View Poll Results: Is communism possible in the USA?

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  • Yes, Soviet type of communism

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  • Yes, community type of communism

    14 12.39%
  • Yes, religious type of communism

    2 1.77%
  • Yes, other type of communism

    14 12.39%
  • No, not possible

    61 53.98%
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by AristocraticRep View Post
    If the current trends of laziness and apathy towards competition accelerate growth, which they probably will largely due to technology, then I suppose other economic systems will become possible. So I think socialism is very possible. Communism? No. People like their own "stuff", myself included. You can't share unless I tell you so
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    What do you mean by "possible"?
    Theoretically possible.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    My argument is that the enlisted get over worked, get less pay, and are devalued in our military. Do you believe that they should get payed more? I mean, you didn't stay enlisted. You became an officer, which may indicate that you were not content being an enlisted.
    1. they do not get "over-worked" in comparison to officers. both enlisted and officers get over-worked in comparison to most civilians.

    2. they do get less pay. the same as most people who do not have college degrees get payed less that people who do.

    3. they are not devalued in our military by anyone who is not a complete idiot.

    4. should they be payed more? think about it: a single E1 fresh out of basic training is payed $1,516.20/month plus is provided free room and board and free medical/dental coverage and has (unless they are a retard) learned a skill. sure, if you figure in the hours worked, the actual "salary" is just above minimum wage BUT all their expenses are paid so their salary is basically free spending money.

    5. I was perfectly content being enlisted. At the time, the Guard was extremely short on officers. my battalion had 31 officer slots and only 14 officers to fill them. We had E7s serving as platoon leaders and 2LTs serving as company COs. They knew I already had a college degree and our BN CO and CSM called me into the office and handed me a stack of paperwork and said "fill these out", we are putting you in for a direct commission. Two months later I go before the commissioning board. walk in a SSG...walk out a 2LT and became the Commander of the HHC.
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    To save the poll from influence, I will spare my opinion for the time being.

    So, is communism possible in the USA?

    Seems a silly poll to me as communism is already here

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gawain View Post
    Seems a silly poll to me as communism is already here
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    1. they do not get "over-worked" in comparison to officers. both enlisted and officers get over-worked in comparison to most civilians.

    2. they do get less pay. the same as most people who do not have college degrees get payed less that people who do.

    3. they are not devalued in our military by anyone who is not a complete idiot.

    4. should they be payed more? think about it: a single E1 fresh out of basic training is payed $1,516.20/month plus is provided free room and board and free medical/dental coverage and has (unless they are a retard) learned a skill. sure, if you figure in the hours worked, the actual "salary" is just above minimum wage BUT all their expenses are paid so their salary is basically free spending money.

    5. I was perfectly content being enlisted. At the time, the Guard was extremely short on officers. my battalion had 31 officer slots and only 14 officers to fill them. We had E7s serving as platoon leaders and 2LTs serving as company COs. They knew I already had a college degree and our BN CO and CSM called me into the office and handed me a stack of paperwork and said "fill these out", we are putting you in for a direct commission. Two months later I go before the commissioning board. walk in a SSG...walk out a 2LT and became the Commander of the HHC.
    Sorry but I was talking about infantry. They don't get a fair deal, not sure what was your MOS.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    Sorry but I was talking about infantry. They don't get a fair deal, not sure what was your MOS.
    sorry, it doesn't matter what your MOS is, what I said applies across the board. I started out as infantry. 11 bang bang
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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    sorry, it doesn't matter what your MOS is, what I said applies across the board. I started out as infantry. 11 bang bang
    Yes it does matter, their is a reason why in the marine corp most people are called POG. Army And Marine corp are not the same as Coast Guard.

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    Re: Is communism possible in the USA?

    Quote Originally Posted by jag2594 View Post
    Yes it does matter, their is a reason why in the marine corp most people are called POG. Army And Marine corp are not the same as Coast Guard.
    whatever dude. just keep living in your fantasy world where you are a victim and everyone looks down on you. I'm done trying to enlighten you
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