You are falling for a false paradigm. There is no real choice between the "two" groups controlled by the same elite few.
There is a difference. One group is elected by liberal elitists with an ideal view of how the world should be, the other elected by bible thumping douchebags with an ideal view of how the world should be.
yeah, i didn't think you'd address the issue. intellectual laziness indeed. it's all conservatives are capable of.
I am not a "conservative." I think that in many instances they are tools too, but they are just more of a pain in the ass that really doesn't change our day to day lives, whereas liberals are likely to lead to the eroding away of the principles that make our country great.
For the most part, conservatives don't mess with our economy or try to plunder from those that have put in the hard work to reap the benefits that our economy can provide. Sure conservatives might provide some civil unrest in the country with their ranting about the poor, the irresponsible, and the criminals, but at least they then don't try to provide handouts to those people by robbing from my paycheck.
there is no accountability in a free market. hence why this is a free market disaster. capitalism caused the spill.
One of the principles of the free market is having a Court system to enforce negligent and irresponsible behavior. That would include allowing those injured to sue BP for the total amount of damages that they have caused those people. That isn't the case here because this isn't free market. Congress stepped in and passed legislation years ago restricting the amount of damages that BP could be liable for in a disaster such as this. Such Congressional action has shifted Oil production from a free market society to a quasi-free market, quasi-legislative market. If BP has been dragging their feet or ill-prepared for this type of disaster, it is quite conceivable that they wouldn't have been so slow or ill-prepared if they would have been liable for all economic damages suffered by those that they injure.
There is a belief amongst economists that you could remove all regulations from the airline industry and air travel would be substantially safer because the airlines would regulate themselves and never do something questionably unsafe because the loss of revenue and PR nightmare would make it such that the airlines would take extraordinary preventative and safety measures. This kindof Congressional bailout seems to add some merit to that argument. Make BP pay for everything and they would get their arses on it.
so you are linking to a writer that has no clue. That's great.
I remember the whole thing. Morgan was our mlb. Spoon was our wlb that could backup mlb, but was far from a difference maker at the mlb position. The panthers offered spoon a contract that was very much in line with starting olb at the time. The rams offered him a larger contract to be their mlb. He followed the money. I don't blame him. He was never the mlb the rams thought he could be. These are all facts. Sorry your memory has you relying on a writer that doesn't even cover the panthers. If you still doubt me, shoot gantt an email.