Oh look -- a slickly produced public relations video full of slogans and corporate propaganda!! Thank you thank you soo much.
This abomination, you neglected to mention, is produced by Free Market America, which is a front for NetRightDaily. The vid is obviously a product of Exxon/petroleum institute, although I did not find the trace. What I did find is SEIU Monitor and UFCW Watcher, two organizations dedicated to making the poorest poorer. Thank you sooo much.
No one is addressing the very true facts this video discusses. Why bother with that when you can distract from them by focusing on other things? Especially when you have no real answer tot he actual truths mentioned here.
@mtngirlsouth - I didn't see any facts in the video. The clown opens the video with "If I wanted America to suffer... I wouldn't take [oil] by force". He goes on to explain that "the free market" created the middle class, which is a bald faced lie. The working middle class exists solely due to federal government policies and programs. Prior to The New Deal, there was no working middle class. Working people were what we'd now call the working poor, and the middle class which was quite small consisted of shopkeepers and business managers.
During the 1950's and 1960's, "small business with big ideas" flourished, and during that same period the income tax rates were very, very progressive and government regulation of business was at its peak.
Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple Computer in the 1970's, prior to widespread deregulation of business, before even deregulation of the trucking industry, and did quite well for themselves. The industry in which Apple operates is not and has never been tightly regulated anyway -- the biggest concern in the computers/electronics industry is workplace safety because of all of the toxic substances used. So it's patently bullshit to even mention Jobs in this bit of propaganda.
I haven't noticed any impediments to mining, logging, farming, or building here in my neck of the woods. Thanks to Bush-43, ranchers who don't want drilling rigs on their land have no say in the matter. One rancher I know has had his ranch cut in half by a pipeline, so he now has to hire a crew to help him move his herd from one pasture to another where once there were simply gates and opening them was enough to convince the herd, most times, to go to the greener grass on the other side of the fence.
Speaking of fictitious products, howzabout hedge funds and collateralized debt obligations which are products of his holy free market?
If he wanted America to fail, he'd make it easier to kill jobs than create them -- as when his holy free market offshores manufacturing jobs. How is that not some clown talking out of both sides of his mouth?
So now you can consider the clown's points addressed.
@mtngirlsouth - They believe what they want want to believe, and fail to see the obvious. I have posted video of the liberals SAYING they want to destroy America, and these people choose not to believe that's what they really mean.
@HappierHeathen - "The working middle class exists solely due to federal government policies and programs. Prior to The New Deal, there was no working middle class."
Actually, "the new deal didn't restore employment. In fact, there was even less work on average during the New Deal than before FDR took office. Total hours worked per adult, including government employees, were 18% below their 1929 level between 1930-32, but were 23% lower on average during the New Deal (1933-39). Private hours worked were even lower after FDR took office, averaging 27% below their 1929 level, compared to 18% lower between in 1930-32." (LINK) It was not until the policies of the new deal began to reverse that we began to have recovery.
You just gave me a bunch of hogwash. More hopes and dreams like Obama's campaign. The New Deal was a failure, as have been everything else the government has undertook to fix. Government regulations are why we are where we are, and so far these programs from the government have only spent more money, and dug us in deeper.
"I haven't noticed any impediments to mining, logging, farming, or building here in my neck of the woods."
Good for you with your lack of knowledge. When Obama declared war on the coal *mining* business, he succeeded in skyrocketing the cost of energy. He even admitted to wanting to destroy it. (LINKLINK) Other mining "impediments" LINKLINKLINKLINK. The Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, U.S. Forest Service, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal and state restrictions are jeopardizing the logging industry. Which leads me to something you neglected, I guess because there isn't much to deny so you just skipped it - the hogwash about the spotted owl. (LINK) The logging industry has taken major hits. (LINKLINK) And this has been a direct result from the slump in building. And there has been a big hit in construction in America. (LINKLINKLINKLINK)
@lonelywanderer2 - It is baffling, is it not? It's like they must think that once we become another Russia, *they* will be part of that elite set who live like kings. Why can't they see that they will be hurt from these things also? I just can't understand these people.
i totally disagree with the video... if Americans want America to succeed, they should start looking up to leaders with the heart, decency, compassion, and will to serve the poor and has the political will to make greedy businesspeople accountable for their greed... :D
If I wanted America to fail... - I'd imprison people for thought crime without due process. (the mental health industry) - I'd give government the authority to take money from successful people and give it to lazy people and their unnecessary offspring - I'd spend tax payer money trying to rehabilitate bad people, while ignoring the needs of the good people. - I'd create new government powers without any authority of the people, completely funded by the people. -I'd show compassion to the least compassionate of people. -I'd imprison people for "crimes" that produced no victims. -I'D LET THE MAJORITY DECIDE, EVEN IF IT'S AT THE EXPENSE OF THE MINORITY.
@mtngirlsouth - "No one is addressing the very true facts this video discusses. Why bother with that when you can distract from them by focusing on other things?"
If we were to truely discuss the warrents for global warming, the costs and implications of green energy policies, and the economics of American oil, we'd have to dig deeper and wider than the slickly-produced propaganda points of the youtube clip.
As a starting point for debate, the youtube clip sucks.