Simple question: If the powers of government are vested in the Preamble of the Constitution, why did the founders even bother with the rest of the document?
BlackRonin, I read through all of these posts as I found the discussion interesting...right up to the point where you started calling people names and attacking them personally. That is where you lost me. That just shows me that you cannot support or justify your position and you therefore have ceded victory in the debate.
Um, "eat the rich" is an expression that has been around for centuries. In 1999 P. J. O'Rourke, the token conservative at Rolling Stone magazine, wrote a book named "Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics." In it he asks the question: "Why do some places prosper and thrive, while others just suck?" A really enlightening, well researched and downright funny book.
I can't imagine sending my child to Princeton U. knowing they would be subjected to the blathering of this fool with a head full of ten cent ideas and a mouth full of ten dollar words. He reminds me of The Kingfish from the Amos and Andy shows on radio and tv in my childhood, always talking chicken salad while serving up chicken $hit.
Yet another classic case of academic knowledge vs real business knowledge in a battle of whits and Mr Schiff beat him with half his brain tied behind his back. Really love the lady "We gotta get rid of the Bush tax cuts....(wait for him to ask me another question) We gotta get rid of the Bush tax cuts...(and repeat)"
I really hope this happens next week and Peter is given the opportunity to state his case. I could tell the entire time that Peter wasn't given the chance to state the full argument and it must not have come off well to people who didn't understand what the other side of the argument was. That said there aren't any better defenders of the free market today than Peter Schiff.
Scoop, you got your headline just right. Peter should have asked Cornell if he knows Obama's good buddy Timothy Geithner.
Peter Schiff wouldn't shift would he? Stood his ground solidly on the side of the free market. God bless you my brutha!
Honestly, at least this is one of the first times that Cornell West was not frothing at the mouth and crying racism. When he leaves race out of the equation he actually makes succinct, albeit retarded, arguments.
His argument that labour unions brought in child labour laws and a weekend is ridiculous. If you look at the developing world countries that transitioned into 2nd or 1st world they went through the same growing pains. Look at Hong Kong, Korea, etc...they had child labour, had 7 day work weeks and as they prospered through the free market then the standard of living grew, the companies became more efficient and they have shorter work weeks and little to no child labour. West seems to live in a crucible and does not realize that there is a great big world out there other then his racist, socialist reality.
I think Cornell gets his hair done at the same place Don King did. http://www.imdb.com/media/rm725719552/nm0005091
As much as I love listening to Peter Schiff, why do I feel like I'm bashing my head against a wall? Listening to these guys makes me feel like I just argued with my socialist family. Warn out and nothing accomplished.
I love Peter but I'm tired of the screaming/shouting over each other stuff...just irritates me to no end.
Cooper's a jackass. First, he tells Schiff to be quiet and let the bucktoothed, fright-wigged moron blow hard, then he lets that same jerk with the electric shock wig continually interrupt Peter Schiff with stupidity about coffee and alcohol. I'd've told him to shut up, or I'd kill his mike until Schiff finished his point.
I have to give it to Cornell West. Even though he is such an idiot, he gave Peter Schiff an excellent chance to dispel the myths that many at home are thinking.
Schiff made his best point in one of his videos posted here.....the government shouldn't have the power to affect the markets. He only glosses over it here, but it is the the most important piece of the puzzle. If the government has power to enact these changes in free market, then it isn't a free market anymore and opens the door for big business to buy influence. He needs to focus on that specific issue. The fact that lobbyists can buy influence isn't due to the business, it's due to government expanding its own power which allows them to put their vote on the auction block.