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This is Capitalism?
Vanity | 10/20/2012 | ProudFossil

Posted on 10/20/2012 8:24:13 AM PDT by ProudFossil

My wife was on another person's FaceBook page where that other lady, and several others, were complaining about the cost of capitalism. Since Amazon was charging sales tax in Arizona, the lady said she could not afford to buy books through them and she blamed capitalism. She went on to say that is why she would not vote for Romney because he was a capitalist.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capitalism; vanity

1 posted on 10/20/2012 8:24:16 AM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: ProudFossil

tell her to order her books through the UK

she can pay value-added tax to the socialists and back up her principles with her actions


2 posted on 10/20/2012 8:25:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: ProudFossil
she blamed capitalism.

I blame IGNORANCE!

3 posted on 10/20/2012 8:26:40 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: silverleaf

better yet tell her to call obamas WH and ask for a free copy of his books

Maybe obama will take a break from being a book selling, profit-seeking CAPITALIST and give away his books for free to socialist comrades


4 posted on 10/20/2012 8:28:05 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: ProudFossil

There is a reason that schools tech what they do. And not what they used to.

This is the intentional result.


5 posted on 10/20/2012 8:28:19 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: ProudFossil

No, it’s not capitalism. It’s mental retardation.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 8:28:24 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ProudFossil

Well, there's no use in being stupid if you can't show it!

7 posted on 10/20/2012 8:29:25 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: ProudFossil

She was never a friend of capitalism. I’ve seen a lot of people as the election gets closer bring up some issue then say “...and that’s why I’m not voting for Romney” when in fact they’re really not voting for Romney because they almost never vote for a Republican, but want to believe that they’re “independent”


8 posted on 10/20/2012 8:29:30 AM PDT by aynrandfreak (Being a Democrat means never having to say you're sorry)
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To: ProudFossil

Socialists are counting on dumb and ignorant people like her to vote for them. Unfortunately so far no one has come up with any kind of medication to cure mentally challenged people.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: ProudFossil

I heard somewhere on the internets that Romney is going to tax books on the poor..and oh yeah,he is going to tax baby paicfiers but only for the poor.
Thats why I’m not voting for the other guy who is not Obama..I think its McCain?


10 posted on 10/20/2012 8:34:18 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: ProudFossil
Have her ask that nitwit if she thinks Jerry Brown is a capitalist, not to mention Jeff Bezos?
11 posted on 10/20/2012 8:34:37 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ProudFossil

If this ‘lady’ is your wife’s friend, she shouldn’t be. Nothing good will come of it.


12 posted on 10/20/2012 8:39:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ProudFossil

Ah yes...that mean old capitalistic Amazon, charging those evil taxes.

Shame on Amazon...it’s all their fault.


13 posted on 10/20/2012 8:43:03 AM PDT by moovova (I work well with others, as long as they leave me alone.)
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To: ProudFossil
To some people, "capitalism" means having to pay for anything. The government should be giving it to them for free, because they need it.
14 posted on 10/20/2012 8:43:08 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ProudFossil
Yesterday we received the latest book (fun facts/trivia book) my wife wrote and I did the research for. :)

Did you know ketchup is good for your hair?
Well, it is!

(shameless book plug)

15 posted on 10/20/2012 8:45:39 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: Gaffer

When is a tax capitalism?....and let start using the proper term for what we believe...the free market


16 posted on 10/20/2012 8:48:04 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: ProudFossil

The ‘failures’ of capitalism are caused by Government intervention.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 8:48:45 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: ProudFossil

That is why I am so grateful for the awesome ladies of Free Republic! Without the knowledge that there are other thinking women in the world, I would be tempted to start an anti-suffrage movement myself!!!


18 posted on 10/20/2012 8:54:05 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (People on stage at 2nd debate: 1 Romney 2 Eye Candy 3 Lie Candy)
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To: ProudFossil

Libs don’t like capitalism because it is the belief that people should be self-sufficient, and not be a nanny state.

People like entitler-in-chief obama have convinced them that the “evil rich” have hoarded all of the available money, and that they were somehow cheated out of their share.

This promotes the zero-sum-gain idea that there is a finite pile of money and the rich have most of it.

Whereas, Socialism is the use of other peoples’ money to gain power, pure and simple.

If I discover that one of my few friends on facebook is a liberal, I defriend them immediately. I have no use for brain-dead liberals wanting to take down my country.

They all hate the rich, but play the lottery every week trying to get rich. Go figure.


19 posted on 10/20/2012 8:55:08 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: tophat9000

Taxes are a fact. Capitalism has had to learn to work within that knowledge, and is thus, part of it.

Unless you are willing to devolve the whole thing, it has to be dealt with in business.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for skirting taxes any way you can, legally - even in a questionable, defensible (in court) manner. That’s the beauty of capitalism; it finds the least cost, highest profit way around petty annoyances.


20 posted on 10/20/2012 8:58:23 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: ProudFossil

I lived in socialist Sweden and...horrors!...people paid for books there, too! Not everyone can be on the higher side of average intelligence, I guess.


21 posted on 10/20/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT by Rutabega (If you don't want me in your personal affairs, don't stick your hand out for my help.)
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To: Baynative

There is no cure for stupid......


22 posted on 10/20/2012 9:00:55 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: ProudFossil

Say what? She must be the same dingbat who thinks deer crossing signs were so the deer know where to cross the road.


23 posted on 10/20/2012 9:01:55 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the time of no return?)
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To: ProudFossil

An old friend of mine, who has always had strong conservative values, refuses to vote for anything but Democrats... Because a man treated him very badly in a professional situation him unjustly was the head of the local Republican party.

He got mad at me for pointing out the errors of his ‘logic’.

People are stupid.

And deserve the government they get.


24 posted on 10/20/2012 9:02:10 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: ProudFossil

I know plenty of people like this Facebook poster.

These same people will tell you with a straight face that Cuba isn’t successful and socialism fails specifically because of Capitalism along with NOT having the RIGHT people implement a peoples paradise.

In their warped view, eliminate capitalism and socialism will thrive, YET they ignore the failings in North Korea or the Soviet Union.


25 posted on 10/20/2012 9:13:12 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: ProudFossil

This is the kind of ignorance that allows evils like socialism and communism to gain a foothold. These people are concrete thinkers incapable of critical analysis of anything, you have to “show them.” By then, it’s too late.


26 posted on 10/20/2012 9:16:12 AM PDT by PLK
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To: ProudFossil

Corporatism, Not Capitalism: The free market has nothing to do with the current crisis

http://reason.com/archives/2008/09/24/corporatism-not-capitalism


27 posted on 10/20/2012 9:19:20 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ProudFossil

Amazon does not “charge” tax...

Not sure of AZ laws, but I suppose Amazon collects taxes on sales made to residents of AZ as a course of doing business, and in accordance with AZ law...

I’ve made a concerted effort to cut ties as much as possible with the Socialists and the stupid (redundant, I know) in my life...(Are they Socialists because they’re stupid, or stupid because they’re Socialist? Does it matter?)

Cutting ties has included the horrendous “Facebook”...

Humble suggestion that you all try it...You’ll be a lot happier...There’s no helping those people...


28 posted on 10/20/2012 9:32:30 AM PDT by elteemike (Light travels faster than sound...That's why so many people appear bright until you hear them speak!)
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To: ProudFossil

Where does a socialist get money to buy books?

Money is capitol. Socialists don’t want it.


29 posted on 10/20/2012 9:44:04 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ProudFossil

Someone should tell her how much of her family income would be confiscated by the state if all the enterprises like Amazon were government owned and operated.

Of course, since she would never even see the money removed from their paychecks before they got them, she’d still, in ingorance be praising how cheap Amazon had become, which she’d admit was a good thing because for some reason she did not understand they all had become much poorer.


30 posted on 10/20/2012 9:44:16 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: ProudFossil

Or capital, even...


31 posted on 10/20/2012 9:44:53 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ProudFossil

One of the goals of communism, explain that capitalism doesn’t work.


32 posted on 10/20/2012 10:01:58 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: ProudFossil

Artificial intelligence


33 posted on 10/20/2012 10:15:07 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Technically.....they teach..../S


34 posted on 10/20/2012 10:18:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

See? I can’t even sphul it right! Proves my point! ;)


35 posted on 10/20/2012 10:22:32 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

It’s Faturday and sum times the finguhs don’t quite work....


36 posted on 10/20/2012 10:24:10 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: saintgermaine
Socialists are counting on dumb and ignorant people like her to vote for them.

The biggest problem is that when most people talk about "*isms" (capitalism, fascism, socialism, communism, etc) they don't have the faintest idea of what it is their talking about, particularly in terms of economic definitions, but for the most part, by any definition.

For example, I once had a manager who told me that I support "socialism" because I support the idea of fire departments or police departments. I tried to explain to him that people banding together to form governments, and incorporating agencies in those governments to perform services for the governed is NOT "socialism."

What most people don't know is that the core of socialism is central planning of the economy. While most people will agree that "the government can't pave the f***ing roads (tip of the hat to Dennis Miller)" when they support socialism, they're advocating turning over the complete economy to that very same government!

Mark

37 posted on 10/20/2012 11:53:05 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: elteemike
Not sure of AZ laws, but I suppose Amazon collects taxes on sales made to residents of AZ as a course of doing business, and in accordance with AZ law...

I'm not positive, but I believe that it depends on where Amazon has its "fulfillment centers" and warehouses. I believe that there's one in Kansas, and that's why I have to pay tax when I buy something from Amazon. But as you say, it's in accordance with state law.

Mark

38 posted on 10/20/2012 11:59:45 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: ProudFossil
she blamed capitalism

What grades does she teach?

39 posted on 10/20/2012 2:32:45 PM PDT by MosesKnows (Love many, Trust few, and always paddle your own canoe)
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