You know amigos, people like Rick Sanchez are elitists and have no idea what it's like for average Americans. It's the same with politicians. Just look at how amazed Mr. Rick's Lists was to learn that a person could actually buy a car with craigslist.com and some cash. He acted as if this was some new "unregulated" way to acquire a vehicle. Little Ricky apparently has always gone down to the local dealership to get his cars.
Well bully for you Rick! Let me tell you about the real world. In the real world people don't make hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and definitely not millions. Still, they need a car and a home and food and all the things that the elite like Rick Sanchez require. Many if not most actually use the Rick Sanchez model for acquiring the necessities and desired niceties of life. Lets call them the incredible shrinking, struggling, middle-class. They are not wise to the corporate/government alliance which you promote so well, Mr. Sanchez. So the people think this is the only choice. In reality it is THEIR only choice because most people are not very clever. They march right down to the dealership every four years. Then they struggle to pay the loan until those last few payments when the people get to struggle to pay the mechanic's bill as well.
Well not me Rick! You see Little Ricky, back in the old days before craigslist.com or the Gore invented Internet, guys like me used a thing called "the newspaper classified section." You appear a bit young to remember these times so I'll explain. With these "classified's" one could actually buy a car with cash. No regulators or oversight by government or their agents in the corporate world. NADA! Back in the old days people like Rick may have noticed a display ad in the newspapers planted there to lure the well moneyed elite and the duped middle-class into their dealership for their car needs. But again, not me!
Tomas no es stupido. Just as soon as I began making money myself back around 1970 I saw how the game was slanted towards the corporate/government alliance. All the official advertised avenues for human needs are well taxed and profitable for the corporations. Immediately it became clear to me that anytime I could remove this greedy alliance from any transaction my costs dropped dramatically. I was blessed at an early age with this understanding as well as enough brains to do something about it. It's because of how my brain is wired. Some people just don't have the intellectual capacity to master complex tasks of an abstract nature. They struggle to do their daily widget work jobs and try not to burn down the house each day making dinner. They must use the corporate experts and pay the profit and tax. Then you have the people who have mastered some task like being a doctor or lawyer. They have used what intellectual capacity they possess to learn the tools and techniques of their trade - but that's it. So when they need an oil change, something moved or a fence built they always call an expert complimented by the tax demands of the government as well of course.
Again - not me! I'm what they use to call a "jack-of-all-trades." My life has been a series of needs that I have filled by using tools and techniques that I taught myself. I fix my cars and understand mechanics so I only buy cars that I consider good deals. I do my own plumbing, electrical...to be brief anything needed from the shingles down to the foundation I do myself. I just moved my mom from NC up to live with my sister in VA - with my 54 year old brother and my 55 year old self. It was hard work that most Americans are too lazy and physically incapable to do especially even the young. Because I believe hard work is good for you I am growing lots of my own food instead of rolling a cart down aisles of corporate food. To sum up, I have an unfair advantage over most people because I am self-reliant. Middle-class America is being crushed under the weight of the burden of tax and government granted corporate monopolies and guilds. The poor don't stand a chance. Many are forced into a life of crime just to survive.
At they end of the day what this all means is the majority of Americans will be crushed by the greedy corporate/government alliance while I do relatively well. You in the majority will suffer while I and my family - not so much. Rick Sanchez too will weather this storm quite nicely with that corporate salary he receives for duping the public into thinking this is the way it is. So I'm hoping you will admire my self-reliance and even try to be more so yourself. Finally, I'm hoping that you will see the elite like Rick Sanchez living in relative opulence compared to the people and have only scorn for them.
Government and corporations hold a monopoly over information and they use it like a whip on their slaves. That's revolting. It appears with the Tea Parties the slaves are revolting too. So let them chant at their rallies:
"What do we want? We don't know!"
"When do we want it? We're not certain!"
What you slaves need to do however is shut off the TV or at the very least understand that it is all contrived, especially the news programs. If the corporate/government alliance didn't Rick Sanchez dupe you then you wouldn't be worth a damn as slaves. You'd be uppity like Tomas.