Skip to comments.This is Capitalism?
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.
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
I blame IGNORANCE!
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
There is a reason that schools tech what they do. And not what they used to.
This is the intentional result.
No, it’s not capitalism. It’s mental retardation.
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”
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.
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?
If this ‘lady’ is your wife’s friend, she shouldn’t be. Nothing good will come of it.
Ah yes...that mean old capitalistic Amazon, charging those evil taxes.
Shame on Amazon...it’s all their fault.
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When is a tax capitalism?....and let start using the proper term for what we believe...the free market
The ‘failures’ of capitalism are caused by Government intervention.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
There is no cure for stupid......
Say what? She must be the same dingbat who thinks deer crossing signs were so the deer know where to cross the road.
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.
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.
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.
Corporatism, Not Capitalism: The free market has nothing to do with the current crisis
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...
Where does a socialist get money to buy books?
Money is capitol. Socialists don’t want it.
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.
Or capital, even...
One of the goals of communism, explain that capitalism doesn’t work.
See? I can’t even sphul it right! Proves my point! ;)
It’s Faturday and sum times the finguhs don’t quite work....
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!
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.
What grades does she teach?