Elizabeth Warren’s Batty Plan to Nationalize . . . Everything

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Under Senator Warren’s proposal, no business with more than $1 billion in revenue would be permitted to legally operate without permission from the federal government. The federal government would then dictate to these businesses the composition of their boards, the details of internal corporate governance, compensation practices, personnel policies, and much more. Naturally, their political activities would be restricted, too. Senator Warren’s proposal entails the wholesale expropriation of private enterprise in the United States, and nothing less. It is unconstitutional, unethical, immoral, irresponsible, and — not to put too fine a point on it — utterly bonkers.

It is also cynical. Senator Warren is many things: a crass opportunist, intellectually bankrupt, personally vapid, a peddler of witless self-help books, etc. But she is not stupid. She knows that this is a go-nowhere proposition, that she will be spared by the Republican legislative majority from the ignominy that would ensue from the wholehearted pursuit of this daft program. It is in reality only a means of staking out for purely strategic reasons the most radical corner for her 2020 run at the Democratic presidential nomination. The Democratic party in 2018, like the Republican primary electorate in 2016, is out for blood and desirous of confrontation. So Senator Warren is running this red flag up the flagpole to see who salutes.

To propose such a thing for sincere reasons would be ghastly stupidity. To propose this program for narrowly self-serving political reasons is the sort of thing that would end a political career in a sane and self-respecting state, which Massachusetts plainly is not and has not been for some time.

To those on the left who look at Senator Warren’s proposal and think that giving the government a stronger whip hand over American businesses is just the ticket, I would like to present four questions: Who is the president of these United States? Who is the majority leader in the Senate? Who is the speaker of the House? How would you evaluate the composition of the Supreme Court, either as it stands or after President Donald Trump has the opportunity to nominate another justice or two? The power you give the federal government will be there during Republican administrations, too. Any future populist demagogue who finds his way into the White House will have access to the same power. No one should be trusted with that kind of power.

And nobody who seeks that kind of power should be trusted with any power at all.

Elizabeth Warren’s Batty Plan to Nationalize . . . Everything


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Hijinx

Well-Known Member
I don't know if this is a real position by Warren or not, but it is indeed insane.

Our automobiles, our energy, even our supermarkets would be Government run.

It would take an entirely new Cabinet and Government agency.

Absolutely insane. If indeed it is true, then she is insane.
 

glhs837

Power with Control
Wonder if we will have to address everyone as Comrade..
Are you a member of the Party? No? Then for you, everyone in the Party (the Democratic one, of course) should be adressed as Sir or Ma'am. Those outside the party may be refeerd to as "Fellow Tax Serf".
 

SamSpade

Well-Known Member
The power you give the federal government will be there during Republican administrations, too. Any future populist demagogue who finds his way into the White House will have access to the same power. No one should be trusted with that kind of power.
As is true of all of our freedoms - when you cede them to the government, consider how you'd feel if a party you fiercely DISAGREE with, had that same power.

Which is why we DON'T permit the government to have that power.
 
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