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    Best Bounty Hunter in the Forums fettpett's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike128 View Post
    Assuming Flip-Flop Romney is the Republican nominee, nobody. Txradioguy was right, except I would not vote for Ron Paul.
    then have fun with another 4 years of the biggest supporter of Abortion to ever be in the White House. Your a dumbass, I would rather have 8 years of Romney over another 4 of Obama. Go drink your kool-aid somewhere else
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    then have fun with another 4 years of the biggest supporter of Abortion to ever be in the White House. Your a dumbass, I would rather have 8 years of Romney over another 4 of Obama. Go drink your kool-aid somewhere else
    DUmbass128 wants another 4 years of his god and savior, the Obumbler, in the White House Fett...it's as simple as that. What do you expect from a 100%er?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    You have to remember that consumers aren't purely utilitarian, and other factors come into play when they are deciding what they are going to purchase. If people made their decisions purely on price, they'd all shop at thrift stores, no one would enter high priced clothing stores, and all the food they get would be store-brand generics.
    Ignore the rest of your post entirely, and focus on this one little snippet of smarts. You may not even realize it, but you just stated one of the very reasons capitalism functions, actually bettering the impoverished, while socialism in all it's various forms fails. This statement is exactly why you should have already realized that freedom of choice in a free market is far superior to forced consumer choices socialism brings.

    You are 100% correct that some consumers may pay more because they have a brand loyalty or affinity for Coca-Cola. However, for every consumer that chooses to give up whatever other goods might have been purchased in lieu of paying more for Coke brand, the demand for other, lower priced soft-drinks drops by that consumers demand. In other words, the more of the relatively wealthy who buy Coke because they want it and can afford it, the cheaper the other brands get for those who can't afford to make a "Coke or Nothing" opportunity choice. If this class of wealthier Coke drinkers didn't exist, then all demand for soft drinks would fall upon the lower priced supplier driving up the price. So, if Coke or other "name brands" weren't pricing their commodities higher then all demand would fall on the "bargain" products, out pricing the poorer people who need those lower prices.

    That's why competition is good for the poor, and competition cannot exist in a state or other centrally planned economy, because in a planned economy, the people who run the biggest businesses end up running the planners.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
    —Thomas Paine, Common Sense
     

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