Aquarian, I'm not going to debate how and why the government uses private business to carry out their wishes. But you should know that government produces nothing. It makes nothing, it manufactures nothing, it creates nothing. If you want something manufactured or a service rendered you have to employ people and the most efficient way of doing that is through business. Governments know this and that's why they hire companies. Demonizing business is like demonizing any organization for simply getting people to work together towards a common goal, because that's what business is. AND, while I'm at it I should also clue you into the fact that although these businesses may be technically "private", they are in actuality government employees. The money comes from the taxpayers.
I'm sitting here right now watching a show, on the BBC no less, about Gary Indiana. You should see Gary. You should see Gary, before and after. Its a perfect example of a community that embarked on a society matching your philosophy Aquarian. The US has many such communities, including the entire state of California, juxtaposed with New Orleans, which has been basically abandoned by the country. With all thy getting, get understanding.
There is a movement in the US, and elsewhere, and although the non-productive members of society may not be part of some peoples equation they are most definitely part of Obama's equation, its largest factor is the poor, inner city, and especially the black community.
Having said that, I would not support any "equation" that simply ignores problems and expects them to go away, regardless of which side the equation belongs to. That's what's wrong with the left. If the Tea Party movement is to succeed and prosper it must understand this. You can't ignore a major portion of your community and expect that your ideas will win over the country. The question is, what do you do about them (the unproductive)?
I have one idea. We should build a community in Africa and make it real attractive, economically successful, peaceful, safe, stable. And then make it real easy for anyone who wishes to migrate there to do so. If we can do it in Iraq and Afghanistan then we should be able to do it Africa. But you can't win an election with an idea like that. What did Africa do before the US was established, when there was no one to fund AIDS research, before Bono???
You know, you don't see all these people with their hands out hanging around the rich football and basketball players. Why is that? Because they'd slam the door in their face. They ain't like Oprah.