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  •  How do you obtain food, water and shelter... (0+ / 0-)

    ...that would allow you to stay alive to make your paper?

    Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

    by dov12348 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 10:26:22 AM PST

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    •  How did humans (4+ / 0-)

      ... get food, water, and shelter before the industrial age?

      I know how to grow food, and as a vegetarian, I know how to meet all my nutritional needs with the food I know how to grow.

      But of course, you're using reductio ad absurdum for your argument. Virtually no one is saying people should not continue to exchange currency for goods, they're just calling for less hoarding of the currency that is exchanged.

      •  I'm just trying to get the point across that.... (0+ / 0-)

        ....if profit was outlawed tomorrow, most of us would be dead within weeks.  You just have to look at the links going way back and you will almost always find profit roots and entities in this day and age in this civilization.

        Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

        by dov12348 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 12:25:35 PM PST

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        •  The issue is not outlawing profit, but addressing (2+ / 0-)
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          corruption.

          •  Okay. (0+ / 0-)

            My position on that and class would be that I assume you will find roughly the same percentage of corrupt individuals in the 1% as in the 99%.

            Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

            by dov12348 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 02:14:24 PM PST

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            •  That's a fallacious argument. The recurrent theme (2+ / 0-)

              in every generation is the imposition of tyranny and exploitation by the ruling class facilitated by their wealth, which helps them in corrupting the government.

              Many presidents in history talked about this very issue, many times.  Do a little search and you'l find plenty of references to monopolies, and financial cartels, and influence peddling...

              I don't know if you are being disingenuous, or are acting as an apologist.  Maybe something else?  I have no idea.

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