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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:07 am

Have you ever noticed how Walmart rolls back prices, how CVS, RiteAid Walgreens and Safeway have sales? Why is it that the private sector can find ways to lower prices and save money? Five words: competition, it is their money.

Why does government always raise prices, and sometimes they say temporary? It is not their money — it is our money.

If I had someone’s checkbook, I would have a new car, pool-spa in the backyard and a trip to Italy.

Dennis Vetica

Lodi

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6 comments:

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 7:47 am on Tue, Aug 19, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2050

    $17 TRILLION dollars in debt and growing every day. A few years from economic collapse (potentially) and a government that believes it's only choice is to create MORE DEBT FASTER is my evidence. And that in not on the Dems alone. BOTH parties are responsible for the economic mess.

     
  • M. Doyle posted at 7:02 pm on Mon, Aug 18, 2014.

    M Doyle Posts: 167

    Again, Kevin, this is a belief you hold, completely unsupported by evidence.

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 2:33 pm on Mon, Aug 18, 2014.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2574

    Two words Kevin: "Climate Change". The Transnational Mega Corps don't give an ants posterior about anything that happens after their next quarterly earnings report. Anyone who tells you otherwise is probably a registered lobbyist.

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 11:43 am on Sat, Aug 16, 2014.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2050

    I am remembering the story of the Ant and the Grasshopper. With the Ant working hard to save and prepare for the future (businesses) vs the Grasshopper who only looked at the now (the government). The Government doesn't see the NEED to prepare/save/reduce costs BECAUSE it sees the ants (us) as a resource that will provide for all it's needs.

     
  • Christina Welch posted at 8:32 pm on Fri, Aug 15, 2014.

    Christina Welch Posts: 423

    [thumbup] So true, Steve, and don't forget how miserably they treat their employees, so that helps them save costs. They roll back the prices as they roll over their workers.

     
  • Steve Schmidt posted at 1:17 pm on Fri, Aug 15, 2014.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2574

    Mr Vetica asks how Walmart rolls back prices. The answer is simple, they sell low quality junk that is made in Chinese sweat shops and labor camps.

    I suppose we could ask Beijing to build our next aircraft carrier but I doubt we would like the results.

     

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