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The Latest Democratic Party Debate-------A Lose Lose situation

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posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:02 PM

originally posted by: amazing
I don't think you guys realize it, but we live in a socialist country already.

Yes we do, and we see it as a failure.

We have a 40 hour workweek with a weekend, given to us by the work of the labor unions. We all like that.

Actually that was a creation of private businesses, stolen by the unions, and forced on other businesses. And it's not global. At least I'm pretty sure you go to businesses on Saturday and Sunday, and late night on weekends. I'm sure you like that.

We have government paid for k-12 Schools for all, for free.

And they are so bad that on average a child home-schooled by a parent with a GED certificate will score 33% better than a child of public education.

We have medicaid and medicare and social security and on and on.

Like you say below, they are unsustainable. I prefer Ponzi scheme and Unconsitutional.

The problem is that it's broken and expensive and done poorly. We give social welfare (money) to corporations that already make billions.

Give money? No,they are given tax breaks and tax credits. A responsible government or business does not spend money it doesn't have.

That's broken socialism.

Actually it's cronysism.

We treat everyone medically in any emergency room in the country, but don't give them affordable pre-emtive healthcare or affordable insurance. That's broken socialism.

When you take a guy like Bernie Sanders...he's basically saying that we should fix it and make it work.

What I'm hearing is "Hey I know the government broke a perfectly good economic system with more socialism, so we want to bring in an illiterate socialist to fix it even better!"

The republicans on this thread, will tell you socialism is the work of the devil, but they don't care that we give oil companies and big banks billions of dollars while they collect their (socialist) unemployment checks,

I'm not a republicans but I laugh at your rhetoric and talking points,and point out your hypocrisy of saying that Big Oil gets non-existent handouts while the government is shoveling billions of dollars to non-functional 'green energy.'

get medicaid and food stamps, while packing their kids lunch for that (socialist) elementary school down the road ( that was build by socialism). But Bernie Sanders is going to destroy the world? LOL

He'll break the country even worse that previous socialist utopians have.

But who's better than Sanders.. not Clinton or Bush, that I agree with. I like Paul. Trump? He thinks the Chinese invented Climate change to make money. LOL

A five-year expired can of cream of chicken soup is better than Sanders. Clinton... eh three years expired.

Paul, maybe. Cruz, preferably.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:04 PM
a reply to: Skid Mark

Well, maybe you should (& all here too) look into voting Libertarian - Gary Johnson in 2016.
Please ATS - check him out.
NM 2 term Gov. who is a fiscal conservative (very successful businessman) & in his words qoute a "Screaming liberal" on domestic issues.
Now a CEO of a co. in a startup industry with major potential GROWTH as well, which is "Cannabis Sativa, INC", publicly traded under symbol CBDS.

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posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:14 PM
a reply to: amazing

We should try to make the American dream possible for all Americans but hard work and effort and being willing to try one's best are the essentials to make this goal possible!

Paul would try to make our country far too isolationist which, in my opinion, is simply unrealistic given the international situation we are facing today regarding Russia, China, Iran, and the global terrorist threat.

I cannot support Sanders because I firmly believe his policies of income redistribution would lead to economic disaster. Clinton would mean more Obama like policies and we've already seen just how well that has worked. She also has a serious problem with trustworthiness and is prone to scandal.

I agree with you about Trump. The less said about him the better. Jeb Bush has little or no chance to be nominated. In any event, I don't think the country wants another president named Bush!

Rubio, Christie, Kasech or Fiorena are much more solid credible candidates in my opinion, but the latter two will likely be forced to leave the race soon due to lack of sufficient funds and minimal support.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:33 PM
a reply to: kendix1960

Sorry I kept you waiting, I realized there isnt a point trying to have a discussion with a wall and went about my day. Sorry me asking where you get your ideas from scares you.

That is the common theme, you don't source anything but yet want to try and lecture me.

posted on Jan, 19 2016 @ 11:39 PM
a reply to: Sremmos80

Try reading and keeping up with current events. I'm not going to send you certified copies of Sander's and Clinton's speeches, and as a practicing Attorney for many years, I know a bit about research and sources.

This dialogue has been exhausted. I suggest you continue to go about your business .I'll do the same.

Best of luck to you, Sremmos80.

posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 12:07 AM
a reply to: kendix1960

Socialism destroys individual initiative and stifles ingenuity.

This is what I asked about, you are right Bernie's and Hiliary's speeches having nothing to do with that.

posted on Jan, 20 2016 @ 06:38 AM

originally posted by: Teikiatsu

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

PS: Socialism already works in our country. It's been working in our country since the 30's.

Socialism has been tearing this country apart since the 30's.

Fixed that for you.

So explain the 50's and 60's then.
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posted on Jan, 25 2016 @ 12:18 AM
a reply to: Krazysh0t

We did NOT have a country based on socialism during the 1950's when Eisenhower was president or during the 1960's when Kennedy was president! Although Bernie Sanders would have us believe that these years illustrated a socialistic America, nothing could be further from the truth! If this man is elected president and realizes his socialistic agenda, the United States would become a nation unrecognizable to those who cherish individual initiative and success in private sector business and enterprise.

posted on Mar, 25 2016 @ 11:59 AM
a reply to:Krazysh0t:

Although there have been several more Democratic Party Debates since this blog was first posted in January, all we have gotten from the major candidates, Clinton and Sanders, is the same old jargon.

As an avowed socialist, Sanders is totally unacceptable for our free enterprise based economy. But he is at least sincere and honest in his beliefs and has a sound moral compass.

But Hillary Clinton is a disingenuous liar and crony capitalist who endangered the security of our country with the use of her private e-mail server and called the Benghazy terrorist act in Libya a you tube video while, at the same time, she was using her position as Secretary of State to build her own private financial empire and enrich the Clinton Foundation by encouraging and accepting large donations from some of America's adversaries and enemies!

With regard to actual policies, while Sanders is clearly to the left of Clinton, the two of them are really a "Tweedle Dee Tweedle Do" pair right out of "Alice In Wonderland!" How about an independent moderate centrist. Gov. Kasich of Ohio is the best candidate out there.
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posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 10:33 PM
a reply to:KrazyShot:

The more Democratic Party debates and town hall meetings I see, the more it becomes apparent that Clinton and Sanders continue right out of Alice In Wonderland. Tweedle Dee and Tweetle Dum. And Sanders more a Tweedle Dumb with his Robin Hood Theory of rank socialism that will bankrupt the country!

Why not try a centrist and moderate like Governor John Kasich of Ohio, who can defeat the lying Hillary Clinton?

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