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    Re: Is conservatism selfishness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Define the parameters of the "bare bottom safety net". And qualifications for landing in it.
    I just did. Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948: food, clean water, shelter, access to healthcare, and a basic education.

    It's amazing that the country that spearheaded this in the world back, is the country where those ideas are now under siege.

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    Re: Is conservatism selfishness?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luther View Post
    After spending Trillions upon Trillions with the "collective" strategy, it seems that hasn't worked either?

    The War on Poverty After 50 Years | The Heritage Foundation
    The Heritage Foundation? LOL

    Anyway, just look around you. What qualifies as poverty today looks nothing like what we saw in the 60's and 70's. Would you rather be poor today or poor in 1964?

    I wish Republicans would run openly proclaiming their beliefs. They should denounce social security and Medicare. They should promise to repeal everything that LBJ did.

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    Re: Is conservatism selfishness?

    Quote Originally Posted by ataraxia View Post
    No, they started being socialist after the industrial revolution, when they realized the free markets left completely free weren't able to address things like the exploitation of child labor, the rise of monopolies, and the socially destabilizing rising disparities between the extremes of wealth and poverty. That was about the late 19th century.

    Incidentally, it was exactly those kinds of regulations and safety nets which acted as a pressure valve against the violent revolt of the working class as Marx had predicted. These socialists (or what are called liberals nowadays) are the ones who saved Europe (and America) from Marxist communism. You're welcome.
    I don't think so.....

    It started happening after Europe was in ruins after WWII

    It's amazing what you can do when you have the "Big Brother" the "United states " watching over you(wink)
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