Does government create a wealth gap? “The political classes would like you to believe that putting more money into government makes things more equal. They’d like you to believe that because, in fact, putting more money into government puts more money into their pockets. The truth is, government doesn’t create wealth, it consumes it. And it doesn’t create equality, either. It undermines it.” And it’s also very good at blaming the problems it causes on someone else.

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whiskeyriver
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Poor, uneducated, unemployed, basement dwelling, welfare, couch potato Creepy Crawley just don’t get it. Let me try to enlighten the poor boy a bit, a tough job to be sure.

Using my state, New Mexico, as a very good example of how goverment consumes wealth instead of creats it I’ll state a few facts.

NM has 250 public employees for every 1000 in private emloyment. (The national average is about 170 versus 1000)

Government employees in this state average about $6000 per year more in wages and benefits than employees in the private sector.

Because of the high public/private ratio NM workers pay some of the highest state and local taxes in the nation while wages remain low. This has resulted in the state being listed as one of the 3 poorest states in the country for close to the 100 year corporate greed nonsense Creepy keeps harping about.

NM has one of the highest per capita poverty rates in the country, with over 30% of the population getting some kind of government assistance. The last time a major industry located here was in the early 1980’s (Intel) because of corporate and business tax rates and regulations. No major player in the world market has tried moving here since.

Come on Crawley, explain to us how corporate greed is destroying our economy instead of government greed. Explain to us how corporations that build wealth and create jobs are bad while government, which builds nothing but poverty, is good. You can’t have it both ways. It has to be either job creating capitalists of job killing government, which is it?

Sidekick
Member

Hey, at least you’ll get the first spaceport.

My sister and her family live in Albuquerque. To your point, my brother in law works for the DOD out of Kirkland, his father works at Los Alamos (gov’t physicist), and my sister is a public school teacher. All are clueless and my nieces, who are high school age, are hopeless when it comes to the reality of actual living.

deepthinker
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The government steals wealth and that is all that it does. Until the NEA and all other teacher unions are forced out of the school systems, the average child will not hear about the true and basic fundamentals of the US Constitution. There are only certain things that the federal government is suppose to be able to do. Yet it has acquired more and more power for itself since the beginning of the 20th century.

Progressive Hemrrhoid is correct barry is about disarming all of us that believe in a smaller less intrusive federal government. barry is far out doing the last president from Illinois as far as it comes to destroying the Constitution and the way of life for us the US Citizens.

Progressive Hemrrhoid
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Progressive Hemrrhoid

Hyper-inflation here we come, which will trigger a massive world wide depression. Thus one of the reasons “Dear Leader” is making gun grabbing his top priority, the peasants will revolt.

flashingscotsman
Member

Oh, come on. There isn’t anyone out there stupid enough to buy that corporate greed nonsense, is there?

BarbR
Member

Mostly people on food-stamps.

sifi
Member

“The truth is, government doesn’t create wealth, it consumes it. And it doesn’t create equality, either. It undermines it.” And it’s also very good at blaming the problems it causes on someone else.”
Or something else, such as “corporate greed” and the enablers just keep following along believing the lie.

sa_rose
Member

Crowley clearly knows nothing about his idol’s background in Texas. He’s as crooked as a sidewinder. Of course that is fairly common in Texas.

jcrowley1985
Member

Yup, 100 years of people believing Corporate Greed’s lie to be exact. Happy New Year!

Elrond Hubbard
Member

Hey dimwit, make a New Year resolution to post your inane tripe on another blog, leave the adults alone to talk here.

jcrowley1985
Member

I was just saying that this year marks the 100th anniversary of Corporate Greed’s takeover of America’s money supply by establishing the corrupt Federal Reserve and destroying this country’s economy.

I thought that milestone deserved to be mentioned.

KimmyQueen
Guest

You probably don’t care, but it really annoys me that I have to skip over your crap. Can’t you like you know…? restrict your stupidity to one post per thread? At least?

poppajoe49
Member

Thinking isn’t your forte’, try listening for a while.

Sidekick
Member

Don’t think. It isn’t worth your effort as far as I’m concerned.

jcrowley1985
Member

I blame Corporate Greed.

BarbR
Member

Of course you do, dear.

KimmyQueen
Guest

LOL

danybhoy
Member

At least crowley should be easy to spot. He’s the guy in the hockey helmet, but he’s nowhere near the rink.

poppajoe49
Member

Banging his head against the window in the short bus.

flashingscotsman
Member

It’s a special built helmet, to fit his pointy head.

Dan
Member

Look no further than n0bama and the Democrats since 2008.

jcrowley1985
Member

This goes back farther then 2008, try 1913. It’s Corporate Greed’s 100th anniversary this year.

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