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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Thread: 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 chevydriver1123 View Post
    Government never produces, it only destroys, steals and kills.
    The internet started out as a government funded program. The irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    The internet started out as a government funded program. The irony is so thick you can cut it with a knife.
    Yeps it was actually created by the US military to have a better, more effective, more efficient way of launching nukes at the Reds as well as having a way to communicate if traditional methods went down.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Nope. At least not much of it. They buy it.
    By that logic UHC isn't socialist since the government would just be buying medical supplies from private manufacturers.

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

    Let's face the facts, "socialism" has done as much for this country as free-markets have. I'm sure at one point or another, pretty much every non-Republican government project has been called socialist at some point or another. And those same projects have done wonders for our country. Sure, some have hurt us, like like some free-market concepts have hurt us, but the point is all these "socialist" programs have benefits.

    And does anyone besides me find it ironic that social programs like food stamps and welfare are so unregulated?
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    By that logic UHC isn't socialist since the government would just be buying medical supplies from private manufacturers.
    Well, UHC is not socialist.

    Socialism is not something UHC can be. UHC is just the government providing health care for all, from the taxpayers. Socialism is the government controlling the means of production and the economy. That's something completly different, and has caused a lot of misery around the world.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    By that logic UHC isn't socialist since the government would just be buying medical supplies from private manufacturers.
    They may or they may not. It depends on how it's set up.

    They would certainly be in control of all of the commerce, though.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    None of these are "socialist programs".
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    None of these are "socialist programs".
    Judging by the tone of politics these days, I was under the impression everything government does is "socialist," and this thread was reducing that argument to absurdum.

    You're right, these really aren't socialist programs but they are "socialist" according to the GOP if that makes sense.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Why isn't the military on that list? Means of production owned by masses, government controlled profit, self management, free association, collective decision making, nationalized etc.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    I think they all have benefited us directly or/and indirectly
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