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originally posted by: Willtell
In China the government manages and controls the economy. Many of the domestic companies are owned and run by the government. Recently, the Chinese economy has become more geared towards capitalism, but is still officially socialist. Life in China remains relatively less stressful and more relaxed than life in capitalist countries like America
Pretty good running countries as far as I could see
Socialism isn't the big ogre we have been told.
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: Willtell
...And the US with our large military budgets that could provide us with all of that free stuff, are, in face the providers of that FREEdom enjoyed by much of the Western world. Yep! You are right, we need to change our system and devote most of our military budgets into free things for our citizens.
Where would the world be today if WWII and the after effects of communists aggressions were not stopped? If nothing else give us credit for blunting the aggressive effects of communism in Europe and elsewhere. Yes, we are SO VERY BAD, but most of your freedoms from Canada, across Europe to even the average Russian citizen today comes from the US dollar that is spend in multiple ways, defense and otherwise around the world rather than right here at home.
Contrary to popular propaganda, Canada is NOT a country. It is a British colony just like Australia, new Zealand, Belize, etc.
Canada, except the Territory of the Yukon, doesn't have 'free medical' there is a monthly payment, no prescription coverage nor dental.
I've never paid any kind of "monthly payment" to our national healthcare ever. A small percentage of the income tax taken from my paycheques goes towards our nation healthcare system
China says 95% of its 1.34 billion people are covered by medical insurance. That should have included Zhao Guomei, whose struggle with a rare but treatable disease shows how the system is failing for millions of China’s workers.
originally posted by: DJMSN
a reply to: onequestion
That would be a monthly payment would it not ? I am paid monthly so if they take more out of my check then it is a monthly payment.
There also isn't a single collective health care tax. Funding for the system comes from multiple sources, including income taxes, the Canadian Pension Plan, and Employment Insurance.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Willtell
We did learn from other systems. Our Constitution is a direct result of the Magna Carta.
None of these socialist countries have a Bill of Rights nor do they have a Constitution.
Honest question, do you want to do away with the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Because I don't see how you can have socialism here in the US and keep those documents.
originally posted by: Metallicus
My biggest single problem with Socialism is that it REQUIRES everyone to participate. It also requires a bloated central beauracracy to run. I DO NOT want to participate. I DO NOT support centralized government. Socialism is everything I hate about society and government rolled into one failed philosophy.