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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: xuenchen
It has fallen to me to point this out before, but Americans who have never lived in a true socialism, have no idea what the word means, and should stop conflating what they have, or any of the things being proposed by their nations leaders and candidates for leadership, with socialism, lest they appear foolish to those who DO understand the terminology correctly.
originally posted by: mOjOm
originally posted by: mugger
Show me a socialist government that hasn't killed millions of people or suppressed them.
All countries suppress their people to some degree.
What do progressives want now? Obviously, they want a Democratic victory in 2016—a goal for which some, but not all, of them are willing to swallow their reservations about Hillary Clinton. B
“We have a corporate establishment whose greed is destroying the economy, a political establishment which is beholden to billionaires and a media establishment which largely ignores the major issues facing working families. We need a political revolution.”
Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy?”
By invoking the language of insurrection, Sanders was mimicking the tactics of right-wing Republicans, who are forever calling for a revolution in Washington.
“Financial institutions cannot be an island unto themselves, standing as huge profit centers outside of the real economy.… They are too powerful to be reformed. They must be broken up.”
Sanders wrote, “We must end our disastrous trade policies (NAFTA, CAFTA, PNTR with China, etc.) which enable corporate America to shut down plants in this country and move to China and other low-wage countries.”
The heart of Sanders’s program is an effort to tackle wage stagnation and promote higher-paying jobs. To this end, he wants to invest a lot more public money—up to a trillion dollars—in infrastructure, to raise the minimum wage, and to make it easier for unions to organize and negotiate collective-bargaining agreements. In addition, he would seek to close the gender gap in pay, spend more on education (he doesn’t say how much), close corporate tax loopholes, and provide federal financing for the formation of worker-run coöperatives.
originally posted by: sweets777
a reply to: intrptr
The biggest socialist program in the world is the american welfare program.
You dont have to work the government gives a home food and money...i mean cash money .
And the best part is the more kids you have the more stuff you get yeahhhh welfare.
But i watch people by drugs with the ohio food stamp card all the time its a close call for me hard to tell where I'm getting robbed from anymore .