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    Let's all stay on topic, mud can be so messy and Printer is in-charge of shampooing the carpets in ARP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    No. The dictator could simply set the price of meat at whatever point he desired. Market forces don't apply to dictotors, remember?

    Didnt Chavez do exactly this?
    Between a shrinking middle class having the burden of supporting a welfare class as well as the elite, comodoties become less but the elite does not consume less. That is why these countries wind up having food lines and alloted food systems.
    Government is a disease...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    Chavez has done a lot for his people unlike a lot of regimes we have supported in the past.

    It seems socialist countries and countries that are more socialist than us are doing well.


    http://www.mapsofworld.com/world-top...-life-map.html
    The key word here is "seems". Again, you "seem" to prefer other countries to the U.S., yet instead of moving to one of them, you "seem" to want to change the U.S. to your way of thinking rather then the way it was set up to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    The key word here is "seems". Again, you "seem" to prefer other countries to the U.S., yet instead of moving to one of them, you "seem" to want to change the U.S. to your way of thinking rather then the way it was set up to be.
    Go over your posts and they are filled with complaints about this country. I simply pointed out that all of the successful countries by no accident have a high degree of socialism to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    No. The dictator could simply set the price of meat at whatever point he desired. Market forces don't apply to dictotors, remember?

    Didnt Chavez do exactly this?
    "Maximum or minimum prices since ancient times. The Old Testament prohibited interest on loans to fellow Israelites; medieval governments fixed the maximum price of bread; and in recent years, governments in the United States have fixed the price of gasoline, the rent on apartments in New York City, and the wage of unskilled labor, to name a few. At times, governments go beyond fixing specific prices and try to control the general level of prices, as was done in the United States during both world wars and the Korean War, and by the Nixon administration from 1971 to 1973."

    http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/PriceControls.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    Go over your posts and they are filled with complaints about this country. I simply pointed out that all of the successful countries by no accident have a high degree of socialism to them.
    I just went over all of my posts and could find no complaints about the U.S. Could you please post what you are referring to?

    I suppose that is what you consider a standard of success. I for one believe that the U.S. is the most over all successful country in the world.

    In the U.S., we have it all. As long as we can keep leftists from Socializing everything by putting everything under some form of governmental control, we can continue to have it all. That is also the focus of my complaints about the U.S. The fewer changes to the U.S. from the design of our Constitution, the less complaining I need to do about "changes" that some folks "hope" to bring about.
    Government is a disease...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoBoTeq View Post
    I suppose that is what you consider a standard of success. I for one believe that the U.S. is the most over all successful country in the world.

    In the U.S., we have it all. As long as we can keep leftists from Socializing everything by putting everything under some form of governmental control, we can continue to have it all. That is also the focus of my complaints about the U.S. The fewer changes to the U.S. from the design of our Constitution, the less complaining I need to do about "changes" that some folks "hope" to bring about.
    And I am just trying to help the USA be the best it can be within the framework of the Constitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    "Maximum or minimum prices since ancient times. The Old Testament prohibited interest on loans to fellow Israelites; medieval governments fixed the maximum price of bread; and in recent years, governments in the United States have fixed the price of gasoline, the rent on apartments in New York City, and the wage of unskilled labor, to name a few. At times, governments go beyond fixing specific prices and try to control the general level of prices, as was done in the United States during both world wars and the Korean War, and by the Nixon administration from 1971 to 1973."

    http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/PriceControls.html
    I cannot support government involvement in setting the price of any commodity.

    I don't care how long it has been done, who did it, who thinks it is right or wrong.

    It isn't a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    And I am just trying to help the USA be the best it can be within the framework of the Constitution.
    Are we reading the same document?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    I cannot support government involvement in setting the price of any commodity.

    I don't care how long it has been done, who did it, who thinks it is right or wrong.

    It isn't a good idea.
    I can understand you feeling that way. I was just showing that it happens everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Are we reading the same document?
    Couldn't say, but I am reading the same document that the Supreme Court is reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    I can understand you feeling that way. I was just showing that it happens everywhere.
    and people speed daily, too.

    Still doesn't make it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pageyjim View Post
    Couldn't say, but I am reading the same document that the Supreme Court is reading.
    Not to hijack, but I wonder if you would say the same if we were talking about the recent Heller vs DC decision.

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