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  •  Patriot would have been OK if they'd cut taxes (0+ / 0-)

    It's all the fault of high taxes. If they'd been lower, then they could have paid workers less (because the profit motive is a good thing, and high compensation is required to attract the best leaders), so they'd have the same income, and could save and invest, uh...

    Well, then, it was the union's fault. If the union hadn't made them put all those workers into a special union company, then their pensions wouldn't have been stolen, and market unicorns would have taken care of them in their old age, just like the, uh, non-union guys with their 401... uh.

    Anyway, unions are unpatriotic, so they're kind of hipster cool ironic for calling it Patriot. LOL, demographic, disruptive. Plus, they have your money, not the government. It's all good. Here is an outline of the very serious economic model:

    Low taxes

    Profit!

    Steal Underpants pensions

    ???

    Workers are saved from evil unions

    ??????

    FREEDOM

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