View Poll Results: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

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  • Public education.

    8 26.67%
  • Street lighting.

    8 26.67%
  • Clean air.

    8 26.67%
  • Food stamps.

    26 86.67%
  • Social Security.

    14 46.67%
  • Medicare.

    15 50.00%
  • Medicaid.

    19 63.33%
  • Welfare.

    24 80.00%
  • FEMA assistance.

    26 86.67%
  • College grants.

    16 53.33%
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    The core concept of Socialism is this; an individual gives to support the group, making the group stronger such that it can better provide for all individuals in that group.
    Then insurance is socialism.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Then insurance is socialism.
    Insurance does not provide for all individuals of the group. Those who never file claims do not get anything.

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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    The core concept of Socialism is this; an individual gives to support the group, making the group stronger such that it can better provide for all individuals in that group.

    By that definition, the military is a socialist program. So are churches and co-ops.

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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    By that definition, the military is a socialist program. So are churches and co-ops.
    While his definition is wrong, I would say the military is socialist, it is government run, and funded.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    The core concept of Socialism is this; an individual gives to support the group, making the group stronger such that it can better provide for all individuals in that group.
    the problem is that most of you lefties support a system where alot of people give nothing but since they can vote, your preferred politicians GIVE them stuff taken from others for their votes.



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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    While his definition is wrong, I would say the military is socialist, it is government run, and funded.
    It's also constitutional, which is the real point of all this arguing between right and left. The left wants EVERYTHING to be socialist. The right just wants us to run things according to the document we signed up to.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoplite View Post
    Because these things have to be paid for by everyone such that they may be available to everyone. Many sacrifice a little such that the society as a whole may benefit from these things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    By that definition, the military is a socialist program. So are churches and co-ops.
    What churches are funded and run by the state and whats a co-op?
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the problem is that most of you lefties support a system where alot of people give nothing but since they can vote, your preferred politicians GIVE them stuff taken from others for their votes.
    Your statement is blatantly false and you have been corrected on it many many times in many many threads every time you dare to float such a falsehood. You use the false rubric of one single tax and then conclude that since some do not pay that one single tax, they are not contributing to the system or as you say here "alot of people give nothing". Since your basic standard is flawed from the get go, your conclusions are also false.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    While his definition is wrong, I would say the military is socialist, it is government run, and funded.
    Then your definition is also wrong. Being merely government-run and funded doesn't make it socialist.
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