Friday, January 29, 2010

Michael Moore’s film will be subsidized by taxpayers

Moore's hypocrisy knows no bounds.

In Michael Moore's 2009 film "Capitalism: A Love Story," Michigan native Michael Moore went to Wall Street with a request to corporate officials whose companies received bailout money from the federal government. Moore was criticizing an economic system he calls "legalized greed," but the Mackinac Center has discovered that Moore's movie qualified for a windfall — at the expense of Michigan taxpayers.

This story, which broke yesterday evening, is spreading like wildfire through the blogosphere and has already been picked up in National Review Online, Baltimore Sun, and the Daily Caller.  To read the story click here.


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Ron Jones said...

The worst thing about Moore's movie isn't that it qualified to receive taxpayer dollars.

But the fact that such a system in which government subsidizes business is referred to as "capitalism."

The United States long ago abandoned capitalism for neo-mercantilism... a system which our ancestors fought, bled and died to escape from in our war to secede from England.

neo-Mercantilism as practiced in America can be best described by referring to the words and deeds of men like Hamilton, Clay and the tyrant Lincoln...

When Lincoln first entered state politics in 1832 he announced that he was doing so for three reasons: To help enact the Whig Party agenda of protectionist tariffs, corporate welfare subsidies for railroad and canal-building corporations ("internal improvements"), and a government monopolization of the nation’s money supply. "My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance," he declared: "I am in favor of a national bank . . . the internal improvements system, and a high protective tariff." He was a devoted mercantilist, and remained so for his entire political life. He was single-mindedly devoted to Henry Clay and his political agenda (mentioned above), which Clay called "The American System."

Dawn McShuler said...

I truly appreciate your comments, Ron. They are factual and enlightening.

I find that I still have a hard time remembering that our markets are not free. I'm struggle quite often to remember that the Civil War was the result of a complete flushing of the Constitution by Honest Abe, even while other countries peacefully stopped the practice of slavery.

I have been a Republican my entire life and have voted in every election since I was of age to vote. It's a bitter pill to swallow when the man revered by Republicans showed a total disregard for the Constitution.

Thanks for your comments. I appreciate all the enlightenment I can get as I continue to evolve in my understanding of our Constitution and our history.