I was responding to Nanuqofthenorth's backhanded insult that republicans are peasants who worship the rich. If that's true, then so is the claim that democrats are peasants who worship government. (In other words, Nanuqofthenorth's statement was not true. So you're whacking a strawman.)
Sorry I offended your feelings King.
Really thought someone reading a thread entitled: "GOP Insider: Religion Destroyed My Party" would have realized that the comments were not all going to be flattering to the religious types or the Republican Party.
Obviously I am critical of people that base their political decisions primarily on religious faith. It is a fair criticism in my opinion. You clearly don't agree, so what? Don't agree, no skin off my nose.
If you are upset that I pointed out your flawed attempt at logic, I'm sorry, but it was flawed.
BTW: I am not a Democrat. I also voted for President Reagan and Jesse Helms because I thought we were on the wrong course in the late 70s. I am well versed in economic theory and the fallacy that is Supply Side Economics.
I honestly think 30 years is a long enough time to give it a chance to work.
Lack of regulation caused the Great Depression and deregulation caused the greatest world financial collapse since then, just four years ago.
Years of relative economic stability in between those two events proves regulation works. Quite a few highly esteemed economists of today and those during the Great Depression that implemented the Glass Steagall Act and other regulations agree with me.
They must have known what they were doing because we experienced 70 years of relative economic stability that kept the financial industry from running our economy off the rails.
Yet there are still some that will tell you less regulation of industry is the answer today. As if the two largest financial meltdowns in the last one hundred years never happened.
The leaders of multinational corporations have sufficiently demonstrated time and again they do not have the best interests of the United States or the American Public at heart, nor should they. That is where government comes in.
IBG/YBG. Bonuses and short term stock gains are the driving forces in corporations today and that is not a healthy approach for the long term stability of the American Economy.
Sorry, all indications are that Industry works best when it is properly regulated and by extension the federal government has an important role to play in our economy.
No, I don't worship at the government alter but I do recognize the valuable role government plays in our daily lives.