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    Re: Is Obama steering us toward Socialism?

    Short answer: No. He is investing in Capitalism.
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    Re: Is Obama steering us toward Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Short answer: No. He is investing in Capitalism.
    Nonsense, Obama is a socialist and so are his supporters.
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    Re: Is Obama steering us toward Socialism?

    The article's rationale is ridiculous. I can see why you did not quote it in the op

    Numbers show the U.S. is drifting ever closer to the socialist systems popular within the European Union. In 1999, government spending made up 34.3 percent of gross domestic product, or GDP, the broadest barometer used to measure the health of the economy. That number is projected to grow to nearly 40 percent by next year.

    Government spending within the majority of European Union nations averages 47.1 percent of the GDP, meaning the U.S. is roughly seven points behind -- closer than ever before.

    But whether that equates to socialism here depends on whom you ask.
    No, Fox News, that does not equate to socialism.

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    Re: Is Obama steering us toward Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Nonsense, Obama is a socialist and so are his supporters.
    It's called adhering to Keynesian Economic (Fiscal) Policy.
    You do not know what you are talking about.
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    Re: Is Obama steering us toward Socialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    The article's rationale is ridiculous. I can see why you did not quote it in the op



    No, Fox News, that does not equate to socialism.
    I didn't quote it in the original post because some websites frown on posting entire articles, so to keep it simple I make it a policy to post just the link.

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    Re: Is Obama steering us toward Socialism?

    Obama is not steering us toward Socialism.
    We, that is the US is already a Socialist Society.
    The US supports it's elderly via Social Security Payments, it supports their health via Medicare.
    The above are merely two of many programs that assist in their care for Society.
    These are Social programs, thus the US is already in part a Socialist Society.
    Obama is attempting to rescue the part of society that permits this type of socialism to continue, that is the Tax payer, for without the Taxes that Society pays the US Government none of the Government programs can work.
    Obama may well have had some education into the workings of a Communist Society but he must be realistic enough to know that no Communist Government has ever succeeded long term.
    True, China is governed by the Communist Party, but China works only because it has a Capitalist based Industrial society.
    North Korea likes to say that it is a Communist Society, in reality it is a Dictatorship run along so called Communist ideals.
    The Soviet Union was at least nominally run as a Communist Society, that failed, China noted that the USSR failed and took steps to see that it's own method of Communist rule would not fail.
    Within any and indeed every society there will always be people who wish to better themselves using their own labor and or brains.

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    Re: Are Obama's Policies Ushering in Era of Socialism? [EDIT]

    What the hell does socialism even mean in this context?

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    Re: Are Obama's Policies Ushering in Era of Socialism? [EDIT]

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    What the hell does socialism even mean in this context?
    Some seem to equate socialism with Totalitarianism and it's incomplete step-son Dictatorship. From what I am getting, Socialism is screamed whenever Obama... you know... plays Mr. President.
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    Re: Are Obama's Policies Ushering in Era of Socialism? [EDIT]

    Why is an Op-Ed in the BREAKING NEWS section?
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