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Socialism – that Evil word!

uncle-sam2To all you who think the United States is not a socialist country, think again!  Like it or not, BIG change is on the way…  And, this might not be as bad as you have been brainwashed to believe?   Read the post from Oct 5th (LINK)  I would like to have day care, education and health-care provided for my tax dollars!   A job might be nice too!?!

Socialism defined: Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating public or state ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and a society characterized by equal opportunities for all individuals, with a fair or egalitarian method of compensation.

Nationalizing troubled banks may be the only answer  –  By Kevin G. Hall | McClatchy

WASHINGTON — Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan thinks it’s necessary. His successor, Ben Bernanke, doesn’t rule it out. From editorial pages to the blogosphere to boardrooms, this is the question on many minds: Should the United States nationalize some banks?

A few months ago, it would have been heretical to suggest that Bank of America could become Bank Owned by America. Now, however, the U.S. economy is sinking faster than anyone thought possible, and respected economic authorities are suggesting that temporary bank nationalization, once the domain of Third World basket cases, could be the best solution.  (Read the whole story here)

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Socialism in America

What a dirty word!   It seems at least to me that Americans have been so conditioned to react to this word as if the Devil himself had conceived of it!    What I really fail to comprehend is the overall lack of understanding of just how socialist we are.   If you ask the average “Joe” if they would prefer to have private and competitive fire departments to put the fires out in their home, they would say NO.  If you asked if they would prefer that our country hire a contract private military to fight our wars in lieu of having a US military, they would say NO.  The list can go on and on to include law enforcement, public roads, libraries, schools, etc…   And nobody wants Social Security messed with either!   I just fail to see the disconnect.  


On the way to work today, I heard a great piece on PBS radio and think that it did a far better job of discussing the matter than I ever could.   Thus, if you would like to read a great article on the subject of our taxes and what purpose they serve, please go to this LINK and read: “All tax plans are wealth redistribution” by Will Wilkerson.

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October 22, 2008 at 7:15 pm

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