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    Socialism Sucks

    No question about it...Socialism sucks


    http://reason.com/archives/2019/03/0...-the-merits-of

    Why Are We Still Debating the 'Merits' of Socialism?


    In the 1970s, my Dad flew from his home in Pennsylvania to a medical center in Houston to have a then-innovative bypass surgery that extended his life by more than three decades. At the same time, my wife's family was sending bottles of aspirin to their relatives in the Polish socialist paradise. That dichotomy—Americans receiving cutting-edge medical care even as Eastern Europeans were lacking the rudimentary medicines—always stuck in my mind as I've written about political systems.


    To understand socialism, one needn't fixate on its most-horrifying elements—gulags, executions and endless repression. Think about the simple stuff.
    After Boris Yeltsin joined the Soviet Politburo in 1989, he visited Johnson Space Center and stopped in a typical Texas grocery store. "When I saw those shelves crammed with hundreds, thousands of cans, cartons and goods of every possible sort, for the first time I felt quite frankly sick with despair for the Soviet people," he later wrote. At the time, Russians waited in line for whatever crumbs the bureaucrats would sell them.
    This is what the AOC's and Bernies of the world think is a good idea...

    BTW.. The lights are out in Caracas tonight..


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    I think you mean Communism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    I think you mean Communism.
    To be clear.. I mean socialism.. it is evil. it is as evil as its big brother Communism
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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    I think you mean Communism.
    A distinction without a difference. Is Venezuela a "communist" nation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    A distinction without a difference. Is Venezuela a "communist" nation?
    Venezuela is a socialist nation, but it's also a $#@!ed up nation.

    Socialism can certainly be a $#@!ty form of government. Particularly when practiced outside of democracy. Communism also sucks and is totalitarian in nature.

    I'm not sure anyone here is a proponent of pure socialism and certainly not communism.

    The US and most western nations incorporate elements of socialism. Northern European nations like Sweden, Norway and Denmark incorporate more and are successful nations with thriving free enterprise and democracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    Venezuela is a socialist nation, but it's also a $#@!ed up nation.

    Socialism can certainly be a $#@!ty form of government. Particularly when practiced outside of democracy. Communism also sucks and is totalitarian in nature.

    I'm not sure anyone here is a proponent of pure socialism and certainly not communism.

    The US and most western nations incorporate elements of socialism. Northern European nations like Sweden, Norway and Denmark incorporate more and are successful nations with thriving free enterprise and democracy.
    Our Democrat politicians are pushing hard for socialism. I am somewhat surprised there have been no assassinations.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    Venezuela is a socialist nation, but it's also a $#@!ed up nation.

    Socialism can certainly be a $#@!ty form of government. Particularly when practiced outside of democracy. Communism also sucks and is totalitarian in nature.

    I'm not sure anyone here is a proponent of pure socialism and certainly not communism.

    The US and most western nations incorporate elements of socialism. Northern European nations like Sweden, Norway and Denmark incorporate more and are successful nations with thriving free enterprise and democracy.
    Simply not true. Big government programs are NOT socialism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense View Post
    Venezuela is a socialist nation, but it's also a $#@!ed up nation.

    Socialism can certainly be a $#@!ty form of government. Particularly when practiced outside of democracy. Communism also sucks and is totalitarian in nature.

    I'm not sure anyone here is a proponent of pure socialism and certainly not communism.

    The US and most western nations incorporate elements of socialism. Northern European nations like Sweden, Norway and Denmark incorporate more and are successful nations with thriving free enterprise and democracy.
    But they realize they need free market capitalism to create the wealth to pay for their schemes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Simply not true. Big government programs are NOT socialism.
    Depending on what you mean we shall probably disagree.

    Wealth redistribution through state programs is probably always socialist. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and all other welfare programs are socialist and harmful to free people.

    What did you mean?
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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