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Bill Maher rips free-market conservatives: Capitalism has eaten our democracy

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Real Time host Bill Maher ended his show on Friday by rejecting conservatives’ reliance on the free market as their solution to everything.

“Since this year’s election features both a socialist and a bonafide capitalist pig, someone needs to explain to the ‘free market solves everything’ crowd that when it comes to socialism, you’re soaking in it,” Maher said.

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While Republicans argue that socialism threatens to go unchecked, Maher said, capitalism has actually already done it.

“It’s eaten our democracy. It’s eating our middle class,” he said. “It’s eaten our health care system, our prison system, our news media. It’s even eaten our food systems so thoroughly that a lot of our food is no longer something that should be eaten.”

The host was particularly galled by the news that the National Park Service would be selling naming rights for some of its sites, since the parks are $11 billion in debt.

“You’ll no longer be having anonymous gay sex in Yosemite rest area No. 12 — you’ll be getting blown in the Quicken Loans men’s room,” he quipped.

Watch Maher’s commentary, as posted on Friday, below.

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