Monday, September 27, 2010

Is Guilford County Commissioner Carolyn Coleman confused about the difference between Fascism and Capitalism?

Business and government work together in this country.

That’s the American way.

Guilford County Commissioner Carolyn Coleman
Inside Scoop
Greensboro News & Record
"The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe
if the people tolerate the growth of private power
to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.

That, in essence, is fascism,
ownership of government by an individual
by a group or by any other controlling power."

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Commissioner Carolyn Coleman said
she would like to see the hotel given a chance to succeed
in an area that would benefit from another thriving business.

“This is capitalism,” Coleman said.
“It might succeed, it might fail,
but from what we’ve seen and what they’ve shown us,
I think it deserves a chance.”

Joe Killian
Greensboro News & Record
"Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism,
because it is the merger of state and corporate power."

Benito Mussolini
Commissioner Carolyn Coleman didn't seem to see the irony
of one statement she made
regarding the special bonds, but a lot of conservatives in the room did.

Coleman said a vote for the hotel project
was nothing other than a vote for "capitalism."

Scott Yost
Rhino Times
Economic system characterized by the following:
private property ownership exists;
individuals and companies are allowed to compete for their own economic gain;
and free market forces determine the prices of goods and services.

Such a system is based on the premise
of separating the state and business activities.

Capitalists believe that markets are efficient
and should thus function without interference,
and the role of the state is to regulate and protect."
Have some of Greensboro’s political and business interests
aligned to create short term gains to defend political legacies
and faltering financial interests
regardless of long term consequences to their community?
"He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself
or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty."

Proverbs 22:16
Do some politicians pacify the electorate with platitudes
while promising the status quo to those enjoying legislated benefits?
"The art of government
consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of citizens
to give to the other."

Can the wants of a few who know
outweigh the needs of many that don’t
until enough figure it out?
"Better is a little with righteousness
than great income with injustice."

Proverbs 16:8

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