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1000 Alitalia in one shot: so' forti 'sti Amerikani .... (II)

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Copio e incollo dal sito www.electoral-vote.com. Devo dire che l'esatta indicazione di ''bailouts of private institutions'' è impressionante. Che un partito faccia cose diverse da quelle dette nel programma non è così strano, nemmeno negli Stati Uniti, ma che lo faccia addirittura in campagna elettorale lascia un po' interdetti.

The Republican Party
platform adopted 3 weeks ago
explicitly opposes government bailouts of private companies. Here is the exact quote (from the section
"Rebuilding Homeownership"):

We do not support government bailouts of private institutions.
Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the
free market to take longer to correct itself. We believe in the free market as the best tool to
sustained prosperity and opportunity for all.

This plank in the GOP platform is not controversial within the party. Republicans have always believed that
when companies make bad business decisions the market will punish them and this is the deterrence for future
companies to think through their decisions carefully. The problem now is the utter hypocrisy of throwing
overboard a principle Republicans have held dear for a century.
If (big) companies lose the fear of bankruptcy because they expect the government to bail them out, they will take
unconscionable risks in the future. Maybe somebody should send Henry Paulson a copy of the Republican platform.