." I have wondered this many times myself.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            So maybe I'm neither paranoid or becoming a conspiracy nut.  Or if I am I'm not alone.

            Truly, though, I do begin to wonder that sometimes - it is just too virulent, too vicious for no apparent gain except to maintain the system.

            1. rhamson profile image76
              rhamsonposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I think it begins with the large amounts of money that turns them at first and once they have it they wield the power that comes with it. Once they make their exit either though death or retirement there seems to be another one infected by the same wants.

      2. maxoxam41 profile image73
        maxoxam41posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Rhamson you speak as if "people" were intelligent. If they were we would know it, wouldn't we? The problem is that we represent the minority.
        Kathryn, your title is a contradiction. You can't oppose them since they work for the same interest. Big government implying action in the name of and for the people has always been an illusion.

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      In your presentation of opposite concepts and ideas the fact  is that the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

    3. profile image60
      retief2000posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I no longer believe that there is a middle, rather the middle is arrived at through conflict.  This is the primary reason why there has been a slow drift to the left in America.  Just as all fantasy, the fantasy of the left is far more appealing than reality and reality is conservative.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        And in the end...reality is more fun than fantasy.
        Really?
        Yes, really.

      2. John Holden profile image61
        John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Really! I see the right as getting a stranglehold on the worlds economies, pushing the left further and further adrift.

        1. profile image60
          retief2000posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Well, I guess there is reason for hope, after all.

          1. John Holden profile image61
            John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Seems strange for anybody to hope for oppression!

            1. Silverspeeder profile image61
              Silverspeederposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Whichever side holds power the other side will be oppressed!

              1. John Holden profile image61
                John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                Except "side" suggests some sort of equality, even if only in size.
                There'll be none of that when it's the few really wealthy and the mass of slaves at their beck and call.

                1. Silverspeeder profile image61
                  Silverspeederposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  And of course there would be no political elite or better off under a socislist sysyem would there?

                  Maybe i should have stated it diferently, something like people with diferent political ideologies will always seek to oppress the oposition.

                  1. John Holden profile image61
                    John Holdenposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    False.  The right usually does, the left more often tries to liberate all.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    would it be accurate to say that this president cares more about the down-trodden than up-trodden?

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
      Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      - or the middle-trodden.

 
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