Originally Posted by ShoTym
There was a time in this country when the free market might be able to do such things. People like Reagan come from that time. The problem is, people in this country are no longer like they used to be. We don't look after each other. We are greedy and care only about ourselves. Money has continually shifted towards the very rich. That's NOT good for the society as a whole.
Somebody works hard, starts a business and becomes successful. Then he looks down his nose at those less fortunate and says "Work hard like me and stop complaining." Totally forgetting that he didn't become successful from hard work alone. He caught a break or two... or three.
Ideally you don't want the Gubment having to over-regulate, but we've shown over the years that we can't handle unregulated freedom.
You are a little naive if you think the government is anymore altruistic now than ever before.
Does Solyndra tell you anything?