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    Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Say what you honestly think.


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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Say what you honestly think.
    Not yet. But we will be if things keep going the way they are.
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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Say what you honestly think.
    Regardless of what some rightwing, scare tactic, partisan hacks think, no, not in the least. Anyone who thinks so, I challenge to post the definition of a socialist society and identify how the US is identical to that.
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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    We could be if you are willing to use a definition of socialist that doesn't bear very much resemblance to the way the word has been used in the past.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Regardless of what some rightwing, scare tactic, partisan hacks think, no, not in the least. Anyone who thinks so, I challenge to post the definition of a socialist society and identify how the US is identical to that.
    I think that we are a Capitolistic/Socialist country atm. A mixture. Though heavier on the Capitolism than the Socialism.

    Capitolistic: Obvious.

    Capitolistic: Main Entry: cap·i·tal·ism
    Pronunciation: \ˈka-pə-tə-ˌliz-əm, ˈkap-tə-, British also kə-ˈpi-tə-\
    Function: noun
    Date: 1877
    : an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market
    Merriam-Webster: Capitolism

    Socialistic: In that there are government sponsored programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Welfare etc etc which makes everyone pay into it through taxes. We would be under the first defination of socialism.

    Main Entry: so·cial·ism
    Pronunciation: \ˈsō-shə-ˌli-zəm\
    Function: noun
    Date: 1837
    1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
    2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
    3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
    Merriam-Webster: Socialism
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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I think that we are a Capitolistic/Socialist country atm. A mixture. Though heavier on the Capitolism than the Socialism.

    Capitolistic: Obvious.



    Merriam-Webster: Capitolism

    Socialistic: In that there are government sponsored programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Welfare etc etc which makes everyone pay into it through taxes. We would be under the first defination of socialism.



    Merriam-Webster: Socialism
    I would agree with the assessment that we have a mix of capitalist and socialist policies. That does NOT define a socialist country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
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    Socialistic: In that there are government sponsored programs like Medicaid, Medicare, Welfare etc etc which makes everyone pay into it through taxes. We would be under the first defination of socialism.
    Merriam-Webster: Socialism
    Umm, which of the things you mention is the equivalent of the govt owning the means of production?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    We could be if you are willing to use a definition of socialist that doesn't bear very much resemblance to the way the word has been used in the past.
    I am unwilling. Classical socialism. We do not qualify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    In the same way that my puppy is the future 3rd baseman for the Knicks.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: Are We Now a Socialist Country?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    In the same way that my puppy is the future 3rd baseman for the Knicks.
    Did you start buying him a goalie stick yet to prepare him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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