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Rave If You Think Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People

Che Guevara - Hero 2012/11/21 13:41:43
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Rave If You Think Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People

Twenty-first century science and technology make it possible for all the world's people to have good food, good health, good education, a good job and a fulfilling life.

What stands in the way? Capitali$m - an economic and political system that puts profits before people.

Q: What's wrong with capitalism?

A: It puts profits before people.

The heart of capitalism is the drive for more and more profits for banks and corporations no matter what happens to our nation's people and environment. The results of this built-in greed are horrible:

  • -20 million people out of work, including 25% of our young adults.
  • -Exporting jobs to wherever workers get paid the least. Wiping out American industry.
  • -Draining the public treasury with tax breaks and bailouts for the super-rich and giant corporations.
  • -People's needs go down the toilet. Public schools, health services, parks, libraries, and transit systems are cut back or closed.
  • -Poisoning our drinking water, air, food supply and oceans.
  • -Cutting workers' pay and benefits, stealing pensions.
  • -Corruption of Congress and our democratic institutions by corporate dollars and lobbyists.
  • -Denying workers the right to join unions.
  • -Record levels of inequality.
  • -Greed for profits is the impetus for war - for oil, for domination of other countries' markets and profits of military contractors.
  • Capitalism foments racism, sexism, homophobia and anti-immigrant campaigns.

Capitalism is un-American. Instead of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it traps us in a political system and economy focused on greed and the pursuit of private profits.

FACT: The richest 400 people in America have more wealth than 155 million other Americans combined!

FACT: The average corporate executive makes $500 for every $1 paid to the average worker even though it is the workers who actually create our nation's wealth.

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  • andy15554 2012/11/21 15:13:39
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    andy15554
    +16
    Silly Choices, Capitalism is what made America great. All these socialist giveaways have put us further and further into debt and are killing jobs. Obamacare for example will double the cost of insurance and companies will be forced to either drop insurance or to put all their workers on part time. Just look at what socialism did to Europe, already back in recession their socialist polices will destroy more jobs, which is where Obama would put us. Obama is the part time job president and the destroyer of our healthcare system.

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  • Mike 2012/11/30 06:09:44
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    Mike
    +1
    That's why the neutron bomb was so popular in capitalist countries.
  • Ramon 2012/11/29 10:27:26 (edited)
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    Ramon
    +2
    Of course Capitalism is all about profits....but in the process of making profits, people's lives are improved. Look at our lives before the Industrial Revolution and compare it to how we live now....no way that happens without Corporations and Capitalism. If you think
    Government cares about people you are sadly mistaken...they only care about power for themselves and their supporters.
  • Jeok 2012/11/27 20:21:04
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    Jeok
    +2
    Say goodbye to your freedoms. There will be no Middle Class, Just Corporate Rich, Their high-paid. government trained, mercenay Armies, and Poor. They don't need as many bodies as are alive today. Be a good citizen and die. IMHO TYFYI Evil
  • scbluesman13 2012/11/26 23:55:25
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    scbluesman13
    +3
    That has always been the nature of capitalism.
  • Jeok scblues... 2012/11/27 20:30:33
    Jeok
    They are building Monopolies. Only one supplier-like for glasses/specticales-So, welcome to World Slavery. It hasn't died. Corporations are buying slaves, everywhere, especially in Sports. When the crash comes, I hope CEOs, et al,, and their families, will be tortured indefinitely by the Criminals they've purchased to ruin this world. IMHO TYFYI
  • Ramon Jeok 2012/11/29 10:30:52
    Ramon
    Any government endeavor is a Monopoly as well.
  • Jeok Ramon 2012/11/29 19:13:31
    Jeok
    I think the CEOs of BP-for the oil spill and murder of employees-and Disney, Sears, and Walmart-for locking sweatshop doors [Which happened in NYC 100 years ago because of greedy Criminal Bosses] should all be prosecuted for those murders and serve time in Guantanamo. Terrorism from the Board Room. IMHO TYFYI
  • Ramon Jeok 2012/12/01 09:56:29
    Ramon
    +1
    What about all of the murders commited by the CIA in the name of the USA? That dwarfs anything that Disney, BP, and Nike have done.
  • missfit 2012/11/26 19:40:20
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    missfit
    +1
    Of course Capitalism cares more about profits. Unlike what Mitt Romney thinks Corporations are not people and they do not care and do not have feelings unless it pertains to the bottom line. If the environment gets ruined, if people get hurt, as long as they make money all is well with the world according to capitalism.
  • hayesml47 2012/11/26 00:36:39 (edited)
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    hayesml47
    +1
    The basic tennants of capitalism are profits and control of market, above all! That is why we have anti-monopoly and anti-trust laws to keep capitalism under control while allowing people to use their rights to entrepreneurial success!
  • A Lionheart 2012/11/25 03:37:40
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    A Lionheart
    +1
    Obviously. For the last 30 years I have watched companies kill themselves for the quarterly profit rather that sustainability. That is the demise of America. Making it about the individual rather than the RIGHT thing.
  • mal 2012/11/23 19:25:46
    No, Capitalism Cares More About People Than Profits
    mal
    +2
    No capitalism, no jobs . Communist china even gets it..
  • Che Gue... mal 2012/11/23 22:36:46
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +5
    Actually Communist China loans Capitalist America money to pay the bills. How is that working out for you ?
  • mal Che Gue... 2012/11/23 22:51:28
    mal
    +1
    Worked out well for years and as in anything ,greed and corruption ruin it until things get cleaned up and the show begins again. Socialism,communism, facism, marxism have never worked and end with what you see across the pond.
  • Che Gue... mal 2012/11/23 23:26:47
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +5
    Well if Communism isn't working why is China able to loan the United States cash ?
  • Falcon Che Gue... 2012/11/23 23:37:44
    Falcon
    +4
    Damn Che... there you go using that logic/common sense thing again.
  • Che Gue... Falcon 2012/11/24 04:11:15
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +4
    Yeah, it always seems to baffle them. lol
  • A Lionh... Che Gue... 2012/11/25 03:40:10
    A Lionheart
    +2
    Greed and corruption IS the current state in America which is WHY we are borrowing from communist China!!!
  • Ramon A Lionh... 2012/11/29 10:34:50
    Ramon
    +1
    Exactly
  • Ramon Che Gue... 2012/11/29 10:33:56
    Ramon
    Because they have infused Capitalism into their economy....before they did that their economy was a joke. Oh yeah, one other thing...if China is so great then why aren't people risking their lives to get there every year? Oh wait....Chinese are risking their lives to come here??? What's that all about?
  • rushPUB... Ramon 2012/12/07 04:15:46
    rushPUBIKkklans Suck
    That's called HUMAN TRAFFICKING.
  • Ramon rushPUB... 2012/12/07 16:55:37 (edited)
    Ramon
    The Cubans are risking their lives on their own to come here....and if China is so great why are they letting their people get mistreated like that? Isn't Communism about "the people"? Aren't people all equal under Communism?
  • rushPUB... Ramon 2012/12/07 21:34:51
    rushPUBIKkklans Suck
    All people are equal under Communism as long as they aren't in government already. Once any of them gets any sort of power, they are just as greedy and lawless as rushPUBIKkklans. As far as Cubans, the actual numbers have been dropping since the recession started in 2009. "Recession slows Cuban migration
    The economic slowdown in the United States is leading to a slowdown in the number of Cuban immigrants coming to this country."
  • Ramon rushPUB... 2012/12/08 03:55:07
    Ramon
    Our recession is slowing the number of illegal Mexicans coming over as well. I still don't see people risking their lives trying to sneak into these Communist "paradises."
  • rushPUB... Ramon 2012/12/08 14:15:00 (edited)
    rushPUBIKkklans Suck
    +1
    Actually, we are in the negative for last year and the current year because they are leaving in greater numbers than coming from Mexico. How would you see them?
  • Ramon rushPUB... 2012/12/10 01:56:53
    Ramon
    I certainly don't hear about places like Cuba having a problem keeping people out. They have a problem keeping people in. And we are in the negative because our economy is so bad that they aren't coming here in the numbers they were previously....and the ones here now are leaving. Well, at least Obama is able to control the illegal immigration problem. He made our economy so bad that even they don't want to be here anymore.
  • rushPUB... Ramon 2012/12/11 20:34:25
  • Ramon rushPUB... 2012/12/11 22:55:30
  • rushPUB... Ramon 2012/12/14 03:15:20 (edited)
    rushPUBIKkklans Suck
    The Dow Jones businesses don't seem to mind the costs and taxes. They are the temples to your god, the Almighty Dollar. You might want to check it out. Freedom isn't free, so STFU and pay your taxes. 111
  • Ramon rushPUB... 2012/12/14 08:45:05
    Ramon
    The Dow Jones businesses aren't the temple to my God....we'll see how the economy does over the next 4 years. I bet it will be worse than when GWB left office.
  • rushPUB... Ramon 2012/12/14 13:36:43
    rushPUBIKkklans Suck
    Above IS the comparison to gwb from the time he left office.
  • Ramon rushPUB... 2012/12/08 03:56:34
    Ramon
    +1
    And you are right that the government in Communism is just as bad as our government officials, if not worse.
  • A Lionh... mal 2012/11/25 03:39:54
    A Lionheart
    +2
    Greed and corruption IS the current state in America which is WHY we are borrowing from communist China!!!
  • lm1b2 2012/11/23 16:27:33
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    lm1b2
    +2
    American Corporations have proven that,time,after time! The Fact that they shipped all of our good paying Manufacturing jobs to foreign Countries with government help proved that time,and time again.
  • Larry M 2012/11/23 16:07:57
    No, Capitalism Cares More About People Than Profits
    Larry M
    +1
    Capitalism is the competition to be the one to satisfy people. People vote every day for the companies that do the best job of providing the best product or service. Those who do provide the best product or service not only are the winners, the people they serve are the winners too.
  • Ramon Larry M 2012/11/29 10:36:35
    Ramon
    Right...and the government takes our money by force...and people fear Corporations??
  • Larry M Ramon 2012/12/01 20:45:49
    Larry M
    +1
    Very much agreed. With corporations all you have to do is buy from another. We don't have that choice with the Government.
  • L1 2012/11/23 14:52:26
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    L1
    +3
    Yes, agreed....
  • Fenabarb 2012/11/23 09:46:19
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    Fenabarb
    +4
    Elementary my dear Watson
  • S* 2012/11/23 07:37:47
    Yes, Capitalism Cares More About Profits Than People
    S*
    +4
    By definition.
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