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

    Of the following, which Socialist programs do not and never have benefited you or anyone in your family? I'm assuming Libertarians will say they and their families have never, ever benefited from any of these...right?
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Why is clean air considered socialist?
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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
    Why is clean air considered socialist?
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    It may be for sarcastic effect.
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    Re: Which Socialist programs do not and have never benefited you or your family?

    Several of the items listed are not "socialist" per se.

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

    I'm only going with immediate family here, since I honestly don't know for most of my extended family. That being said, neither I nor my family have ever benefited from food stamps, welfare, or FEMA assistance.

    I also fail to see how some of these things are socialist programs. What exactly is socialist about street lighting and clean air?
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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
    Why is clean air considered socialist?
    Consider the source.
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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
    Why is clean air considered socialist?
    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    What exactly is socialist about street lighting and clean air?
    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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    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.
    Insurance is also socialist then. Boy with a mind like yours, I can see where socialism is the best thing every invented.
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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
    Insurance is also socialist then. Boy with a mind like yours, I can see where socialism is the best thing every invented.
    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.
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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.
    A loaf of factory baked and sliced bread is socialistic?
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