Skip to comments.Newsweek: Capitalism is the Problem!
Posted on 04/25/2009 7:10:37 PM PDT by Peter Andrew Conservative
Eleanor Clift of Newsweek writes: "The great asset he (Obama) has is the collapse of the Republican Party. They have neither a credible message nor messenger. Theyre railing against big government, when the core issue is the failings of capitalism. They call for smaller government and berate Obama for moving toward socialism when people are not hungering for tax cuts. Theyre looking for jobs so they can pay taxes. Instead of developing alternative policies, theyre back to attacking FDR. He won four elections."
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We’ve got them right where we want them. No, really.
Newsweek, the MSNBC of crappy news mags.
I'd like to get some of the stuff Cliff is smoking.
Clean out your accounts and send me the check Eleanor. Capitalism is doing you no good and you should just give it up.
They call for smaller government and berate Obama for moving toward socialism when people are not hungering for tax cuts.
Unfortunately, the Republicans have set the stage for this (faulty) formulation. "Republicans seek smaller government"== "tax cuts". Well, the reality ought to be "smaller government" == "less government spending", but I can't point to too many Republicans who actually hold to THAT philosophy.
If it wasnt for capitalism, she would be in a bread line somewhere.
Eleanor Clift-the mind power of my kid’s pet hamster and face of my dog’s ass. She made John McLaughlin seem slightly less than completely insane.
Step away from the crack pipe, let go the bong, stop licking the acid paper and come back to reality. Really, you'll be better soon.
Bad capitalism is the problem. And capitalism got bad, because government stuck it’s nose in the tent and corrupted it. Capitalism should reward good behavior, and punish bad behavior, and big government has skewed this.
To get capitalism back, you have to get government out of it, and that means letting bad companies (this means you GM) die.
Eleanor you really SMELL-a-nor.
And when Newsweek fails and Clift is out of a job, will she attribute that to the forces of supply-and-demand?
She's right, Newsweek can't survive in a capitalistic society where people have a CHOICE in what they read.
LOL! Yeah NewsWeak - capitalism REALLY sucks when people stop buying your propaganda because we are SICK of it! We can get that DNC talking points sh*t on the Internet for free.
I guess the few advertisers to your “news” magazine do not really care about capitalism too much anymore either. If capitalism is the problem then let em run their ads for FREE in your dying magazine.
Now go off and die with the NY Times. Save a few millions trees and the birds who live in those magnificent trees.
I used to think the Washington Post (whcih owns NewsWeak) would be protected a bit more because they own local TV stations and Wa Po newspaper which all the vermin in DC read.
These people are so out of touch.
I am not so sure anymore. They could die like the NY Times are dying and on life support. Local TV stations are dinosaurs like lib newspapers.
Capitalism will fix the problem that is Newsweak
It is called a bankrupt business model
She needs to hang it up; she no longer comes close to making sense.
She gets paid too much for doing nothing of consequence. Like most actors or writers. They get to live nice middle-class lifestyle but don’t actually earn it.
“Theyre looking for jobs so they can pay taxes.”
Uh, no. I’m looking for a job so I can buy groceries and pay the mortgage. And, I despise every penny of taxes I pay because the governments (Fed, state, and local) do NOT represent my interests, my beliefs, or my future. The money they steal from us goes, instead, to push us further and further down the slide toward socialism, and they don’t give a rip what it will all cost in the end.
And, Newsweek has become one of their primary mouthpieces, IMO.
It’s time to take back the country.
O.D.’d on the Kool-Aide, I see.
Ok, then why are these “capitalist advertising” in Newseek?
Trend Micro, Franklin Templeton Investments, T Mobile Lunesta, Michelob, Hewlett-Packard, Ford, CPO, Dannon, Kashi, Nabisco, New York Life, Toyota, Nissan, General Motors, Budweiser, Anheuser-Busch, MetLife, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, American Airlines, DaimlerChrysler, Volkswagen, Merck, General Electric, MSNBC, Canon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Charles Schwab (partial list)
Or a gulag.
Actually capitalism never goes bad. Nor is there any such thing as bad capitalism. Either there is capitalism, or there isn't. The moment the govt sticks its filthy hands into and tampers with the free market, capitalism ceases to be.
“People don’t want tax cuts?! People want jobs just so the can pay taxes?! “
The sad truth is that not everyone wants a job Eleanor, which is why we have to have a system like capitalism that is based on effort and merit.
She’s right. I don’t care about feeding my family at all. The whole reason I’m looking for a second job is to pay higher taxes. Hmmm... I wonder if I can just give ALL of my money to the government. That would help the MESS-i-ah.
She reminds me of the witched witch from Oz, both appearance and voice.
Capitalism is based on cycles of success and failure, but know it all insecure morons will use any shrinking as a means to throw the baby with bath water. We saw the same scenario with the Nazi “pure race” principle. Now we are going to witness the “pure economy” principle of socialists in its careerist genocidal galor and cover ups.
Everyone in America wants a permanent job and it will not happen.
Since I started reading newspapers about fifty years ago or so, Dems have been telling the populace that taxes are wonderful things. Yet every time some politician vows to raise taxes, he or she gets voted out of office. Hmmmm. Maybe the common man or woman doesn’t love taxes nearly as much as libs think we do. (smirk)
She's certainly not very bright. She said that Elian Gonzalez will have a better life in Cuba because among other things Cuba has a "wonderful" socialist health care system. Leading to the question that if Cuba is such a wonderful place, why doesn't Eleanor move there?
How Long Will the Depression Last? If you watch CNN you will be told that FDR did not prolong the depression. Roosevelts programs were first passed in 1933 but economists generally agree that the Great Depression did not end until 1939. But according to at least one report, the stock market did not reach prior depression levels until the 1950s, a fact that is not mentioned in the CNN report. Even Democrats have to admit that a central culprit deepening the depression was the National Recovery Administration (NRA) of 1933. While the NRA was supposed to lift wages for workers, it actually resulted in wholesale prices increasing by 23 percent in two years. What we are seeing now on Wall Street is what happened in the aftermath of 1929. Congress is discouraging businesses from reinvesting as occurred in the great depression of 1929. What we dont have now that we had in the 1943 recovery is a nice big war and rationing, putting 6 million defense industry workers on the payrolls, and giving another 6 millions men jobs in the military. However, if war were the antidote to depressions, then Japan and the US should build super-carriers then float them out to sea, evacuate them and blow them up sending them to the bottom of the sea, then begin building more ships to do the same. Obviously without US jobs to produce raw materials like cement and steel, with which to build bridges and ships, without jobs that produce consumer goods, the economy cannot survive.
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