[Homestead] Morning thought
melody at crecon.com
Wed Feb 2 18:23:38 EST 2005
At 03:37 PM 2/2/05 -0700, you wrote:
>>as it stands, the government doesn't *own* businesses.
>The federal government owns the military, which is one helluva business. I
>believe it is also the biggest employer in the country.
Granted, however, the military could never be feasibly done on a private
Just as a side note, the way that we handle our military is actually
unconstitutional in the way it is being run. In Article I Section 8 Point
12 it is stated that "The Congress shall have power: To raise and support
armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer
term than two years;"
>The government would not own the stocks, bonds, etc. in the system I
>proffered. The SS trust fund would. The trustees would manage the funds for
>the owners of the system, you, me and the rest of the people who support
That sounds good in principle, but lacking in practice. The trustees would
end up being federal employees, dealing with a federal program. As we have
seen in the past with every other program, once a program is ran by the
feds it then becomes a federal program. The only way what you are talking
about would work is if all politicians were honest, upright, and acting as
servants of the people; that is how things are supposed to be ran, but
greed and power spoil things.
>What you should be concerned about is that Wall Street owns the president
>and the D.C. Whorehouse.
Again, it is about power and greed, which proves that the feds can't be
trusted to run a program simply for the best interest of the people.
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