Bill Maher: New Rule “Not everything in America has to make a profit”

( – promoted by buhdydharma )

   And you wonder why they fear socialism.

   

    “But Bill, the profit motive is what sustains Capitalism. Yes, and our sex drive is what sustains the human species but we don’t try to fuck everything!”.

~snip~

   “The problem with President Obama’s health care plan is not socialism, it is capitalism.”

~snip~

   “It’s not just medicine, prisons used to be a non profit thing.”

~snip~

   “It is not a coincidence that we outsourced running prisons to private coporations and then the number of prisoners skyrocketed.”

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   “And my final example of the profit motive screwing something up that used to be good when it was non-profit . . . TV NEWS!

   I heard all the news anchors this week talk about how much better the news coverage was back in Cronkites day, and I thought, ‘Gee, if only you were in a position to do something about it.’ ”

   Class warfare.

   In order to make a super profit we rape the earth and enslave our fellow human beings. Can you think of ANYTHING that is Big Business that doen’t do one or the other?

   We need to PUSH BACK, YELL LOUDER, whatever it takes.

   We need to March on Washington this summer for health care if they are going to vacation while main street burns. We need to march for health care, for war crimes accountability, to audit the Fed, for many reasons.

   The status quo is not just untenable, it is KILLING US.

   We need to march for justice.

   And I will lead the way, if you will follow me.

   So, who’s coming with me?

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  1. who’s coming with me?

    YELL LOUDER!

    • Diane G on July 26, 2009 at 12:38 am

    and we discussed it Friday on WWL radio.

    http://informationclearinghous

    Man, MoT, you and I are so on the same wavelength, you have got to call in sometime, or cross post to me. Its cool, just plug Docudharma when you do. No betrayal, I support this place whole heartedly.

    Mine is just a small fringe blog of kindreds.

  2. Bill Maher is the only one claiming Adam Smith’s advocacy who actually read ‘Wealth of Nations’.

  3. …when in just a few days your member of congress is going to be attending lots of town halls–right in the home districts–and you can pose these same questions right in their face, and hopefully in front of a friend’s camera?

    everyone remember the “obama’s not a citizen” lady last week?

    create a bunch of those moments, around health care, and the videos could drive the news cycle during the august recess…which is when the members are hoping to block the movement on this by letting it slip out of the public eye.

    (by the way…wanna bet mcconnell and boehner are hoping the michael jackson tox screen will divert the public from thinking about health care until they can kill it, or water it down, or make some “compromises”?)

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