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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Myview View Post
    I get tired of right wing thinkers constantly shrilly shouting socialism and we will be Venezuela! In America government does not own the means of production nor will it ever. We are much too independent to ever allow it. We already have Capitalism and free enterprise coupled with social programs. That's all it is and all it will ever be. The mood in America has changed. The rich will always be rich, just not as rich as they have been allowed to be decade after decade.

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Here is a privately owned website, not a government that arrests people.
    Yep, a world of difference between a private organization and the gov.

    The UK also bans people from entering their country if they don't like their political speech.
    Whatever happened to agreeing to disagree, and I'll defend your right to say it even if I vehemently disagree?

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by trixare4kids View Post
    When a Democratic socialist politician campaigns by saying, your healthcare is going to be "free" and your children will have free college education, don't believe it.
    All of it will be subsidized through higher taxes, taken right out of your paycheck. You're going to be paying for it alright, and the more you make, the more they take.
    Those systems cover everyone, provide the same quality of care as the US (often better in some respects), lower infant mortality. Sounds like a good deal to me.

    And not just me. 76% of registered voters in the US support the idea that the wealthy should pay more in taxes. "Medicare For All" is posting at 60%. Both of these figures are landslides.

    I might add, private insurance does nearly the same thing -- it takes money from all the ratepayers, pools it, and distributes some of that pooled money to the sick -- except it is less efficient, more expensive, occasionally tries to screw sick people by refusing to cover conditions, and only profitable for a tiny handful of people.
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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    Bring on free healthcare for everyone. Bring on free education for everyone. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. Have the government take over and dictate to large employers. It's called a Utopian society and this is what a Utopian society looks like:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/caracas-s...112924797.html


    Not the Utopia I envision.
    You're so brainwashed that you just spam VENEZUELA over and over again. It's really sad.

    I mean I don't see you guys posting about the disaster that is Australian healthcare... ever.
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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And people are arrested for simply saying something that someone finds offensive on Facebook or Twitter.

    Arrests for offensive Facebook and Twitter posts soar in London
    Thanks for sharing! That's pretty scary to read about. Thank God for the First Amendment! I wonder who determines what is offensive?

    "The Communications Act 2003 defines illegal communication as “using public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety”. Breaking the law carries a six-month prison term or fine of up to £5,000."

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Getting arrested for threatening to blow up an airport, or kill refugees, or slaughter a group of people?
    Works for me. Sounds like they're a bit ahead of us.
    Strawman.
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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    Bring on free healthcare for everyone. Bring on free education for everyone. Steal from the rich and give to the poor. Have the government take over and dictate to large employers. It's called a Utopian society and this is what a Utopian society looks like:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/caracas-s...112924797.html


    Not the Utopia I envision.
    Have you ever been to Europe?
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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Actually, no it doesn't. It isn't a collective.
    It isn't? Sure could have fooled me. European Union ~ EU Law

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by Grokmaster View Post
    None work worth a crap, and none service a nation of our size.
    The whole of Europe is bigger than the US.

    And why show us Venezuela, and not, for example, this (downtown Amsterdam) as an example of the evils of social democracy?

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    Re: This Is What Democratic Socialists In The US Will Bring Us:

    Quote Originally Posted by bongsaway View Post
    Steal from the rich and give to the poor the poster states. So let me ask, who doesn't like Robin Hood? The right is so conditioned in their responses they don't realize they are defending the rich stealing from the poor and have been for decades. I also notice they don't use any of the countries that have much better health care for all in their utopian rants. Government bad, taxes bad, choice bad. The powers that be in the GOP have done a fantastic job of convincing their base to vote against their own best interests for years. Stupid is as stupid does.
    I watched a show recently on Robin Hood. He may or may not have existed. It's very possible that "Robin Hood" was based on an actual person. If so, the person he was based on is highly likely to have been a thief who robbed from the rich and gave to himself and his friends, not the "poor". In these socialist countries we have often found that most everyone is more or less equal, while those in power grab most of the money for themselves.

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