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    the same, only different..., 2010-05-02 19:08:57 | Main | things I learned from "capitalism, a love story"..., 2010-05-04 00:24:47

    the center of consumer serfdom:

    It's really something that the Center for Consumer Freedom is so awash in donations from the agribusiness cartel that they can afford to pay hacks to spend their time peddling pro-high fructose corn syrup nonsense ("HFCS: it's only as bad for you as refined sugar!") on one of the least read blogs on the internets: mine.

    Not only do the taxes I pay directly subsidize their major donors to the tune of many billions a year, but their major donors also get a tax write-off whenever they donate to this 501(c)(3) business lobby, so the rest of us have to pay higher taxes to cover their deductions. Not only am I forced to subsidize food that is bad for me, but I'm forced to subsidize a bunch of jackasses who get paid to try and convince me that it's healthy. It's a double mugging, the post-modern analog to the divine right of kings: kings collected taxes to pay clergy to convince the rubes that the king had a god given right to collect said taxes. It's not enough that they're taking your wallet and giving your kids diabetes, they have to follow it up by spitting stupidity in your face and expecting you to thank them for the favor.

    The single greatest act the Center for Consumer Freedom could do to expand consumer freedom and strike a blow against the tyranny they're complaining about would be to shut down the Center for Consumer Freedom.


:: posted by buermann @ 2010-05-03 17:57:30 CST | link


    Comments:
      So true!

    posted by TracyH. @ 2010-05-05 07:31:27 | link




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