The healthcare issue, the banking issue, the investment issue...all of these issues have one thing in common – abuse of power.
The insurance companies, the banks and the corporations gone public have WAY too much freedom. They must be regulated by our government in order to prevent abuse. The health of our national economy depends on these systems functioning properly AND each individual American is investing in them, even the ones who don’t benefit from them when these organizations get tax breaks or tax bailouts.
It is human nature that people who are placed in positions of power will often become corrupt if there isn’t a system in place to prevent it.
I am an independent, and I always try to see both sides of the story, so I would like to ask the republicans on this site to please explain to me why it is okay to have government interfering in the privacy rights of INDIVIDUALS in the name of national security, but it is not okay for government to interfere with the CEOs of huge public corporations getting all kinds of tax cuts and breaks - to monitor how they are handling millions in investors’ money, to regulate banks who are getting tax dollars for bailouts, or to regulate insurance companies from mis-using the system and driving healthcare costs through the roof?
It just seems strange to me that republicans are for MORE government when it comes to our personal choices and individual's privacy rights, but when it comes to the things that could make or break this country, they cry for less government.
I’m wondering, could this have anything to do with the fact that the 1% who are the richest in this country are the CEOs of banks, insurance companies and public LLCs?
Can anyone answer this question for me?
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