Monopoly – Government – Posers

Monopoly in Government?

My Opinion which doesn’t mean much!

NO, I’m not talking about Parker Brother’s Game nor am I talking about McDonald’s food game. I’m talking about our own United States Government.

Monopolies are not good for our Republic, granted, but the need for anti-trust laws only happen when people/corporations lose their sense of ethics and turn into power-hungry crooks!  The majority of hard-working entrepreneurs are honest.  Unfortunately, I believe,  what this Administration is doing is just that, making a government monopoly.  When they cannot get Congress to agree with the Administration they simply go around Congress and mandate more regulations on small or large businesses till they get buried into the ground.  Pitiful.

Here are definitions by Merriam-Webster.

noun \mə-ˈnä-p(ə-)lē\
plural mo·nop·o·lies
Definition of MONOPOLY
1: exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply, or concerted action
2: exclusive possession or control
3: a commodity controlled by one party
4: one that has a monopoly
Examples of MONOPOLY
The government passed laws intended to break up monopolies.
Origin of MONOPOLY
Latin monopolium, from Greek monopōlion, from mon- + pōlein to sell
First Known Use: 1534
mo·nop·o·ly /məˈnɑ:pəli/ noun
plural mo·nop·o·lies
1 [count] a : complete control of the entire supply of goods or of a service in a certain area or market▪ The company has gained/acquired a (virtual/near) monopoly of/on/over the logging industry in this area.
b : a large company that has a monopoly▪ The government passed laws intended to break up monopolies.
2 [singular] : complete ownership or control of something — usually + on or (chiefly Brit) of ▪ He seems to think he has a monopoly on the truth. [=to think that he is the only person who knows what is true]— mo·nop·o·lis·tic Listen to audio /məˌnɑ:pəˈlɪstɪk/ adjective
verb \mə-ˈnä-pə-ˌlīz\
Definition of MONOPOLIZE
transitive verb
: to get a monopoly of : assume complete possession or control of <monopolize a conversation>
— mo·nop·o·li·za·tion noun
— mo·nop·o·liz·er noun
Examples of MONOPOLIZE
He’s always monopolizing the conversation.
The company has monopolized the market for computer operating systems.
One group monopolized the camping area, taking almost all of the campsites.

Want to read more about the rules and regulations?  608 new rules in July.  Read all about at Fox News link.

FTC Guide to the Antitrust Laws:

Free and open markets are the foundation of a vibrant economy. Aggressive competition among sellers in an open marketplace gives consumers — both individuals and businesses — the benefits of lower prices, higher quality products and services, more choices, and greater innovation (read more)

In my opinion I think the Government is abusing their own rules!

About White House Job’s Council.  Now I hear the Administration wants to go around Congress to pass their jobs bill!  Probably to cram it down our throats like they did the Medical Plan.  (Don’t read shit folks, just pass it and we’ll figure it out later!  Ha!)

Huffington Post live Broadcast President Obama –  Oct.11,2011.  I watched it live and I don’t know if the Huffington Post will replay in a loop or not.  He was in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania promoting the jobs bill complaining about the bad bridges.  I’ve been hearing about the bad roads and bridges for years. Why can’t the states take care of their own bridges?  And why do they have to be Union jobs only?  Does this government even consider a bid from non-union companies?  I think not…… example Boeing.  I hate to say it but just how many teachers have been laid off?  Seems to me that most of the school systems are still up and running and you should see the new schools that have gone up in my State, geezee peezee you talk about spending money!!

I was around when the Berlin Wall came down and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR, dissolved.  Sadly, I feel like the USSR system of governing is the way our country is heading.  Only worse, Sheeple, following a “New World Order” as stated by George H. W. Bush watch a clip on YouTube.  It gave me the creeps back when I watched in 2006.

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  1. 1

    Judy Dery said,

    I agree with you. The unions are demanding more of our money…for what? To continue to bolster their pension welfare plans because they spend their money for political purposes ie…contribute to Obamas reelection campaign. Unions served their purpose YEARS AGO but there is no longer a need since they only benefit their members and to heck with all the rest of the hard working Americans..

    I am just sick that people don’t think for themselves and not be, as you said, sheeple!!

    • 2

      grouchow said,

      Nice to know that there are a few people that think for themselves. Old school isn’t so bad, we remember. Unless, we get Alzheimer’s. Glad I started this blog before that set in. lol

  2. 3

    I love your perception of this situation! I have felt that we are headed for socialism for a while now. The riots and sit-ins prove what they are trying to do. Blame corporate greed, get them to give up their profits so the tiny people can feel equal! I think these sit-ins are set up to bring us to our knees and anyone with a love for the United States of America had better pay attention to what is going on.

    I am not rich, my husband and I are not presently employed but do I blame the corporations? No, they are no more at fault than EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US!! It has been a snowball effect with unions demanding more, more, more (and yes, we were union at one time, too, until the plant up and closed) government trying to be everything to everybody, and everyone with their hands out! I am proud to say I am not living off the government, although I won’t have much to retire on later!!

    Schools that teach less yet demand more money! And, yes, Ace, it’s amazing how many schools are being built!! Where do they get the money?? In our district, we currently have 3 schools we are paying for! Elementary, high school and middle school! And we have about 1000 students (if that) between the two towns. Yet, the board of education has pushed until 3 separate levies were passed plus they keep trying to pass more and more instruction levies. We pay high book fees and some classes our students don’t even get books! We pay for supplies like copy paper (2 pkgs per student), dry erase markers, STICKY NOTES that the kids waste, Wet Ones, 4 boxes of Kleenex and the list goes on and on so you spend not only the $140 book fee but $75 in school supplies! And for what? Have you looked at your children’s school books lately? Have you READ your children’s books? If you don’t have ADHD before you read it, you will after!! There are so many pictures, you can’t concentrate on the words (the few that are there)!! No wonder half our kids can’t read when they graduate! Ok, you can tell this is a pet peeve of mine!!

    Anyway, Ace, you hit the nail on the head! Good for you for having the gumption to post this!!

    • 4

      grouchow said,

      KornkountryTreasurers….. Ha, ha, ha….. I have not got a thing against teachers believe me but I am in total agreement with you about all the expenses especially when local and federal govs say “public” school is free! And even after all that stuff you give to the school they share it with all the kids in the class.

      What really torks my chain is that, at least around here, that apparently isn’t enough because they have charity drives for all the underprivileged children. I thought the state or county or federals give them monies for all that.

      Don’t get me started! That might be another blog. LOL

  3. 5

    Chvad SB said,

    instead of sitting back and imagining what people do and don’t have… i’d suggest a few of you get out of your home.. go into an under-privileged neighborhood and donate some time to some families. you might be shocked at what they do and don’t have. you might also want to speak to some teachers… who have been radically underpaid for a long long time.

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