Somebody at the FTC is looking out for us

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    How can this not be a good thing? (The question's obviously rhetorical, but I won't be surprised if somebody tells me how. :p )

    Anyway, nice to see. Especially now, in this lousy economy where people are tempted to pick up on work-from-home offers.
     
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    It's not going to stop the scam artists.

    Just one more government policy to employ several hundred people who produce nothing to monitor the legit businesses - cause the scammers don't follow the rules anyway.

    Government needs to quit helping and just stop spending our money.

    Worthless program.
     
  3. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Just consider it an insurance premium that you pay to protect the idiots in our society.
     
  4. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I'm really tired of the government trying to protect people from being stupid..
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    It does seem to fly in the face of Mother Nature's tried and true method, survival of the fittest.

    Hell, the politicians are perfect covert examples of this fact.

    Some people should be washing windows and cleaning floors. Not everyone is gifted, but I agree that "no child (should be) left behind".

    The more you study the problem, the more perplexing it becomes.

    </ramble ends>
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    If that were true. Faux News would be off the air.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Been to any developing countries?

    The generally continual hassle on the street gets really. Really. Old. Really fast.

    The government doing things like this reduces that hassle significantly.
     
  8. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    I reckon all politicians need to have a Doctorate in an area like Management or Political Science. Why a Doctorate? Because it would cut out most of the current inept and religious politicians, and only those who are truly smart can get them. Plus Academics are the type of people that would tell corporations to go !@#$ themselves.

    So do I support Technocracies.... maybe. :p
     
  9. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I currently live in Malaysia and travel to virtually every country in the region...

    Government is here to help you is the biggest lie in the world.
     
  10. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

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    [Concept]
    The government is there to serve the people and run the country.

    [Reality]
    The government are elected con artists.
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    South East Asia isn't in the same camp as the US or Europe where you largely avoid the hassles of the developing world due to government rules and regulations.
     
  12. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    US citizen, ex-pat currently living in Malaysia, working in China, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia, I see plenty of examples of government attempting to "help" and causing nothing but higher taxes and unwanted growth in government.

    The US leads the world in unregulated government growth unfortunately. It's not a US only phenomenon however.
     
  13. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    How do you fund schools, roads, railways, tackle pollution etc etc? Or does the money tree do that itself?
     
  14. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Go back to the funding model under Regan. Spending will drop by 85% adjusted for inflation Government is totally out of control today. No essential services will suffer, just the thousands of "helpful" programs introduced in the last 30 years.
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Such as?
     

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