“The free market will do a lot better than the government.”
Lisa Simeone on May 2, 2012 at 16:27:35
“Well, except there's no such thing as a "free" market. Govt helps (and hinders) the so-called free market all the time. Tax breaks, corporate subsidies, the highway system, sewer and water lines, stadiums, the list is endless. The problem with the "free" market is that it wants to privatize the profits and socialize the losses.
But we digress. This discussion is about the TSA and its abuses. And getting groped by a private sector goon isn't any better than getting groped by a public sector one.”
“How can ANYONE call themselves a liberal or progressive and be in favor of the TSA? Since when did the liberals start congratulating Bush for creation of the DHS in the first place?”
sk112988 on May 3, 2012 at 11:26:40
“Easy, because most people who affiliate themselves with any category, whether it be a progressive, liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, etc., are not actually associating themselves with principles, just playing into a bunch of partisan rhetoric spewed by the media for ratings.
So when a "Tea Party GOP" senator has an idea, it doesn't matter what that idea is, all that matters is what group he is affiliated with for people to disagree.
Unfortunately, a majority of our country is filled with naive individuals who don't think for themselves, but instead get spoon fed what they are supposed to think and they go with it.”
Lisa Simeone on May 2, 2012 at 15:52:20
“Brava, Wendy! As I said earlier in this thread (and got slammed for it), I'm ashamed of my fellow liberals for not standing up against this abuse. Apparently they cared about civil liberties only when Bush was in the White House. Now that "their" guy is in, they've suddenly fallen silent.”