Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 4/26/10: Socialism vs Corporatism

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 4/26/10: Socialism vs Corporatism



hello this is ron paul with your weekly update for april 26 lately many have characterized this administration a socialist or having strong socialist leanings I differ with this characterization this is not to say mr. Obama believes in free markets by any means on the contrary he has done and said much that demonstrates his fundamental misunderstanding and hostility toward the truly free market but a closer honest examination of his policies and actions in office reveals that much like the previous administration is very much a corporatist if in many ways can be more insidious and worse than being an outright socialist socialism is a system where the government directly owns and manages businesses corporatism is a system where businesses are nominally in private hands by are in fact controlled by the government in a corporatist state government officials often act in collusion with their favored business interests to design policies they give those interests a monopoly position to the detriment of both competitors and consumers a careful examination of the policies pursued by the Obama administration and his allies in Congress show that their agenda is corporatist for example the health care bill that recently passed is not established a canadian-style government-run single-payer health care system instead it relies on mandates forcing every Americans to purchase private health insurance or pay a fine it also includes subsidies for low-income Americans and government-run health care exchanges contrary to the claims of the proponents of the health care bill large insurance and pharmaceutical companies were enthusiastic supporters of many provisions of this legislation because they knew in the end their bottom lines would be enriched by Obamacare similarly Obama's cap-and-trade legislation provides subsidies and special privileges to large businesses that engage in carbon trading this is why large corporations such as General Electric support and cap and trade to call the president corporate dis is not just soft petal criticism of his administration it is merely a more accurate description of the president's agenda when he is called a socialist the president and his defenders can easily deflect that charge by pointing out that the historical meaning of socialism is government ownership of industry under the president's policies industry remains in nominally private hands using the more accurate term corporatism forces the president to defend his policies and increase government control private industries and expand defacto subsidies to big businesses this also promotes the understanding that though the current system may not be pure socialism neither is it free market since government controls the private sectors from taxes regulations and subsidies and has done so three decades using precise terms can prevent in future status from successfully blaming the inevitable failure of the programs on the remnants of the free market that are still allowed to exist we must not allow the disastrous selves corporatism to be ascribed incorrectly to free market capitalism or used as a justification for more government expansion most importantly we must learn what freedom really is and educate others on how infringement on our economic liberties causes our economic woes in the first place government is the problem it cannot be the solution thanks for calling this update a new update is placed on this number eight eight eight three two 2140 one for every monday the written text said which can be found on my website www.house.gov/paul under the heading texas straight talk' thanks for calling

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34 thoughts on “Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 4/26/10: Socialism vs Corporatism

  1. @wannabestudd
    No, youu replied to me, so apparently u really do feel you "need to explain yourself".

    And I did read the previous comment (I'd never have replied to you without putting your remark in context.)
    Halcyon0830 wrote clear & intelligent(even if you don't agree) comments. But all u can manage is rude & incoherent verbal vomitus like "haha" & "nutjobs".
    U can't explain how his opinion is wrong, so you attack him personally.
    Pathetic.

  2. @wannabestudd
    Can you please explain your incoherent remark??

    I mean, it manages to be rude, but not much else…

    It's only five words unless you count "yup" & "hahaha"……

    You managed to be rude but not much else……

    btw America is spelled with a capital "A".

  3. @pryorka82 you wrote "We need public campaign financing to get the dirty money out". My response: That may be the problem right there. How do we implement that concept. Any ideas? I'm listening.

  4. Hey Ron Paul supporters,
    We could use your help stopping the Cap & Trade legislation & the Global Warming charade.

    Gore was chief cheerleader for the NAFTA & WTO creation which destroyed multiple tens of millions of good paying jobs & now is pushing the GW charade & Cap & Trade so he can cash in with his Goldman Sachs business shyster pals.

    Please take a look at this important issue. They have faked data & spent many millions to promote this crisis creation

    Thanks all

    CLIMATEDEPOT(dot)com

  5. @myhipsi

    I can guarentee you one thing, the more people call for "regulation" of the market, the more rich and wealthy the big corporations are going to get because they write the legislation !!! It's a f*cking joke, but very few seem to understand and continue to blame "capitalism", when it's government that is the problem.

  6. @IrishAustrianCath

    Obviously, you either didn't listen to this talk, or you completely missed the point.

    Capitalism is not what has created todays economic problems, the collusion of big government and corporations (aka. Corporatism) is what has created the problems.

    If government was reduced to its original intent (protecting individual rights and freeedoms), they would kick the lobbyist corporate scum out of the whitehouse (house of commons, etc.).

  7. @skipmendler Does it matter weather the "lady" propositions the "john" or the "john" the "lady…Someones getting screwed. lol

  8. @werebear1 I haven't done enough research yet but I can pretty sure that something gets pushed thru the media majority of these solar and other alternative sources of energy are corporate (i.e. government) controlled. Liberal fascism is here and they will deal with us eventually. People in the US are not used to tyranny nor the uprising. Military will have an easy job dealing with a few pissed off men.

  9. @TheEbonicslover @TheEbonicslover You are right, I have to agree. The government will allow solar energy and other sources when they can put a meter on it.

  10. @halcyon0830 Just to let you know, everyone has greed. When you hear these divine assholes wanting to regulate human behavior, what they are saying is that they want to put their values over others. And instead of this mutual decision making, worker wanting maximum wage, employer wanting least amount of a wage, max amount of cost on his products, and customer least amount of cost and best quality, this works out in the market from each person's greed. The State puts barriers, favoring one party.

  11. @st4ticblu3 and to add to this there are so many more ways to generate energy more efficiently than just solar. Knowing all that it is simple, they want us dependent and enslaved and dead as long as the masses stay retarded they will carry out their plan.

  12. It's the COMPLETE CORPORATE CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT. Government NOW ONLY WORKS FOR CORPORATIONS, WAR INDUSTRY, OIL INDUSTRY, WALL-STREET, BANKS, FEDERAL-RESERVE CARTEL, CASH, GREED, GLOBALISTS, CFR, ISRAEL, AIPAC/PNAC AND LOBBYISTS.

  13. Is "corporatism" a matter of indirect government control of corporations – or is it a matter of CORPORATE control of GOVERNMENT? –

  14. @halcyon0830 Pretty simple, because the US government likes to spend money. Also US military is highly structured for invasion of other countries with the largest army. Not to mention many bases all over the world, and extremely expensive platforms such as the B-2, F-22, F-35, etc. In addition, the US military uses a lot of guided munitions. Basically the US military is what a fat cat's military would look like.

  15. Too bad both Ron Paul and Barak Obama aren't real reformers. In the next election, people must find real reformers and send them to Washington, especially to replace those corporatist under-covered in Senate house. In order for those real reformers get elected, people must protest more often and starting them with those most obvious evil financial policies first.

  16. Can anyone explain why USA spends MORE ON THE MILITARY & WEAPONS than the NEXT 16 Most Powerful Countries COMBINED

    guardian. co. uk/news/datablog/2010/apr/01/information-is-beautiful-military-spending

    globalissues. org/article/75/world-military-spending

    en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Military_ budget_ of_the_ United_States

    costofwar. com

    Anyone against Dr. Ron Paul's foreign policy are Ignorant Neocons, they are Corporate-whores who ignore reality & want ALL Money to be taken by Israel & Pentagon.

  17. America SPENDS 1.8 TRILLION DOLLARS ON WARS, SPYING, SECRET PROJECTS & PENTAGON EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

    And The Corporate-Brainwashed Fucks-News-Puppet Tea Party Zombie Cult NEVER MENTIONS THAT, WHEN THEY TELL GOVERNMENT TO REDUCE SPENDING.

    America has 800 Military Bases Worldwide and America has given more than 3 TRILLION dollars to Israel since the 50s but the Corporate-Neocon-Zionist Tools Tea Party Stays Quiet.

    All Tea-Partiers are supposed to be Anti-War Anti-Corruption Pro-3rd-Party Members.

  18. USA was NEVER supposed to be a Fascist or Totalitarian nation, a Corptocracy, a Communist nation or a Runaway Capitalism where Greed & Deception Rules above all. USA's a Constitutional Republic, a Social Democratic Republic, our Reps were chosen to WORK FOR us (their Constituents) NOT the lobbyists, neocons, zionists, israel, military industrial complex, nwo, federal reserve, corporations & special interests that want to put millions in politician's bank accounts.

    Solution= Nader/Paul/Kucinich

  19. Everyone in Washington, all politicians in Congress and Everyone in Whitehouse INCLUDING OBAMA are ALL Neocons, AIPAC Zionists & Corporate Lobbyists. Obama HAS NO Socialist tendencies, he's a COMPLETE BUSH-CLONE IN EVERY WAY, Politicians like Obama are only Corporatists and Neocons. THERE ARE NO LIBERALS OR CONSERVATIVES. Wolves in Sheeps clothing calling themselves Democrats or Republicans, BUT IN REALITY THEY ARE ALL NEOCONS AND LOBBYISTS and their ONLY GOD IS GREED, MORE POWER AND MORE MONEY.

  20. America has NO Democracy, Only Corporations VOTE with THEIR MONEY, and only Corporations GET WHAT THEY WANT.
    Washington DC and ALL US Politics IS ALL ABOUT taking BRIBES and politicians are ALL becoming Corporate Whore Lobbyists and are ALWAYS in bed with other Lobbyists, ALL OF THEM LOVE being SLAVES to Corporations & Corporate Bribery. Politics is a Game of Deception, Distraction and Betrayal and THE ONLY THING Politicians (Both GOP and DEMS) care about is getting Rich while Backstabbing USA.

  21. US Government & Politics in DC is a Staged Reality Show

    You only see the Actors (Puppets, both GOP & Dems controlled by Same Puppet-masters & Directors), you never get to see Owners/Directors behind the scene who control politicians, & plans all US policies.

    Establishment Neocon Corporate GOP & Dems ARE SAME Party.

    Banks, Goldman Sachs, Fed Reserve, Oil, War-Industry, Insurance, Lobbyists, Israel, AIPAC, JINSA, PNAC, CFR, Bilderberg, Rockefeller & Rotchschild are Directors & Owners of it all.

  22. All GOP & DEMS are Fake Wrestling Actors & the CEO of this Stage Show are Health Insurance Giants, Wall Street Banks, War Industry, Israel, AIPAC, PNAC, JINSA, CFR, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Oil Industry, and Corporate Lobbyists. Washington DC the City of Deception & USA Backstabbing which contains Two Fascist Neocon Parties who are the Same – Two Wings of the Corporations, Neocons, Zionists, Bankers, War & Federal Reserve Cabal who owns USA, all USA politics will ever do is Deceive & Betray YOU.

  23. Who believes Dems & GOP are different. NONE

    It`s ALL THE SAME PARTY.

    There is NO Difference between Corporations, Neocons, Democrats or Republicans, THEY ONLY WORK FOR EACH OTHER. DO NOT WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

    Wall-Street-Owned Federal-Reserve-Owned Lobbyist-Owned Constitution-Hating Americans-Hating World-Enslaving War-Profiting Terrorism-Creating AIPAC-PNAC-CFR-Rockefeller-Rothschild-Zionist-Controlled DemocRepublicaNeocon Anti-American Fascist Party of Corporate & Israeli Interests.

  24. Corporatism leads to Fascism, America IS FULLY OWNED BY Corporations, Wall-Street, Federal Reserve, Israel, AIPAC, CFR, PNAC, Neocons, Rockefeller, Rothschild and Military Industrial Complex.

  25. Obama's a Corporatist
    huffingtonpost. com/anis-shivani/the-corporatist-explanati_b_434286. html

    GOP/NeoconMedia obsessing about Obama's plan to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the Wealthiest Americans – from 35 to 39.6 percent

    But the tax rate the wealthiest Americans paid on top portion of their earnings during Reagan's presidency was much higher — 50 percent

    Under Nixon it was 70, and Eisenhower it was actually 91 percent

    politics. gather. com/viewArticle. action?articleId=281474977623449

  26. USA has NO Capitalism, USA ONLY HAS Corporatism.

    USA has NO Democracy, USA ONLY HAS Plutocracy.

    USA has NO Constitution, USA ONLY HAS Patriot Act, Drones, Blackwater, False Flag Attacks & Lies.

    USA has NO Politicians or Reps, USA ONLY HAS Neocon Corporate-Owned Lobbyists working ONLY for Corporations & Special Interests like AIPAC/PNAC

    USA has NO Political Parties, USA ONLY HAS NEOCONS & AIPAC IN WASHINGTON AND NEOCONS & ZIONISTS IN POWER.

    Biggest LIE Ever Created: "USA is Land of the Free"

  27. Obama is a Republican. A Very Right-Wing Neocon GOP. Thanks to Sick Triangulation

    informationclearinghouse. info/article25123. htm

    greanvillepost. com/?p=5165

    Almost EVERY SINGLE US President that existed before Obama, ALL OF THEM WERE FAR MORE SOCIALIST AND LIBERAL THAN OBAMA.

    Nixon, Eisenhower, Bush Sr, Ford, & even Reagan, they were ALL More Liberal & More Left-Wing than Obama. I am Serious.

    Choosing Neocon McCain OR Neocon Obama IS THE SAME THING, Neocon Dem & Neocon GOP are SAME PARTY.

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