In short > The game is rigged.
Would it be fair to call this organized crime? You know where the mob has judges and politicians in their pocket?
No this is bigger than merely being organized. Maybe we should just call it what it is ...
The GOP is simply the most successful organized crime syndicate in human history.
Trump is improving this mob's efficiency by appointing billionaires to key posts thereby eliminating the bribes to middle men previously needed.
GOP equals Guardians of Plutocracy.
Paul Buchheit is talking about delusions, but here is the biggest one: relying on industry to police or monitor itself. Taxes, environmental standards, labor standards, conflicts of interest...wherever these people can fleece, they will, often leaving John Q. Taxpayer holding the bag. We simply can't rely on corporate capitalism in its present form to do the right thing anymore, since corporate capitalism HAS BECOME THE STATE, see the current administration. People are talking about separation of church and state, but that goes at least equally for big business and state. The proof is in the toxic pudding we the people are being served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner these days.
“The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
Or Greedy Old Parasites, as my Dad used to say.
Min....Sorry it's the GOP that's been criminal ever since Nixon.
I remember Obama parroting the RW talking points, "American corporations pay the highest corporate tax rate in the world!"
So, yes, the GOP, but Neo liberal Third Way Democrats are just as guilty.
Not just GOP but democrats too