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    President Harry Truman on Socialism

    Arguably the wisest quote every made by a president. It's no wonder he mentioned this in the age of McCarthy (1952).

    Socialism is a scareword they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.
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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Arguably the wisest quote every made by a president. It's no wonder he mentioned this in the age of McCarthy (1952).

    My father was a WW2 vet. He held Harry S Truman in the highest regard in the line of US Presidents. Unfortunately he passed before I was aware enough to talk to him about his views.
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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    I suppose that one's interpretation of Socialism would be colored by how they interpret the term "help".

    For example, back before Obamacare I had lots of choices for who I could purchase health insurance from. I could purchase catastrophic coverage plans, comprehensive plans and all kinds of plans in between. Then the Democrats decided to "help" me. I lost all those options and last year I had a grand total of one provider to choose from. This year I have two providers. I can't choose a catastrophic coverage plan. I can choose not to be covered but, before Trump signed an order getting rid of them, there were financial penalties if I made that choice.

    Other people may have felt helped and I have a couple of clients who actually benefited from Obamacare but I pretty much disagree with the whole idea that the program, as a whole, really qualifies as "help".

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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    My father was a WW2 vet. He held Harry S Truman in the highest regard in the line of US Presidents. Unfortunately he passed before I was aware enough to talk to him about his views.
    Truman ended the war. That made him pretty damned popular!

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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Truman ended the war. That made him pretty damned popular!
    It was kinda winding down by 12APR45; that is akin to giving Trump all the credit for the present economy......
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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    Quote Originally Posted by Rexedgar View Post
    My father was a WW2 vet. He held Harry S Truman in the highest regard in the line of US Presidents. Unfortunately he passed before I was aware enough to talk to him about his views.
    A tip of the hat to your pops. My father in law is a ww2 combat vet. A jew fighting in europe against hitler. And what he sees today from republicans turns his stomach.
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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    I have read the right-wing complaints of Omar accusing her of being a communist, but she sounds exactly like FDR.

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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    So basically the GOP has been lying to their base since the twenties according to the time line truman is using. So almost a hundred years now the leadership of the GOP has convinced their base things that would indeed be good for them, are bad. Government bad, taxes bad, poor people bad. And now with their latest installment of bs, immigration bad.

    I used to feel sorry for poor people who keep voting republican. I no longer have any pity for them.
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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Arguably the wisest quote every made by a president. It's no wonder he mentioned this in the age of McCarthy (1952).
    Socialism is a scareword they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.

    Harry forgot to add the last line: "Socialism is what they call socialism" - a truism Democrats have always avoided.

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    Re: President Harry Truman on Socialism

    Quote Originally Posted by j brown's body View Post
    I have read the right-wing complaints of Omar accusing her of being a communist, but she sounds exactly like FDR.
    And echoing FDR does not make her sound communist how?

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